From the monthly archives:

February 2010

WA Merlot Event: Twitter Tasting on March 25th

by Shona Milne on February 26, 2010

Some of you may have heard talk about a Washington Merlot nationwide Twitter tasting coming up on March 25th. We would love to have participation from as many Woodinville wineries as possible. If you don’t have a Merlot, a Merlot domination blend can qualify. Below is more information on how you can participate. I’ll be […]


Wine Tasting: At Farmers Markets This Summer

by Shona Milne on February 25, 2010

Up to 20 wineries may be able to pour tastings of their wines at Washington farmers markets this summer from July 1st through September 30th from a story on Wines & Vines. Tweet This Post


2010 Olympics: Canadian Wines

by Shona Milne on February 24, 2010

I was incredibly lucky to head up to Vancouver for a couple of days for the 2010 Winter Olympics. I did manage to attend the Men’s Sweden vs. Finland (3-0) and a Women’s USA vs. Sweden (9-1) hockey games. In between Olympic events I managed to drink some good Canadian wines. When in Canada, drink […]


Canadian Tax: Hinder Border States Wine Sales

by Shona Milne on February 23, 2010

From a story on Wines & Vines, Senator Charles Schumer(D) of New York is proposing to fight Canada’s border tax policies on wine. Currently, Canadian citizens must be out of the county for 48 hours before they can bring back a maximum of two bottles of wine duty free. A $20 bottle of wine can […]


Taste Washington: Get Your Tickets

by Shona Milne on February 21, 2010

So many great wine events and so little time. Mark your calendars for Taste Washington on March 27th & 28th. Tickets are $75 & $125. If you’re new to wine, or an old hand at swirling and spitting, Taste Washington Seattle is the ideal event to learn what wines you’ll love to drink. Tweet This […]


TweetUp: Seattle Food and Wine Experience

by Shona Milne on February 19, 2010

Do you have your ticket yet for the Seattle Food and Wine Experience on February 28th? This is a great opportunity to check out wines from 10 countries and enjoy delicious food from local and regional restaurants and vendors. Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for $49 in advance. I’ll be tweeting with a focus on Washington red […]


Washington Wines: Featured in Minnesota

by Shona Milne on February 18, 2010

From an article in the Minneapolis-St. Paul is a suggestion that those who are attending this upcoming weekend’s Twin Cities Food and Wine Experience to check out the Washington State wines that will be showcased. Nice to see that other parts of the country are aware of our wines. Tweet This Post


O Wines: Drink toward One Million Scholarships

by Shona Milne on February 18, 2010

I just had a fabulous time at the volunteer appreciation party last Thursday night for O Wines. First of all we were drinking the O Wines Chardonnay which started this project of helping low income, high potential girls with scholarships. O is for opportunity and I had the opportunity to taste their new red blend which […]


Wineries Who Tweet: Woodinville Part 7

by Shona Milne on February 17, 2010

We now have @OWines on Twitter. Convergence Zone Cellars is @CZCellars. Goose Ridge Estates and Vineyards is @GooseRidgeWines. @TenorWines is on Twitter and I just found out that Ross Andrew Winery is @RossAndrewWine. Otis Kenyon is @otiskenyonwine. Now @Irlandeswine who is located in the Wine Experience has signed up. Davenport Cellars is @dcwines. Betz just signed […]


Tiny Bubbles: Sparkling Wines in Washington

by Shona Milne on February 17, 2010

There is an article in the February issue of Seattle Magazine about sparkling wines made in Washington. It must have been brutal to do the reaserch for this one. Tweet This Post