A round-up of stories on Washington wine from April 1st to 7th.

From Around the Country…

Wines and Vines writes about Taste Washington and marketing Washington wines.

WineBusiness.com writes about Cadaretta winemaker Virginie Bourgue leaving to focus on her own winery. Bourgue will continue to consult for the winery.

Palm Beach Post writes about Whitman Cellars 2005 Cabernet.

The Sacramento Bee republishes a story from the Seattle Times about Bainbridge wineries.

From the blogosphere…

Vintology writes about the upcoming Wine Blogger’s Conference and planned simultaneous annexation of the Oregon section of the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Robison Ranch.

Boozing It writes about Barnard Griffin’s 2007 Cabernet.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes part 1 about the Taste Washington restaurant awards. They also write about the Cartel Wine Group.

Wine and Dine Walla Walla writes about visions for a new Walla Walla tasting room. They also write about Merlot.

Paul Gregutt writes about the belief by many that Washington wines are too expensive. He also writes about recent changes to a Seattle-area restaurant wine list, old vines, recent pressures facing wineries.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about the Taste Washington seminars. See part II of the writeup here. They also write about six surprises from Taste Washington.

DrinkNectar.com writes about Anelare. Josh also hands out some monthly honors for March.

Wine Peeps writes about L’Ecole No. 41. They also write about Washington wine available in Austin and give a Taste Washington recap.

Yak Yak Wine writes about Milbrandt’s 2006 Senteniel Red Blend. Chris also writes about Fielding Hills 2007 Cabernet, Cave B, and White Heron’s 2005 Syrah.

RJ’s Wine Blog writes about DeLille. RJ also writes about Mark Ryan, Long Shadows, and K Vintners as well as Gramercy and DeLille.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about an upcoming WineTrails NW book on Walla Walla. Shona also writes about O Wines, Goose Ridge’s soft launch of their new tasting room, the upcoming Merlot Gone Mad event, the opening of Otis Kenyon’s Woodinville tasting room, an Edmonds Winery tasting, and Airfield Estates opening their new tasting room.

Wine(Explored) goes in search of the best boxed wine with a callout to Washington Hills.

WINO Magazine writes about the upcoming Merlot Gone Mad event. They also interview Robert Smasne of Smasne Cellars.

Write for Wine writes about the upcoming Woodinville Passport weekend.

Wine Blog writes about L’Ecole No. 41.

Gonzo Gastronomy writes about Gramercy Cellars, K Vintners, Doyenne, and L’Ecole No. 41.

Bruce Cass Wine Lab writes about Taste Washington.

Tales of the Grape writes about L’Ecole’s 2007 Chardonnay.

Terroirists gives a cork dork report with a callout to Woodward Canyon.

The Iowa Wino writes about the NxNW 2007 Cabernet.

WAWineman writes about Barrage Cellars 2005 Cabernet Franc.

EyeShotPhotos writes about Red Mountain.

Under the Grapetree writes about #WAMerlot.

The Grumpy Winemaker writes about how Walla Walla established itself.

Ambassador of Wine writes about Gramercy Cellars 2007 Grenache.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Robison Ranch Cellars.

Windy City Wine Guy writes about the Rattlesnake Hills AVA.

Seattle Wine Blog writes about Taste Washington.

Vintelligence writes about the 2007 Charles Smith Eve Chardonnay.

Eastside Uptown Girl writes about Taste Washington.

From the locals…

KOMO News, and about 100 others, picked up the AP story from last week about Washington topping 650 wineries.

Wine Press Northwest writes that Merlot is still standing.

The Seattle Times writes about businesses using Twitter to fill seats with a brief mention of the recent #WAMerlot event.

The Woodinville Weekly writes about Otis Kenyon opening a tasting room in Woodinville.


Write for Wine writes about Ross Andrew. Margot also writes about Watermill.