Washington Wine Round-up: March 8th to 14th

A St. Patrick's Day round-up of stories on Washington wine from March 8th to 14th.

From around the world

The CBC talks with Charles Smith.

The Calgary Sun writes about Charles Smith.

From around the country

Wines & Vines writes about a new device from WSU to help wineries track cold weather threats.

Food & Wine writes about Kyle MacLachlan in Walla Walla.

The Calgary Herald writes about wine and the economy with a brief mention of wineries for sale with a mention of Washington (no names listed).

writes about AmericanWinery.com’s efforts to change New Jersey’s wine shipping laws.

From the blogosphere

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine
writes about journalist Alice Fering. She also writes about the upcoming Washington Merlot Twitter tasting.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about William Church’s release party. They also write about Walter Dacon’s use of social media and Dunham’s 2005 Trutina.

Paul Gregutt
writes about Rulo. He also writes about weather concerns for Washington wineries, and the lack of fire sales of Washignton wineries.

The Pour Fool writes about Pleasant Hill.

Second Glass
names the Kiona 2006 Lemberger their wine of the week.

Drink Nectar
writes about the rebirth of Spokane’s Caterina Winery. He also writes about overcoming Twitter and Facebook anxiety and Spokane hosting wine bloggers for the 2010 Wine Blogger’s Conference.

One Rich Wine Guy writes about Terra Blanca.

The Oregon Wine Blog
writes about Portteus. They also write about Seattle Food & Wine Experience.

Food Trips for Roadies
writes about Yakima Spring Barrel tasting.

writes about Columbia Winery’s 2008 Opal. He also writes about Arbor Crest’s 2007 Four Vineyards Merlot.

Sacre Bleu writes about Seattle Wine Gal.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Columbia’s Taste of White. Shona also writes about the Twitter conference wine tweetup, Woodinville wineries that tweet, and experiments with the Centellino wine decanter.

Yak Yak Wine
writes aobut Bunchgrass’s 2006 Lewis Vineyard Syrah. Chris also writes about Windy Point’s 2007 Gewurztraminer and blogging troubles.

writes about the Portteus 2007 Bistro Red.

Wine and Dine Walla Walla
writes about Dusted Valley being named winery of the year by Wine Press NW. The also write about Otis Kenyon expanding to Woodinville.

write about Alice Feiring.

Wine Peeps
gives tips for Taste Washington. They also taste two Washington Tempranillo with callouts to Pomum and Columbia Crest.

The Blog Wine Cellar
writes about Saviah Cellars’ 2006 Jack.

RJ’s Wine Blog
lists tasting notes from the last week with callouts to Giant Wine Company, Long Shadows, Charles Smith, and Quilceda Creek.

Beyond the Bottle
writes about Dunham Cellars 2007 Lewis Riesling.

Seattle Tall Poppy
gives a Taste Washington preview.

CraigSutton.net writes about Desert Wind’s Greg Fries (follow a tweetchat with Greg 3/17).

Another Wine Blog writes about L’Ecole No. 41’s 2008 Luminescence.

Northwest Cork and Fork
writes about upcoming events.

Fast Forward Weekly
writes about Charles Smith in Calgary.

Wine Economist
writes about Hedges fortified wine.

From the locals

The Yakima Herald writes about expanding wine themed amenities in wine country.

Othello Outlook
write about the recent Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers.

KIRO 7 talks with Walter Dacon about social media.

The Seattle PI writes about concerns about the Asian fruit fly.

The Tri-city Herald writes about Martin-Scott Winery.


One Rich Wine Guy writes about social media changing the way we drink wine.

writes about Betz Family Winery’s 2009 Petite Rousse. He also writes about Gifford Hirlinger’s 2007 Stateline Red and Coyote Canyon’s 2008 Albarino.

That’s all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan


  1. Sean - I'll say it again and I hope that people realize what a great resource this aggregation of news is! Do you have these as an easy to find category on here. Would be a great go to history lesson!


  2. Thanks Josh! Indeed, if you click on WA Wine News on the top banner or search for Washington Wine Round-up on the tags on the left hand side, you'll see the complete list (as well as some other news related items). Glad to hear you enjoy it.

  3. Seriously, it needs to be called out more and promoted. I'm not sure what kind of traffic you get - but it should be 10 times that.

  4. Sean,

    Time to shine the apple here-I think you have the one of the best, (I'll say it's my favorite), wine sites in the ether. I'll second the post of drinknectar that that your roundup has me spending more time than I usually plan to. Looking forward to meeting you at Taste of WA at Qwest!

  5. Drinknectar and Cityroute16, you are too kind! Thanks!


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