A round-up of stories on Washington wine from April 22nd to 30th 2012. Read previous round-ups here.
Buckle your seatbelts boys and girls. This roundup is a long one.
From around the country…
Wines & Vines writes about the economic impact study on Washington wine.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes about Governor Gregoire’s take on California wine.
KSBY writes about Governor Gregoire referring to California as jug wine.
Indiana’s The Republic writes about the Wine Commission’s economic impact study.
CBS News writes about the economic impact study of Washington wine.
KBSW writes about the wine war between California and Washington.
Business Week writes about the auctioning of state liquor stores. They also write about the Governor’s comments on California wine.
Shanken Daily News writes about the economic impact study on Washington wine.
Wine Enthusiast writes about Washington wine country for the insider.
Huffington Post writes about a slice of Taste Washington.
From the blogosphere…
Paul Gregutt writes about BevMo ramping up in Washington. He also writes about the economic impact study on Washington wine.
Mercer Island Patch gives a wine pick of the week.
Wine Peeps writes about Den Hoed. They also write about the 2010 The Jack Cabernet Sauvignon, Maison Bleue, and Fidelitas.
Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the Script and Seal Red Wine.
Government Technology writes that the on-line auction signals the end of state liquor sales.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Hedges. William also writes about Washington cideries and the 2009 Chateau Smith.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about Avennia. Shona also writes about the 2012 Chateau Ste. Michelle concert series.
WineEYak writes about Thurston Wolfe.
AgInfo.net writes about the economic impact of Washington wine.
Rocky Mountain Woman writes about Woodward Canyon.
Lucha Vino compares a Washington Pinot to a Pinot Nero.
Jameson Fink writes about the economic impact study on Washington wine.
Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about Spring Release Weekend in Spokane.
Write for Wine writes about Cana’s Feast.
Under the Grape Tree writes about the Kiona Chenin Blanc.
House Tri-Cities writes about visiting wineries in the Yakima Valley.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Walla Walla’s Fat Duck Inn. She also writes about Mark Ryan coming to Walla Walla.
Crosscut writes about mini-mart liquor in Washington.
Aviation Pros writes about Walla Walla looking to help Alaska Airlines cut expenses.
From the locals…
The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the economic impact study on Washington wine.
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Viognier.
The Seattle Times writes about the economic impact study of Washington wine. They also write that the Washington wine industry is flourishing and that the auction is a windfall for state coffers. They also ask whether I-1183 is legal.
Yakima Herald writes about Washington wine on the high seas. They also write that Yakima Valley is a place to grow.
Oregon Live writes about the auction of state liquor stores. They also write about Chris Figgins.
The Tri-City Herald writes about a produce stand opening at Barnard Griffin. They also write about the state naming liquor store auction winners. They also write about the economic impact study of the Washington wine industry.
The Bellingham Herald writes about Whatcom County liquor stores auctioned. They also write about Silver Bell Winery and say that Washington growers see the glass as half full.
The Yakima Herald writes that the city’s three liquor stores were auctioned to out of town bidders. They also write about Spring Barrel Tasting.
The News Tribune writes that Washington wines are the winners. They also write about the owners of the auctioned liquor stores.
The Mercer Island Report writes about the closing of the Mercer Island liquor store.
KVEWTV writes about the results of the state liquor store auction.
Northwest Cable News writes about Governor Gregoire’s smackdown on California wine.
The Seattle PI writes about the closure of some city liquor stores.
Renton Patch writes about the auctioning of Renton area liquor stores.
OPB News writes that mini-mart and gas station owners win some of the auctioned liquor stores.
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal writes about the auctioning of state liquor stores.
The Spokesman Review writes that the state is approaching 1,600 liquor stores.
KXLY writes that local wineries appreciate the governor’s support.
MyNorthwest.com writes about the Governor’s joke about California wine.
Seattle Weekly writes about Fjellene Cellars.
KNDO writes about the California-Washington rivalry.
The Columbian gives a toast to Washington wineries. They also ask what will happen with private liquor sales.
KEPR writes about funding for the Wine Science Center.
Wenatchee World writes that wine is good for the economy.
Olympia Business Watch says the Washington wine industry is aging just fine.
That's all folks!