From the monthly archives:

May 2009

Washington Wine: Interest from Hong Kong & Asia

by Shona Milne on May 29, 2009

There is an article in this mornings  Seattle Times about the Washington wine industry. It says that “Washington is Ripe to Quench Hong Kong’s Wine Thirst”. It talks about the possibilities for Washington wines in Asia. Tweet This Post


Tasting at Grape Choice: DeLille Cellars

by Shona Milne on May 29, 2009

The Grape Choice was packed on Wednesday evening for the DeLille Cellars tasting. Winemaker Chris Upchurch was pouring his wines and talking about DeLille Cellars, its wines, and that they have been in business 17 years. I really can’t decide if I like the D2 or Harrison Hills the best. Such a problem, I will […]


Ross Andrew: Opening the Beginning of June

by Shona Milne on May 28, 2009

I hear through Woodinville Wine Country that Ross Andrew Winery will be opening up their tasting room the week of June 8th. The new tasting room is located behind the Hollywood Schoolhouse. They will be open Thursday through Sunday. Tweet This Post


I met up with some friends on Sunday afternoon at the Grape Choice in Kirkland. It was a perfect afternoon to sit outside on the Grape Choice patio and drink some wine and chat with some friends. I love sitting outside close to Lake Washington. Many of the patrons bring their dogs with them as the […]

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Regent Grape Hybrid: Hollywood Hill Vineyards

by Shona Milne on May 25, 2009

I stopped by for a bottle of Puget Sound Pinot Noir Rose’ but I received a lesson on a different grape hybrid, Regent, from Steve Snyder of Hollywood Hill Vineyards. They will be having an official release for both of these wines on Saturday, Mary 30th. Regent was bred in Germany in 1967 to address the needs of […]


MOHAI: 2nd Annual End of Prohibition Celebration

by Shona Milne on May 24, 2009

I picked up a promotional flyer for the 2nd Annual End of Prohibition Celebration being held on Wednesday, June 3rd at the MOHAI. It was a historic moment when Prohibition ended! What better place to celebrate than the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI). Enjoy delectable wines from some of the region’s newest wineries along […]


I attended “Celebrate Springtime in Woodinville” sponsored by Woodinville Wine Country out at Beaumont Apartments on Thursday. I really wanted to hear Richard Kinssies, NW Wine Critic & owner of the Seattle Wine Outlet, talk about wine tasting and food pairing and wines in Woodinville. It was a fabulous spring day to taste the wines […]


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 […]


Oregon Pinot Noir Tasting: Preservation Kitchen

by Shona Milne on May 20, 2009

It was a dark and stormy night as I pulled into Preservation Kitchen on Tuesday. Preservation Kitchen’s menu focus is on seasonal, locally produced, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible. Their wine list also has quite a few local wineries represented.  I was attending an Oregon Pinot Noir tasting presented by Guy Harris of Cru Selections. All […]


Day two of serious wine tasting started off with a wine pickup at Brian Carter Cellars. My friend, Laurie, decided we should do a tasting since we were picking up her wine club selection. Cheryl told us to head out to the patio and she would pour out tastes outside. The mountain was out and […]