Washington Wine Round-up July 15th to 21st

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 15th to 21st. Please add any I missed during this time period to the comments section. See previous weeks here.

From around the world...

The Toronto Star recommends Hogue’s 2008 Genesis Merlot.

From around the country…

Wines & Vines
writes about wineries opposing initiative 1100.

Wine Enthusiast
writes about rock n’ rollers making wine, including Queensryche’s Geoff Tate at Three Rivers.

Fort Worth Business Press
writes about the reemergence of Riesling with a callout to Pacific Rim.

WineBusiness.com writes about the Riesling Rendezvous.

From the blogosphere…

The Gray Market Report
writes about Charles Smith.

The Wine Economist
writes about Riesling.

Drink Nectar
gives its under $10 wine team. Read about the final tryouts here. Josh also gives some blind cabernet tasting results, including wines from L’Ecole and writes about Mountain Dome.

Writing for Cork’d, Josh Wade gives an update on two pieces of wine legislations.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about the Kirkland Uncorked festival. They also write about Woodinville’s Winemaker and Brew Master Triathalon.

Yak Yak Wine
gives his daughter away with some Yakima Riesling.

One Rich Wine Guy writes about Dunham Cellars.

Under the Grape Tree
writes about wines from Substance and Waters.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Tefft Cellars guest house. Shona also gives an update on Obelisco opening a tasting room in Woodinville.

write about Purple Café and Wine Bar.

Wine Peeps
writes about Washington wine blends. They also write about Domaine Ste. Michelle, the Riesling Rendezvous, Rhone Rangers, and the Buried Cane Syrah.

Paul Gregutt
asks about e-books for the upcoming second edition of Washington Wines & Wineries.

WINO Magazine
writes about Washington’s liquor laws.

The Oregon Wine Blog says to visit Yakima.

Red, White, and Food
writes about a Washington wine country weekend.

Seattle Wine Blog
writes about a tour of Walla Walla.

Good Food Revolution
gives five reasons to travel to Washington wine country.

Ambassador of Wine
writes about OS Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Franc.

Stark Silver Creek
writes about L’Ecole No. 41.

Wild 4 Washington Wine
writes about Gordon Brothers.

I Drink Your Wine
reemerges with a post on Mercer Estates.

writes about Mercer Estates Sauvignon Blanc.

Full Pour
writes about the 2002 Eroica Riesling.

The Wine Commentator
writes about the Cadence 2004 Red Wine.

From the blogosphere…(WBC related)

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about the journey home from WBC.

Write for Wine
writes about some post-WBC events.

Beau’s Barrel Room
writes about Washington Syrah.

Wine Press NW
gives some thoughts on the Bloggers Conference.

writes about Hard Row to Hoe. Ben also writes about the Hardy Wallace party.

Art Predator
gives a WBC teaser video.

Vino Verve
does a video post on Beresan.

writes about Tefft Cellars 2005 Villarocca. He also writes about Hightower Cellars 2008 Murray Syrah, the Betz Family 2007 Clos de Betz, and Guardian Cellears 2009 Angel.

RJ’s Wine Blog
interviews Gilles Nicault of Long Shadows.

Random Oenophile
writes about Columbia Gorge wineries.

Northwest Cork and Fork
writes part two on WBC.

Dances with Wines
writes about the speed white wine tasting.

Toledo Wines & Vines
writes about cork recycling.

New Jersey Monthly
puts Walla Walla to the test.

The Vino File
writes about Washington Semillon.

My Wine Education
gives the conference in photos and writes about speed tasting reds.

writes about the conference.

Luscious Lushes
writes about writing right for your blog.

The Unreserved
writes about the speed tasting.

writes about the essentials of food pairing.

Reminder to see links to videos and conference presentations here.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes about a damaging species of fruit fly found in Washington orchards.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Sauvignon Blanc.

Washington Tasting Room Magazine
writes about the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center receiving a donation.

The Tri-City Herald gives a first peek at the 2009 vintage.

The Bellevue Scene
writes about Kirkland Uncorked.

writes about the Washington Wines Festival.

Sean P. Sullivan

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