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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from November 8th to 14th. Read previous round-ups here.

Buckle your seat belts. This week's round-up is a long one.

From around the country...

Wines & Vines writes about the passage of Initaitive 1183.

Wine Spectator writes about the passage of Initiative 1183.

The Broward-Palm Beach times writes about Queensryche and Geoff Tate’s Insania wine.

The Salt Lake Tribune writes about the passage of Initiative 1183 leading to calls for privatization of liquor sales.

The Denver Post writes about the passage of Initiative 1183.

Richmond Times Dispatch writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Cold Creek Chardonnay.

Shanken Daily News writes abou the passage of Initiative 1183.


From the blogosphere…


Paul Gregutt asks what’s next after the passage of Initiative 1183. He also gives a new wine rating scale.

Lucha Vino writes about a Washington versus a California Merlot.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about November events in Spokane.

Fermentation writes about the passage of Initiative 1183.

Under the Grapetree writes about DeLille CEllars, Col Solare, J Bookwalter, and Waterbrook.

Strange Bedfellows writes that Governor Gregoire remains concerned about Initiative 1183.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about world recognition for Washington wine.

The Wine Curmudgeon writes about the passage of Initiative 1183.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Pomum Cellars moving locations. Shona also writes about upcoming Woodinville events.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about November events and Spokane. Josh also celebrates the blogs second birthday.

Seattle University Spectator writes that the passage of 1183 conflicts with the Occupy stance.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about a tale of two acidities.

Wild 4 Washington Wine thinks about summer.

Wine Peeps writes about St. Nicks. Kori also writes about Domaine Ste. Michelle Extra Dry Sparkling Wine.

Edward Matsuwaka at WAwineman writes about 2007 Dunham Cellars Syrah.

Bellevue Patch writes about businesses looking ahead to private liquor sales.

Under the Grape Tree writes about Washington wine.

Idaho Wine Girl writes about Walla Walla.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the Wine Century Club.

Table Talk says to raise your glass to the Auction of Washington Wines.

Terrorist writes about Washington privatizing spirits sales.


From the locals…


Seattle Weekly writes about why David Leclaire at Wine World Warehouse voted against Initiative 1183.

The News Tribune writes about harvest wrapping up.

The Liquor Control Board issues a statement after the passage of Initiative 1183.

Seattle Times writes about voters kicking the state out of the liquor business. They also write about the liquor board and retailers gearing up for the subsequent changes and talk with Jim Sinegal of Costco.

KAPP TV gives a preelection story on Initiative 1183.

Oregon Live writes about the passage of Initiative 1183.

Wenatchee World On-line writes about bargain whites.

Yakima Herald writes about Treveri Cellars. They also writes about Vintner’s Global Resource (with a typo in the byline no less!).

Seattle Metropolitan writes about the passage of Initiative 1183.

KIRO TV writes about the response to Initiative 1183 passing.

Tri-City Herald writes about Thanksgiving wine selection.

Snow Valley Star writes about grocery stores getting into the liquor business.

Snohomish County Business Journal writes about the opening of Wine Cellars of Washington.

Seattle Weekly writes about L’Ecole No 41’s semillon.

Nisqually Valley News says that the passage of 1183 won’t turn the state into the wild west.

The Olympian writes about Initiative 1183 and the state budget.

Longview Daily News writes about the only western Washington counties that voted against Initiative 1183.

Kitsap Sun writes that Initiative 1183 could be a game changer for some local wineries and distilleries.

Peninsula Daily News writes about the response of liquor store managers to 1183 passing.

The Herald writes that Initiative 1183 passing creates some new questions.

The Columbia writes that the passage of Initiative 1183 clouds Vancouver’s budget.

KING 5 writes that small wine shops want to sell spirits after the passage of Initiative 1183.


That's all folks!

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