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Below is a summary of posts from 2010.

January 2010

About Washington Wine Report

Goals for the New Year

Washington Wine Report Rating System


Tasting Note Database

Washington Wine Round-up December 22nd to 31st


Five Under Fifteen - January

January Virtual Tasting '07 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet

Buyer beware: Misrepresenting price and points on the shelves

Washington Wine Round-up: January 15th to 21st

Stomani Cellars (SSAW Winter 2010)

The Local Vine hosts series on Washington winemakers

January Virtual Tasting - Columbia Crest 2007 GE Cabernet

Cayuse Changes Release Weekend from November to April

Elsom Cellars (SSAW Winter 2010)

Fall Line Winery (SSAW Winter 2010)

Washington Wine Round-up: January 8th to 14th

:Nota Bene (SSAW Winter 2010)

OS Winery (SSAW Winter 2010)

Cadence Winery (SSAW Winter 2010)

South Seattle Artisan Wineries Winter 2010

Zero One Vintners Wild Sky Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Washington Wine Round-up: January 1st to 7th

Off-topic: A sad day for me. Sad times ahead for the New York Times


February 2010

Five Under Fifteen - February

Washington Wine Round-up: February 15th to 21st

Focus Report - Kiona Winery and Vineyards

Final Update! February Virtual Tasting - Hedges CMS Red 2008

Dumas Station (WWFR 2009)

Woodward Canyon (WWFR 2009)

2009 Fall Release Weekend Walla Walla Report Summary

Taste Washington

Dowsett Family Winery Gewürztraminer Columbia Gorge

February Virtual Tasting - 2008 Hedges CMS Red

Washington Wine Round-up: February 8th to 14th

Charles Smith Royal City Syrah - A Record Breaking Wine

Cooper Wine Company

Washington Wine Round-up: February 1st to 7th

William Church 2008 Malbec Bottling Event

Laurelhurst Cellars (SSAW Winter 2010)

Falling Rain (SSAW Winter 2010)

Washington Wine Round-up: January 22nd to 31st

Sodovino (SSAW Winter 2010)

Summary of Posts for January 2010


March 2010

Washington Wine Round-up: March 15th to 21st

Corliss Estates (WWFR 2009)

Five Under Fifteen - March

Taste Washington Videos

Cayuse Vineyards (WWFR 2009)

#WAMerlot Twitter Tasting

Washington's Mighty Malbec

Focus Report - Betz Family Winery

Traveling down the wine trail: Learning about wine through comparative tasting

K Vintners (WWFR 2009)

Trust Cellars (WWFR 2009)

Chateau Rollat (WWFR 2009)

Lodmell Cellars

El Corazon (WWFR 2009)

Washington Wine Round-up: March 8th to 14th

Guardian Cellars

March Virtual Tasting: #WAMerlot Thursday March 25

Plumb Cellars (WWFR 2009)

Washington Wine Round-up: March 1st to 7th

Too late for some Napa wineries. Too late for you?

Robison Ranch Cellars (WWFR 2009)

Retrospective: Cadence 1999 Red Wine Spring Valley Vineyard

Gramercy Cellars (WWFR 2009)

Seattle Uncorked's Bags & Bottles March 14th

Cougar Crest (WWFR 2009)

Washington Wine Round-up: February 22nd to 28th

Riesling Taste Profile Good for Consumers, Good for Wineries

àMaurice Cellars (WWFR 2009)

Rasa Vineyards (WWFR 2009)

Summary of Posts for February 2010

National Washington Merlot Tasting March 25th



April 2010

Five Under Fifteen - April

The Seattle Wine Awards

Final Update! April Virtual Tasting - '09 Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling

10 Myths About Wineries, Social Media, and Their Interactions

Washington Wine Round-up April 15th to 21st

Drew Bledsoe Goes From Quarterback to Doubleback

San Juan Vineyards

Meet expectations? Beat expectations. Walla Walla's Tranche Cellars

Washington Wine Round-up April 8th to 14th

Screw it! (or how I came to believe in screw caps and other alternative wine closures)

One of Washington Wines’ First Families Extends Its Reach

April Virtual Tasting - Charles Smith 2009 Kung Fu Girl Riesling

España ha llegado a Washington!

Washington Wine Round-up April 1st to 7th

The wineries are coming! The wineries are coming! Washington wineries pour in to Woodinville

Reynvaan Family Vineyards (WWFR 2009)

DeLille Cellars Harrison Hill and Chaleur Estate

Seattle Uncorked's 9th Annual Syrah Event

Abeja (WWFR 2009)

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to make great wine…But it doesn’t hurt either

Washington Wine Round-up: March 22nd to 31st

Castillo de Feliciana (WWFR 2009)

Washington’s “dirty little secret” – some of our best wines come from Oregon grapes

Summary of Posts for March 2010

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2007 (or how to spice up a Quilceda Creek release event)



May 2010

Five Under Fifteen - May

Oregon winery focuses on Washington Zinfandel

Final Update! May Virtual Tasting - Kiona 2006 Lemberger

Product Review: PlatyPreserve Wine Preservation System

Washington Wine Round-up May 15th to 21st

An interesting story...lost to the sands of time?

