Washington Wine Round-up: December 1st to 14th

Reminder No. 1: Voting on the final round of the Reader Survey ends tonight at 9pm. Reminder No. 2: December's Virtual Tasting is the 2007 Brian Carter Cellars Abracadabra and takes place on Monday December 21st. Read more about it here.

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 1st to 14th.

From around the country

Indianapolis’ Fox 59 picks up the Seattle Times story about Seattle-area wine shops as does the Witchita Eagle, and the Raleigh News Observer.

The Mississippi Sun Herald writes about Washington wine.

Business Week
writes about Hogue Cellars 2006 Genesis Cabernet.

The San Jose Mercury News recommends Columbia Crest Grand Estates Pinot Grigio.

From the blogosphere

releases its Top 100 list which features four Washington wines.

Wine Peeps writes about Washington wine available in Houston. They also do a Fielding Hills Cabernet vertical tasting and taste two Saviah Syrah. They also do a Washington Syrah tasting and look at Grand Reve’s 2005 Collaboration I and 2005 Cote Bonneville’s Carriage House.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about St. Nicks.

Paul Gregutt
writes about Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 which features a number of Washington wines.

Schiller Wine
writes about Eroica and Poet’s Leap.

talks with Drew Bledsoe about finances with a discussion of Doubleback.

WAwineman writes about the latest Washington State wineries and tasting rooms. He also writes about his 2009 wine awards, Abacela’s 2008 Albarino, Buty’s 2008 Conner Lee Chardonnay, Corliss’ 2004 Cabernet, Cote Bonneville’s 2006 Cabernet, Betz Family Winery’s 2006 Pere de Famille, and Efeste’s 2006 Final Final.

Washington Wine
writes about the Long Shadows gift box.

Beyond the Bottle
writes about a trip to the Lake Chelan AVA.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about St. Nicks weekend. They also write about Gorman Winery, Canyon del Sol opening a tasting room in Woodinville, and Elsom doing the same.

DrinkNectar.com checks out Lone Canary. He also writes about Robert Karl Cellars.

The Wine Economist writes about Wine Spectator’s Top 100.

Seattle Dining writes about Walla Walla Faces.

The Examiner writes about Jones of Washington 2006 Syrah.

Decanter Banter writes about Walla Walla’s 2009 Barrel Tasting.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about Dolcetto with a callout to Woodward Canyon. They also write about Lemberger with a callout to Kiona, 509 Wines, and Bookwalter’s Subplot 23.

Tasting Notes writes about DeLille Cellars 2006 Harrison Hill.

Washington Wine Guy
writes about Cayuse’s 2007 Cailloux Syrah.

Walla Walla Wine News
recommends some Christmas gifts. They also give a must-see list for Barrel Tasting (tuck this away for future reference).

WINO Magazine
does part III of a Walla Walla roundtable.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
gives some tips for Holiday Barrel Tasting.

Wine Bites writes about Benson Vineyards 2004 Sangiovese.

Wine Foot
writes about Northwest Cellars.

Write for Wine
writes about Col Solare.

NeuFuture Magazine writes about Geoff Tate’s new Insania wine.

Midtown Stomp checks out Nicholas Cole’s Camille.

wine Blog writes about the 2008 Flying Fish Riesling.

Vino Mondo looks at Ch. Ste. Michelle’s 2007 Indian Wells Merlot.

Quentin Sadler’s Wine Page
writes about Washington wine with callouts to Andrew Will and Ch. Ste. Michelle.

Wine Bites
writes about Benson Vineyards 2004 Sangiovese.

Seattle Wine Gal
writes about Woodinville wine.

Salty Seattle
writes about DeLille.

Kitchen Guy
writes about Walla Walla.

Ezine Articles
writes about McCrea Cellars.

New Times Food Blog
writes about Kamiak Windust White.

From the locals

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about Washington wines on wine.com’s Top 100 list.

Wenatchee World
writes about the push for an Ancient Lakes AVA.

The Everett Herald writes about Willis Hall Winery.

writes about Canon del Sol.

writes about the Tri-City Wine Festival.

writes about waiting for ice wine on Red Mountain.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Hightower Cellars. They also write about Alexandria Nicole.

The Everett Herald writes about Willis Hall.

writes about eastern Washington wineries opening tasting rooms in Woodinville.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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