A roundup of articles on Washington wine from August 1st to 7th .

From around the country…

To the north, The Vancouver Sun discusses Riesling, one of the grapes that originally put Washington on the wine map. The article has a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

In the south, North Carolina’s Raleigh Metro Magazine discusses the emergence of Washington as a wine region with callouts to Long Shadows, Betz, Brian Carter, Delille, Quilceda Creek, Leonetti, and Waters.

In the business world, Andrew Will’s most recent releases continue to receive top ratings, this time from Robert Parker for Business Week.

From the blogosphere…

The latest on former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback wine project from the Walla Walla Wine Woman who also asks Wine Library TV’s Gary Vaynerchuck questions regarding Washington’s wine industry.

Some tasting notes on Washington wines sampled in July from MagnumGourmet’s Wine Notes.

Wine Peeps writes about Milton-Freewater’s Watermill Winery and a recent trip to Woodinville.

Hip2wine discusses a trip to Sheridan, Yakima River Winery, Hogue Cellars, Kestrel, Alexandria Nicole, Fidelitas, and Kiona.

From the locals…

August is Washington wine month for the Washington state liquor stores. State stores will be selling wine at reduced prices for the month. Wine Press Northwest provides a list of the wines and prices here.

An interesting article on Boudreaux Cellars in Wenatchee World. In this week’s column, Seattle Times’ Paul Gregutt writes about Walla Walla winery L’Ecole, whose 2006 Recess Red we will be sampling for our inaugural virtual tasting later this month.

Finally, the Peninsula Daily News writes about Olympic Cellars Kathy Charlton’s battle with the U.S. Olympic Committee over the use of “Olympic.” Only in America. Perhaps suing the park service is next.