Publications

Below is a list of my publications. Email me at wawinereport@gmail.com for reprints of any articles that do not currently have web copies or if links are broken.

Click on these links to read my articles for Seattle Metropolitan and Wine Enthusiast as well as my wine reviews for Wine Enthusiast.

Last updated 3/2/2020


Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2020 - "20/20 Vision"


Wine Enthusiast March 2020 "Kay Simon has spent over 40 years shaping Washington wine"


Beverage Industry Enthusiast - February 12, 2020 - "Possible 100% tariffs loom large over U.S. wine industry"


Washington Tasting Room Winter 2019/2020 "The Year in Washington Wine"

Wine Enthusiast December 31, 2019 "Walla Walla Valley 3.0"

Wine Enthusiast November 18, 2019 - "The women behind some of Washington's best grapevines"

Beverage Industry Enthusiast October 29, 2019 - "Tariffs on European Union goods impact US wine industry"

Wine Enthusiast November 2019 - "Blind value: For fairness, accuracy and integrity, blind tasting is the only way to go"


Seattle Metropolitan October 2019  - "Washington's 30 most exciting wines of 2019;" "Michael Savage is pushing Washington wine in wild, accessible directions;" "Three great Washington wines to wish for;" "Three very good Washington wines under $20;" "The old school sparkling wine Pét-Nat is back;" "Instrumental Washington winemakers through the decades"


Wine Enthusiast October 2019 - "Did Washington's 2016 vintage beat the heat?" "Dungeness crab with roasted corn salsa"




Wine Enthusiast on-line September 18, 2019 - "What does finding phylloxera mean for Washington wine"

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 12, 2019 - "Rethinking the classic oak barrel for wine"

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 4, 2019 - "Why a wine's alcohol-by-volume is lying to you"

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2019 - "Variety show (page 16);" "Walla Walla Valley (page 85)


Wine Enthusiast May 2019 "Science and the future of winemaking," "How technology is improving wine at home," "How wine in the restaurant industry is evolving,"Interview with Marc Noël of Nomacorc"

Wine Enthusiast March 2019 "White lightning: Washington's electric 2017 vintage wines"






Wine Enthusiast February 2019 "Top 10 wine destinations 2019: Seattle"





Washington Tasting Room Winter 2018/2019 "The year in Washington wine"


Wine Enthusiast Pacific Northwest special issue Fall 2018 "Meet the women pioneering Idaho wine;" "The diversity of Washington wine;" "Touring Walla Walla and Woodinville;" "Destination Seattle; "Five winemakers changing Washington wine"


Seattle Metropolitan October 2018 "Washington's 30 most exciting wines" (introductionmethodology); "The rise of SoDo Urbanworks;" "Meet the tastemakers influencing the Washington wine scene"



Wine Enthusiast October 2018 "Don't overlook Washington's 2015 vintage" (Buying Guide introduction)




Wine Enthusiast on-line September 19, 2018 "Elevating expectations in Washington state

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 10, 2018 "Looking for underrated Cabernet? Try Washington state"

Wine Enthusiast on-line June 12, 2018 "The why, when and how of wine blending"


Wine Enthusiast June 2018 "All in the family - Pioneering family-run wineries in Washington"



Wine Enthusiast March 2018 - "Can a wine truly be great if it can't age?"



Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2018 - "Pushing boundaries;" "Walla Walla Valley"





Wine Enthusiast on-line February 2, 2018 - "Yes,  cork taint is still a problem"


Washington Tasting Room Winter 2017/2018 - "The year in Washington wine 2017"


Wine Enthusiast December 31, 2017 - "Is Cabernet Sauvignon Washington's premier grape?" "Christophe Baron - Winemaker of the Year"


Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2017 - "Washington wine primer," "Meet the AVAs," "Walla Walla Valley"



Wine Enthusiast April 2017 - "Breaking down barriers in Northwest wine(with Paul Gregutt)


Wine Enthusiast on-line March 1 2017 - "How Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of W.T. Vintners manages life and wine"

Wine Enthusiast March 2017 - "Turning rocks into wine"



Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2017 - "2016 Washington and Oregon harvest reports"





Wine Enthusiast on-line October 5 2016 - "The changing face of Washington Syrah"

Washington Tasting Room  Winter 2016/2017 - "The year in wine 2016"


Wine Enthusiast October 2016 - "Savage Grace: Mindful winemaking in Washington State"


Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2016 - "Walla Walla Valley primed for vineyard development"; "Top it off"
Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2016 - "Then and now: A history of Washington wine"; "Walla Walla Valley"




