From the monthly archives:

March 2009

Look for Dusted Valley Vintners to open up a tasting room and art gallery this spring in Woodinville. The tasting room will be located in a space formerly occupied by SunBaby Tanning which is a few doors down from Woodinville Purple Cafe. I received a press release from Simon Siegl at CoEfficient Consulting with more details. […]


Passport to Woodinville 2009: A Few Passports Remain

by Shona Milne on March 30, 2009

If you have not purchased your 2009 Woodinville Passport  tickets from Woodinville Wine Country there are only about 300 of the 2-day passports available. The Sunday Only passports are sold out. Passport to Woodinville  is April 18th and 19th. Tweet This Post


A Grand Wine Tasting Event: Beaumont Apartments

by Shona Milne on March 29, 2009

I stopped by Beaumont Apartments in Woodinville on Thursday night for a wine tasting and open house. They have a great meeting area which is where the wine tasting was held. William Church Winery, Alexander Nicole Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, and NW Totem Cellars were pouring that evening. Mike Sharadin from NW Totem Cellars was pouring my favorite Late […]

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The Good: We did find a Mexican Sparkling that kept us happy while in Mazatlan. It’s NV Chambrulet Brut from the Guadalupe Valley in Baja. If you can find it I highly recommend it. The Vile & Horrendous: We had a fun evening out listening to live music at The Purple Onion. A bottle of […]


Panchos: Best Food in Mazatlan

by Shona Milne on March 27, 2009

Having dinner at Panchos in Mazatlan was by far the best food I had on my vacation. I wish I had eaten there at least once more before I had to come home. I had the most amazing shrimp scampi which I could barely finish, but I managed every bite. Panchos has a pretty good […]


Mexican Wine: Adventures in Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on March 25, 2009

It was quite a challenge to find some nice Mexican wines while I was in Mazatlan, but it can be done. It does take a bit of work and you will probably taste a few incredibly bad wines. You have to approach it as an adventure in wine tasting but you are probably on vacation and […]


Tasting Room Grand Opening: Cowan Vineyards

by Shona Milne on March 14, 2009

I paid a visit to Cowan Vineyards for their grand opening today. I was surprised that with their Scottish background that there were no bagpipes or anyone wearing a kilt. They did provide some lovely shortbread to nibble on while tasting their wines. I was surprised to really enjoy their 2007  Muscat Canelli. I’m not a […]


Future Arrivals in the Winery Warehouse District

by Shona Milne on March 8, 2009

I did find a few more liquor applications up on doors on Saturday but didn’t find our much info until I emailed Gard Vintners. I heard back from Lisa Lawrence who runs Gard Vintners with her husband Josh over in Royal City about their plans for opening in Woodinville. The Woodinville location will be Gard […]


Happenings in the Winery Warehouse District

by Shona Milne on March 7, 2009

I was out at the Winery Warehouse District this afternoon dodging raindrops, snowflakes, and hail this afternoon. I did make some discoveries about a new business and a winery that will open soon. I spoke with Jon Parsons and Mark Pountain at Luxe Wine Cellars which has just opened. Luxe offers distinctive wine cellars solutions with custom […]