Friday, April 5, 2013

Washington Wine Round-up March 22nd to 31st 2013

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from March 22nd to 31st 2013. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

Journal UK writes that Washington is a happy place for grapes.


From around the country…

Wines and Vines writes about development heating up at Red Mountain.

Savannah Morning News writes that Washington is homed to skilled winemakers.

From the blogosphere…

The Gray Report writes about Avennia.

Great Northwest Wine writes about Pacific Rim expanding its brands. They also write about a reported theft at Taste Washington (this ended up not being the case, see the update here), Walla Walla having a dry start to spring, and Bartholomew pairing up with a chocolatier. See a list of their wine reviews here.

Great Wine News writes about Rotie Cellars. They also write about Hard Row to HoeDumas StationHarbinger, and Canoe Ridge.

Paul Gregutt enjoys wine and food pairings at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and a Riesling pick of the week. He also introduces Waitsburg Cellars and writes about Waitsburg Cellars’ first review.

One Girl…One Glass writes about a weekend in the Tri-Cities. Read Part I here.


Crosscut.com writes about Yakima’s push to become Washington’s wine capital.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Pacifica. Catie also writes about the Dance Chardonnay.

The Pour Fool writes about Paul Gregutt’s Waitsburg Cellars.

WineEYak writes about a Taste Washington look at the Yakima Valley.

Lucha Vino books three cabernet sauvignon vintages from Tildio Winery in the same match. He also writes about a Washington Barbera versus one from Piemonte.

WA Wine PR gives wine drenched observations of Taste Washington.

Write for Wine writes about random thoughts from Taste Washington.

Northwest Wine Anthem gives a Friday find. They also give a state of the union on Taste Washington.

Sips and the City writes about new and notable at Taste Washington.

Wine Peeps shares highlights from Taste Washington.

Eater gives just a taste of Taste Washington.

The Washington Vine tastes Bridgepress Rosé.

Examiner.com gives a Taste Washington photo set.


From the locals…

Capital Press writes about Spanish Castle Vineyard. They also write about giving wine grapes a chance.

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about restaurants sharing the spotlight at Taste Washington.

The Bonny Lake Courier-Herald writes about a record year for grape growers.

Wine Press NW writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Patterson tasting gallery opening up.

Seattle Magazine gives a Taste Washington game plan.

The Seattle Times writes about a wine bottle maker rising from the ashes.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes that Wine O’Clock is now pouring its own lineup.

The Bellingham Herald says to enjoy those white wine medal winners.

WSU New writes that tasters warm up to reds at higher temperatures.

The Seattle Times covers plans for vineyard expansion in the Red Mountain AVA.

The Everett Herald announced the winners of the Northwest Wine Competition.


Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

Wine Spectator writes about Drew Bledsoe of Doubleback pushing for changes to Massachusetts wine laws.


That’s all folks!

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