A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 15th to 21st. Please add any I missed during this time period to the comments section. See previous weeks here.
From around the world…
The Toronto Star recommends Hogue’s 2008 Genesis Merlot.
From around the country…
Wines & Vines writes about wineries opposing initiative 1100.
Wine Enthusiast writes about rock n’ rollers making wine, including Queensryche’s Geoff Tate at Three Rivers.
Fort Worth Business Press writes about the reemergence of Riesling with a callout to Pacific Rim.
WineBusiness.com writes about the Riesling Rendezvous.
From the blogosphere…(non-WBC)
The Gray Market Report writes about Charles Smith.
The Wine Economist writes about Riesling.
Drink Nectar gives its under $10 wine team. Read about the final tryouts here. Josh also gives some blind cabernet tasting results, including wines from L’Ecole and writes about Mountain Dome.
Writing for Cork’d, Josh Wade gives an update on two pieces of wine legislations.
Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about the Kirkland Uncorked festival. They also write about Woodinville’s Winemaker and Brew Master Triathalon.
Yak Yak Wine gives his daughter away with some Yakima Riesling.
One Rich Wine Guy writes about Dunham Cellars.
Under the Grape Tree writes about wines from Substance and Waters.
Terroirists write about Purple Café and Wine Bar.
Paul Gregutt asks about e-books for the upcoming second edition of Washington Wines & Wineries.
WINO Magazine writes about Washington’s liquor laws.
The Oregon Wine Blog says to visit Yakima.
Red, White, and Food writes about a Washington wine country weekend.
Seattle Wine Blog writes about a tour of Walla Walla.
Good Food Revolution gives five reasons to travel to Washington wine country.
Ambassador of Wine writes about OS Winery’s 2008 Cabernet Franc.
Stark Silver Creek writes about L’Ecole No. 41.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Gordon Brothers.
I Drink Your Wine reemerges with a post on Mercer Estates.
Vint’d writes about Mercer Estates Sauvignon Blanc.
Full Pour writes about the 2002 Eroica Riesling.
The Wine Commentator writes about the Cadence 2004 Red Wine.
From the blogosphere…(WBC related)
Woodinville Wine Update writes about the journey home from WBC.
Write for Wine writes about some post-WBC events.
Beau’s Barrel Room writes about Washington Syrah.
Wine Press NW gives some thoughts on the Bloggers Conference.
Art Predator gives a WBC teaser video.
Vino Verve does a video post on Beresan.
RJ’s Wine Blog interviews Gilles Nicault of Long Shadows.
Random Oenophile writes about Columbia Gorge wineries.
Northwest Cork and Fork writes part two on WBC.
Dances with Wines writes about the speed white wine tasting.
Toledo Wines & Vines writes about cork recycling.
New Jersey Monthly puts Walla Walla to the test.
The Vino File writes about Washington Semillon.
BATblog writes about the conference.
Luscious Lushes writes about writing right for your blog.
The Unreserved writes about the speed tasting.
WineBizNews writes about the essentials of food pairing.
Reminder to see links to videos and conference presentations here.
From the locals…
The Seattle Times writes about a damaging species of fruit fly found in Washington orchards.
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Sauvignon Blanc.
Washington Tasting Room Magazine writes about the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center receiving a donation.
The Tri-City Herald gives a first peek at the 2009 vintage.
The Bellevue Scene writes about Kirkland Uncorked.
BellevueReporter.com writes about the Washington Wines Festival.