From the monthly archives:

June 2010

WBC or Bust: Willows Lodge Grand Tasting

by Shona Milne on June 30, 2010

As a more practical matter of how to have our winning WBC or Bust Wine Bloggers taste through quite a few of our wonderful Woodinville wines we had them come to Willows Lodge. It was one of our first nice days this year so we ended up on the patio outside the Fireside Cellars. A […]


WBC or Bust: First Stop is Woodinville

by Shona Milne on June 25, 2010

We started our day by piling onto a bus and heading over to Chateau Ste. Michelle for a behind the scenes tour and onto a food and wine pairing. John Sarich did a fabulous job of pairing Riesling with Indian Prawns, Sesame Halibut, and Currywurst. We had Roast Duck with the Merlot, and cookies with […]


Long Shadows: Tasting Room in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on June 24, 2010

I hear that Long Shadows will be opening a tasting room in Woodinville at the end of the summer if all goes according to plan. They will be located in the Hollywood Schoolhouse area next door to Alder Ridge Tasting Room. I’m awfully fond of the Pedestal and look forward to their arrival. Tweet This […]


Winery Opening: Michael Florentino Cellars

by Shona Milne on June 23, 2010

If you are out and about in the warehouse district this Saturday you should stop by Michael Florentino Cellars for their Grand Opening. It’s Saturday from noon-5pm. They will be tasting eight wines. Four are Michael Florentino and the other four are from the Gecko Wine Company label. You can find them right next to Patterson Cellars. […]


Fortunato’s: One Less Wine Shop in Woodinville

by Shona Milne on June 21, 2010

I received an email from Fortunato’s wine shop in Woodinville this week telling me that Saturday, June 19th would be their last day in business. I hate to see anyone go out of business but a wine shop closing is unthinkable. I don’t have many details other that they were trying to re-negotiate their lease. […]


Pepper Bridge & Amavi: Open for Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on June 18, 2010

Just in case you did not know Pepper Bridge & Amavi tasting room in Woodinville is now open for business. They are open daily 11-5. They are located in the Hollywood School House parking area with J. Bookwalter, Mark Ryan, and Ross Andrew Winery. It’s a pretty modern facility but they did recycle the old […]


Wooden Bear Farm: BBQ and Social Media

by Shona Milne on June 15, 2010

I’m participating in a real estate and social media/Twitter event this Saturday that may of interest. Maureen Nolan is with Windermere real estate and has the listing of Wooden Bear Farm which is also the home of Gypsy Vanner Ranch. They are throwing a BBQ, open house, and social media/Twitter event to create awareness for this […]

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McMenamins: Making over Bothell School

by Shona Milne on June 12, 2010

I heard yesterday on KING5 that McMenamins is buying the historic school building in Bothell and turning it into a 70 room hotel, restaurant, pub, movie theatre, and a spa. It’s just what this area needs for the locals and tourists. Tweet This Post


Meritage Meadows: Wine Lovers B&B

by Shona Milne on June 11, 2010

I stopped by Meritage Meadows the other afternoon for their open house. They are located in Redmond at 21407 NE Union Hill Road, Redmond, WA   98053, close to Woodinville Wine Country, They are looking for wine lovers, B&B fans, and the business traveler to fill their five beautiful rooms. All the rooms are named after Washington AVA’s; Puget, […]


#WAWine: Woodinville Style

by Shona Milne on June 7, 2010

I co-hosted a #WAWine virtual tasting with Cynthia Daste of Woodinville Wine Country on Thursday night at Purple Cafe in Bellevue. We took part in the #WAWine online tasting with Woodinville wines, and wineries from eastern Washington who have tasting rooms in Woodinville.  We tasted quite a few roses and whites before going onto some […]