Leaving for Walla Walla in a couple hours for Spring Release weekend. Spring Release is one of the main event weekends in Walla Walla when almost all of the wineries open their doors and pour their latest releases. I will be visiting a number of wineries over the course of the weekend, trying to mix in wineries I have visited many times with new wineries/wineries that are new to me. As usual, I will be writing a report of the event (see 2008 Walla Walla Barrel Tasting report here. Note: Opens .pdf). As with Barrel Tasting, I will also be posting excerpts of this report to the blog. Drop me a note if you will be there. Next post from the heart of Washington wine country.