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deVine Wines review

deVine Wines Mill Creek Town Center

deVine Wines Mill Creek Town Center

We were in the Mill Creek Town Center recently and decided we would buy a bottle of wine for the evening. I don’t usually go to wine shops because I’ve always felt they are more expensive than the grocery store but Andru suggested we give deVine Wines a try. It was a Saturday night at 7pm and Candis Parker was there to assist. We did not initially know that Candis was part of the husband/wife team that owns the shop. Here’s  our full deVine Wines review.

The store is cute; there is a little bar that you can sit at (or a few tables if you prefer) and one wall has the wines for sale. You can buy a bottle and enjoy it in the store or take it home. I really know nothing about wines and admit I do most of my shopping by label. I like red and I like a cute label, or a lot of fruit listed in the description.

The tasting hours at deVine are Thursday from 5:00-8:00pm and Saturday from 1:00-4:00pm. We had missed the tasting by several hours, but Candis did offer to give us a taste of the reds she had that evening. I picked the one I liked out of the two, recognizing that not many grocery stores will give you a tasting before purchase (I’ve experience it before at Whole Foods in Bellevue and in California, but it is rare.) We purchased Kana Winery’s Dark Star for $23.99. I don’t remember more specifics like year but I checked the website for Kana Winery and they sell that bottle for $22 which kind of blows my theory that a wine store is much more expensive. Andru told Candis about how he doesn’t enjoy the taste of wine (or any alcoholic beverage for that matter) and she took it as a challenge and gave him a taste of a subtly sweet white to try, and he thought it was better than typical.

If you are a white wine drinker we saw there is a machine to cool your wine in just a few minutes in case you decide to make a purchase you want to sit down and enjoy in the shop.

I will definitely return to deVine Wines. The service we received was fantastic and we saw Candis interact with some of the other customers just like a host in her own home. The prices were reasonable, and I love that I got to try before I purchased.

The hours at deVine Wines are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

One other nice touch? I noticed on my receipt that, besides the typical information on the store such as address, phone, and website, Candis also lists her email address in case you should have any questions or wish to reach out to her: [email protected]-vinewines.com.

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