Screw it! Part III: The Closing Argument on Alternative Closures

Calling all wine bloggers

Northstar Winery: The Tale of Two Merlots

Washington Wine Round-up May 8th to 14th

May Virtual Tasting - 2006 Kiona Lemberger

Accolades Continue for Washington Wine

More observations on the Virginia wine industry

WAWine - A National On-line Washington Wine Tasting

Washington Wine Round-up May 1st to 7th

Thinking of visiting a winery? Think again. It just might kill you.

Screw It! Part II: The experience of six Washington wineries

Washington Wine Round-up April 22nd to 30th

Don’t know Virginia makes wine? Chances are, some day you will

Blown away by/from Walla Walla Valley

Summary of Posts for April 2010


June 2010

8:00pm Update! June Virtual Tasting - 2008 Saviah Cellars The Jack

Up, up, and away! Recent Trends in the Washington Industry

Heading home from Walla Walla

WBC here we come!

Washington Wine Round-up June 15th to 21st

Ten Questions Wineries Should Ask Before Becoming Involved in Social Media

June Virtual Tasting - Saviah Cellars The Jack 2008

In search of…Washington State Pinot Noir

Washington Wine Round-up June 8th to 14th

'Mystery wine' washes over Washington

Walla Walla Spring Release 2010 Summary

Another shoe drops…Belltown’s Seattle Cellars announces closure

Washington Wine Round-up June 1st to 7th

All good things…One winery's story

The Vashon Island Hum

Tasting Note Database Update

Washington Wine Round-up May 22nd to 31st

Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyards

Summary of Posts for May 2010


July 2010

July Five Under $15: Summer Whites

July Virtual Tasting - Hogue 2007 Genesis Syrah

Cabernet is king at Abeja, but others vie for the crown

Another Thought from Woodinville's Stevens Winery

Charles Smith - Coming Soon to a Bottle Near You

Washington Wine Round-up July 15th to 21st

Waters winemaker Jamie Brown takes the road less traveled

July Virtual Tasting - Hogue Cellars Genesis Syrah 2007

Rasa Vineyards listens to the 'voice of the people’

Northstar Winery looks for the Big Dipper

Quilceda Creek announces fall releases

Washington Wine Round-up July 8th to 14th

Fielding Hills Winery: How Mike Wade went from drinking house Burdundy to making some of Washington’s best wines

Will this be ‘The decade of Washington wine?'

Ramseyer Vineyards: A family tradition

Location, location, location. What happens when a highway moves

Special WBC10 Edition: Washington Wine Round-up June 1st to 7th

Washington Wine Round-up July 1st to 7th

'Which side of the Potomac are the vineyards on?' Branding Washington Wine

L'Ecole No. 41: An ambassador in a bottle (WWSR 2010)

Walla Walla's Bunchgrass Winery Reemerges in Top Form

Summer is here! Seattle emerges from its long slumber

Summary of Posts for First Half of 2010

Random thoughts from the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference

Washington Wine Round-up June 22nd to 30th

Washington Wine Round-up: Special Wine Bloggers Conference Edition

Summary of Posts for June 2010


August 2010

Trust Cellars - Life at a small Washington winery

Riverhaven Cellars (WWSR 2010)

Washington Wine Round-up July 22nd to 31st

Kaella Winery - A Social Media success story

Who writes those shelf-talkers anyway? Advice for consumers and retailers

Locati Cellars (WWSR 2010)

Washington Wine Round-up August 1st to 7th

Why Walla Walla will never be Napa

Tero Estates - A slice of Washington wine history and wine touring Nirvana

August Virtual Tasting - Chinook Cabernet Franc Rose 2009

Grand Rêve aims to change Washington wine - and the world's perception of it

Washington Wine Round-up August 8th to 14th

Riesling Popsicles - a new summer sensation

Eighteen years ago today (off-topic)

'Washington Wines & Wineries' - An indispensable guide

An encore performance from Rôtie Cellars

Washington Wine Round-up August 15th to 21st

Veraison underway in Lake Chelan AVA

August Virtual Tasting moved to Tuesday the 31st

Seattle Metropolitan article

Five Under $15 - August

Tonight! August Virtual Tasting - Chinook Cabernet Franc Rose 2009

Summary of Posts for July 2010


September 2010


Summary of Posts for August 2010

Seattle files class action suit against Sun Gods

Washington Wine Round-up August 22nd to 31st

Reynvaan Family Vineyards - The exhilaration of drinking wine

Food & Wine Magazine's ‘Best New Winery in America’ – An interview with Gramercy Cellars Greg Harrington

The Perfect Storm – Does Washington’s 2010 vintage have time to recover?

