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The January Virtual Tasting is tonight! The wine is the 2012 Dunham Cellars Three Legged Red. This wine retails for $19 and is widely available. The tasting will take place from 7-8pm Pacific tonight, January 30th.

What you need to do to participate is:

1. Buy this month’s wine from a local retailer or from the winery.

2. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8pm Pacific on the specified date using the hashtag #dunhamwine. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.

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Reflections on a Year of Wine

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 0 comments

The following article was written by Ryan Messer. Read previous articles by Messer here.

I drink a lot of wine, and prior to 2013, I thought I knew a lot about wine. Last year proved otherwise and taught me two things: to never think I know a lot about something and to never stop learning. I hope you gleaned something of value from my articles last year and learned a little, as I did.

Here are six things I did not have an opportunity to share over the course of last year.

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A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from January 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine writes about Tony Rynders being named as consulting winemaker for Oregon’s Zena Crown.

The Rapid City Journal vows to drink more wines from Washington in 2014.

USA Today writes about Washington’s boutique wine scene (see how many errors you can count!). Watch a video here.

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The January/February issue of Vineyard & Winery Management contains three articles I penned. The first is on recent land acquisitions in Oregon titled, "Oregon Land Rush - Outside Money Pours Into the State." Read this article here (Note: Opens .pdf). The second and third are 2013 harvest reports for Washington and Oregon. Read these two articles here (Note: opens .pdf).


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The January Virtual Tasting wine is the 2012 Dunham Cellars Three Legged Red. This wine retails for $19 and is widely available. The tasting will take place on Thursday January 30th from 7-8pm Pacific.

What you need to do to participate is:

1. Buy this month’s wine from a local retailer (see below) or from the winery.

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Editor's Note: As we begin 2014, I have expanded the round-up to cover stories on both Oregon and Washington wine. Buckle your seatbelts for a special two week edition covering January 1st to January 14th. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world...

Decanter writes about Domaine Drouhin Oregon’s expansion.

From around the country...

Wines & Vines writes that outsiders increase Columbia Winery’s profile.

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January in the vineyard

Thursday, January 16, 2014 0 comments

A new year - and a new season - beckon. In this month's Pic of the Vine, contributing photographer Richard Duval provides a snowy, sunset image from Les Collines Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley (click on the picture to see a larger image). Consider it an offering of good luck to all in this industry we love.

Here's to 2014!

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On vacation

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 1 comments

Happy New Year folks!

As I wrote yesterday, I’m taking a short vacation to start the year. Look for regular postings to resume mid-month.

Have a great start to to the new year!

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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 22nd  to 31st 2013. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The Napa Valley Register writes about Duckhorn acquiring 20 acres of vineyards on Red Mountain.

Shanken Daily News reports that Charles Smith Wines has named David Lawrence as Chief Financial Officer.

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See my Washington Wine Report Tasting Note Database. Read an explanation of the fields here. FINAL UPDATE 6/13/2015. See current Wine Enthusiast reviews here.

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