From the monthly archives:

May 2010

Drink Local Wine: But I Was in Virginia!

by Shona Milne on May 28, 2010

I had the opportunity to spend five days in Virginia last month. Part of it was for the Drink Local Wine 2010 Conference and part was to talk to about 25 Virginia wineries about customer service & etiquette in social media. I roamed the rolling hills of Virginia in search of wineries and stopped in at […]

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Purple Cafe: Walla Walla Comes to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2010

I had the opportunity to attend a Walla Walla Winemakers tasting this week at Purple Cafe in Woodinville. It was a great event and quite a few wines were tasted. Amavi Cellars, Five Star Cellars, Gifford Hirlinger, and Walla Walla Vintners were the featured wineries. I had a few favorites: 2007 Amavi Cellars WW Syrah, […]


Zerba Cellars: Woodinville Tasting Room

by Shona Milne on May 23, 2010

The Zerba Cellars tasting room in Woodinville is now open. They opened their doors on Friday. They will be open Thursday through Sunday noon-6pm. Make sure you stop by soon. Right now they are waiving their tasting fees; not sure how long that offer will last. They are located in Apple Farm Village by Village Wines […]


Washington Wines: Toast of Asian Markets

by Shona Milne on May 22, 2010

In this mornings Seattle Times there is an editorial that talks about the recent changes that make it easier for Washington wines to be sold in Asian markets. Robin Pollard of the Washington Wine Commission will be attending Vinexpo 2010 wine trade show this coming week in Hong Kong. Tweet This Post


WBC or Bust: Road Trip Winners Announced

by Shona Milne on May 18, 2010

Part of being a judge was to read all of the submissions for the road trip to the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla next month. The road trip winners for WBC or Bust have been announced:  Toledo Wines and Vines, Another Wine Blog, Cellarmistress’ Cellar Talk, Windy City Wine Guy, The Vino File, 750ml, WINEormous, Cuvee […]


Ladies Wine Getaway Weekend: JM & Darby

by Shona Milne on May 17, 2010

If you are looking to get out of town and spend some time with friends, and drink some delicious wine, I have a great idea for you June 4th-6th. Village Wines and Lindeman Weddings & Events are hosting a Ladies Wine Weekend Getaway at Mountain Springs Lodge over in Leavenworth. Included will be winemaker dinner’s […]


Iron Vintner Challenge: Winemakers & Knives?

by Shona Milne on May 15, 2010

Here’s a chance to see some of our local winemakers out of their element the Iron Vintner Challenge at Willows Lodge. They will be in the kitchen instead of the winery. There are two preliminary rounds with the first on June 2nd with Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery vs. Brennon Leighton of Efeste. Round […]


SATC2 Sneak Preview: O Wines & Cosmos

by Shona Milne on May 14, 2010

Yes, Sex and the City 2 is coming out soon. If you are interested in a sneak preview and helping out a good cause you can through Lindeman Weddings and Events. 100% of the proceeds go to to help aid in the fight against human trafficking and forced prostitution. Our local charity is Eastside Women of Purpose.  The […]


Inherent Risks in Wine Tasting: Virginia

by Shona Milne on May 13, 2010

I have to give credit to Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report for spotting this “Inherent Risks of Agritourism Activity” sign. These are required at all Virginia wineries by the state. It was decided that you if you are maimed or killed while out wine tasting you or your loved ones have no recourse since you […]


Seattle Wine Awards: Taste Washington Wines

by Shona Milne on May 11, 2010

The 2010 Seattle Wine Awards are coming up. They will be held Sunday, June 13th at the beautiful Rainier Club. Now through May 31st you can purchase VIP and General Admission tickets at a discount. This a great event to attend as many of the winemakers are pouring their wines. Last year they had 78 […]