A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 22nd to 31st. Please add any I missed during this time period to the comments section.
From around the country…
Wine Spectator gives nine value reds from Washington (may require subscription).
WineBusiness.com writes about the resignation of Elizabeth Martin-Calder as head of the Walla Walla Wine Alliance.
The Memphis Flier writes about Bunnell Family Winery.
From the blogosphere…
Northwest Wine writes about the Wahluke Slope. Andy also gives a first look at wines from the 2009 vintage.
Paul Gregutt writes about L’Ecole No. 41’s Walla Voila Chenin Blanc.
The Gray Market Report writes about why Syrah doesn’t sell well.
Under the Grape Tree writes about wines from Pacific Rim. They also write about wines from Charles & Charles and three wines from Hogue.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about Wine Storage Bellevue. Shona also writes about a series of upcoming events including Pink With a Purpose, Flying Dreams open house, the Auction of Washington wines, and Northwest Cellars benefit for Homeward Pet.
The Wine Economist writes about retail problems with wine.
Terroirists write about Champion Wine Cellars. They also write about Chelan.
Drink Nectar writes about Nodland Cellars. Josh also gives some advice to wineries and looks at a few Cabernet.
Wine Peeps writes about the Woodinville phenomenon. They also write about the House White Wine, Buty and Dowsett Family Winery, Virginie Bourgue of Lullaby, and the 2009 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling.
Wine and Beer of Washington State asks whether Washington wines stand the test of time. They also revisit Seattle Wine Award winners, write about Icicle Ridge Winery, the Riesling Rendezvous, and the Woodinville winemaker triathalon.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Doubleback. Catie also writes about 20-something wine drinkers, Watermill’s Malbec.
Yak Yak Wine writes about the 2006 Pangaea Cabernet Sauvignon.
Suite101.com writes about Woodinville wineries.
Wawineman writes about the 2009 Columbia Winery Rose. He also writes about the 2005 Dunham Cellars Lewis Vineyard Merlot, 2004 Yakima River Cabernet, and the 2009 Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio.
Strange Bedfellows writes about the possibility of privatizing liquor sales in Washington.
Fermentation lists wine blogs writing about legal issues.
NaveenJainBlog.com writes about Washington wine month.
AgInfo.net writes about the upcoming Legends of Washington Wine.
Tripatini takes a Washington wine mancation.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the 2007 Kamiak Rock Lake Red.
The Candle Wine Project writes about a Clark County Winery Ordinance.
LiquorReform.org writes about Washington wineries opposing initiative 1100.
Table Talk writes about wine blending with thoughts from numerous Washington winemakers.
A Passion for Teaching and Opinions writes about a Northwest wine trip.
The Vino File gives impressions of Washington Merlot with callouts to Sparkman, Baer, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Drink What You Like writes about L’Ecole No. 41 Semillon.
Wine Trail Traveler writes about Three Rivers Winery.
InfoSplat writes about Willows Lodge.
Paper, Ribbon, and Ink writes about wine tasting in Walla Walla with callouts to L’Ecole No. 41, Waterbrook, Three Rivers, Skylite, and Whitman.
Wine Making in Twice Walla (from Trey Busch at Sleight of Hand) writes about summer finally arriving.
FoodieVines Cellar writes about Garrison Creek.
Family Wineries of Washington State writes about Initiative 1100.
The Grumpy Winemaker writes about Woodinville.
Elixir Vitae writes about Hyatt.
From the blogosphere…(WBC10)
Sip of Spokane writes about the Wine Bloggers Conference.
Dallas Wine Chick writes about visiting some wineries during the conference with callouts to L’Ecole, Va Piano, Airfield Estates, Alexandria Nicole, Fidelitas, and Gilbert Cellars.
Simple Hedonisms writes about a pre-WBC trip to Solena Estates.
Conscious Wine writes about a trip to Red Mountain.
Beau’s Barrel Room does a recap of the Walla Walla bus tour.
OregonLive.com writes about the 2007 Gilbert Cellars Syrah.
From the locals…
The Daily Record writes about Kittitas County’s emerging wine industry.
Wine Press NW lists Washington wine month bargains.
The Tri-city Herald writes about Walla Walla’s Creektown closing.
The Union-Bulletin writes about Elizabeth Martin-Calder’s resignation as head of the Walla Walla Wine Alliance.
The Bellevue Reporter writes about Washington wine month.
Washington Tasting Room writes about Washington wine month.
The Bellingham Herald writes about Dynasty Cellars.
That’s all folks!
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