Category Archives: Wine Shop

Summer Wine Events

Lots of events to mention:

Tasting Room at Eaglemount Wine and Cider: this Saturday, 7/14 noon-5PM

Woodland Park Zoo Tasting Flight:  Friday, 7/27 5-8PM

Kitsap Wine Festival:

Saturday 8/11/18 2-5PM And maybe some others….please keep in touch, keep checking back.

Cheers ~ The Wine Lady

State of Zen

Having just completed a week long yoga and wine retreat at Zen Villa in Halewia, HI on the North Shore of Oahu-we are in a state of Zen.

Yesterday’s meditation provided affirmations of acceptance, tolerance and tools for maintaining our state of zen as we return to our regular daily lives and routine.

Travel typically causes stress and some anxiety we tapped into our state of zen, into our breath and even into that internal sound quality that becomes silence.  We talked about returning to ‘da island- enjoying more conversations, more yoga practices, more or less wine as we finished the wine retreat with Bubbly some may have over indulged in the celebration having to find their way through the wine fog of that experience.

Yoga and Wine often gets a lot of stares, a lot of confusion–this retreat simply allowed for yoga practice in the morning and lovely wine tastings and education in the evenings.  We sipped and learned together, finding wines we liked, wines we would not choose to buy and wines we want to learn more about and keep sipping.

Anytime you want more information about yoga and wine please reach out to us.  We would love to hear from you, help to plan your retreat, and travel with you to your chosen destination.

Cheers, Aloha

Rose’ all day

Pink wine happily spans the colorspace between red and white wine, in a way, rosé is more like a state of mind.
Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Where some red wines ferment for weeks at a time on red grape skins, rosé wines are stained red for just a few hours. The winemaker has complete control over the color of the wine, and removes the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color. As you can imagine, nearly any red wine grape (from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah) can be used to make rosé wine, however there are several common styles and grapes that are preferred for rosé.

How is Rosé Wine Made
The Maceration Method
The maceration method is when red wine grapes are let to rest, or macerate, in the juice for a period of time and afterward the entire batch of juice is finished into a rosé wine. The maceration method is the probably the most common type of rosé we see available and is used in regions like Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, France where rosé is as important as red or white wine.
TIP: Rosé wines touch red grape skins for around 2–20 hours.
Saignée or “Bled” Method
The Saignée (“San-yay”) method is when during the first few hours of making a red wine, some of the juice is bled off and put into a new vat to make rosé. This method is very common in wine regions that make fine red wines such as Napa and Sonoma. The purpose of bleeding off the juice not only produces a lovely rosé but it also concentrates the red wines’ intensity. Saignée wines are pretty rare, due to the production method and often will make up only about 10% or less, of a winery’s production.
Blending Method
The blending method is when a little bit of red wine is added to a vat of white wine to make rosé. It doesn’t take much red wine to dye a white wine pink, so usually these wines will have up to 5% or so, of a red wine added. This method is very uncommon with still rosé wines but happens much more in sparkling wine regions such as Champagne. An example of a very fine wine made with this technique is Ruinart’s rosé Champagne, which is primarily Chardonnay with a smidgen of red Pinot Noir blended in.
re are 3 primary ways to make rosé wine

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Retreat, Yoga, Spiritual, Wine?

A retreat serves the body, mind and spirit by allowing time to find greater inner peace. When you find inner peace, you move the world toward peace. This is why it is vital to escape from the world’s bombardment of sounds and images and take time for the mind and heart to come to stillness.

Why retreat? People go on retreat for a number of reasons that generally focus on positive personal change:


  • Reconnect to your true self
  • Learn and practice methods to better yourself and your life
  • Relax at a deep level
  • Rejuvenate your Spirit
  • Take time for reflection
  • Gain clarity on an issue or your life path
  • Find meaning in your life beyond daily or material concerns
  • Heal
  • Practice your Faith
  • Contemplate
  • Create

One of the most popular styles of retreat at Siloam has been to re-connect, we have another group scheduled to arrive soon who will stay for three days to retreat from their daily lives and connect with each other.  Shortly after that group departs another group will arrive who will be focusing on leadership for their annual leadership retreat.

For your own personal retreat from intimate to extravagant; Siloam should be considered. Located where you are, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility here, there, anywhere.  Retreat services with or without overnight accommodations for individuals or groups, the Retreat coaches will help make your retreat and event dreams real!


Yoga and Wine

This is a full list of what’s covered:

How To Taste Like a Professional

  • Here’s Looking At You!
  • Understanding The Color of Wine
  • Grape Skins and How They Affect Wine
  • Analyzing White Wine
  • Analyzing Red Wine Part 1
  • Analyzing Red Wine Part 2
  • How and Why to Swirl Wine in Your Glass
  • The Art of Smelling Wine
  • Techniques For Smelling Wine
  • Flavors You Find in Wine
  • How To Taste A Wine
  • Smelling Vs. Tasting Wine

Wine Characteristics

  • Discovering Flavors In Wine
  • Where Do These Flavors Come From?
  • Other Factors That Contribute To Wine Flavors
  • What is a Corked Wine?
  • How Does Cork Taint Occur?
  • What Are Wine Legs?
  • Wine Acidity
  • Is Acidity Important in Wine? Part 1
  • Is Acidity Important in Wine? Part 2
  • A Guide to Tannins
  • Nitty, Gritty of Tannins
  • What Tannins Add to a Wine
  • Flavors Oak Aging Imparts On Wine
  • A Guide To Oaked & Unoaked Wines
  • Oaked Vs. Unoaked Wines
  • How Oak Aging Affects Wine
  • Wine Body Guide: Part 1
  • Wine Body Guide: Part 2
  • Light-Bodied Wine
  • Light-Bodied Wines: Riesling
  • Light-Bodied Wines & Food
  • Light-Bodied Wine: Pinot Noir
  • Medium-Bodied Wines
  • Medium-Bodied Wines: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Medium-Bodied Wines: Merlot
  • Full-Bodied Wines
  • Full-Bodied Wines: Chardonnay
  • Full-Bodied Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine & Food Pairing

  • Food & Wine Pairing Basics
  • Food Pairing: Flavor Matching
  • Food Pairing: Matching Acidity & Tannin

Wine Service Introduction

  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide
  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide: Sparkling Wine
  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide: White Wine & Rosé
  • Wine Temperature Serving Guide: Red Wine
  • Serving Wine: First Steps
  • Opening A Wine Bottle
  • Serving Wine: Closing Steps
  • What To Do With A Corked Wine