A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 22nd to 31st.

From around the country

In a (heartbreaking) piece, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher of the Wall Street Journal name their top wines of 2009 – which includes several Washington wines – and also say that it will be their last wine column.

Wines and Vines writes about 2010 legislative initiatives for the Washington wine industry.

From the blogosphere

Wine Peeps writes about Domaine Ste. Michelle. Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine. They also give their Top 10 posts of 2009, Erica Blue of Adams Bench, Snoqualmie’s 2006 Syrah, do a wine pairing with chicken fried steak, and write about Basel Cellars.

WINO Magazine writes about wine for Christmas and the importance of micronutrients.

Washington Wine Guy gives his Top Ten Cayuse list and non-Cayuse list, the latter of which includes several Washington wines.

Paul Gregutt writes about Dusted Valley Vintners. He also writes about some birthday bottles.

Walla Walla Wine News looks back at 2009.

Washington Wine writes about Mount Baker’s 2005 Syrah.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Drink Nectar gives out some monthly honors, goes on an under $10 quest, writes about Christmas wines, and checks out some Merlots.

Winemaking in Twice Walla gives an update on the 2009 vintage.

Writing at Seattle Wine Gal, Hard Row to Hoe’s Don Phelps writes about tasting fees.

WAWineman writes about Kirkland Signature Merlot, Cave B 2008 Saignee, and Lodmell Cellars 2005 Merlot. They also give some Woodinville wine honors.

Eat or Die writes about Blackwood Canyon.

Wine Muse writes about Animale Zinfandel.

RJ’s Wine Blog takes at look at the Townshend Malbec. They also give a list of top wines for 2009, including some from Washington.

Family Wineries of Washington State writes about legislative initiatives.

Red, White, and Food writes about Shooting Star’s Blue Franc.

Winemakers Update writes about Tagaris.

Caveat Emptyer Wine List writes about Red Diamond’s 2006 Cabernet.

Cellarmistress’ Cellar Talk writes about the Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet.

Pepper Bridge Winery writes about making new labels.

From the locals

KUOW writes about Allan Pangborn’s Cafe Metropole sparkling wine.

Writing for the Spokesman Review, Paul Gregutt looks back at the last decade in wine.

The Bellingham Herald gives some observations on the Washington wine industry. The also write about Washington zinfandel.

That’s all folks!