Washington Wine Round-up - April 1st to 14th

A summary of articles from April 1st to 14th on Washington wine.

For your Washington wine reading pleasure, the Spring issue of Wine Press Northwest is out as is the April/May issue of Wino Magazine.

From around the country…

compares regular and reserve wines for Pacific Rim wine company.

The St. Louis Dispatch writes about Washington state Pinot Gris.

The San Francisco Chronicle writes about Cab Franc with a callout to Andrew Will.

From the blogosphere…

As you would expect, lots on the Taste of Washington this go round including:

Going for Seconds
, A Dash in the Pan, Food and Wine, Wine Foot, An Urban Sip and Write for Wine. Winery blogs from Woodward Canyon and Fidelitas also join in the fun.

Wine Peeps
gives a complete recap on the ToW and also looks at the Restaurant Awards and educational day. Wine Peeps also conducts a wine tasting dinner of Washington merlot and writes about vineyards of the Yakima Valley.

Seattle Wine Blog
writes about the Common Ground area at the Taste of Washngton and the event overall.

Swordfern Wines
gives some first thoughts on the Taste of Washington and follows up with posts on Betz Family Wines 1999 Pere de Famille and Grenache. Swordfern also writes about Tamarack Cellars and Cayuse 1999 Cailloux Syrah.

Wine Foot
looks at Taste of Washington food. They also take a look at Vin du Lac whites, interview Dean Neff of Nefarious Cellars and Debbie and Dave Hansen of Cougar Crest.

Bricks of Wine
writes about ToW hits and misses.

Beyond the Bottle
gives some reflections on the Taste of Washington and also writes about Ryan Patrick’s 2005 Reserve Cabernet.

Washington Wine
writes about Syrah and also about Pinot Noir.

Ambassador of Wine
writes about Five Star Cellars 2006 Sangiovese.

Encompass Wine
looks at Columbia Crest’s 2006 H3 Cabernet.

About Boxed Wine
writes about Tefft Cellars and Badger Mountain Winery.

The Wine Spies write about Revelry Vintners 2006 Merlot.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Robison Ranch Cellars.

Wine Press Northwest
discusses how wineries are faring in the recession. They also write about Pacific Rim winemakers expanding into the world of red wines.

Chat Wine
looks at some offerings from Charles Smith.

I Drink Your Wine
looks at McKinley Springs.

Terry at TheWinos talks to the folks from DaMa.

From the locals…

The Tacoma News Tribune looks at a couple of wine bars. They also report that bud break seems a bit behind this season.

The Eastside Business Journal writes about the Taste of Washginton and also writes about Sky City Restaurant winning Washington Wine Restaurant of the Year.

The Seattle Times writes about the Taste of Washington.

The Pacific Northwest Insider writes about Washington’s 600th winery.

The Bellingham Herald writes about viognier.

The Penninsula Daily News writes that Lost Mountain Winery will close.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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