After driving back to Seattle from Walla Walla through four hours of pouring rain I bring you…A summary of articles from April 15th to 30th on Washington wine.

Buckle your seatbelts, this round-up is a big one.

From around the world…

The Vancouver Voice writes about Magnificent Wine Company’s House Wine. NB: This wine was our March Virtual Tasting wine.

From around the country…

The Orlando Sentinel, among others, pick up an AP story about the effect of the recession on winery-oriented businesses in Walla Walla.

The Terre Haute Trib Star writes about Duck Pond’s Cabernet.

From the blogosphere…

Heather at Walla Walla Wine News gives her must see list for Spring Release weekend. WWWN also writes about the new Waterbrook tasting room and Charles Smith’s art project.

Thad at Beyond the Bottle writes about Walla Walla’s Saffron restaurant. BTB also springs in to summer (yes!) with Syncline’s 2008 Rose and Barnard Griffin’s 2008 Rose. There is also a brief border crossing to look at the A to Z 2008 Oregon Rose.

Swordfern Wines writes about Soos Creek, the new Lake Chelan AVA, Sineanne’s Celilo Vineyard Gewürztraminer, and Syncline’s 2008 Rose. Swordfern also writes a great story about winning a bottle of wine at the Taste of Washington.

Wino writes about Small Lot Co-op, Whidbey Island Spring Release Weekend, and gives a shout out to the new Lake Chelan AVA.

Wine Foot writes about Reininger.

Wine Woot woots on Seven Hills Cabernet.

Wine Peeps does a Cab Franc tasting and checks out Gilbert Cellars’ and Syncline’s Rhone-style blends.

One Rich Wine Guy talks about spring releases with callouts to Pepper Bridge, Walla Walla Vintners, Seven Hills, Saviah, Basel Cellars, Woodward Canyon, and Cougar Crest.

Northwest Wine Quest Blog writes about Morrison Lane’s 33 1/3.

Wine Press Northwest writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle distributing champagne, the Maryhill and Chateau Ste Michelle summer concerts. They also unleash a new on-line wine calendar.

Bricks of Wine writes about Isenhower Cellars.

Southern Wine Report writes about Columbia Crest’s 2006 H3 Cabernet. NB: This wine was the October 2008 Virtual Tasting wine.

Wine Industry Insights reports that Chateau Ste. Michelle will be the exclusive importer for Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.

Northwest Wining and Dining writes about the Taste of Washington.

Wine Expedition checks out Owen Roe’s Sinister Hand.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the Feast Walla Walla and Woodward Canyon.

Woodward Canyon does some spring time blogging.

I Drink Your Wine writes about Sleepy Dog Wines.

Vine Designs writes about the House Wine label.

Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express writes about Corvidae and Owen Roe.

Terra Sig writes about Pacific Northwest wines.

Seattle Wine Blog writes about Woodinville Passport.

Gregutt writes about Seven Hills, K Vintners, his first 100 point wine, Nicholas Cole, Rulo, and Efeste.

YIKES that’s a lot of blogging.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes about the new Lake Chelan AVA.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Lost River Winery.

The Yakima Herald writes about Yakima Valley Barrel Tasting weekend as does On Magazine.

The Tri-city Herald writes about Kestrel Vintners and Latah Creek. They also write about spring barrel tasting in Yakima Valley.

The Olympian reports that the legislature has passed a bill to allow wedding boutiques and art galleries to serve beer and wine.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about eastern Washington wineries setting up shop on the west side.

KIMATV writes about new wineries opening up in Prosser.

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about a new conceptual art piece by K Vintners’ Charles Smith.

The Tacoma News Tribune writes about recent changes at Columbia Winery.

Gregutt gives some tasting tips for the Taste of Washington, Spokane in the Spokesman Review.

That’s all folks!