Washington Wine Round-up August 22nd to 31st

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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from August 22nd to 31st. See previous weeks here.

Buckle your seatbealts boys and girls. This roundup is a long one.

From around the country…

The Chicago Tribune writes about viognier with callouts to Seven Hills and Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Wines & Vines
asks whether Washington will legalize virtual wineries.

From the blogosphere…

Vinyl Wines writes about Kerloo Cellars.

Paul Gregutt
writes about the release of the Second Edition of Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide. He also asks whether we are killing the golden goose.

Woodinville Wine Update
does a video interview with Paul McBride of Grand Reve. Shona also writes about BLEND, Col Solare, and Italianissimo.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about Walla Faces and Dr. Kevin Pogue. Catie also writes about Bunchgrass Winery and yours truly.

Drink Nectar
writes about Cabernet. Josh also writes about Chardonnay, Skypes with Ryan Pennington of the Washington Wine Commission, writes about Milbrandt Vineyards use of Twitter, and writes about Barrister Winery.

Tuta’s Wine writes about Waters 2008 Interlude.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about the Auction of Washington Wines. They also write about BLEND and Icicle Ridge.

Northwest Wine
writes about ice wine.

WINO Magazine writes about the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic.

Sip & The City writes about Kirkland and Woodinville.

Yak Yak Wine
writes about the 2nd edition of Washington Wines & Wineries. Chris also writes about Cascade Wine Company.

Wine Peeps
writes about Klipsun Vineyard. They also write about Washington wineries continuing their westward trend, Seven Hills Riesling, Washington State Sauvignon Blanc, the Auction of Washington Wines, and William Church Winery.

Planet EyeTraveler writes about Washington developing agritourism packages (see an amusing Virginia sign on agritourism here).

Cellar Mistress’ Cellar Talk writes about Rose with a callout to Dusted Valley Vintners.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about BLEND. They also write about Saint Laurent.

Under the Grape Tree
tastes some Washington wines.

writes about Columbia Crest’s H3 Les Chevaux Red Wine. He also writes about Rulo Winery’s 2008 Viognier and Brian Carter’s 2005 L’Etalon.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla
writes about the recent Seattle Metropolitan article on Washington wine.

South Florida Food and Wine Blog interviews Ron Bunnell of Bunnell Family Winery. They also write about Margot of Write for Wine.

Northwest Cork and Fork writes about the Auction of Washington Wines.

Beyond Napa Valley writes about Lake Chelan.

The Wine Commentator
writes about Januik and Leonetti Merlots.

writes about Hogue Cellars.

Beverage World
writes about Northwest wineries accessing the Chinese market.

writes about the ballot initiatives in the November election.

talks with Robin Pollard of the Washington Wine Commission.

Reign of Terroir
writes about Compass Wines.

Sip It Walla Walla
writes about DB2’s Tre Amici. They also write about Walla Walla wine haters and the 2004 Whitman Narcissa.

One Rich Wine Guy
writes about Salmon Safe wines.

Naveen Jain
writes about contruction of the Prosser Wine Center.

Wild 4 Washington Wine
writes about Cooper Wine Co.’s grand opening. He also writes about Barnard Griffin’s 2008 Cabernet and Gordon Brothers Estate Syrah.

Writing for The Wine Crush, 1 Wine Dude writes about wine criticism.

A Seattle PI blogger writes about Corkhouse.

Vino List Blog
gives top merlots under $35.

The Examiner
writes about White Heron Cellars.

The Grumpy Winemaker
writes about Woodinville. He also writes a letter of thanks to Robert Parker.

Wine When It’s Time
writes about a trip to Walla Walla. He also writes about blind wine tastings and yours truly.

From the blogosphere (WBC10)…

Another Wine Blog looks at Alexandria Nicole’s 2008 Quarry Butte.

NW Wine & Real Estate
writes about the road to Walla Walla.

From the locals…

Writing for the Spokesman-Review, Paul Gregutt writes about aromatic whites.

Spokane Wine Magazine writes about the new edition of Paul Gregutt’s Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the Washington wine industry using Social Media.

The Seattle PI writes about Costco’s ballot initiative.

The Seattle Times writes about the Prosser wine center.

writes about Yakima Valley Community College receiving a National Science Foundation grant.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Glacial Lake Missoula winery. They also say to try the unfamiliar.

Wine Press NW
talks with Bill Powers.

Seattle Metropolitan
gives ten top wineries to visit.

King 5
writes about the Auction of Washington Wines.

Washington Tasting Room
writes about starting your own vineyard.

The Federal Way Mirror writes about wine tastings at grocery stores.

Sean P. Sullivan

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