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Bin on the Lake: Taste and Tweet

by Shona Milne on August 19, 2010

I was invited to attend a Taste & Tweet at Bin on the Lake last week. Bin on the Lake is located at the Woodmark Hotel on the Kirkland waterfront. They are now open for lunch daily for 11am-2pm and they picked a beautiful day to host some bloggers and tweeters to do some tasting. […]


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


Walla Walla: New Wine Trails Book

by Shona Milne on April 6, 2010

I was lucky I had a chance to talk with Steve Roberts of Wine Trails NW before the crowds came rolling at Taste Washington the other Sunday. You may know his books, Wine Trails of Washington, Wine Trails of Oregon, and Wine Trails of Idaho. He is working on a new book that focuses on Walla […]


Food & Wine Pairing Network: Live

by Shona Milne on March 4, 2010

On Saturday night I attended the launch of the Food and Wine Pairing Network. The site has just launched and they are planning more live meet ups to exchange recipes and wine pairings. I took a Chilled Avocado soup. It was decided that a nice crisp Sauvignon Blanc was the right pairing. Make sure you […]


Seattle Food & Wine Experience: Yummy!

by Shona Milne on March 2, 2010

What a great event! It’s a nice size event that does not overwhelm you with concern about how you can get to every booth in one afternoon. I’d like to thank Jamie Peha and many sponsors of the Seattle Food & Wine Experience.  I was one of eight bloggers & tweeters who were tweeting live about the […]


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 […]


John Howie Steak: Focus on NW Wines

by Shona Milne on September 15, 2009

I was invited to attend a VIP pre-opening of The Bravern early Saturday morning. I made the rounds of Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus, Artisnal,  Sur La Table, David Barton Gym, and The Red Door Spa amongst others. My favorite stop was at John Howie Steak where I looked over the wine list to […]


Local Wine Experts: The Best 100 NW Wines

by Shona Milne on September 8, 2009

Eleven top wine experts picked out the Best 100 Northwest Wines for Seattle Metropolitan Magazine for the September issue. I love that many of the picks are in the $20 and under range. A bit closer to my budget. Tweet This Post


Burgerville USA: Serving Wine & Beer

by Shona Milne on July 29, 2009

Outrageous! Burgerville in Vancouver, Washington has a pilot program in its Salmon Creek location to serve wine and beer with your burger. I spent my high school years eating Burgerville as Vancouver did not offer up much in culinary delights at the time. They always served up a great burger and fries, and it’s secret sauce. It […]


Oregon Wineries: Using Facebook & Twitter

by Shona Milne on July 26, 2009 has a story of how Oregon wineries are jumping on the technology bandwagon with Facebook and Twitter. Social networking is being used to reach current and new customers. Tweet This Post