Washington Wine Round-up December 22nd to 31st

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

From around the country…

Wines & Vines
writes about stopping vineyard grinches.

The Atlantic
writes about domestic sparkling wine with a callout to Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Washington Life Magazine
gives a shout out to Domain Ste. Michelle.

Business Week
recommends Goose Ridge for the all-purpose bottle.

writes that wine in grocery stores in NY will help the economy with a callout to Washington State.

Detroit News
writes about sparkling wine for New Years with a callout to Pacific Rim.

writes about Constellation retrenching.

D Magazine
writes about Nicolas Cole closing.

The Louisville Courier-Journal writes about Long Shadows Poet’s Leap.

The Greensboro News-Record recommends Domaine Ste. Michelle for bargain bubbly.

Fox News
writes about 12 bottles good enough to gift with a shout out to Quilceda Creek.

From the blogosphere…

Wine & Dine Walla Walla
demystifies sparkling wine. They also write about the closing of Nicholas Cole and give a video post on the story behind Otis Kenyon.

talks about Seattle’s “liquor sticker” parking.

writes that Syrah is a slow sell.

Sips & The City
looks back at 2010.

Yak Yak Wine
writes about a year of wine blogging.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog
looks into the crystal ball for 2011. Josh also writes about the upcoming Nectar Tasting Room and top wines of 2010.

Wild 4 Washington Wine
writes about Pacific Rim’s Sparkling Riesling. Pollard also writes about the 1995 Staton Hills Merlot.

Paul Gregutt
gives holiday greetings.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about Long Shadows.

Sip of Spokane
writes about recent openings in Spokane.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
dreams of a wine Christmas.

Wine Peeps
gives a ‘best of’ for 2010. They also write about the Domaine Ste. Michelle Extra Dry Sparking Wine, and Kay Simon of Chinook Wines.

The Bellevue Scene writes about Syrah.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about upcoming wine events.

Wine Review On-line
names Three Rivers a winery to watch in 2011.

365 Things to Do in Walla Walla Washington
writes about the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman.

gives part 4 of the 2010 Fruit Year.

Farm Tour of America
writes about eastern Washington.

writes about recent changes in alcohol regulation.

gives top drinks of 2010 with a callout to Kana Winery’s Tempranillo.

Wine…When It’s Time
writes about the new Quilceda Creek release date.

Nate’s Thoughts from the Vineyard
writes about Christmas in Walla Walla.

From the locals…

Seattle Magazine
writes about Lullaby Winery.

Bend’s The Bulletin writes about cycling in Walla Walla wine country.

Pacific Northwest Inlander
writes about the year in food, with a shout out to the new Spokane Wine Magazine.

The Examiner.com writes about Wine Enthusiast’s top wines from Washington.

writes about Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest. They also write about snow in eastern Washington.

The Tri-City Herald writes about artificial Ice Wine.

WSU Today
writes about Michelle Moyer’s hiring as viticultural specialist.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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