Washington Wine Round-up October 22nd to 31st

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

From around the country…

Wine Spectator
writes about twelve supple Washington Reds (Note: May require subscription).

Business Week
writes about the big money spent on Washington’s initiatives.

The Philadelphia Enquirer writes about ways to spend $500 gift of wine will a callout to Washington Syrah.

Wines & Vines
writes that Northwest wineries favor local bottles.

From the blogosphere…

RJ’s Wine Blog
writes about Kerloo Cellars 2008 Les Collines Syrah. RJ also writes about a Washington vs. The World blind tasting event at Full Pull Wines, the 2004 Nicolas Cole Camille, and gives the second part of an interview with Eric LeVine of CellarTracker/Grapestories.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog
writes about the rebranding of Drink Nectar. He also writes about going from blogger to publisher.

Wine & Beer of Washington State
writes about Washington wines that haunt.

writes about a stop at Mercer Estates. Ben also gives The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, makes a stop in Prosser, and organizes a Syrah tweetup.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about trick or treat wines.

Sips & The City
writes about the Taste of Tulalip.

Paul Gregutt
debates the pros and cons of Initiative 1100, gives a very reluctant vote against Initiative 1100, and gives a word from 1100’s author.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes abou Dine Around Seattle. Shona also writes about a Parties that Cook class at Efeste, and Kestrel Vintners upcoming grand opening.

Northwest Wine
writes about Bridgman Cellars.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about the upcoming 20Something event. They also write about what they’ve been drinking with callouts to Quilceda Creek, Gordon Brothers, and Gilbert Cellars.

Write for Wine
writes about Alexandria Nicole’s Mackay Duck Press Red. Margot also writes about resources for Initiatives 1100 and 1105.

Sip of Spokane
writes about Crush Rush in Spokane. They also write about Spokane’s First Friday art walk, Nodland Cellars, and perfect pairings.

Wine Peeps
writes about the 2007 Latah Creek Semillon. They also write about Darcey Fugman-Small of Woodward Canyon and give a yes vote on Initiative 1100.

Washington Wine
writes about Initiatives 1100 and 1105.

Yak Yak Wine
writes about how to lose clients and influence people.

writes about the ballot initiatives.

I Think About Wine
writes about Trust Cellars and Waters Winery Syrah.

Good Fruit Grower
writes about the Washington wine roadtrip.

Stems & Legs
offers support for 1100.

Joseph & Curtis
do a Q&A with Charles Smith.

writes about what keeps Washington State from getting out of the liquor business.

Building the Ankerhaus
writes about Initiatives 1100 and 1105.

Underground Winos
writes about Vin du Lac.

The Grumpy Winemaker
writes about the tasting room shuffle.

Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express
writes about Woodinville wine touring.

From the locals…

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about decanting. He also writes about wine touring and festival season.

The Seattle Times also writes that the liquor initiatives could cost the state money.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Cooper Wine Company.

The Longview Daily News writes about the liquor initiatives.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Long Shadows.

The News Tribune writes about the liquor initiatives.

Wenatchee World
writes about Cashmere’s latest winery opening.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)

Sips & The City
writes about the Grape Cup.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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