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Wine Bloggers Conference

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. […]


WBC10: Taco Food Truck for Lunch

by Shona Milne on July 5, 2010

We did manage a break on Friday afternoon for lunch when the Taco Trucks pulled up outside the Marcus Whitman. I know some were a bit unsure but as much as I love fine dining, I love diners and food trucks too. I tried tacos from the first truck La Monarca. I decided to go […]


WBC10: Walla Walla Wine Walkabout

by Shona Milne on July 3, 2010

Just a few steps from the Marcus Whitman Hotel is downtown Walla Walla and there are quite a few tasting rooms to visit. On Friday night of the Wine Bloggers Conference we had a chance to go on the Walla Walla Wine Walkabout and check out the local downtown tasting rooms. I did like the extra […]

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Walla Walla Vintners: WBC or Bust Pizza Party

by Shona Milne on July 2, 2010

I arrived in Walla Walla on Thursday afternoon and headed up to my room at the Marcus Whitman Hotel to relax before heading out to Walla Walla Vintners for a pizza party. They have an amazing pizza oven outside the tasting room and some picnic tables looking out onto a vineyard. I could have stayed here […]


Cave B: On the Road to #WBC10

by Shona Milne on July 1, 2010

I stopped in at Cave B to see how the winning WBC or Bust Wine Bloggers were doing on their road trip over to Walla Walla. I was amazed at the beautiful view out onto the Gorge you get from the upstairs event room and the tasting room. Another wine tasting had been arranged for […]


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 […]


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 […]