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Blend: World’s Best Wine, Food, & Places

by Shona Milne on August 25, 2010

Have your heard about Blend? It’s an event showcasing some of the world’s best wine blends paired with fabulous foods from Columbia Hospitality’s hotels, inns, and conference centers. The event is Sunday, September 12th. Seminars are 2:30-4pm and the main event is 4-7:30pm at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.  Buy Tickets Sparkling wine and artisanal […]


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. […]


Wine World: David LeClaire’s New Project

by Shona Milne on August 5, 2010

I had heard that David LeClaire was planning on opeing a “Wine Superstore” in the Seattle area. Wine World is currently in the funding stage but there are big plans in the works. You can get more information from David at Seattle Uncorked. You can now follow them on Twitter @WineWorldSea WINE WORLD will establish […]


WBC or Bust: The Journey Home from WBC10

by Shona Milne on July 16, 2010

I had a great opportunity to spend extra time with some of the wine bloggers who were attending WBC10 in Walla Walla. I was a judge for the WBC or Bust contest where winning bloggers won a trip that began in Woodinville and took them to Walla Walla and then back to Seattle. From what […]


WBC10: Speed Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on July 13, 2010

Part of the Wine Blogger Conference was an hour of white wine speed tasting and an hour of red wine speed tasting. I truly have mixed feeling on wine speed tasting. You get to taste through twelve wines in one hour and you just go with your immediate response with a sip or two and you […]


WBC10: What I Learned This Summer

by Shona Milne on July 6, 2010

So I spent three fun and wine filled days in Walla Walla at the Wine Bloggers Conference the other week. I did come away with quite a bit of new knowledge and that I don’t plan any radical changes to the blog or what I tweet. I think I have a great niche with Woodinville wines. […]


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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#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 […]


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 […]


#WAWine: Washington Virtual Wine Tasting

by Shona Milne on May 8, 2010

You too can participate in the next virtual tasting hosted by Drink Nectar. This one is really easy, it’s any Washington wine. All you have to do is pop open a Washington wine and start tweeting. Follow and use the hashtag #WAWine on Thursday, June 3rd between 5-8pm. You can also see which wineries are hosting […]