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.
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.
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.
Eat or Die writes about Blackwood Canyon.
Wine Muse writes about Animale Zinfandel.
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.
That’s all folks!