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After a long hiatus (sorry), a round-up of stories on Northwest wine from May 22nd to 31st 2015. We’ll catch up on previous weeks missed in the future if time allows. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about Willamette Valley Vineyards launching a series of single vineyard wineries. They also write about Rhone wines in Washington.

Wines and Vines writes that there is a strong market for land in Walla Walla Valley.

St Louis Today writes about dry rose from Washington state.

The Lincoln Journal Star writes about Sauvignon Blanc, with a callout to Columbia Crest.

Time writes about seven things you never knew were in wine, with quotes from WSU’s Jim Harbertson.

National Journal writes about why Walla Walla has a wine industry.

Forbes writes about Oregon wine’s big secret – its white wines.

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes about David Rosenthal taking over Chateau Ste Michelle white wines. They also write about longtime wineries pouring vintage Merlot in Walla Walla, that Oregon Pinot Noir shines when it strugglesEarl Jones celebrating history at Abacela, and new plantings changing the face of Red Mountain.

Seattle Refined gives a newbie’s guide to the Yakima Valley. They also write about eating and drinking in the South Sound during the US Open.

Go Local PDX writes about rosé.

Write for Wine writes about Wine Rocks.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2005 Leonetti Merlot. Tom also writes about the 2005 Quilceda Creek Cabernet, and the 2001 Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet.

Lucha Vino compares a Walla Walla Valley and California Cabernet.

Table Talk Northwest writes about Vintners in the Vineyard on Red Mountain. They also write about Ted Baseler.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the Columbia Gorge AVA.

Wagon Wine writes about Syncline.

From the locals…

Seattle Metropolitan recommends the Betz Family Winery 2012 Clos de Betz Red Wine (article by yours truly).

The Daily Sun News writes about the Yakima Valley Community College wine program 

The Bend Bulletin writes about a wine country bypass being constructed. They also write about climate change and fifty years of Pinot Noir.

The Seattle Times writes about winemakers setting up shop in Seattle.

Oregon Live writes about Pinot Pioneers. They also write about the world of Merlot.

Oregon Wine Press gives an update on OWRI. They also write about Cameron Winery working with beesRajat Parrwhite wineswine not selling itself in tasting roomsDomaine Serene founders purchasing a Burgundy wine estate, and a Southern Oregon venture via Spain.

The Statesman Journal writes that it’s wine time. They also write about Willamette Valley Vineyards launching a new division.

Washington Times writes about celebrating 50 years of Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley.

The Yakima Herald writes about Malbec. They also write about a grant to extend the winery education program.

The Olympian writes about the Horse Heaven Hills.

The Mail Tribune writes about wine and climate change.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the most influential business executives of the last 35 years, with a section on Ted Baseler of Ste Michelle Wine Estates.

The Bellingham Herald writes about sparkling wine.

King 5 writes about wine tasting aboard a cowboy limo.

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about The Rocks District.

That’s all folks!

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