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O Wines

O Wines: Red Release

by Shona Milne on October 18, 2009

I bumped into Stacy Lill at Bin on the Lake on Thursday and  O Wines came up in the conversation. O Wines will be releasing their highly anticipated red blend on January 1st, 2010. It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Syrah. I’m a red blend fan and hope to get a taste soon. What a […]


Auction of WA Wines Picnic: Rainy Nights

by Shona Milne on August 18, 2009

  Greg Lill certainly picked a good day for his big birthday. What a party! The sun was out when I arrived at Chateau Ste. Michelle  for the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic  to benefit Children’s Hospital and then the weather changed. The dark clouds rolled in and it started to sprinkle and people mostly seemed undisturbed. It […]


Wineries Who Tweet: Woodinville

by Shona Milne on August 5, 2009

It seems that Twitter is catching on with some of the Woodinville wineries. So far I follow: @RedSkyWinery, @MatthewsEstate, @CuillinHills, @challengerridge, @grapegeek (Hollywood Hill Vineyards), @NWTotemCellars, @DesVoigne, @briancarterwine, @CovingtonWine, @ancwine, @ColumbiaWinery, @owineslady, and @JBookwalterWine. If I am missing somebody please let me know. You can follow me @Shona425 on Twitter. Tweet This Post


O Wines: Red, Red, Wine

by Shona Milne on May 21, 2009

I was trading emails with Kathy Johanson of O Wines on Wednesday morning and the subject of red wine came up. She told me that their red blend will probably be released in August and it will be a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah blend. They will do a final tasting in the next two […]


I attended the 11th Homeward Pet  Benefit Auction & Dinner on Saturday night at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. It looked like there was a very good turnout. There were a number of items representing our local winemakers & brewmaster: DiStefano, Woodhouse Family Cellars, Columbia Winery, Redhook Brewery, Covington Cellars, Edmonds Winery, J. Bookwalter, Betz,  DeLille Cellars, […]


Taste of Washington: Endurance vs. Sprint

by Shona Milne on April 8, 2009

For the first time, I attended Taste Washington.  There were over two hundred wineries under one roof. There were also sixty restaurants. I’m not sure how many of the wineries and restaurants I tasted the wine or food but you have got to pace yourself to enjoy Taste Washington. Tweet This Post


NW Women’s Show: Review

by Shona Milne on April 2, 2009

Well, my feet still hurt from all the walking that I did on Sunday afternoon at the NW Women’s Show. I think I ended up with about 17 pounds of cat food, Slim Fast bars, vitamins, lotions, shampoos, and various other trinkets. I started and ended my day in the wine tasting area which I […]


O Wines One Year Celebration

by Shona Milne on February 21, 2009

I was at a One Year Celebration for O Wines at DeLille Cellars on Wednesday night. Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson, the founders of O Wines, were on hand to celebrate with many of their volunteers. O Wines donates 5% of every bottle to fund scholarships for low income, high potential girls in the Northwest. […]


O Wines 2007 Chardonnay in Stores Soon

by Shona Milne on December 12, 2008

I had an advanced taste of the 2007 O Wines Chardonnay this week. I thought the 2006 Chardonnay from Horse Heaven Hills was good but the 2007 from Yakima Valley was amazing. It should be on the way to stores and you should see it by January. I also hear that they are going to be […]