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

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about Charles Smith’s big plans.

Wine Enthusiast writes about Charles Smith’s new Chardonnay project.

Shanken Daily News writes about Charles Smith’s new Chardonnay project.

D Magazine writes about Doyenne’s 2011 Roussanne.

Drink Business Review writes about Total Wine opening a store in Spokane.

Wine Business writes about Governor Gregoire visiting the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center.

Capital Press writes about the growth of Chateau Ste Michelle.


From the blogosphere…


Samammish Patch writes about the opening of Capri Cellars in Issaquah.

Huffington Post gives the top 18 Rieslings under $12 with callouts to Washington Hills, Murphy’s Law, 14 Hands, and Flying Fish.

Heed the Hedonist writes about Forgeron Cellars’ new space in Woodinville.

Hitched writes about wine touring the Tri-Cities.

Small City Branding Around the World writes that Yakima Valley branding has gone to the dogs.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the Cavu Cellars Barbera Rose.

Wine Peeps writes about Fall Line Winery. They also write about Saviah Cellars The Jack Syrah.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the Alexandria Nicole Shepherd’s Mark. William also writes about a tour of Destiny Ridge Vineyard.

The Washington Vine writes about Arbor Crest.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about August events in Spokane.

Write for Wine writes about Obelisco.

Manufacturing.net writes about the restarting of a bottling factory.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2003 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet.

Sauced writes about Brennon Leighton joining Charles Smith.

Lucha Vino writes about gold medal cabs.


From the locals…


The Spokesman-Review writes about wineries renovating a downtown hall.

The Seattle PI writes that Woodinville is a Mecca for wine.

The Daily Astorian writes about Initiative 1183 increasing liquor sales in Oregon.

CBS Seattle gives as guide to the best in Walla Walla.

The Yakima Herald writes about Governor Gregoire touting the state’s wine industry.

KNDO writes about Governor Gregoire visiting the groundbreaking for the new wine center.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the Governor’s focus on exports.

Seattle Magazine gives its best whites and reds of 2012. They also write about what’s new in Walla Walla and Yakima Valley. Finally, Paul Zitarelli (Full Pull Wines) also writes an article on the Columbia Gorge.

The Columbia Basin Herald writes about turning weeds into wine.

In Walla Walla Lifestyles Myles Anderson of Walla Walla Vintners writes about making wine at home.


That's all folks!

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3 comments

  1. uwp Says:
  2. Does anyone have more info on that Brennon Leighton/Charles Smith collaboration?

    As good as Brennon is with whites, I don't seem him abandoning reds (love me some Jolie Bouche/Ceidleigh), but it says he'll be in charge of an exclusively chard operation? And the asst. winemaker at K Vintners is assuming responsibility for KV. So are Smith/Leighton starting a new line? Or will this be under the Charles Smith line?

     
  3. uwp, my understanding is that Leighton will be in charge of: 1) the Chardonnay project which will be a new winery housed in the old Whitman Cellars facility 2) the Charles Smith Wines, which includes all of reds and whites. Additionally, Leighton will start his own winery, which Smith will underwrite, where he will produce Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre - although I could see that list changing.

     
  4. uwp Says:
  5. That is awesome news Sean!

     

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