A round-up of stories on Washington wine from August 22nd to 31st. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the country…
Wines & Vines writes that Washington wine sales are in a state of flux.
Rapid City Journal writes that Merlot is the comeback kid.
D Magazine writes about Cabernet Sauvignon with a callout to FIGGINS and Gorman.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes that Washington’s reds find a sweet spot.
Philadelphia News says sample Washington State wine.
From the blogosphere…
Voracious writes about Kevin Pogue, terroirist extraordinaire.
The Wine Economist gives an update on wine and spirits sales.
Washington Wine PR (welcome!) talks with Paul Zitarelli of Full Pull Wines. Bob also writes about the Cayuse newsletter and branding.
Paul Gregutt writes about a new Chateau Ste Michelle advertising campaign. He also gives part two about wild yeast and writes about chasing the elusive butterfly of wine love.
Palate Press writes about Idaho wine with a callout to Precept.
Huffington Post writes about speed tasting at the bloggers conference.
The Washington Vine writes about the Thorny Rose Cabernet.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine gives an hommage to #Cabernet Day. Catie also writes about what she learned at WBC.
Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2010 Force Majeure Viognier.
Wine Peeps gives a WBC live blogging recap. They also write about Deborah Barnard of Barnard Griffin, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc, and new releases from Long Shadows.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about a Fidelitas Malbec vertical tasting.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events.
Sauced writes about the cost of award winning wine.
Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the Red Mountain AVA Alliance.
WineEYak writes about Hightower Cellars.
Lucha Vino pits a Washington Grenache against Montsant.
Table Talk profiles Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars.
Schwabe, Williamson, and Wyatt write out the post-1183 world.
Jaunted writes about a new Alaska Airlines promotional program letting fliers check wine for free.
From the locals…
The Herald writes that Washington Cabernet rivals Napa. They also write about Viognier.
The Columbia Basin Herald writes about the evolution of Grant County wineries.
The Daily Evergreen writes that Idaho pulls from Washington liquor sales.
Seattle Times writes about green beer and wine.
Seattle Metropolitan writes about the top 100 Washington wines.
The Yakima Herald writes about the upcoming harvest.
Seattle Business writes about a new lab that will boost the Washington wine industry.
Wenatchee World writes about the North Central Washington Wine Awards.
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about the expansion of the local community college’s enology and viticulture program.
Western Farm Press writes about the upcoming harvest.
Oregon Live writes about Clark County wineries.
Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…
The Bellingham Herald writes about Washington wines worth considering.
That's all folks!