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Washington Wine Report is an independent publication focused on bringing Northwest wine to you and bringing you to Northwest wine. Our goal is:
  • To help you select Pacific Northwest wines at a variety of price levels
  • To keep you up-to-date about the Northwest’s wineries, vineyards, and individuals
  • To help you plan trips to wine country
  • To connect you to the larger wine community

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

From around the country…

The New York Times writes about Oregon Pinot Noir.

At Business Insider, Deb Hatcher of A to Z Wine Works says you’re serving your reds and whites at the wrong temperatures.

D Magazine writes about Riesling.

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Seattle Metropolitan's Top 100 Washington wines, authored by yours truly, is now available on-line. You can read the introduction here. The list is broken down into various sub-lists as shown below. Enjoy!

Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016
Top Syrah
Top Bordeaux-style Blends
Top Cabernet Sauvignon
Wines with a Sense of Place
Top Red Blends
Top Merlot
Wines from the Wild West
Washington's Best White Wines
Best Value Wines

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

From around the world…

The Drinks Business gives some pictures from harvest in Oregon.


From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about Walla Walla.

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The October issue of Seattle Metropolitan magazine contains this year's Top 100 Washington wines by yours truly. The issue is on newsstands now.

Enjoy!

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Wines of the Month - August 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016 0 comments

The following are some of the standout wines from recent tastings.

Airfield Estates Red Wine Yakima Valley 2014 $18
This month’s wines include some terrific values, including this Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot dominant blend. Oak spice, cherry, and herb aromas lead to bountiful fruit flavors, with the barrel influence at times playing prominently.

L’Ecole No 41 Frenchtown Red Wine Columbia Valley 2014 $23
L’Ecole has been making this wine for some time but this is the first year when it will be available nationally, A blend of Bordeaux and Rhone varieties, it’s downright delicious, with raspberry, plum, and black fruit flavors.

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 1st to 7th, 2016. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Enthusiast interviews Michael Savage of Savage Grace (interview by yours truly).

Wine Spectator tastes a 12-year vertical of Quilceda Creek.

Wines and Vines writes that cooler weather promises a photo finish in the Pacific Northwest.

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Old School! Recent print publications

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 0 comments

The October issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine has an interview I conducted with Michael Savage of Savage Grace Wines titled, "Mindful Winemaking in Washington State." You can read the article on-line here.

Enjoy!

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from August 8th to 31st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

The Yorkshire Post writes about scaling the Pacific heights for a decent bottle of wine.


From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about the Auction of Washington Wine raising $3M.

The Chicago Tribune gives 12 Oregon Pinots that prove the 50 year experiment paid off.

The Washington Post recommends five wines to beat the heat, with a callout to Barnard Griffin.

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