From the monthly archives:

October 2009

New Concept Winery: Investor(s) Wanted

by Shona Milne on October 21, 2009

Seen on Craig’s List this week: Investor(s) Wanted for WA Winery (Woodinville). If you can scrape together $100k+ by yourself, or get together with your friends, you may want to check out a chance to own a new concept winery. If anyone finds out anything, let me know. Tweet This Post


Cooking it Up: Bobby Moore

by Shona Milne on October 21, 2009

Every once in awhile on a Wednesday evening Chef Bobby Moore does a cooking demonstration at Fireside Cellars at Willows Lodge. I was at the one last Wednesday where he made Butternut Squash Soup and Duck Confit. His demo is usually right in the middle of Happy Hour so I sipped on a glass of Chateau […]


Bin On The Lake: Grand Opening Bash

by Shona Milne on October 20, 2009

I was invited to attend the Grand Opening at Bin on the Lake in Kirkland Thursday. It was a not to be missed event. The place was packed. One of my favorite features is that there are 80 wines available by the glass in 1, 3, and 6 ounce pours. I love the idea that […]


Social Media: William Church Winery

by Shona Milne on October 19, 2009

There have been quite a few conversations about social media and how wineries can use these tools. I was fortunately to be invited to William Church Winery last Saturday night for another conversation. Quite few few other bloggers/tweeters were also in attendance to offer opinions on how wineries, specifically William Church, can leverage Facebook, Twitter, and the internet […]


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 […]


DeLille Carriage House: Almost Ready

by Shona Milne on October 17, 2009

Work on the DeLille Cellars Carriage House Tasting Room is progessing at a rapid pace. Rumor has it that it should be finished very soon. The front of the bar is up and the floor is almost done. The flooring looks great and it looks like it’s from wine barrels. I think that is approporiate […]


Challenger Ridge: Crush & Harvest 2009

by Shona Milne on October 16, 2009

It’s a bit of a drive up to Challenger Ridge at Concrete but worth it. We had an incredibly beautiful day to eat, drink, and grape stomp. Everyone and their dog was at this event. There was salmon and brat BBQ, live music, pumpkin bowling, sun and lots of delicious wine. I went through a tasting […]


Dirt to Glass: NW Totem Cellars

by Shona Milne on October 15, 2009

Last Saturday was another beautiful day to be working with grapes. I spent most of my day hand sorting out leaves, spiders, mold, and bugs from the Cabernet Franc grapes at NW Totem Cellars. After the sorting the grapes they run they through a destemmer to remove the stems and anything we missed. We sorted through 2.6 tons […]


New From Benton City: Canon De Sol

by Shona Milne on October 14, 2009

I received information from Canon de Sol which will open at the beginning of November at 14450 Woodinville Redmond Road. It’s going to be across the street from Woodinville Purple Cafe. They will be pouring two labels; Canon de Sol and Irlandis. The tasting room will be called Wine Experience. Tweet This Post


Envious Winemakers: Mystery Solved

by Shona Milne on October 13, 2009

Well I hear that the Envious Winemakers who made Woodinville Red is actually a second label for Woodinville Wine Cellars. Step up and take a bow. It’s a great wine. Tweet This Post

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