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Pic of the Vine - July 2015

Friday, July 31, 2015 0 comments

What winemaker Charles Smith does, he does big and that is much in evidence in the newly opened Charles Smith Wines Jet City in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. At 32,000 square feet, the new facility is claimed to be the largest urban winery in North America. We sent resident photographer Richard Duval to take a look.

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The July Virtual Tasting is tonight! The wine is the 2014 Hogue Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley. This wine retails for $10 and is widely available. The tasting takes place on Thursday July 30th 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 #hogue. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.

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The July Virtual Tasting wine is the 2014 Hogue Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley. This wine retails for $10 and is widely available. The tasting will take place on Thursday July 30th 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 #hogue. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.

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A mega round-up of articles on Northwest wine from June 22nd to July 21st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wines & Vines writes that wild weather has Northwest growers on their toes.

Wine Spectator writes about Washington Malbec. They also write about the tyranny of light.

Shanken Daily News writes about Washington wine’s key players. Read part two here.

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The July/August issue of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine has a cover story I authored on the 10 year anniversary of the Granholm v. Heald decision. This Supreme Court case helped lead to changes in direct-to-consumer shipping laws around the country. Read a .pdf version of the article here.

See a list of other publications, most with web and .pdf links, here. Enjoy!

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Veraison - the changing of color of the grapes - is underway in eastern Washington. This pictures is of Syrah at Clifton Hill Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope and comes courtesy of Cait Guyette.

Thus far 2015 has been a very warm growing season, considerably warmer than 2014 (see current Growing Degree Days from Washington State University). Throughout the growing season, most markers have been advanced from their historical average dates, in some cases considerably so. The onset of veraison can only mean one thing: harvest is not far off.

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