Washington Wine Round-up: February 15th to 21st

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from February 15th to 21st.

From around the country

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune encourages people to check out the Washington wines at a local wine event.

The Florida Sun-Sentinel writes about Milbrandt Vineyards.

From the blogosphere

Paul Gregutt
considers whether Washington wines are ageworthy. He also talks about recent Washington grape statistics and does some fascinating number crunching looking at differences between 2000 and 2009. He also writes about upcoming wine events.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about Quilceda Creek being named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award. They also give a preview of the Taste Washington and a writeup of one of the “Washington vs. The World” tastings at Seattle’s The Local Vine.

Tom Wark’s Fermentation
writes about the Taste Washington.

does a video blog on Kiona’s new wine club. Josh also looks at some under $10 wines, including Ch. Ste. Michelle’s 2008 Riesling and invites wine bloggers to Spokane before this summer’s Wine Blogger’s Conference.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Taste Washington. Shona also writes about O Wines, continues her series on Woodinville wineries who tweet and wedding ideas (Willows Lodge and Russell’s Barn).

Wine Peeps
writes about Syrah and Riesling. They also do a wine tasting dinner with Washington Syrah and pair fettucini alfredo with Ch. Ste. Michelle’s Ethos Chardonnay.

Write for Wine
writes about Desert Wind Syrah. Margot also writes about two upcoming events, the Seattle Food & Wine Experience and Rockin’ Sips.

WINO Magazine
writes about Wines of Substance being listed as the number two “Hot Small Brand” in 2009 by Wine Business Monthly.

writes about the William Church 2006 Malbec. He also writes about the Zero One Vintners 2008 Riesling.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about Prosser’s Picazo 7Seventeen. They also write about Laurelhurst Cellars.

Schiller Wine
looks at Walla Walla’s Abeja. Christian also encourages people in Vancouver for the Olympics to travel south to wine country.

Grape Sense
compares a Washington (Ch Ste Michelle) and Chilean cabernet.

HoseMaster of Wine
writes about L’Ecole No. 41.

Yak Yak Wine
has a Washington/Calfornia tasteoff.

writes about O’Reilly’s Woof Woof Riesling and Bergevin Lane’s Calico Red.

Cellar Mistress
looks at Columbia Crest’s Chardonnay.

Just Luxe
writes aobut Basel Cellars.

writes about refillable wine bottles.

The Wine Economist
writes about Riesling with callouts to Poet’s Leap and Ch. Ste. Michelle.

From the locals

Seattle Magazine
writes about Washington sparkling wines.


Northwest Cork and Fork
checks out Compass Wines in Anacortes.

Grape Juice
writes about the K Vintners 2008 Viognier.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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