Washington Wine Round-up: March 22nd to 31st

A round-up of stories about Washington wine from March 22nd to March 31st.

Buckle your seatbelts folks. This round-up is a long one.

From around the country…

ABC News picks up the AP story about Washington topping 650 wineries along with many other outlets.

The Pennsacola News Journal writes about Charles Smith wines.

The Chicago Tribune lists Seven Hills 2008 Talcott Vineyard Viognier on its listed of recommended Easter wines.

Fox News
writes about Riesling with a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

The San Francisco Examiner writes about Northwest Cabernet Franc with a callout to Owen Roe.

The Sun Herald writes about Cupecake Vineyard’s Columbia Valley Riesling.

writes about Gramercy Cellars with a link to one of their recent viral videos.

From the blogosphere…

Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express writes about #WAMerlot.

Plate & Barrel writes about #WAMerlot.

The Bottle Review writes about #WAMerlot.

Swirl, Sip, Snark writes about #WAMerlot.

Wine Zag
does a vertical tasting of Leonetti Merlot for #WAMerlot.

Paul Gregutt
writes about Spring Valley Vineyards 2002 Muleskinner Merlot for #WAMerlot. He also writes about Precept Brands and – getting ready for WBC10 - the Puget Sound AVA, Walla Walla Valley AVA, Columbia Gorge AVA, the Lake Chelan AVA, and Snipes Mountain AVA.

RJ’s Wine Blog gives highlights from Taste Washington. He also gives some tasting notes for the week with a callout to K Vintners.

Drink Nectar
gives some tops from Taste Washington. Josh also writes about his nationwide #WAMerlot event, talks with Knipprath Cellars, gives some Taste Washington tips, writes about Merlot getting its groove back, updates on his Opening Day wine lineup, and writes about Spokane’s Vino! wine shop.

Boozing It writes about the 2007 Barnard Griffin Merlot.

writes about #WAMerlot.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about #WAMerlot. Catie also posts a video on Hitler’s displeasure of finding Gramercy Cellars wines sold out.

TravelWithEric does a video post on Taste Washington.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about Saint Laurent’s 2006 and 2008 Lucky White, and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. They also write about the Taste Washington Food and Wine Pairing with Tom Douglas, interview the folks at Walter Dacon, and Dusted Valley’s 2007 Stained Tooth Syrah. They also write about wine vine makeovers.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about #WAMerlot.

Wine Foot
does a video interview with Allen Shoup.

WINO Magazine
writes about Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars. They also write about the Fidelitas 2007 Semillon, interview Greg Harringon of Gramercy Cellars, interview Darren Des Voigne of Des Voigne Cellars, and write about how to participate in #WAMerlot.

Napa Man
writes about L’Ecole.

Amateur Wino
writes about white wines from Walla Walla.

Windy City Wine Guy
writes about the Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, and Yakima Valley AVAs.

Vino File
writes about #WAMerlot.

Beyond the Bottle
writes about the 2008 Vin du Lac ‘Les Amis’ Riesling.

Washington Wine
writes about the 2006 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot. They also write about Mount Baker Vineyards.

The Scene
talks with Jamie Brown of Substance and Waters Winery.

The Wellesley Wine Press writes about the Taste Live Washington Syrah event.

Fidelitas Wine Club gives a #WAMerlot recap complete with recipes.

Gary Vaynerchuck says on TheDeal.com that there are deals to be had for people looking to buy wineries, including in Walla Walla Valley.

Wine and Dine Walla Walla
streams video from the Otis Kenyon tasting room in Walla Walla. They also write about Sapolil Cellars.

Alice Feiring
writes about her lecture in Walla Walla.

Daedalus Wine
writes about Charles Smith’s Boom Boom! Syrah.

Yak Yak Wine
makes a case for Washington Rhone-style wines. Chris also writes about the 2005 Tasawik Merlot, and his daughter’s upcoming bachelorette party wine trip.

Wine Peeps
writes about Taste Washington. They also write about the Restaurant Awards and Education Day, Crayelle Cellars, Barnard Griffin’s 2007 Merlot, and Syncline Cellars’ Poppie Mantone.

The Wine Economist
writes about where wine comes from and discusses the vineyard tables at Taste Washington.

WA Wine Man
writes about Seven Hills 2006 Walla Walla Valley Merlot. He also writes about Cowan Vineyards Cabernet Franc, Davenport Cellars Syrah, and Gordon Brother’s Merlot.

Well Red, White, and Rose
writes about Woodinville Spring Release.

The Grumpy Winemaker
writes about not pouring wines at Taste Washington.

Decatur Wine & Food Dude
writes about a Washington Syrah tasting.

See seminars and interviews from Taste Washington TV here.

From the locals

The Capital Press writes about Washington wine exports outshining those from rival states.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about eco-friendly trends.

NPR writes about #WAMerlot.

The Seattle Times writes about Bainbridge Island wineries.

Tech Flash writes about #WAMerlot.

Othello Outlook
writes about new funds for grapevines at WSU.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Snipes Mountain and the Newhouse family. They also write about Anthony’s sommelier winning the 2010 Sommelier of the Year award.

writes for the Tri-City Herald about deals on Washington wine.

writes about Bellevue restaurants honored at this year’s Restaurant Awards.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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