Washington Wine Round-up September 1st to 7th

Otis Kenyon Wine - A winery started by force

Standing in front of the mirror naked with Maison Bleue

Old? Perhaps. Boring? Far from it - Walla Walla Vintners

Enter the Dragon – As China’s economy grows, Washington wineries come courting

Washington Wine Round-up September 8th to 14th

September Virtual Tasting - Townshend Cellar Vortex Red Wine

The beat goes on in 2010 for Washington wine

Washington 2010 Harvest Update - September 22nd

Tonight! September Virtual Tasting - Townshend Cellars

Washington Wine Round-up September 15th to 21st

Grand Reve's first vintage of mourvedre grapes stolen

Update on the Great Grape Caper

Five Under $15 - September

2010 Harvest Report - September 29th Edition

Fresh Sheet September 30th - Reviews of recent and current Washington wine releases



October 2010


Summary of Posts for September 2010

Washington Wine Round-up September 22nd to 30th

Traveling the wine trail with Washington Wine 9

2010 Harvest Report - October 6th Edition

Wine on Tap - Coming soon to a wine bar near you

Washington Wine Round-up October 1st to 7th

Who says nice guys finish last? A look at Walla Walla’s Saviah Cellars

Why Initiatives 1100 and 1105 represent everything that is wrong with Washington State’s initiative process

2010 Harvest Report - October 13th Edition

In the Crucible - Boiling down Initiatives 1100 & 1105: Part I of IV

In the Crucible - Boiling down Initiatives 1100 & 1105: Part II of IV

Calling all wineries, distributors and wine retailers

October Virtual Tasting - 2008 Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte

In the Crucible - Boiling down Initiatives 1100 & 1105: Part III of IV

In the Crucible - Boiling down Initiatives 1100 & 1105: Part IV of IV

2010 Harvest Report - October 20th Edition

Tasting Note Database updated

Soliciting winery positions on liquor initiatives

Washington Wine Round-up October 8th to 14th

CellarTracker & GrapeStories Integration

Washington wineries and their positions on Initiatives 1100 & 1105

Looking across the three tiers at Initiative 1100 Part I: The Wineries

Looking across the three tiers on Initiative 1100 Part II: Distributors & Retailers

Final Answer - Vote No on Initiatives 1100 & 1105

Washington Wine Round-up October 15th to 21st

Five Under Fifteen - October



November 2010


Summary of Posts for October 2010

2010 Harvest Report - November 3rd Edition

Initiatives 1100 and 1105 both fail. What now?

Washington Wine Round-up October 22nd to 31st

November Virtual Tasting - 2009 Owen Roe Abbot's Table

Cayuse Vineyards - A flawed wine or a writer’s flawed argument?

20Something - The New Vintage

Washington Wine Round-up November 1st to 7th

Full Pull Wines - The life of a small business one year in

Watch out W2 - Here comes the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman

Tonight! November Virtual Tasting - 2009 Owen Roe Abbot’s Table

Fresh Sheet November 18th - Reviews of recent and new releases

Washington Wine Round-up November 8th to 14th

Thanksgiving wine recommendations

Washington wine: Fair prices, great scores, and low availability

Washington Wine Round-up November 15th to 21st

Five Under Fifteen - November


December 2010

2010 Reader Survey Wine of the Year and 2011 Wine to Watch

Fresh Sheet December 2nd 2010


Washington Wine Round-up November 22nd to 30th

"Making Damn Good Wines" - Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars

Preliminary Voting Begins! Reader Survey 2010 Wine of the Year

All those years ago (Off-topic)


Marathon Man – David Larsen of Soos Creek

Washington Wine Round-up December 1st to 7th

Reader Survey preliminary round voting ends tonight

December Virtual Tasting - Domaine Ste. Michelle Extra Dry Sparkling Wine

Finalists - 2010 Reader Survey Wine of the Year and 2010 Wine to Watch


The Tortoise and the Tempest – Walla Walla’s Tempus Cellars


Fresh Sheet December 14th 2010


Washington Wine Round-up December 8th to 14th


2010 Reader Survey Wine of the Year and 2011 Wine to Watch

Holiday Gift Giving

Barrage Cellars - Kevin Correll's 'retirement project’

Fresh Sheet December 21st 2010

Five Under $15 - December

Giving back this holiday season - Walla Walla's Monesia’s Song looks to help Jamaican orphans

A motivational speaker making motivational wines – Rick Small of Woodward Canyon


Washington Wine Round-up December 15th to 21st

Va Piano Vineyards

William Church Winery - A love story

Corliss Estates - The best of both worlds for the wine consumer

Tonight! December Virtual Tasting - Domaine St. Michelle Extra Dry Sparkling Wine


No tricks from Sleight of Hand Cellars - just good wine at good prices

Kerloo Cellars comes calling


A look back at 2010

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