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Playing catchup, a mega round-up of stories on Northwest wine from August 15th through September 30th. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

Decanter writes about an Oregon producer filing a lawsuit over pesticide drift.

Harper’s UK writes about UK marketing efforts helping to boost exports of Oregon wine.

Canada Metro writes about Oregon wine.

The Drinks Business writes about Chehalem Wines.

Windsor Square (Toronto) asks what Washington’s signature variety is.

The Montreal Gazette writes about the Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about a new project from Christophe Baron. They also write about Dunham Cellars one year later and about Judy Jordan buying two Willamette Valley properties.

The Press Democrat writes about Ted Baseler and the Pacific Northwest migration.

The LA Daily News writes about wining and dining in the Willamette Valley.

D Magazine writes about the Stoller Family Rose. They also write about Washington wine.

Shanken Daily News writes about Oregon on the rise. They also write about Precept’s Washington portfolio driving growth.

The Chicago Daily Herald says to let Washington State Riesling be your go-to for any cuisine.

Zagat gives five wine picks from Charles Smith.

Forbes writes about Amazon selling wine. They also write about The Allison.

The San Jose Mercury News writes about non-traditional red blends, with a callout to Buty.

The Reading Eagle writes about a trip to Oregon.

CNN writes about 10 up and coming wine regions, with a callout to Walla Walla.

Durham Region says Washington State produces excellent wine.

The Wall Street Journal write about the quest for well-priced domestic Pinot Noir.

Fortune writes about Passing Time.

SC Times writes about Jones of Washington.

Dayton Business Journal writes that the Northwest abounds with great wine.

The San Francisco Chronicle writes about rose with a callout to Charles and Charles and K Vintners. They also write about the purchase of Chehalem Mountain Vineyard.

Sports Illustrated writes about Passing Time.

USA Today Charles Smith’s new Seattle facility.

The Washington Post writes about five Oregon wines to try.

The Lacrosse Tribune writes about the Two Vines Shiraz.

Duluth News Tribune writes about Walla Walla wineries.

Architectural Digest writes about Charles Smith’s new Seattle facility.

Upstart Business Journal writes about pairing lawyers and wine.

From the blogosphere…

Jameson Fink talks with Seven Hills Winery. He also write about the Raptor Ridge Tempranillo and the Brick House Chardonnay. 

Great Northwest Wine writes about whether the Walla Walla Valley is Washington or Oregon (including a podcast with yours truly), Stoller adding winemakers, the passing of Cole DanehowerOregon’s bumper crop in 2014,

 Seven Hills Winery. They also write about Washington MerlotGordon EstateWashington GrenacheCo DinnRed Mountain’s new directorNaked Wines new labelAuclair WineryFreddy Arredondo at Cave Bgrieving the passing of Eric DunhamDunham Cellars, a new study of Walla Walla Valley vineyardsJones of WashingtonBaer Winery, a wildfire destroying a Lake Chelan wineryTertulia Cellars, and the Auction of Washington Wines.

Seattle Refined writes about Seattle’s urban wineries. They also write that Georgetown and SoDo are now wine neighborhoods.

Wine-searcher.com writes about Willamette Valley Vineyards offering an investment opportunity, that 2015 could be another record year for Washington, and that 2015 could redefine Oregon’s wine industry.

Snooth writes about Willamette Valley Chardonnay.

Lucha Vino writes about Washington Mourvedre vs Monastrell.

Go Local PDX writes about Sokol Blosser.

Palate Press writes about five Oregon wineries with restaurants.

Paste writes about Woodinville wineries.

Go Local Worcester writes about Hedges.

Table Talk writes about harvest beginning at Ste. Michelle.

Vinography writes about Vinum Ferus.

Wild 4 Washington Wine gives a September update.

Write for Wine writes about Columbia Crest. Margot also writes about Charles Smith’s Jet City facility.

The Examiner writes about wine tasting at the foot of the Cascades.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about a new tap room at Village Wines.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2006 Cayuse Flying Pig. Tom also writes about the Fall Force Majeure releasesBetz Fall releasesLauren Ashton Roussanne, and the 2004 Woodward Canyon Old Vines Cabernet.

From the locals…

Seattle Metropolitan (articles by yours truly) writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, the Gorman Old Scratch CabernetHogue GewurztraminerMilbrandt Pinot GrisTwo Vintners Syrah, and Mercer Sauvignon Blanc.

The Yakima Herald writes about the early harvest. They also write that the grape crop could set another record, the fast and furious harvest, and that the math of wine grapes is not always easy.

The Register Guard writes about Oregon’s record breaking year in 2014. They also write about Abacela and say the Oregon won’t become the Napa of the north.

The Seattle Times writes about Walla Walla. They also write about Dick Boushey.

The Tri-City Herald writes about inexpensive reds.

Oregon Live asks whether 2014 was Oregon’s best year. They also write about the rise of Oregon winemaking, that forsaking the status quo leads to success, and the best of the best of the Willamette Valley.

KPLU says so many wines, so little time.

The Portland Business Journal remembers Cole Danehower. They also write about Argyle opening a new tasting room and how climate change could hike the price of your Pinot Noir.

The Statesman Journal writes about Willamette Valley Vineyards raising $6M. They also write that harvest starts with the bar set high and about a new Elton winery.

Good Fruit Grower writes about Derek Way, previously of Sagemoor, moving to China. They also say to embrace wine diversityselling lesser known winestannins from vine to wine, and the growth of the Washington wine industry.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the Auction of Washington Wines raising a record amount of money.

The Yakima Herald writes about King County cracking down on tasting rooms. They also write about fortified wines.

The News Register writes about drought in Oregon. They also write about the early harvest.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Coach House Cellars. They also write about Winter’s Hill EstatewildfiresNorth Central wineries, and La Chanterrelle.

The Mail Tribune writes about the Southern Oregon wine industry.

The Columbian writes about Oregon’s record breaking year in 2014. They also write about crush and a Battle Ground vineyard.

Capital Press writes that Oregon’s harvest is off to an early start. They also write about Cody WrightWashington’s early harvestWilridge, and Vitis Ridge.

KMRT writes that Oregon is expecting a historic year.

KING 5 writes about a tour through Washington’s first vineyards (with video). They also write about The Rocks.

WSU News says students and grapes converge on the new Wine Science Center. They also write about a donated wine sorter and about the growing Washington wine industry.

The Ballard News Tribune writes about Carter-Lamour.

KNDO writes that smoke from wildfires isn’t keeping tourists away. They also write that Yakima Valley tourism is expected to grow this fall.

The Mercer Island Reporter writes about rosé.

Oregon Wine Press writes about reducing pests using thermaculture. They also write about David Hill celebrating 50 yearsPanther Creekcatering in wine country, and the Burgundy challenge.

The News Tribune writes about Chelan wineries feeling the effects of wildfires.

Eugene Daily News writes about Oregon vintners experimenting with Italian varieties.

The Seattle Weekly asks whether east coast wineries will embrace Washington wines.

The Portland Tribune writes about the growth of the Oregon wine industry.

Growing Produce writes about Washington’s early harvest.

Lake Oswego Preview writes about Bill Fuller.

The Guardian writes about Oregon’s first black winemaker.

The CDA Press writes about wine camp. Read part two.

The Spokesman Review writes about local vintners crafting wines with local crops.

The Kitsap Sun writes about assessing a vintage.

NR Today writes about the Southern Oregon Wine Institute.

KPTV writes about Oregon’s warm growing season and early harvest.

KEPRTV writes about grapes arriving at the Wine Science Center.

That's all folks!

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