Washington Wine Round-up November 8th to 14th

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from November 8th to 14th. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The Palm Beach Post writes about the 2007 Spring Valley Frederick.

writes about distributors wanting to charge wine stores more for small orders.

Wine Spectator
writes about Northstar Merlot.

writes about Washington State banning alcoholic energy drinks.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt
writes about the design of contemporary wine labels. He also write about responses to recent comments about Washington Chardonnay.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog
writes part III of grape to glass. Josh also writes about Maryhill, using Twitter to fight city hall, and looks back at a year of wine blogging.

Yak Yak Wine
sends grandma to boot camp.

Sips & The City
writes about the upcoming 20Something event.

gives the good, the bad, and the ugly. Ben also writes about Alexandria Nicole’s Mourvedre and Alexandria Nicole.

Wine Peeps
asks whether wine ratings are good or bad. They also write about Domaine Ste. Michelle, a Cabernet Sauvignon dinner, a challenging wine pairing, and Cayuse Vineyards.

Sip of Spokane
writes about EMVY and GRC BridgePress. They also write about Syrah, Sirah, and Shiraz.

The Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman gives a video tour of her new wine store.

Wine & Beer of Washington State
writes about Gusto and the Taste of Tulalip.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about Grape Encounters.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Columbia Winery’s ‘A Taste of Red.’ Shona also writes about Washington wine at Bartells.

WINO Magazine
writes about Jed Steele. They also write about Nicolas Cole.

The Terroirists
write about terroir.

Washington Wine
writes about the 2006 Covey Run Cabernet. They also write about Washington wine at BGO.

writes about the Zino Society.

Life Between the Vines
interviews Chad Johnson of Dusted Valley.

writes about the Washington Liquor Control Board facing new issues.

writes about the LCB.

Wine Foot
writes about the Tri-Cities Wine Festival. They also write about the Long Shadows release party.

Wine Cellars Club
writes about the 2007 L’Ecole No. 41 Perigee.

Blog Critics
writes about Walla Walla.

Wine Lovers Blog
writes about Washington State.

Washington Wine Diva
interviews Jack Colby of @NWWines.

From the locals…

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about Russell Creek.

The Seattle Times writes about Rusty Figgins. They also write about Catherine Reynolds.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt suggests some holiday wines.

writes about distributors looking to charge higher fees.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about Washington State law firms putting money into wineries.

The News Tribune recommends Thanksgiving wines with a shout out to Pacific Rim’s Autumnus.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the Tri-Cities Wine Festival.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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