A round-up of stories on Washington wine from February 15th to 21st.
From around the country
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune encourages people to check out the Washington wines at a local wine event.
The Florida Sun-Sentinel writes about Milbrandt Vineyards.
From the blogosphere
Paul Gregutt considers whether Washington wines are ageworthy. He also talks about recent Washington grape statistics and does some fascinating number crunching looking at differences between 2000 and 2009. He also writes about upcoming wine events.
Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about Quilceda Creek being named a semi-finalist for the James Beard Award. They also give a preview of the Taste Washington and a writeup of one of the “Washington vs. The World” tastings at Seattle’s The Local Vine.
Tom Wark’s Fermentation writes about the Taste Washington.
DrinkNectar.com does a video blog on Kiona’s new wine club. Josh also looks at some under $10 wines, including Ch. Ste. Michelle’s 2008 Riesling and invites wine bloggers to Spokane before this summer’s Wine Blogger’s Conference.
WINO Magazine writes about Wines of Substance being listed as the number two “Hot Small Brand” in 2009 by Wine Business Monthly.
Schiller Wine looks at Walla Walla’s Abeja. Christian also encourages people in Vancouver for the Olympics to travel south to wine country.
Grape Sense compares a Washington (Ch Ste Michelle) and Chilean cabernet.
HoseMaster of Wine writes about L’Ecole No. 41.
Yak Yak Wine has a Washington/Calfornia tasteoff.
Vintelligence writes about O’Reilly’s Woof Woof Riesling and Bergevin Lane’s Calico Red.
Cellar Mistress looks at Columbia Crest’s Chardonnay.
Just Luxe writes aobut Basel Cellars.
Crosscut writes about refillable wine bottles.
The Wine Economist writes about Riesling with callouts to Poet’s Leap and Ch. Ste. Michelle.
From the locals
Seattle Magazine writes about Washington sparkling wines.
Northwest Cork and Fork checks out Compass Wines in Anacortes.
Grape Juice writes about the K Vintners 2008 Viognier.
That’s all folks!