Wine Enthusiast March 2016 - "Vintage Washington"; "Urban wineries (Seattle section)"


Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2016 - "Washington and Oregon harvest reports," "Willamette Valley adjusts to a changing climate"

Washington Tasting Room Winter 2015/2016 - "The year in wine" (Cover article)


Wine Enthusiast December 2015 - "Washington's game changing winemakers"

Vineyard and Winery Management November/December 2015 - "Northwest wine industry shows growth


Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2015 - "Walla Walla Valley,""Red Mountain: In search of scarlet secrets"


Seattle Metropolitan September 2015 - "The Top 100 Washington wines"
Vineyard and Winery Management September/October 2015 - "Game changer: Washington's Wine Science Center"
Vineyard and Winery Management - July/August 2015 - "Granholm v. Heald ten years on" (cover story)



Wine Enthusiast July 2015 - "Gold rush: Pacific Northwest Chardonnay"


Washington Tasting Room Summer 2015 - "Force Majeure: An unstoppable force"


Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2015 - "In search of a perfect closure"; "Oregon takes care of its own"; "Changes to appellation label laws"; "Vineyard labor shortage expected to worsen"


Edible Seattle May/June 2015 - "Fielding Hills Winery: From apples to wine on the Wahluke Slope"




Vineyard and Winery Management March/April 2015 - "Galloni aims to create 'ESPN of wine'"
 Wine Enthusiast March 2015 - "Red Mountain rising"
Yakima Valley Travel Guide 2015 - "Wineries of the Yakima Valley" (page 36-37 of e-reader); "Spirits & Hops Trail" (page 46-47 e-reader)


Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2015 - "40 Most Important Viticulture and Enology: Advances of the Last 40 Years" (cover article); "1183 - Friend or Foe?"; "American oak supply puts the squeeze on coopers"; "2014 Harvest Reports Washington, Oregon" (Note: Opens .pdf)


Edible Seattle January/February 2015 - "Making Big Gin: Ballard's Captive Spirits - the little distillery that could"




Wine Enthusiast December 23, 2014 - "Betz Family purchases land in Walla Walla Valley"
Wine Enthusiast December 2014 - "Charles Smith - 2014 Winemaker of the Year"



Washington Tasting Room Winter 2014/2015 - "The Year in Wine: A peak at the 2014 harvest and what's trending" (cover article)





Art Culinaire Issue 112 - "A winemaker's tale" (on Kyle Maclachlan of Pursued by Bear)

Wine Enthusiast November 2014 - "Region to watch: The Rocks, Oregon"


Seattle Metropolitan Magazine October 2014 - "The Top 100 Washington wines" (cover article); "Wine from Walla Walla's rocky region"; "Best wines under $15 and under $25"; "How to Taste 700 wines in 13 days"




Alaska Airlines Magazine October 2014 - "Vineyard delights: Touring some of the west coast's top wineries"


Washington Tasting Room Fall 2014 - "Chardonnay revival"


Vineyard and Winery Management September/October 2014 - "Oregon's other white grape: Chardonnay takes baby steps toward respectability and quality" (Note: Opens .pdf)



Wine Enthusiast September 2014 - "NFL stars talk wine"

 Edible Seattle July/August 2014 - "Summer in a glass" (on rosé)
Vineyard and Winery Management July/August 2014 - "Oregon winegrowers combat herbicide drift" (Note: Opens .pdf)



Washington Tasting Room Magazine Summer 2014 - "New heights in the Walla Walla appellation"


Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2014 - "Northwest tipping point" (Note: Opens .pdf)
Wine Enthusiast March 12, 2014 - "Ste. Michelle acquires Eola Amity Hills property"



Edible Seattle March/April 2014 -  "Rise of the Rhones"


Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2014 -  "Seattle and Northwest Washington"; "Woodinville"; "Southwest Washington and Columbia Gorge"; "Yakima Valley"; "Cascade Valley and North Central"; "Tri-Cities"; "Walla Walla Valley"; "Spokane and Pullman"; three grower profiles




Wine Enthusiast March 2014 - "Washington's rise of the Rhones" (with Paul Gregutt)





Vineyard and Winery Management February 7,  2014 - "Chardonnay in focus at grape grower conference"


Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2014 - "2013 harvest report Washington, Oregon(Note: Opens .pdf)


Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2014 - "Oregon land rush: Outside money pours into the state" (Note: Opens .pdf)


Washington Tasting Room Magazine Winter 2013/2014 - "Trends and predictions: The year in wine" (cover article)





