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

From around the country…

CBS News writes about HR 5034 – an abomination of a bill drafted for Congress by the National Beer Wholesalers Association that is an attack on direct sales from wineries and an affront to consumers everywhere – with quotes from L’Ecole No. 41’s Marty Clubb.

The Boston Globe writes about Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback as does the Boston Herald and NESN.

San Francisco Business Times writes about financial troubles at Ascentia, owners of Covey Run as well as a number of non-Washington wineries. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat also picks up on this story.

Tampa Bay On-line writes about box wines with a callout to Washington Hills.

Ohio.com writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Indian Wells Riesling.

Wines & Vines writes about wineries opening in Washington.

From the blogosphere…

Reign of Terroir talks with Kevin Pogue, Chair of the Department of Geology at Whitman College. Read Part II here (NB: For you WBC attendees, do not miss Dr. Pogue’s talk on Walla Walla terroirs).

Though the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Don Carlo Vineyard.

Under the Grape Tree writes about Rhone wines with callouts to Gramercy, Cayuse, K Vintners, Doyenne, McCrea, and Bunnell.

Paul Gregutt asks attendess of the 2010 Wine Blogger’s Conference what they would like to hear during the Washington wine panel discussion.

Drink Nectar writes about #WAwine – the upcoming Washington wine Twitter tasting. Josh also talks with O Wines about Twitter and writes about Kiona’s Chardonnay. Guest blogger Melinda Knapp gives thoughts on Social Media and Wine.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about Three Rivers Late Harvest Gewuztraminer. They also write about deals and doings for June 3rd’s #WAwine event and the Icicle Ridge 2007 Ice Wine.

Wine Zag does a blind Viognier tasting which includes a Mark Ryan wine.

The Terroirists write about the Insania white wine.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about the Seattle Wine Awards. Shona also writes about #WAwine.

Yak Yak Wine rants about wine labels. Read Part II here. Read Part III here.

The Washington Wine Guide writes about a trip to Yakima Valley.

Wineola writes about K Vintners and Owen Roe.

Write for Wine writes about the Seattle Wine Awards.

Wine Peeps writes about the upcoming #WAwine Twitter tasting. They also write about Boudreaux Cellars and talk with Tracy Nodland of Nodland Cellars.

Chicago Pinot 2.0 talks with Forgeron Cellars Marie-Eve Gilla.

The Wine Commentator writes about aging white wines.

Washington Wine writes about the 2007 Willows Crest Riesling.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about Pend d’Oreille Cabernet. They also write about the Merlot Gone Mad event.

The Grumpy Winemaker writes about Sagelands.

Wine Musings writes about Leonetti and Woodward Canyon.

Lost Lettermen talks with Drew Bledsoe about Doubleback.

Sip With Me! writes about Kramer Vineyards.

The Wine Cask Blog writes about Maryhill’s 2007 Zinfandel.

From the locals…

Wine Press NW writes about the Riverside International Wine Competition.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Wines of Substance.

The Bellevue Reporter writes about the Auction of Washington Wines.


KNDO writes about a Columbia Basin College marketing class creating wine labels.

Under the Grape Tree writes about Hogue and Bookwalter.

The Washington Wine Guide writes about a trip to Woodinville.

The Idaho Statesman writes about Vin du Lac.

WineBusiness.com writes about Kendall Mix’ move to Goose Ridge.

That’s all folks!

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