Washington Wine Round-up December 15th to 21st

A special Christmas round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 15th to 21st. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The Illonois State Journal-Register writes about holiday gift ideas with a shout out to Milbrandt’s Late Harvest Riesling.

The Knoxville Sentinel gives their best of 2010 with a shout out to Andrew Will and NXNW.

Santa Fe New Mexican
writes about memorable wine moments in 2010 with a shout out to the Cayuse 2007 Armada.

writes about a possible earmark on Washington grapes.

The Kansas City Star writes about grape gifts from around the world with a shout out to Washington.

From the blogosphere…

Sips & The City
writes about Seattle’s Wine World.

365 Things to Do in Walla Walla Washington
writes about Olive Marketplace and Café.

Sip of Spokane
writes about Arbor Crest.

Paul Gregutt
writes about Ross Andrew Winery. He also says, “Death to critics!”

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog
writes about Top Value Wines from 2010. Josh also writes Best from the Wine Web in 2010.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about a recent Grapekillers event.

Zester Daily
recommends Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide.

Write for Wine
says Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide is the perfect Christmas gift.

The Wine Guild
writes about a wine that’s not as annoying as Tom Cruise.

Northwest Wine
writes about 2010s best of the best.

WINO Magazine
writes about what to chug on Christmas. They also write about seven ways to puncture a wind bag.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about wine clubs.

Wine Peeps
writes about a tasting of Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. They also write about holiday sparklers.

Blue Collar Wine Guy
writes about best under $20 wines from 2010.

Food, Wine, Travel, and Dining Out
writes about their top wines of 2010.

writes about wine labels.

Edhat Santa Barbara
writes about the Pepper Bridge Merlot.

writes about Nicholas Cole Cellars.

Seattle Wine Blog
writes about what to do during the holiday season.

From the locals…

Seattle PI
writes that Governor Gregoire is open to privatizing liquor sales.

says that the holiday season has been a boost to Yakima Valley wine sales.

The News Tribune writes about Nicolas Cole Cellars closing.

The Olympian
writes that red wines don’t have to be pricey.

Leftovers (posts from previous weeks)…

Wine Press NW
talks with Mike Wallace of Hinzerling Winery.

Wine Valley Review
writes about Seattle area wineries.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan


  1. Your first three hits today for Illinois, Tennessee, and New Mexico also matched our holiday calls to our family in those three states.

    Merry Christmas, Sean!

  2. And a very Merry Christmas to you Chris. Thanks for the well wishes. Enjoy the day.