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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from February 22nd to 28th.


From around the country


The San Francisco Chronicle recommends Columbia Crest, Januik, and Owen Roe Chardonnays.

Wines & Vines writes about the possibility of wine tastings at Farmer’s Markets in Washington.

The Memphis Daily News writes about Waterbrook.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes about Powers Muscat Cannelli.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer writes about House of Independent Producers 2008 Chardonnay (who?).


From the blogosphere


Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Buty. Catie also writes about Skylite Cellars Syrah.

Vintology
writes about Northstar.

Palate Bomb writes about Walla Walla with callouts to L’Ecole No. 41, Rulo, Isenhower, Walla Walla Wine Works, and Otis Kenyon.

WINO Magazine
links to a hilarious video from Gramercy Cellars. They also write about Olsen Estates and White Heron Cellars.

Paul Gregutt
gives more thoughts on aging Washington wines. He also writes about Altria mentioning the possible sale of Chateau Ste. Michelle and gives some social media tips for wineries.

The Liquid Muse does a video blog on Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about the Washington Merlot Twitter tasting.

DrinkNectar.com
writes about the Taste Spokane. Josh also writes about March 25th’s Washington Merlot Twitter tasting and Grande Ronde Cellars.

Seattle Wine Gal
writes about an open tweetup at Bellevue’s Purple Café and Wine Bar. Barbara also does a video blog on Walter Dacon.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
write about the 2007 Lullaby Rose. They also write about Hollywood Hills Vineyard and DuBrul and Hedges 2008 CMS Red.

The Examiner.com writes about Seattle’s Sip Wine Bar.

Walla Walla Wine News gives some local food news.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival with a callout to Zerba. They also write about Port-style wines from the Yakima Valley with callouts to Daven Lore and Tucker Cellars. They also write about the Eat & Drink in the Northwest book series and a visit to Picazo 7Seventeen.

Wine Peeps
writes about Washington Cabernet. They also write about Columbia Crest’s Two Vines Vineyard 10 White Wine, E.B. Foote’s Sherrill Miller, and give a Taste Washington preview.

One Rich Wine Guy
writes about fortified wines with a callout to Hedges.

Corks and Caftans
writes about the 2007 Ex Libris Cabernet.

WAWineman
writes about Cadence’s 2004 Bel Canto. He also writes about Boudreaux Cellars 2006 Chardonnay.

Yak Yak Wine
writes about Kestrel’s Lady in Red.

Wannabe Wino Blog
writes about L’Ecole No. 41.

Ambassador of Wine
writes about the 2001 Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot.

Terroirists write about Riesling Aroma Precursors talk given at the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers conference.

Northwest Cork and Fork
writes about Wedge Mountain Winery.

Washington Wine
writes about that the state’s wines are still a secret to many.

Bemis Art Community
writes about Sodovino.

Family Wineries of Washington State
give an update on 2010 legislation.


From the locals


Writing for the Spokesman-Review, Paul Gregutt says its time for Merlot to regain its rightful spot at the top (NB: Read about the nationwide Washington Merlot tasting on March 25th here).

The Bellevue Reporter writes about new wine classes being offered by Seastar.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the increase in tourism to the Tri-Cities.

Oregon Magazine writes about Col Solare.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Bordeaux-style blends.

OPB
writes about the possibility of wine being sold at farmer’s markets.


That’s all folks!

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Your misssed a couple of article's about Domaine Ste. Michelle Sparkling Wines

    http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2010/03/08/story7.html?b=1268024400%5E2986631

    http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/86237822.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUqEiaDUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

     
  3. Anon, thanks for the catch! Will include them in the "Leftovers" section of next week's round-up.

     

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