A round-up of stories on Washington wine from September 1st to 7th. See previous roundups here. Please add any I missed to the comments section.
From around the country…
Wine & Vines writes about Swiftwater Cellars.
WineBusiness.com writes about the Washington Wine Commission’s locally-focused promotional campaign.
The Santa Ynez Valley News writes about HR 5034 (which I prefer to refer to as ‘The Shame of the House of Representatives’).
From the blogosphere…
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about whites after Labor Day. Catie also writes about Seven Hills Winery, and Charles Smith Wines.
Drink Nectar writes about the Twitter Cabernet event. Josh also writes about the Washington Wine Commission’s World Class Value Pass, gives out monthly honors, and writes about Foxy Roxy Winery.
The Wellesley Wine Press does a Washington versus California Cabernet showdown.
NW Wine and Real Estate writes about a wine weekend in Bainbridge Island.
One Rich Wine Guy writes about Washington Hills Summit Reserve Chardonnay.
Northwest Wine writes about Kestrel Vintners.
Mollie in Seattle writes about wine tasting at Bin 41 in West Seattle.
Wine Peeps does a challenging wine pairing. They also write about Washington wine available in San Diego, the 2008 Buried Cane Merlot, and William Church Winery.
The Oregon Wine Blog writes about the #Cabernet event at Bin 41 in West Seattle.
Beyond Napa Valley writes about Chelan Ridge Winery.
Paul Gregutt writes about using scores to sell wine.
Eastside Inside writes about the upcoming Vin D’ Elegance event in Woodinville.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about the Auction of Washington Wines picnic. Shona also writes about Village Wines.
The Grumpy Winemaker writes about Washington’s fading wineries. He also asks whether global warming went away.
WINO Magazine writes about the upcoming BLEND event. They also write about mapping the complexity of wine country, WSU Extension, and Laurelhurst Cellars.
Write for Wine writes about Cabernet Franc.
Elixir Vitae writes about Roza Ridge Merlot.
The Terroirists write about Walla Walla wineries with callouts to El Corazon, SYZYGY, and Fort Walla Walla Cellars.
Strange Bedfellows writes about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
WAWineman writes about the 2007 Waters Forgotten Hills Syrah. He also writes about Girly Girl Wines 2008 Chardonnay.
Sip of Spokane writes about chocolate and wine pairing.
The Examiner writes about the Bridgman Riesling.
Under the Grape Tree writes about Revelry. See a follow-up post here.
Random Thoughts on Random Topics writes about Kerloo Cellars.
NACS Online writes about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
Sparkling Vouvray writes about the Mark Ryan Mourvedre.
From the blogosphere (WBC10)…
The Vino File gives impressions of Washington State Cabernet.
From the locals…
The Bellevue Business Journal writes about the recent Wine Advocate reviews of Washington wine.
The Olympian writes about the spirits industry’s take on the upcoming liquor ballot initiatives.
The Idaho Statesman writes about Lewiston-Clarkston area wineries.
The Covington Reporter writes about Illusion Wines.
OregonLive.com writes about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
KNDO reports wine tourism up for Labor Day.
Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…
The Orange County Register writes about Milbrandt Vineyards.
Once again, I direct your attention to my column in Chef Magazine,
"Call Me a Cab…" with a section on Washington State wines.
go to pages 29-30
Marlene Rossman, MBA, MA
President, Manhattan Wine Seminars, LLC
Consultant, Corporate Wine Studies
University of California, Irvine
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