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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from March 15th to 21st 2012. Read previous round-ups here.

Three big stories this week – a judge upholding Initiative 1183, the trade pact with South Korea going into effect, and the revealing of the White House wines. See stories below.

From around the world…


Decanter writes about White House wines.


From around the country…


CBS News does a video post about the White House State Dinner with mention of Leonetti Cellar.

Bloomberg writes about the not-so-secret White House wines.

The Washington Post writes about White House wines.

Fox News writes about White House wines.

St Louis Today says look to Washington State for Cabernet.

The News Press says take a second look at Merlot.


From the blogosphere…


Jameson Fink writes about a wine blending odyssey with Wine Folly.

Paul Gregutt writes about Treveri Cellars. He also writes about a vertical of Dumas Station.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Rotie Cellars.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Vin du Lac’s 2007 Barrel Select Merlot.

NW Wine Anthem gives a Friday find.

Table Talk gives a winemaker profile of Chris Sparkman of Sparkman Cellars.

Stark Inside writes about White House wines.

Wine Folly writes about wine faults.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington Nebbilo to a Piemonte. He also writes about Tsillan Cellars.

Mercer Island Patch writes about local wine retailers.

Sips & The City writes about Taste Washington.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the Planing Mill Red.

Alcoholic Beverages Law Blog gives an update on I-1183 challenges.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about the Downtown Spokane Walking Wine Tour Pass.

Shoreline Patch writes about a judge upholding I-1183.

NW Cork and Fork writes about singles night with Gamache Vintners.

NW Daily Marker writes about a judge upholding I-1183.

Write for Wine writes about Walla Walla wine.

Renton Patch writes about stores lining up for liquor licenses.

Woodinville Patch writes about the auctioning of state liquor store rights.

Samammish Patch says big name retailers line up for liquor rights.


From the locals…


The Seattle Times writes about a judge upholding I-1183.

The News Tribune says that the new South Korean trade pact may be a boon for wineries.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Gino Cuneo.

KAPPTV writes about the trade pact with South Korea.

The Puget Sound Business Journal says that Safeway has applied for the most liquor licenses post-1183. They also write about the flood of liquor store applications.

The Portland Orchard Independent says that small liquor retailers fret about the future.

The Spokane Journal of Business says that 76 Spokane area business have applied for spirits licenses.

The Yakima Herald Republic writes about the South Korea trade pact. They also say let the state proceed with privatizing liquor sales.

KNDO writes about the South Korea trade pact.

The Longview Daily News writes about a Castle Rock police chief facing a state panel over Initiative 1183 ads.

Q13 says that cost of liqour may be going up with privatization.

MSNBC writes about Barnard Griffin’s expansion.

Northwest Cable News says thay the number of liquor stores could quadruple by summer.

The Issaquah Press writes about a judge upholding I-1183.

The Portland Business Journal writes about I-1183 being upheld.


That's all folks!

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