A summary of articles from December 15th to 21st on Washington wine.

In my featured article this week, Terry Christiani fom Famous and Non-famous Strangers writes a compelling article about wine’s carbon footprint and what you can do to help minimize it. Among other things, Christiani says it is time to start thinking out of the bottle and into the box.

From around the country…

The Nashville City Paper recommends some Washington wine with callouts to Dunham and Magnificent Wine Company.

The Gloucester Daily Times writes about looking for bargain sparkling wine with callouts to Mountain Dome and Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Meanwhile the Cleveland Plain Dealer recommends Domaine Ste. Michelle’s Brut.

The San Jose Mercury News writes about ices wines with callouts to Hogue and Eroica.

The Rocky Mountain News also writes about dessert wines with a callout to Kiona.

From the blogosphere…

Wine Press Northwest reports on Chateau Ste. Michelle harvesting grapes for ice wine and the cold weather snap.

Paul at Swordfern writes about trying a Corliss Estate barrel sample and Dusted Valley Vintners 2006 Chardonnay.

Beyond the Bottle writes about Seven Hills 2005 Syrah.

Wine Peeps writes about Boudreaux Cellars 2004 Cabernet and Quilceda Creek’s 2002 Cabernet.

Spirit of Wine reviews the Randall Harris 2006 Merlot.

Cork Savy writes about women winemakers with callouts to Washington’s Holly Turner (Three Rivers), Marie-Eve Gilla (Forgeron), and Virginie Bourgue (Bergevin Lane).

Berkshire Review writes about Rainier Ridge Cabernet.

The Seattle PI blog writes about local wine bars.

Washingtonwine.us writes about kosher wine with a callout to Pomum.

Fight Hangovers writes about the implications of climate change on the wine country in the Northwest.

A Meal Without Wine writes about Columbia Crest’s Two Vines Vineyard 10 Rose 2007.

The Wine Curmudgeon writes about sparkling wines with callouts to Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Lowden Hills “See You There” Syrah.

Wino writes about wine and charity.

Dan the Wine Guy writes about Yakima Valley and Rattlesnake Hills wineries with callouts to Airfield Estates, Portteus, Thurston Wolfe, and Silver Lake.

From the locals…

The Eastside Business Journal also writes about the ice wine harvest.

KIMA TV reports on Zillah-area wineries collecting food for Northwest Harvest.

KEPR TV reports on the winter weather in Walla Walla.

The Seattle Times writes about the federal report on the Black Rock reservoir project.