A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 1st to 7th 2013. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the world…
The Vancouver Sun writes about the Canucks owner buying Washington vineyards.
From around the country…
Wines & Vines writes that Napa wineries are still scouting Red Mountain.
USA Today writes that Walla Walla is a wine Mecca.
Wine Spectator writes about Washington Syrah. They also write about Chris Figgins.
The San Francisco Chronicle gives its Top 100 wines of 2013.
Wine Business.com writes about the The Recommendeur app for the iPhone.
St. Louis Dispatch recommends Ste. Michelle's Harvest Select Sweet Riesling.
From the blogosphere…
Northwest Wine Anthem writes a Top 100 wine extravaganza. They also give a Friday find.
Great Northwest Wine writes that subfreezing temperatures don’t concern Washington grape growers. They also write about Northwest wines on wine.com’s Top 100 list, Silvara Vineyards, Walla Walla’s Holiday Barrel Tasting, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100, and Northstar’s Blending Experience.
Paul Gregutt writes about three new wine apps (I will second the recommendations).
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the 2010 Boomtown Syrah. William also writes about the 2009 Mackey Vineyards Syrah and the Bookwalter Subplot No. 26.
Zinfandel Chronicles makes a list.
Wine Peeps gives a challenging wine pairing.
Cornichon.org writes that Red Mountain gets as maple leaf.
From the locals…
NPR writes that Northwest grape growers brace for damage from the cold.
The Seattle Times writes about $600K worth of wine stolen from Esquin. Read follow up articles here and here.
The Yakima Herald writes about Piety Flats closing its doors.
The Spokesman-Review writes about Oregon vineyards getting a sales boost from Washington and others.
The Herald.net writes about the new edition of the Washington WineTrails book.
Puget Sound Business Journal writes that Total Wine plans to open a store in a new Interbay shopping area in Seattle.
The Bellingham Herald writes about Daven Lore. They also write about Southard.
Writing for the Seattle Times, Andy Perdue writes about Treveri Cellars.
NWNC writes that cold weather halted Latah Creek’s shipping.
Mercer Island Reporter writes about sparkling wines for the holidays.
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin says that the cold snap puts the grape harvest on ice.
Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)
Hogsalt writes a great article about Paul Zitarelli of Full Pull Wines.
UPI says when looking for the healthiest wines look to the darkest reds with a quote from WSU’s James Harbertson.
That's all folks!