Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Washington Wine Round-up March 8th to 14th 2013


A round-up of stories on Washington wine from March 8th to 14th 2013. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Enthusiast writes about Cakebread launching Mullan Road, a Walla Walla Valley brand.

Wines & Vines writes about the influx of California money into the Pacific Northwest. They also write about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s rail distribution.

Wine Business.com writes about the Auction of Washington Wines donating to WSU.

Touring and Tasting writes about wines of Washington. Read an interview with John Bookwalter here

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes about Rex Pickett of Sideways fame coming to Washington. They also write about Gordon Brothers opening a wine bar, and a label change of Columbia Crest’s Grand Estates tier. See the latest wine reviews here.

Paul Gregutt is back blogging. He writes about wine scoring and transparency.

Great Wine News writes about Barrage Cellars. They also write about Bob Berthau of Chateau Ste. MichelleFlying Dreams WineryWilridgeLong Shadows, and Guardian.

U Pack Moving gives top wine destinations.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the Betz Family Winery Spring Release Party.

Alister & Paine writes about the 2011 FIGGINS Estate Riesling.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Mellisoni.

Wine Peeps does a Red Willow Vineyard tasting.

WA Wine PR gives tips for heading to Taste Washington from Steve Warner.

Lucha Vino compares a southern Washington wine to one from Chateauneuf du Pape.

Write for Wine passes along Hedges rules for attending a wine festival.

The Sun Break tracks liquor prices at small and large stores.


From the locals…

The Tri-City Herald writes about a hearing set to discuss changes at Red Mountain.

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes Cakebread coming to Washington.

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the Liquor Control Board wanting a 20-mile buffer for small stores wanting to sell liquor.

Seattle Magazine says give Chardonnay another chance.

KNDO says that Washington wine month is a boon for wineries.

The Herald.net writes about 1183 making it hard on small liquor stores.

Mercer Island Reporter writes about visiting Zillah.


That's all folks!

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