Washington Wine Round-up May 22nd to 31st

Reminder to join us tonight for the national #WAwine Twitter tasting. Read more about it here.

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from May 22nd to 31st.

From around the country…

Beverage World
writes about a memorandum of understanding among Hong Kong, Washington, and Oregon regarding wine-related business.

Wines & Vines
writes about concerns about tropical viruses in the Washington wine industry.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt
writes about an upcoming Washington rosé event on June 10th. He also writes about vineyard conditions in Washington’s AVAs and drinking outside the comfort zone.

Writing at Cork’d, Josh Wade writes about potential changes in Washington State liquor laws.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Amavi Cellars. Catie also writes about the winners of the WBC-or-Bust contest and bottling at Mannina Cellars.

Drink Nectar
writes about Overbluff Cellars. Josh also writes about a trip to Lake Chelan, Sojen Cellars, Barrister, and Trio Vintners and XSV.

Back to Bakas writes about Hard Row to Hoe’s Shameless Hussy Merlot.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about the upcoming Wine Rocks event. They also write about a sneak peak at Seattle Wine Awards wines.

Palate Press writes about Washington State wines.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about the upcoming Wine Rocks event (tonight in Seattle).

Wine Peeps
writes about Saviah Cellars. They also write about the Iron Vintner Challenge, DeLille Cellars, Corvidae, the 2009 Kung Fu Girl Riesling, and Va Piano Vineyards.

Crosscut.com writes about the Yakima Valley becoming a wine tourism destination.

2 Degrees Above Normal
writes about concerns about tropical viruses in the Washington wine industry.

Write for Wine
writes about Boudreaux. Margot also writes about the winners of the WBC-or-Bust contest.

Beyond the Bottle
writes about Efeste’s Evergreen Riesling.

Ancient Fire Wine Blog
writes about Washington wines.

The Vino File
writes about Washington wine with callouts to Fourteen Hands, Hogue, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Washington Wine Guy
writes about Cayuse.

The Daily Grit writes about the Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot.

writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Ethos Chardonnay.

The Wine Cask Blog
writes about Maryhill’s Winemaker’s Red. They also write about L’Ecole No. 41’s Chenin Blanc.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about a Walla Walla wine tasting in Woodinville. Shona also writes about Zerba Cellars new tasting room.

Northwest Wine
writes about Malbec.

writes about Seven Hills Viognier.

Wine-oh of the Year
writes about Washington wine.

Yak Yak Wine
gives a Washington wine blog quiz. See question #4, question #3, and question #2. Chris also writes about Steppe Cellars.

Quick Recipes and Easy
writes about Washington wine.

Varja Straight Up
writes about Gramercy Cellars Syrah.

Cellar Mistress
writes about Dusted Valley Vintners.

writes about making a new sign for The Blending Room.

Family Wineries of Washington State
writes about initiative 1100.

Women Who Wine
writes about Don Carlo Vineyard.

Wine Expedition
writes about white wine from Washington.

Wine and Dine Walla Walla
writes about Waterbrook.

From the locals…

Wenatchee World
writes about the #WAWine event.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about wineries becoming more creative due to the bad economy.

The Seattle Times writes about initiative 1100.

Wine Press NW
writes about Northwest wines at the International Eastern Wine Competition. They also write about Erik Olsen being named chief winemaker at Constellation.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Amavi Cellars new facility.

The Columbian
writes about wine touring in the Gorge.

releases its Spring 2010 wine guide.

The Lake Chelan Mirror writes about Tsillan Cellars.


Wine Spectator
writes about twelve Washington Clarets.

KNDO writes about development on Red Mountain.

The Seattle Times writes about Washington wines in Hong Kong.

Wines & Vines
writes about efforts in Washington toward sustainability.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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