Reminder to vote in the Reader’s Poll of Washington Wine of the Year and that the December Virtual Tasting will take place on Thursday December 18th. Read more about it here.
A summary of articles from December 1st to 14th on Washington wine.
From around the country…
No love so far this month.
From the blogosphere…
Paul at Swordfern Wines does a blind comparison of two buck chuck wines and against Quilceda Creek and Cayuse. He also checks out Pomum’s Shya Red 2005.
AmericanWinery.com puts up some videos including one on Forgeron’s Marie-Eve Gilla.
Daily Wine Tasting tries 2005 Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon and Cadaretta’s SBS 2007.
Rob Griffin discusses the 2008 harvest with Wild for Washington Wine.
Washingtonwine.us highlights female winemakers with callouts to Forgeron, Nefarious, Chinook, and aMaurice. They also write about Washington Riesling.
Full Pour writes about Cayuse 2005 En Cerise.
Magnum Gourmet lists wines tried in October and November with callouts including Basel Cellars, Pomum, Stevens, Boudreaux, Columbia Crest, and Woodward Canyon.
Wino writes about Camaraderie winning the Jefferson cup.
Coffee Like Wine reviews Milbrandt Vineyards 2006 Traditions Riesling.
Grape Mash Stash reviews Cowan Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2004.
Kori at Wine Peeps checks out Columbia Crest’s 1995 Reserve Ice Wine. Wine Peeps also writes about four up and coming Washington wineries with callouts to Ross Andrew, Stephenson, Otis Kenyon, and Five Star.
Ambassador of Wine looks at Hence 2005 Cabernet.
Seattle Wine Blog checks out some Washington wines with callouts to Cougar Crest, Isenhower, Saviah, Cadence, and Vin du Lac.
Catie at Through the Walla Walla Grapevine goes through the aftermath of Holiday Barrel Tasting weekend and also sits down with Cameron Kontos from Kontos Cellars.
Crosscut talks about Washington wine making their way in to Florida.
From the locals…
The Seattle Times writes about the new Fremont Wine Warehouse. Let me just say that having Michael Cawdry who previously ran the wine store next to the Fremont Red Apple back in Seattle is a joy to us all. Welcome back Michael!
The Seattle Times also writes about the Washington Wine Trails board game.
The Tri-City Herald writes about Dunham and Reininger. They also briefly mention Columbia Crest’s surpassing 2,000,000 shipped cases.
The Bellingham Herald recommends some winter reds with callouts to Terra Blanca, Gamache Vintners, and Brian Carter.
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about Holiday Barrel Tasting.
The Examiner writes about St. Nicks weekend.
Gregutt writes about tightening the old wine belt.
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