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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 8th to 14th 2012. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country (and abundance of love this week)…


Wines and Vines writes about Olympia trying to cut wine red tape.

CNN writes about the best wines to have with a grilled cheese with a callout to Washington riesling.

The Fort Wayne News Sentinel writes about Syrah as the perfect wine for winter with brief mention of Washington.

San Antonio Current writes about smart wines for 2012 with a callout to Hogue’s Columbia Valley Riesling.

The Iowa Press Citizen writes about Washington wine (Note: As writer Paul Gregutt noted on Facebook, there are a number of inaccuracies in this article).

In the Napa Valley Register, Joseph Phelps winemaker Ashley Hepworth calls Cayuse Vineyards Christophe Baron her favorite peer in the wine industry.

Wine Business.com writes about Madeline Dow joining winemaker Charles Smith in a national events and PR position.

Miami Herald writes about blends with a callout to Cadaretta’s Windthrow.

San Jose Mercury News writes about a year of discovery, with a callout to Buty’s Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle.


From the blogosphere…


Paul Gregutt writes about organizing a wine cellar. He also writes about wine blogging.

Northwest Wine Anthem lists Maison Bleue as a Friday find. They also write about Vinyl Wines.

Table Talk profiles Jeurgen Grieb of Treveri Cellars.

Sammamish Patch writes about Trillium Creek Winery on Key Peninsula.

Uncork Washington writes about Seven Hills Planing Mill Red. They also write about the Zero One Vintners Wild Sky Cabernet.

Through the Walla Walla Grapvine writes about Tamarack Cellars.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events. Shona also writes about Columbia Winery offering wine education classes.

Wine Foot writes about the 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Franc. Duane also writes about the 2008 Snoqualmie Reserve Cabernet.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington and New Zealand Syrah.

Sips & The City does a 2011 recap.

Wine Peeps writes about Sagemoor Vineyards.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog looks back at one year in business.

Wine.com puts a spotlight on Washington wine.

MyWineSchool does a video blog on Washington reds.


From the locals…


Sammamish Review writes about local voters voting overwhelmingly for Initiative 1183.

Mercer Island Patch picks the 2008 Otis Kenyon Syrah as wine pick of the week.

The News Tribune writes about a possible attempt to block aspects of 1183. MyNorthwest.com reports that the idea was DOA shortly after being introduced.

Auburn Reporter writes that an agreement keeps liquor stores stocked until transition to private sales.

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about concern over 1183 fees for craft distilleries.

The Seattle Times reports that a bill would allow day spas to serve beer and wine.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about recent wine trends.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Jones of Washington.


That's all folks!

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