Washington Wine Round-up: November 22nd to 30th

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from November 22nd to 30th.

In our feature story this week, writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt gives his Top 100 Washington wines of 2009.

From around the country

Maryland’s Flathead Beacon writes about Walla Walla with callouts to Bergevin Lane and L’Ecole No. 41.

The Sacramento Bee writes about Columbia Crest getting the top spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100.

Savor San Antonio
recommends some Washington wines for Thanksgiving.

From the blogosphere

Steve Heimoff
writes about Wine Spectator’s choice of Columbia Crest as its top wine of the year. The Wine Connoisseur also writes about this as does Northwest Food News.

Wine Library TV
talks with the director of Merlove, a movie about Merlot that features a number of Washington winemakers. They check out Andrew Will’s 2006 Ciel du Cheval.

Wine Peeps
contrasts the customer service experiences of Quilceda Creek and Soos Creek. They also write about Quilceda Creek’s 2005 Cabernet and Columbia Crest’s 2005 Reserve Cabernet, a trip to Woodinville, and Otis Kenyon.

Paul Gregutt
writes about the Wine O’ Clock wine bar. He also recommends Malbec for Thanksgiving.

Write for Wine
writes about Full Pull Wines, a Washington wine-dedicated retailer.

Decanter Banter
posts a video on Hard Row to Hoe.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about the 20something event. They also write about a Washington wine Twitter directory.

Palate Press
writes about Walla Walla incubator wineries.

WINO Magazine
writes about Tasawik.

Wine Foot
writes about the 20 Something event.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Covington Cellars Winemaker Dinners. They also write about Columbia Winery’s Taste of Red and Adytum Cellars.

checks out Waterbrook’s 2007 Melange Blanc. He also checks out Alia’s 2006 Cabernet, Alexandria Nicole’s 2008 Viognier, Vine and Sun’s 2005 Red, and Darby’s 2007 Purple Haze.

Washington Wine
checks out Columbia Crest’s 2007 Sauvignon Blanc.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Winetails.

Pepper Bridge Winery
writes about the changing of seasons.

Washington Wine Guy
writes about Cayuse’s 2006 Bionic Frog.

Family Wineries of Washington State
write about legislative proposals for 2010.

Word is Born
posts some pictures from the 20-something event.

The Tallahassee Wine Guy writes about visiting Walla Walla.

The Wine Cult
writes about Cayuse’s 2006 Armada.

The Pour Fool
recommends some holiday wines.

stops by some Yakima Valley wineries.

Nick on Wine
writes about Hogue’s Genesis Cabernet.

Walla Walla Food and Wine
writes about what was on the Thanksgiving table.

Chaos Leaves Town
writes about a driving trip to Walla Walla.

Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express
busts out some Leonetti for Thanksgiving.

Wine and Food
writes about Covey Run’s Riesling.

Bigger Than Your Head
writes about Kamiak’s 2007 Rock Lake Red.

From the locals

The Eastern Oregonian writes about Washington wines in Wine Spectator’s Top 100.

The Tri-city Herald writes about Walla Faces and Fat Duck combining forces.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Terra Blanca.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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