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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from June 1st to 7th 2012. Read previous round-ups here.

The big news this week the beginning of private liquor sales in the state and the purchase of Columbia and Covey Run by Gallo. Read numerous stories on each below.

From around the world…


Decanter writes about Washington ending its state liquor monopoly. They also write about Gallo’s purchase of Columbia and Covey Run (article by yours truly).


From around the country…


Wine Business.com gives an analysis of the Gallo purchase of Columbia and Covey Run (good read).

Business Week writes about Washington beginning private liquor sales.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat writes about Accolade Wines buying several wineries from Ascentia Wine Estates. They also write about Gallo purchasing Columbia and Covey Run.

Writing for The Kansas City Star, M.W, M.S. Doug Frost says to explore all that Washington has to offer.

Lubbock On-line writes about Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Insania Wines.

Reuters writes about Ascentia selling wineries to Accolade and Gallo.

The Modesto Bee writes about Gallo’s purchase of Columbia and Covey Run.


From the blogosphere…


Paul Gregutt gives an analysis of the sale of Columbia and Covey Run to Gallo (good read). He also does a vertical tasting of Robert Karl Clarets and gives wine stories of the week.

WineEYak writes about Red Willow Vineyard.

Blend20 writes about Fruit Bomb Red Table Wine.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Woodward Canyon. Catie also writes about the Charles & Charles Rosé.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Lobo Hills.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington Syrah to a Crozes Hermitage.

Drinks Business Review.com writes about Total Wine expanding into Washington. They also write about Gallo’s purchase of Columbia and Covey Run.

Take Like With a Grain of Chocolate writes about a trip to eastern Washington wine country.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about the sale of Columbia and Covey Run to Gallo.

Table Talk writes about Obelisco.

Wine Peeps writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Ethos Reserve.

Mercer Island Patch gives its wine pick of the week. They also write that eastside businesses stock up for private liquor sales.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about June events in Spokane.

Sauced gives a taste of DuBrul Vineyard.

Go Local Prov writes about Syrah with a callout to Charles & Charles.

CougCenter does a five store evaluation of spirits sales.

Beauties and the Feast write about wine tasting in Walla Walla.

AgInfo.net talks with Steve Warner of the Washington Wine Commission.

Dog About Town writes about Walla Walla.

The Auction of Washington Wines gives a Revelry 2012 recap.


From the locals…


Puget Sound Business Journal writes about Gallo purchasing Columbia and Covey Run.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt says that late springs call for Sauvignon Blanc.

The Seattle Times writes about the new liquor prices stumping the public with state lawmakers saying that stores should display the full price. They also write about Gallo’s purchase of Columbia and Covey Run.

Northwest Cable News says that Spokane 1183 opponents stand strong.

Longview Daily News says that spirits shoppers get sticker shock.

The Bellingham Herald writes about the full effects of I-1183 kicking in.

Supreme Court of Washington Blog writes about the ruling on I-1183.

The Olympian writes about South Sound wine trails. They also write that some liquor questions remain unresolved.

The Herald.net writes about a spirited start to spirits sales.

KNDO writes about why liquor is more expensive.

OPB News writes that in Costco’s hometown, liquor store employees still have a job.

Yakima Herald writes about Gallo’s purchase of Columbia and Covey Run.

The News Tribune writes about dry roses.


Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…


Portland Examiner writes about a weekend getaway to Prosser.


That's all folks!

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