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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from August 8th to 14th. Please add links to articles I missed during this time period to the comments section. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…


The Associated Press writes about Northwest wineries attempting to access the Chinese market.


From the blogosphere…


Tourism Walla Walla says veraison is on the way.

Paul Gregutt
writes about celebrity wines with a callout to Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback. He also writes about a Northstar vertical. See part two here.

Drink Nectar
writes about Desert Wind having an on-line release of their Ora white wine. Josh also writes about L’Ecole No. 41.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about Coyote Canyon. They also write about David Lake and wine pairing. They also give a latest - and greatest - edition of ‘Where in the world is Ebony?’ (picture not to be missed).

My Winery Words
does a video post on Tero Estates. Allie also does a post on Wind River and Syncline Wine Cellars.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Skylite Cellars Malbec. Catie also writes about Otis Kenyon’s Merlot, appellations, Waters Winery’s 2009 Syrahs.

Palate Press writes about Spokane.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Obelisco.

Write for Wine
writes about L’Ecole No. 41 and Va Piano. Margot also writes about the Auction of Washington Wines.

Northwest Wine
writes about Pinot Gris.

Cork’d writes about Hard Row to Hoe. They also write about Chinese interest in Washington wine.

Wine Peeps
writes about Maryhill. They also write about K Vintners The Boy and Kevin Pogue's Walla Walla terroir talk at WBC.

Organic Wine Review posts a video blog on Hedges Red Mountain 2007.

Sip of Spokane writes about L’Ecole No. 41. They also write about Nodland Cellars.

Washington Wine
writes about the 2007 Avery Lane Cabernet Sauvignon.

WAWineman writes about Kiona's 2003 Reserve Syrah. He also writes about Owen Roe's 2008 Abbott's Table, and Oakwood Cellars 2007 Lemberger Blanc.

The Grumpy Winemaker says to buy Washington wine…or else! He also says to give wineries a break.

The Underground Winos write about Robert Smasne’s birthday party and Picazo 7Seventeen.

WINO Magazine
writes about the Metropolitan Market 2009 Selection #3 White.

Under the Grape Tree
writes about Barnard Griffin and Maryhill. He also writes about the Columbia Crest Pinot Gris.

Cork Popper
writes about the 2006 Calico Red. They also write about the 2006 Robert Karl Claret, 2007 Syncline Subduction Red, and Washington reds.

RJ’s Wine Blog
writes about a 1994 Quilceda Creek.

AMS Inspection Services
writes about upcoming resort plans in Washington.

My Ballard
writes about a wine tasting room opening up in the area.

Winecation
writes about Walla Walla.

Wenatchee World
writes about the Waterville Fair.

The Wine Buyer
writes about the Revelry Cabernet.

One Rich Wine Guy
writes about Watermill Winery. He also writes about Woodward Canyon.

NaveenJainBlog.com
writes about Washington wine in China.

Red, White, and Food
writes about the 2008 Renegade Wine Co’s Horse Heaven Hills Red Wine.

Wine…When It’s Time
writes about Washington wine month, Quilceda Creek, and Garrison Creek.

Really Red Wine writes about unusual U.S. wine touring places, including Walla Walla and Bellingham.


From the locals…


The Olympian
writes about McCrea Cellars new tasting room.

The Tri-city Herald writes that the spotted winged drosophila hasn’t hit wine grapes yet. They also write about the passing of Bud Mercer and a grant to the Washington foundation.

The News Tribune writes about McCrea Cellars opening a tasting room in Olympia.

The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin writes about the area’s geological history. They also write (via TradingMarkets.com) about Virginie Bourgue making wine for Olympic Cellars.

The Seattle Times writes about Sunnyside looking to attract tourists. They also write about the upcoming state liquor initiatives.

The Yakima Herald writes about a proposed WSU wine science center.

KNDO
writes about Salmon Safe wines catching on in the Northwest.

Walla Walla Wine News.com
gives some August wine news.


Leftovers (posts from previous weeks)…


Wine Buzzzz writes about wine tripping in western Washington.

The Idaho Statesmen
writes about Walla Walla’s continued evolution as a wine region

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