Woodinville Wine Country Fall/Winter Issue 2013 - "The wonders of Woodinville"



Wine Enthusiast December 23, 2013 - "Drouhin family purchases 279-acre Oregon vineyard"



Wine Enthusiast December 1, 2013 - "Ice wines from around the globe (Canada)"






Seattle Metropolitan September 2013 - "100 best Washington wines"; "The top 15"; "The best of the rest"; "Top wines under $25"; "Top wines under $15"; "The rise of the Rhones" (cover article)

Edible Seattle September/October 2013 - "Sangiovese: A sensitive grape"
Vineyard and Winery Management September/October 2013- "Yakima Valley renaissance" (Note: Opens .pdf)






WXL Wine and Dine - "Kyle MacLachlan bears it all"


Washington Tasting Room Summer 2013 - "The Rocks of Walla Walla"






Wine Enthusiast May 2013 - "Cocktail of the month"






Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2013 - "Whither Washington whites?" (Note: Opens .pdf)





Edible Seattle May/June 2013 - "Time in the cellar - The patient rhythms of Cadence Winery"





Seattle Metropolitan March 2013 - "Treveri Cellars"






Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2013 - "State Treasures - Seattle and Puget Sound;" "Around the Sound;" "Woodinville - So many choices so take your time;" "Columbia Gorge and Vancouver - From here to gorgeous;" "Water to Wine - Yakima Valley;" "Cascade Valley and North Central - Prepare to be dazzled;" "Tri-Cities Wine Country;" "Walla Walla Valley - Small town charm;" "Taste Test - Spokane and Pullman;" 3 chef profiles, 3 grower profiles, and 7 tourist attraction profiles


Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2013 - "2012 harvest report Washington, Oregon" (Note: Opens .pdf)






Washington Tasting Room Magazine Winter 2012/2013 - "The year in wine 2012-2013"






Seattle Metropolitan September 2012 - "100 best Washington wines," "Great whitesTen reds under $25" (cover article)






Edible Seattle July/August 2012 - "Heart and soul: The pursuit of passion, perfection, and peace of mind at Maison Bleue"






Seattle Metropolitan July 2012 - "Wine blends catch on in Washington"







Washington Tasting Room Magazine Summer 2012 - "Nefarious Cellars: Defiance on the lake"






Decanter June 2012 - "E. and J. Gallo holds high hopes for Washington"

Edible Seattle May/June 2012 - "The Chardonnay paradox: Why America's favorite grape struggles to find its way in Washington"





Washington State 2012 Tour Guide
- State Treasures: Seattle and Puget Sound (with Chris Nishiwaki)
- Water to Wine: Yakima Valley
- Tri-Cities: Washington's Melting Pot
- So Good They Named It Twice: Walla Walla Valley
- Spokane & Pullman - Two University Towns with Universal Appeal
- Prepare to be Dazzled - Cascade Valley and North Central
NB: 2011 content revised and updated along with the addition of grower and chef profiles.

Edible Seattle January/February 2012 - "Feral yeast seductive characters: Brennon Leighton's modest goal of being the world's best winemaker"






Washington Tasting Room Magazine Winter 2011/2012 - "Trends and predictions: The year in wine" (cover article)






Seattle Metropolitan September 2011 - "100 best Washington wines 2011," "20 for the white wine lovers," "The best of the rest" (cover article)






Wine and Jazz August 2011 - "Vintners Village(Note: Opens .pdf)







Edible Seattle July/Aug '11 - "Why Chenin Blanc is a grape worth saving"







Seattle Metropolitan June '11 - "Chardonnay gets some respect"








Wine Press Northwest Spring 2011 - "Washington Syrah - star or FUBAR?"







Wine and Jazz April 2011 - "Columbia Gorge: A hidden gem straddling the Washington and Oregon border" (Note: Opens .pdf)






Edible Seattle May/June '11 - "Integral parts: The land and family of Syncline Winery"






Washington State 2011 Tour Guide
- Seattle and Puget Sound: A funny thing happened on the way to the market (with Chris Nishiwaki)
- Yakima Valley: Where it all began
- Tri-Cities: The Mesopotamia of Washington Wine;
- Walla Walla Valley: Say it again!;
- Spokane and Pullman: Next Stop - Innovation;
- Cascade Valley and North Central: Be prepared to be captivated

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2011 - "2010 harvest report Washington, Oregon" (Note: Opens .pdf)








Seattle Metropolitan September 2010 - "100 best Washington wines" (cover article)






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