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The February Virtual Tasting is tonight! The wine is the 2010/2011 Kiona Vineyards & Winery Lemberger (see vintage explanation below). This wine retails for $15 and is widely available. The tasting will take place tonight, Thursday February 27th, from 7-8pm Pacific.

What you need to do to participate is:

1. Buy this month’s wine from the winery or a local retailer (see below)

2. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8pm Pacific on the specified date using the hashtag #kiona. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.

* The Kiona Lemberger is currently between vintages so readers may see either the 2010 and 2011 vintages on the shelf depending on where in the country you live.

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Fresh Sheet February 26th 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1 comments







Today’s Fresh Sheet – new and recent releases – includes wines from Mark Ryan WineryKerloo CellarsEFESTEEight Bells WineryAuclair WineryButy Winery, and Robert Ramsay Cellars.

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February Pic of the Vine

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 0 comments

As the end of February draws near and we gaze at the calendar, longing for spring and the warmer weather it brings, this month contributing photographer Richard Duval offers an image he has appropriately titled 'Waiting.'

“It’s just a reminder that what we get to sample come spring is almost certainly worth the wait,” he said. “But in the meantime, we simply wait and wait and wait . . .” Fear not, before long the new growing season in the Northwest will be upon us.

Click on the picture for a larger image. See previous Pic of the Vine images here.

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from February 15th to February 21st.  Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country...

Wine Enthusiast Magazine writes about Washington's Rise of the Rhônes (article co-authored by yours truly).

Wine Spectator writes about more changes at Evening Land.

Wines & Vines writes about the Wine Science Center streamlining its budget.

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from February 8th to 14th. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

The Drinks Business writes that Obama serves ‘cheap’ U.S. wine (low value article but interesting to see that they picked up this story).


From around the country…

Vineyard & Winery Management writes about Chardonnay in focus at the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers conference (article by yours truly).

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The February Virtual Tasting wine is the 2010/2011 Kiona Vineyards & Winery Lemberger (see vintage explanation below). This wine retails for $15 and is widely available. The tasting will take place on Thursday February 27th from 7-8pm Pacific.

What you need to do to participate is:

1. Buy this month’s wine from the winery or a local retailer (see below)

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from February 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about Rajat Parr, Charles Banks, and Sashi Moorman purchasing an interest in Evening Land Winery.

The Minneapolis Star writes about the Boomtown Pinot Gris.

The Tampa Bay Times makes the 2012 Argyle Pinot Noir its wine of the week.

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the approval of the Walla Walla Valley appellation. At the time the application was submitted, the valley had a mere two wineries and 60 acres of grapes. Since that time, Walla Walla Valley has blossomed into one of the world's premier wine regions with well over 100 wineries and tastings rooms and nearly 2,000 acres of vineyards.

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The 2014 Washington State Wine Tour Guide has been released!

The guide is divided into eight wine touring regions: Seattle & Northwest, Woodinville, Southwest Washington & Columbia Gorge, Yakima Valley, Cascade Valley & North Central, Tri-Cities, Walla Walla Valley, and Spokane & Pullman. Each touring region has an introductory article with information about the area as well as suggestions on when to go and things to do written by yours truly. The cover image is by resident Washington Wine Report photographer Richard Duval.

Look for hard copies of the guide at wineries and retailers throughout the state. Out-of-staters can order a hard copy here or read an on-line copy here. Enjoy!

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from January 22nd to 31st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

Harper’s UK talks with Robert Nicholson with mention of mergers and acquisitions in Oregon and Washington in 2013.


From around the country…

St. Louis Dispatch writes about the Chandler Hill Viognier.

The Los Angeles Times writes about the McKinlay Pinot Noir.

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