A round-up of stories on Washington wine from February 8th to 14th.

From around the country

The Wall Street Journal writes about efforts to change state liquor laws across the country, including recent efforts in Washington.

The Pottstown, Pennsylvania Mercury writes about Magnificent Wine Co.’s House Wine.

From the blogosphere

In preparation for this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, Paul Gregutt does a week of stories on essential Washington varietals starting with Riesling then moving on to Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet, and Syrah.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about Dusted Valley Vintners. They also write about Cabernet Franc, with callouts to Kestrel, Tamarack Cellars, Dusted Valley, and Gamache, and the Exotic Wines Festival put on by Seattle Uncorked.

Seattle Wine Gal writes about the social media benefits of tweetups.

WAWineman writes about the 2007 Kennedy Shah Tempranillo. He also writes about K Vintners 2007 El Jefe.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine weighs in on the importance of social media.

Wine Peeps writes about the WBC or Bust campaign sponsored by WineChatr leading up to this year’s Wine Blogger’s Conference. John ticks a couple Washington wines off his bucket list. Kori writes about Saviah Cellars’ 2006 Une Vallee and the 2006 Mackay Duck Press Red.

Beyond the Bottle also writes about the WBC-or-Bust campaign where wine bloggers can wine a road trip to this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference. Thad also writes about the 2007 Vin du Lac “Lehm” Dry Riesling.

Yak Yak Wine writes about Jones of Washington. Chris also writes about VineHeart’s Tempranillo.

Woodinville Wine Update continues its series on weddings at wineries writing about DeLille Cellars, Januik, and JM Cellars. Shona also writes about the Cooper Winery Co. and Northwest Totem Cellars tweetups.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about the 2008 Rulo Birch Creek Chardonnay. They also write about the 2003 Northstar Merlot, Walter Dacon Wines, and a Washington Wine Super Fan contest.

Wine Muse writes about Woodslake 2006 Syrah.

Palate Press lists its favorite wines of 2009 with a callout to Gramercy Cellars 2007 Inigo Montoyra Tempranillo.

Schiller Wine writes about the Poet’s Leap Riesling.

Write for Wine writes about the WBC-or-Bust campaign. Margot also writes about Trio Vintners.

Dr. Vino asks whether the recession could lead to a liberalization of wine laws in state’s such as Washington.

Zino Vino writes about lunch with Allen Shoup.

Wine Tonite! does a blind tasting of Washington reds with callouts to Buty, Apex, Bridgman, DeLille, Terra Blanca, and Januil.

Drinks Daily writes about Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Mr. Goldfinger writes about Washington wine country.

Pacific Northwest wine, beer, and food ramblings writes about the 2005 Hogue Terroir Cabernet.

From the locals

The Olympian writes about the Washington House approving beer and wine tastings in grocery stores.

The Yakima Herald writes about last week’s red wine and chocolate weekend as does The Columbian.

The Kitsap Sun writes about a new Bainbridge winery, Fletcher Bay Winery.

The Everett Herald writes about Everett rethinking its approach to boutique wineries.

KATU writes about the potential privatization of liquor distribution in Washington.

KNDO writes about Valentine’s day weekend in the Yakima Valley.

That’s all folks!

See something about Washington wine that I missed? Send the link to [email protected] and I will include it in the next round-up.