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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from April 15thto 21st. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the country…
No love this week.
From the blogosphere…
Table Talk profiles Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars.
Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about four Nectar wineries joining the Spokane Wine Association.
Wine and Beer of Washington State reviews the Sexy Syrah event. They also write about Passport to Woodinville and a day at Vin du Lac.
Paul Gregutt asks which is harder to make – red or white? He also writes about the tyranny of weather and Rainstorm wines.
Lucha Vino compares a Washington tempranillo to one from Ribera del Duero.
WineEYak does a vineyard spotlight on Upland Estates. They also write about AntoLin Cellars.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Walla Walla wine for dummies with a weekly wine word.
Wine Peeps writes about Wine Out West. They also write about Columbia Crest’s Reserve Tempranillo.
Woodinville Wine Update gives a sneak peak at Bunnell Family Cellar. Shona also writes about Spring Barrel Tasting in Woodinville.
Blue Collar Wine Guy writes about Zero One Vinters.
Kirkland Patch writes about the Kirkland warehouse district wineries.
Vinous Wonderland writes about roadtripping through Washington.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about 509 Wine Company. William also writes about Taste Washington and a Legends of Wine vertical.
From the locals…
The Yakima Herald writes about research on grafting.
The Tri-City Herald writes that the Clore Center is set to open in 2013.
The Seattle Times reports that some state liquor store employees are already leaving their jobs.
They also write about liquor store bidding.
KIMA TV writes about Yakima Valley’s Spring Barrel Tasting.
Oregon Live writes about Heisen House Vineyards. They also write about McMinnville and Walla Walla.
Eater PDX writes about Taste Washington in Portland.
Bellingham Herald writes about Taste Washington.
Herald.net writes about bargain red wines.
The Olympian writes about the cut in state workers after I-1183. They also write about bidding ending for the state liquor stores.
The Moscow Pullman Daily News writes that liquor consumption is expected to increase post-1183 (requires subscription).
KNDO writes that wine prices are expected to go up in 2012.
KING 5 writes about wineries taking the carbon reduction challenge.
Portland Business Journal writes that Oregon and Washington are poised to fill a growing demand for grapes.
KIRO says that liquor stores closing equals cheap wine for consumers.
That's all folks!