At this year's Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers conference, an interesting and important question was asked: Is Washington Syrah a star or is it FUBAR? Panelists Bob Betz (Betz Family Winery), Marty Clubb (L'Ecole No. 41), Paul Gregutt (Wine Enthusiast, PaulGregutt.com), Brian Carter (Brian Carter Cellars), and Brett Scallan (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates) discussed the history of this grape and its struggles in Washington and elsewhere in an interesting two and a half hour seminar. In the Spring Edition of Wine Press Northwest, I give my own thoughts on the future of this grape in Washington. Read the article here.