From the monthly archives:

September 2010

Woodinville Wine Events: October 1st-7th

by Shona Milne on September 30, 2010

Woodinville Wine Country – Fri, Oct 1st – St Nick’s Tickets (Dec 4th & 5th) go on sale Chateau Ste. Michelle – Fri, Oct 1st – First Friday Happy Hour Matthews Estate – Fri, Oct 1st – noon-7 – Extended Hours Bainbridge Island Wine Weekend – Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct 1st-3rd – Great wine, food, […]


Italianissimo: Wine Wednesday with Betz Winery

by Shona Milne on September 28, 2010

If your not on the Betz Family Winery list and you would like to do a Betz tasting you are in luck this week. Italianissimo has a weekly Wine Wednesday event and this week you can do a Betz Winery tasting of its new releases paired with some delightful food for $15 from 5-7:30pm. They […]


Hilton Garden Inn: New Bothell Hotel Opening

by Shona Milne on September 27, 2010

I took a tour of the Hilton Garden Inn which will open up in Bothell around the end of October. We have a shortage of accommodations in our area so I thought I would find out a little more. They are mainly catering to business trade as there is a large business park across the […]


Two Vintners & Covington: Bottlin’ Line Poem

by Shona Milne on September 26, 2010

I came across this poem by Paul Shillam when I stopped by the Two Vintners release this past weekend. Paul and his wife Violette wrote this after spending a day bottling some Covington Cellars and Two Vintners wines a few weeks ago. Workin’ the Bottlin’ Line   Paul L. Shillam   Workin’ the bottlin’ line […]

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Grand Reve Vintners: Stolen Grapes!

by Shona Milne on September 25, 2010

It’s such a an unbelievable story, but it is true. Someone stole the rare Bushvine Mourvedre grapes from Grand Reve Vintners vineyard in Benton City. KING5 has the story. Tweet This Post


Woodinville Whiskey Company: New Distillery

by Shona Milne on September 24, 2010

I stopped in at Woodinville Whiskey Company last weekend and chatted with owners Camille and Brett. They opened up last weekend. They make vodka and and a clear unaged whiskey from USDA certified organic corn, wheat, malted barley, and rye. All but the rye is from Washington state. The vodka Tweet This Post


1100 & 1105: The Battle Heats Up

by Shona Milne on September 23, 2010

Seems that the campaign for and against 1100 & 1105 is heating up. It was front page of the Seattle Times yesterday morning. Interesting who is saying yes and who is saying no. Seems that there are some out of state interests also. Tweet This Post


Woodinville Wine Events: Sept 24th-30th

by Shona Milne on September 23, 2010

Hollywood Hill Vineyards – Fri, Sept 24th, 6-9 – Winemaker Dinner with Chef Jay DeLong Alexandria Nicole Cellars – Fri, Sept 24th – 5-8 – Happy Hour Mark Ryan Winery – Fri, Sept 24th – 6-9 – New 2nd label Board Track Racer “The Vincent” Silver Lake Winery – Fri, Sept 24th – Wine Like […]


WinePress NW: My Perspective of Woodinville

by Shona Milne on September 22, 2010

I wrote up a piece for the Fall edition of Wine Press Northwest from my perspective of being a wine blogger in Woodinville. I have seen a lot of change in the last two years blogging about Woodinville wines. Tweet This Post


Gorman Winery: Wine Tasting this Weekend

by Shona Milne on September 21, 2010

I just received an email that Gorman Winery will be open this weekend for wine pick-ups and tastings on Saturday & Sunday, September 25th & 26th from noon-4pm. They are releasing six new wines and you can purchase The Big Sissy Chardonnay 2009, Zachary’s Ladder 2008, The Pixie Syrah 2008, The Evil Twin 2008,  The Albatross […]