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

WINO Magazine writes an excellent article about Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. They also write about the Retrospective on Northwest Wines.

Seattle Wine Gal talks with Don Phelps of Hard Row to Hoe about the glamour of owning a winery. They also write about a Woodinville wine tweet-up (Sorry I couldn’t make it folks. Next time).

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about natural wine and labeling. They also write about SYZYGY’s 2006 Walla Walla Syrah.

Crosscut.com writes about the state liquor monopoly.

Beyond the Bottle writes about Pacific Rim Solstice Vineyard Riesling.

Paul Gregutt writes about Petit Verdot.

Drink Nectar writes about Latah Creek. They also write about Washington Tasting Room Magazine.

Yak Yak Wine writes about Two Mountain 2009 Chalk Art Rose. They also write about some Washington wine finds in a local grocery store and Steppe Cellars 2007 Syrah Rose.

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.

Write for Wine writes about the Woodinville tweetup at William Church and at Alexandria Nicole.

Washington Wine writes about the 2004 Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot.

Wine Peeps celebrates their 2nd birthday. They also write about current releases from Columbia Crest.

Seattle Dining recommends places to eat while visiting wine country.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about O Wines red wine release. They also write about Patterson Cellars, Kaella Winery, the Alexandria Nicole tweetup, and rumors of ANC moving.

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!