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This month's Virtual Tasting is Wednesday from 7-8pm Pacific. Read how to participate here. Also, listen to KUOW’s Weekday today at 9am Pacific at 94.9FM or streaming on-line for a discussion of Initiative 1183. I will be discussing the wine related changes at about half past the hour. I will also be on TableTalk 1150AM Wednesday 8am-9am Pacific discussing the 2011 harvest. Without further ado...

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from October 15th to 21st. See previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

The BC Globe and Mail writes about the late harvest with a (very) brief mention of Washington.

BC Local News writes about economic development in Walla Walla.


From around the country…


The Today Show talks Washington wine. Read an additional story here.

The Denver Post writes about Yakima Valley.

The Sacramento Bee writes about the Idaho wine industry.

The LA Times writes about red wines with a callout to McCrea and Gramercy Cellars.


From the blogosphere…


Paul Gregutt writes ‘What I hate about wine from A-Z.’

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events. Shona also writes about the canceling of a wine program at Lake Union Tech and Cowan Vineyards.

Northwest Wine Anthem gives a Friday find. They also write about Angel Vine.

Table Talk writes about the 2011 harvest.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about Washington wineries in Wine & Spirits Top 100 wineries list. They also write about the upcoming Cabernet Classic event, and pairing Washington wine with Indian food.

Sips and The City writes about BLEND.

Write for Wine writes about the Taste of Tulalip.

Denver Westword writes about Riesling with a shoutout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

The Huffington Post writes about food, wine and spirits in the Pacific Northwest.

Rock & Rye writes about Initiative 1183 highlighting a letter from Keith Barnes of Bainbridge Organic Distillers (interesting read).

Crosscut.com writes about ballot initiatives with mention of Initiative 1183. They also write that the Washington wine industry is feeling the squeeze from the cold weather.

Vine Sleuth Uncorked spends time with Pomum Cellars.

PubliCola writes about Initiative 1183 (good read).

The Stand writes about Initiative 1183 ads Costco doesn’t want you to see.

Target Practice writes about Initiative 1183.


From the locals…


Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt toasts Washington value blends.

The Kitsap Sun writes about funding for and against Initiative 1183.

The Seattle Times writes about a national distillers association criticizing Initiative 1183. They also write about recent trade agreements. They also endorse Initiative 1183.

The Olympian writes about Costco’s $22.5M investment in Initiative 1183, a state record.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer writes about Initiative 1183.

The Issaquah Press writes about local Starbucks selling beer and wine.

The Yakima Herald writes about Initiative 1183.

KPLU looks for the truth in Initiative 1183 claims.

The Seattle Weekly writes about Bainbridge Island wines.

Blaine’s The Northern Light writes about Initiative 1183.

OPB News writes about the 2011 harvest.

The Tri-City Herald endorses Initiative 1183.

The Spokesman Review writes about Costco’s record donation to Initiative 1183.

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about RN74 and Purple.


Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…


Think asks whether Initiative 1183 is a sign of change for the liquor industry.


That's all folks!

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