No post tomorrow. Happy holidays everyone.

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 15th to 21st.

From around the country…

The Annapolis Capitol recommends Columbia Crest’s Grand Estates Merlot and Cabernet.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch recommends Three Rivers 2007 River’s Red.

The LA Times recommends giving Washington wines to bosses and associates with callouts to Pepper Bridge, Andrew Will, L’Ecole No. 41 and Col Solare.

From the blogosphere…

Wine and Beer of Washington State gives a list of favorite under fifteeners from local bloggers.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Tru Cellars and Holiday Barrel Tasting.

Beyond the Bottle writes about a trip to the Lake Chelan AVA.

Wine Peeps goes back to old favorites. They also try Ch. Ste. Michelle’s 2008 Chardonnay, Mountain Dome’s 2004 sparkling wine, write about Basel Cellars, and talk with Becky Snyder of Hollywood Hills.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about Washington port-style wines. They also write about stops at Kana, Gilbert Cellars, and Plaza Socievole.

WAwineman writes about Castillo de Feliciana’s 2008 Pinot Grigio.

A Meal Without Wine writes about Lake Crest Winery.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about more Woodinville wineries who tweet.

WINO magazine writes about the Bunnell Family Cellars 2007 Vif. They also look at new Kamiak releases and write about Nodland Cellars and Nefarious Cellars.

The Examiner writes about Wedge Mountain Winery.

Yak Yak Wine writes about Alexandria Nicole 2007 Mr. Big Petite Syrah, winner of our 2009 Reader Survey Wine of the Year.

The Walla Walla Food and Wine Guy does some blending trials.

Wine Foot writes about the 2006 Col Solare (typo alert!).

Vint-Ed writes about Seven Hills Winery.

Pepper Bridge Winery writes about 2009 Holiday Barrel Tasting.

LaJollaMom reviews the 2006 Goose Ridge Red Wine.

The Washington Wine Guy writes about the 2006 Cayuse Armada and 2007 Reynvaan In the Rocks Syrah.

Toledo Wines and Vines writes about Washington wine with callouts to Thurston Wolfe, Alexandria Nicole, Five Star, Elegante, DaMa, and Make the Dash Count.

JustLuxe writes about Bunnell Family.

From the locals…

WSU writes about Washington wines in Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100.


The San Francisco Chronicle puts 14 Washington wines in its top 100.

That’s all folks!