Washington Wine Round-up January 1st to 7th

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 1st to 7th. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The big story this week was the sale of Pacific Rim. Wine Business.com writes about it as does Wine Spectator, Business Wire, Wine Enthusiast, the Tri-City Herald, and Newsday.

The Associated Press writes about Constellation Brand’s jump in profits.

From the blogosphere…

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about the change in ownership at Trio Vintners. Catie also gives an (excellent) 2010 Walla Walla wine rewind.

Esquin checks out the Cayuse Vineyards Bionic Frog.

Yakima Valley Tourism writes about the end of the corkage free zone in Yakima.

Wine Chicks Guide writes about the 2007 Walter Clore Private Reserve.

Paul Gregutt
writes about the Efeste 2009 Lola Chardonnay. He also writes about Tulpen, and authenticity and typicity.

The Vino File
looks at the 2004 Walter Clore Private Reserve.

Sip of Spokane
writes about Barrister Winery.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog
writes abou the tasting room opening. Josh also writes about ‘The Final Sip’ at the tasting room, iPad menus, and gives some monthly honors.

The Oregon Wine Blog
gives a best of 2010 with a callout to Waters 2007 Forgotten Hills Syrah.

Fermentation talks about possible wine-shipping legislation in Olympia this year.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about upcoming events.

Swirl Girls
makes a resolution to keep trying more Washington wine.

The Winer’s Blog
reviews the 2009 Seven Hills Riesling.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla
writes about the change in ownership at Trio Vintners.

Wine Peeps
writes about top posts of 2010. They also write about Pepper Bridge Vineyard.

writes about the Helix Sangiovese.

Kenton Wines
tries a 1999 L’Ecole Cabernet.

365 Things to Do in Walla Walla, Washington
writes about Walla Walla Wine Works.

Write for Wine
writes about 133 wineries to follow on Twitter. Margot also writes about Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide and Barrage Cellars.

From the locals…

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the sale of Pacific Rim.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Hamilton Cellars opening a tasting room in Richland.

The Bellingham Herald writes about high hopes for the 2010 grape crop. They also write about Governor Gregoire’s wine bet with the Governor of Delaware.

The Seattle Times writes about beer and wine tastings being proposed at Farmer’s markets.

writes that tourism is up in the Tri-Cities.

The Seattle Weekly writes about wine in a box.

The Eugene Register-Guard writes about herbicide drift.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt gives a toast to top 100 wineries.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

Bottle Variation
writes about the 2007 Abeja Reserve Cabernet.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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