A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 8th to 14th.
From around the country
The Chicago Tribune writes about Columbia Valley Merlot.
The San Francisco Chronicle writes about their wine competition.
The Miami Herald recommends Watermill’s Late Harvest Gewurz (a winner of the SFC wine competition).
Sunset recommends L’Ecole No. 41’s Seven Hills Vineyard Merlot and Ch. Ste. Michelle’s 2006 Ethos.
From the blogosphere
Crosscut.com writes about the state liquor monopoly.
Beyond the Bottle writes about Pacific Rim Solstice Vineyard Riesling.
Paul Gregutt writes about Petit Verdot.
WAWineman writes about Columbia’s Cabernet Franc. They also write about Rotie Cellars 2007 Southern Blend, Dusted Valley Vintners 2007 Grenache, Maison Bleue’s 2007 Le Midi, and Adams Bench 2007 V Cabernet.
Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about aroma wheels. They also write about Covington Cellars 2006 Malbec, do a feature piece on Covington Cellars, and give examples of memorable tasting rooms.
Washington Wine writes about the 2004 Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot.
Seattle Dining recommends places to eat while visiting wine country.
Sizzle & Swirl writes about Wines of Substance sponsorship of a Walla Walla women’s shelter.
Luscious Lushes writes about the WBC-or-Bust campaign.
Purple Teeth Diaries writes about Leonetti Cellar’s 1994 Cabernet.
Midtown Stomp writes about the River Aerie 2005 Spring Creek Redd.
Corks and Caftans writes about the Tyrus Evan 2002 Syrah.
Women Who Wine in Washington gives some wine touring tips.
NW Wine & Real Estate writes about Carmenere (Note: I have excluded any accents until this matter gets resolved).
From the locals
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Malbec.
The Seattle Times writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle.
The Seattle PI writes about the Snipes Mountain AVA.
Wine Press NW writes about Watermill’s Late Harvest Gewurz winning the best dessert wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. They also list other Washington wineries that won awards.
The Tri-City Herald writes about Wines of Substance donating 25% of sales in January to the Walla Walla HelpLine Women’s Shelter.
KNDO writes about wineries looking for ways to bring in visitors during the winter.
That’s all folks!