A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 22nd to 31st.
Buckle your seatbelts boys and girls, this round-up is a big one.
From around the world
Sommelier India writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle.
From around the country
Milwaukee Magazine writes about Washington state wines with callouts to Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest.
WineBusiness.com writes that the Walla Walla Wine Alliance has partnered with ReCORK by Amorim, a North American-based wine cork recycling program.
The Modesto Bee writes about Washington wine with callouts to Chateau Ste. Michelle, Snoqualmie, Columbia Crest, and Magnificent Wine Co.
Business Week writes about Milbrant’s 2006 Merlot.
From the blogosphere
See a list of Washington wineries on Twitter put together by Bean and Ed at Wine and Beer of Washington State.
Wine and Beer of Washington state also writes a restaurant wine service wish list, review the 2007 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet (Note: This was the January Virtual Tasting wine. Thanks for participating!), writes about wine dreams with a callout to DeLille, rose with callouts to Lullaby and Silver Lake, and a Washington wine series at Seattle’s The Local Vine.
Drink Nectar checks out some under $10 wines (including the January Virtual Tasting wine; thanks for participating!). Josh Wade also talks with Woodward Canyon about Twitter and checks out some wines from Trio Vintners, Barrister, and Naked Winery. He also gives a Spokane winery tour.
Yak Yak Wine writes about Naked Winery. Chris also writes about the 2006 Portteus Zinfandel, Masset’s 2006 le Petit Rouge, Gregutt’s Washington Wines and Wineries, and Upland Estates’ 2007 Malbec.
Beyond the Bottle writes about Benson Vineyards Pinot Gris, Viognier, and Chardonnay. Thad also writes about the 2008 Pacific Rim Gewurztraminer and writes part 2 of an argument for disclosing the ingredients in wine.
The Oregon Wine Blog makes a border incursion and writes about Washington Syrah. See part II here.
The Good Grape says Washington is the place to live for wine lovers.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Walla Faces. Catie also talks with Amy Mumma of the World of Wine program at CWU.
WAWineman writes about the 2008 Woodinville Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. He also writes about the Cooper 2007 L’Inzio (Part II here), Adams Bench 2007 Red Willow Cabernet, and Ch. Ste. Michelle 2006 Tempestade.
Washington Wine writes about Columbia Crest’s 2007 Two Vines Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine Peeps checks out the 2008 Columbia Crest Two Vines Gewurztraminer. Kori also talks with Ashley Trout of Flying Trout Wines.
The Grumpy Winemaker asks what is going on at Sagelands. He provides some answers here.
WINO Magazine writes about Greg Fries of Desert Wind Winery.
The Wine Commentator writs about Cadence and Mark Ryan.
Northwest Cork and Fork writes about Chandler Reach.
Writing for Tourism Walla Walla, Denise Slattery of Trio Vintners writes about wine clubs.
Woodinville Wine Update writes that tickets are now available for Passport weekend. Shona also writes that Alder Ridge is now open, Goose Ridge is opening, asks whether Alexandria Nicole is moving, and writes about Elevation – the former Arlington Road Cellars.
Walla Walla Wine News writes about Cayuse changing their release weekend.
Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express writes about Reininger.
One Rich Wine Guy writes about Forgeron Cellars and Goose Ridge Winery.
See a cool listing to Walla Walla wineries at Walla Walla Wine.
Write for Wine writes about some new Washington wines.
Vashon Winery writes about racking the 2009 wines.
The Examiner.com writes about wineries using a Riesling tasting profile. This would allow consumers to have a better sense of where the wine is on the continuum of dry to sweet.
Wine Muse writes about Madsen Family Cellars.
Cellarmistress’ Cellar Talk writes about Ch. Ste. Michelle Riesling.
Science Blogs writes about Wines of Substance periodic table of wines (a very cool website if you haven’t checked it out; look for a writeup on the Substance wines in the future).
Queensryche.com writes about Geoff Tate’s new Insania wine.
From the locals
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine writes about Efeste’s Brennon Leighton.
WSU Today writes about winemaking.
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Chardonnay.
The Tri-City Herald writes about the continued growth of the Washington wine industry.
Writing for the Spokesman-Review, Paul Gregutt writes about Robert Karl, Caterina, and Lone Canary.
The Seattle Times writes about the lack of glass recycling in Yakima.
South Oregon’s The World writes about Merlot with callouts to Columbia Crest and Fourteen Hands.
That’s all folks!
I'm amazed at how you pull all of this together. Truly the single greatest weekly resource for WA Wine lovers on the internet, actually anywhere.
Thanks Josh! This one was truly a labor of love done from vacation in NYC.
You do a great job with this Sean. Another blogger I follow had a few Washington Wine blogs lately including a contest to give away a copy of Gregett's. Ed' Winetonite. http://www.winetonite.com/
I must have fallen out of favor with you, Sean, as I had notes on the 04 Cayuse Armada, 06 Cayuse Viognier, and a terrific 94 Quilceda Creek Cab. Teasing of course! :)
Jared, Ah! Fear not, I have the occasional "Leftovers" section for things I missed. Will add it to next week's. Fear not, you are still in my good graces! ;) Thanks for the heads up.