A round-up of stories on Washington wine from June 15th to 21st.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about Washington wineries cutting back (see a related post from Paul Gregutt below).

The New York Times writes about American Gewürztraminer with a brief mention of Washington.

Las Vegas Review-Journal writes about Washington Syrah.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about Mercer Estates.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes about the Red Diamond Merlot.

From the blogosphere…

Fermentation writes about Initiative 1100.

Doug McCrea writes on Salida Wine Blog about why Syrah is suffering in Washington and elsewhere.

The Oregon Wine Blog writes about the Washington Rose event. They also write about Kyra Wines Pinot Noir and Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Wine and Beer of Washington State
writes about the Seattle Wine Awards. They also write about the Woodinville Warehouse Wine Walk.

Paul Gregutt writes about Quilceda Creek’s 2007 Red Wine and Grand Reve’s 2007 Cabernet. He also writes that the sky is not falling on Washington wine and discusses some rookie errors starting a winery.

Write for Wine writes about Cave B.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the upcoming bloggers conference and wine blogging.

Wine Peeps writes about Denise Slattery of Trio Vintners. They also write about the 2007 Buried Cane Riesling and Cedergreen Cellars.

Drink Nectar writes about Vintage Hill Cellars. Josh also reprints an article from Spokane CDA Living Magazine.

The Terroirists write about our neighbors to the north in the Okanagan Valley. See a post on Okanagan Pinot here.

Wine Economist writes about counterfeit wine with a callout to a role Andrew Will’s Chris Camarda played in fooling some experts.

Woodinville Wine Update
writes about Fortunato’s wine shop closing. Shona also writes about the opening of the Amavi & Pepper Bridge tasting room in Woodinville.

Plate and Barrel writes about Waters Winery. They also write about the Doubleback release party.

Northwest Wine
writes about Chardonnay.

CellarMistress’ Cellar Talk writes about the upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference.

Vinously Speaking writes about Mibrandt Vineyards (scroll down).

Washington Wine Guy does a Grenache blind tasting.

South Jersey Wine & Dine
writes about the Chateau Ste. Michelle Orphelin.

Another Wine Blog writes about the upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference.

Windy City Wine Guy writes about the WBC-or-Bust road trip.

Crosscut.com writes that it was a breakout year for Washington Malbec.

The Examiner writes about Canoe Ridge.

Wannabe Wino writes about L’Ecole No. 41’s Apogee.

PDX Eater writes about Kyle MacLachlan.

The Wine Commentator writes about the 2008 Syncline Cellars Pinot Noir.

Friends Eat writes about screwcaps with a callout to Hogue Cellars.

The Grumpy Winemaker writes about website designers.

VineyardGurl’s Blog does a Patterson Cellars video tasting.

IntoWine.com writes about Washington Merlot and Syrah.

The Wine Sleuth writes about Airfield Estates Bombshell Red.

From the locals…

The Seattle-PI writes about a backlash from the liquor privitization bills.

OPB News writes about the upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Syrah.

The Everett Herald writes about Furion Cellars.

KNDU writes about the upcoming Wine Bloggers Conference.

Oregon Live writes about Chenin Blanc with a callout to Pacific Rim.


Wines & Vines writes a fascinating article on retail wine sales.

That’s all folks!