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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here.

The big story this week was the resignation of writer wine reviewer Jay Miller, who was responsible for covering Washington and Oregon as well as other areas, from The Wine Advocate. Read stories from WineBusiness.com, Decanter, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times.

From around the country…


The San Francisco Chronicle gives its Top 100 Wines for 2011 with a callout to Pacific Rim, Amavi, Betz, Andrew Will, Barnard Griffin, Cadence, Gramercy, and Januik.

The Sacramento Bee writes about Alaska Airlines and the Walla Walla Wine Alliance teaming up.

Wine Enthusiast writes about Alaska Airlines teaming up with Walla Walla.

Florida Today gives its top wines of 2011 with the Northstar Merlot winning Wine of the Year.

St. Louis Today writes about the Kung Fu Girl Riesling.


From the blogosphere…


Publicola writes that a legal effort against 1183 is likely. They subsequently write that a lawsuit has been filed and then a second.

Paul Gregutt writes about changes at The Wine Advocate. He also write aobut the Wine Enthusiast Top 100.

Washington Wine writes about Washington wine regions.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Holiday Barrel Tasting.

Mercer Island Patch writes about local wineries getting into the holiday spirit.

Voracious writes about The Wine Advocate’s new critic for Washington.

Table Talk writes about Washington wine on Top 100 lists.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Scarborough Winery.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Florentino Cellars moving.

Northwest Cork & Fork writes about a Spanish feast.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington tempranillo to a Navarra.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about wine brawls and debauchery.

Digital Journal writes about Starbucks selling wine and beer in additional outlets.

Dr Vino asks whether The Wine Advocate changing critics will lead to changing styles.

West Seattle Blog writes about how West Seattle voted on Initiative 1183.

My Wallingford looks at how Wallingford voted on Initiative 1183 (no).

Two Sheets in the Wind writes about four part series on Initiative 1183 changes. See part IV here.

Thomas O’Neil Cellars gives a harvest review.

Sassy City Girl writes about the Taste of Tulalip.

Wine Foot gives ten Washington winemakers to watch.

WAWineman writes about the 2006 Glen Fiona Syrah. Ed Matsuwaka also writes about the 2005 Columbia Winery Syrah.

Northwest Wines writes about Northwest sparkling wines.


From the locals…


The Seattle Times looks at how the area voted on Initiative 1183. They also write about unions suing to block Initiative 1183.

Wine Press Northwest writes about The Wine Advocate’s new writer for Oregon and Washington.

The Kitsap Sun writes about Eleven Winery.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about big, heavy, wine bottles (what I like to call ‘murder weapons’).

The News Tribune writes about Bookwalter opening a restaurant at its Richland winery.

CBS Seattle writes about December events in western Washington.

Oregon Live.com writes about Leavenworth.

Islands Weekly writes about how they will be affected by Initiative 1183.

The Clipper writes about Initiative 1183.

Bellingham Herald writes about Taste of Tulalip.

The Olympian writes about a second lawsuit against Initiative 1183.


Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…


Uncork Washington writes about the 2009 Gramercy Cellars Lower East Cabernet.


That's all folks!

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