A summary of articles from June 22nd to June 30th on Washington wine.

From around the country…

The New Jersey Star Ledger writes about Washington Riesling.

South Carolina’s The State recommends Gordon Brother’s 2006 Cabernet.

MSNBC writes about summer whites with a callout to the 2008 Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

From the blogosphere…

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Glencorrie (NB: See my focus report on this winery here).

Heather at Walla Walla Wine News lists wineries open for the 4th of July.

Washington Wine writes about Chardonnay.

Beyond the Bottle writes about Milbrandt Vineyards 2007 Traditions Riesling.

Wine Peeps writes about legal issues buying and selling wine and proposes some solutions. They also interview Dave Stephenson, write about Washington Syrah, and take a look at Boudreaux Cellars.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Gifford-Hirlinger’s Woodinville tasting room (NB: See a list of other wineries planning to open tasting rooms in Woodinville here). They also write about the Washington Wine Ambassador program, the re-opening of Columbia Winery, and Challenger Ridge’s tasting room.

Wine Foot writes about Barnard Griffin.

Washington Wine Guy takes a look at Boudreuax Cellars 2004 Cabernet.

Wines and Vines gives some additional information on what happened to the Washington Wine Ambassador program.

Little this, little that…goes touring in Washington wine country. See days two, three, four, five, and bonus materials.

Cheri Walters writes about the Small Lot Co-op.

Seattle Wine Blog writes about Cayuse. They also write about wineries west of Walla Walla.

The Wine Connoisseur does a video blog about Airfield Estates and Basel Cellars.

Washington Beer Blog writes about the on-going battle between Costco and state wholesalers. WINO also writes about this story.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes about the recent judgment against Washington wholesalers.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Rattlesnake Hills.

King 5 talks about the battle over the word “chateau.”

The Examiner writes about 8/100 wines sampled with callouts to Charles Smith, Goose Ridge, and Owen Roe. They also write about BBQ wines with callouts to Forgeron Cellars (this would be an under the table wine at my BBQ), Cougar Crest, and Russell Creek. The Examiner also writes about Woodinville wineries.

The Tri-City Herald writes about on-line wine sales. They also write about housing farm workers.

The Yakima Herald writes about Windy Point Vineyards.


The Seattle Times writes about Syncline.

That’s all folks!