A round-up of stories on Washington wine from February 22nd to 29th. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the country…
The Star Tribune writes about Washington Merlot.
Go Local Providence writes about 14 Hands.
Anchorage Press writes about ten wines you should try with a callout to Walla Walla Valley Syrah.
The Daily Comet recommends 14 Hands.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle writes about Old Hatchery Winery making wines from Washington grapes.
The Chicago Tribune names Columbia Crest’s H3 Cabernet a don’t miss wine recommendation.
From the blogosphere…
Northwest Wine Anthem writes about For a Song.
Sips & The City writes about Seattle Food and Wine Experience. Taryn also writes aboug the AVAs of Washington.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Woodward Canyon. Catie also writes about an under the radar wines dinner.
Paul Gregutt writes about Buty’s new Beasts. He also writes about an under the radar wines dinner.
Mercer Island Patch writes that Woodinville wineries could get a boost from a new organization.
Freedom Foundation writes about the Liquor Control Board considering rules to restrict liquor sales.
Table Talk profiles EFESTE’s Brennon Leighton.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming Woodinville events.
Lucha Vino pits a Washington grenache against one from Sardinia. Read about a Port smackdown here.
Write for Wine writes about Waters 2009 Forgotten Hills Syrah.
WineEYak writes about Spring Barrel Tasting weekend in Yakima Valley.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the 2007 McKinley Springs Syrah.
Northwest Cork and Fork writes about Forgeron Cellars’ 2006 Merlot.
Seattle Cook writes about Walla Walla wine tasting.
Wine Peeps writes about Washington Wine Month. They also write about Saviah Cellars and a challenging wine pairing.
JD Journal writes that Initiative 1183 may help distilleries.
Western Farmer Stockman writes about donations for WSU’s Wine Science Center.
Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog announces an expansion.
The Pour Fool writes about McCrea Cellars and Walter Dacon.
AgInfo.net writes about Washington Wine Month.
MyNorthwest.com writes about Washington bars and restaurants being able to purchase liquor directly from distilleries as of March 1st.
From the locals…
Capital Press writes about the decreased grape production in 2011.
The Mercer Island Reporter writes about Buty.
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Tranche Cellars.
Seattle Weekly writes about Va Piano Vineyards. They also write about Walla Walla’s Andrae Bopp.
Kirkland Reporter writes about Zero One Vintners opening a tasting room in Kirkland.
Wenatchee World writes about Sun Mountain receiving a Restaurant Appreciation Award.
The North Kitsap Herald writes about Cloudlift Cellars.
Seattle Metropolitan writes that March is Washington Wine Month.
The Bellingham Herald writes about three craft distilleries opening soon in Whatcom County.
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about a brewery moving into one of the wine incubator buildings.
The News Tribune writes that 93 Pierce County stores have applied to sell spirits. They also write that Lakewood removed its moratorium on large liquor stores and Pinot Gris.
The Olympian writes that 857 stores statewide have applied to sell spirits so far.
KOMO News talks with Leslie Sbrocco.
The Spokesman-Review writes about Barrister Winery.
That’s all folks!