Washington Wine Round-up July 22nd to 31st

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 22nd to 31st. Please add any I missed during this time period to the comments section.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator
gives nine value reds from Washington (may require subscription).

writes about the resignation of Elizabeth Martin-Calder as head of the Walla Walla Wine Alliance.

The Memphis Flier writes about Bunnell Family Winery.

From the blogosphere…

Northwest Wine
writes about the Wahluke Slope. Andy also gives a first look at wines from the 2009 vintage.

Paul Gregutt
writes about L’Ecole No. 41’s Walla Voila Chenin Blanc.

The Gray Market Report
writes about why Syrah doesn’t sell well.

Under the Grape Tree
writes about wines from Pacific Rim. They also write about wines from Charles & Charles and three wines from Hogue.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Wine Storage Bellevue. Shona also writes about a series of upcoming events including Pink With a Purpose, Flying Dreams open house, the Auction of Washington wines, and Northwest Cellars benefit for Homeward Pet.

The Wine Economist
writes about retail problems with wine.

write about Champion Wine Cellars. They also write about Chelan.

Drink Nectar
writes about Nodland Cellars. Josh also gives some advice to wineries and looks at a few Cabernet.

Wine Peeps
writes about the Woodinville phenomenon. They also write about the House White Wine, Buty and Dowsett Family Winery, Virginie Bourgue of Lullaby, and the 2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
asks whether Washington wines stand the test of time. They also revisit Seattle Wine Award winners, write about Icicle Ridge Winery, the Riesling Rendezvous, and the Woodinville winemaker triathalon.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Doubleback. Catie also writes about 20-something wine drinkers, Watermill’s Malbec.

Yak Yak Wine
writes about the 2006 Pangaea Cabernet Sauvignon.

writes about Woodinville wineries.

writes about the 2009 Columbia Winery Rose. He also writes about the 2005 Dunham Cellars Lewis Vineyard Merlot, 2004 Yakima River Cabernet, and the 2009 Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio.

Strange Bedfellows
writes about the possibility of privatizing liquor sales in Washington.

lists wine blogs writing about legal issues.

writes about Washington wine month.

writes about the upcoming Legends of Washington Wine.

takes a Washington wine mancation.

Wild 4 Washington Wine
writes about the 2007 Kamiak Rock Lake Red.

The Candle Wine Project
writes about a Clark County Winery Ordinance.

writes about Washington wineries opposing initiative 1100.

Table Talk
writes about wine blending with thoughts from numerous Washington winemakers.

A Passion for Teaching and Opinions
writes about a Northwest wine trip.

The Vino File
gives impressions of Washington Merlot with callouts to Sparkman, Baer, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Drink What You Like
writes about L’Ecole No. 41 Semillon.

Wine Trail Traveler
writes about Three Rivers Winery.

writes about Willows Lodge.

Paper, Ribbon, and Ink
writes about wine tasting in Walla Walla with callouts to L’Ecole No. 41, Waterbrook, Three Rivers, Skylite, and Whitman.

Wine Making in Twice Walla
(from Trey Busch at Sleight of Hand) writes about summer finally arriving.

FoodieVines Cellar
writes about Garrison Creek.

Family Wineries of Washington State
writes about Initiative 1100.

The Grumpy Winemaker
writes about Woodinville.

Elixir Vitae
writes about Hyatt.

From the blogosphere…(WBC10)

Sip of Spokane
writes about the Wine Bloggers Conference.

Dallas Wine Chick
writes about visiting some wineries during the conference with callouts to L’Ecole, Va Piano, Airfield Estates, Alexandria Nicole, Fidelitas, and Gilbert Cellars.

Simple Hedonisms
writes about a pre-WBC trip to Solena Estates.

Conscious Wine
writes about a trip to Red Mountain.

Beau’s Barrel Room
does a recap of the Walla Walla bus tour.

OregonLive.com writes about the 2007 Gilbert Cellars Syrah.

From the locals…

The Daily Record writes about Kittitas County’s emerging wine industry.

Wine Press NW
lists Washington wine month bargains.

The Tri-city Herald writes about Walla Walla’s Creektown closing.

The Union-Bulletin writes about Elizabeth Martin-Calder’s resignation as head of the Walla Walla Wine Alliance.

The Bellevue Reporter writes about Washington wine month.

Washington Tasting Room
writes about Washington wine month.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Dynasty Cellars.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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