A round-up of stories on Washington wine from October 1st to 7th. Please add links to any articles I missed to the comments section. See previous round-ups here.
From around the country…
The San Francisco Chronicle writes about Washington Syrah.
Wine Library TV talks about top wines of 2010 with a callout to Andrew Will.
The Jacksonville Business Journal writes about Bill Foley, owner of Three Rivers, getting into the lodging business.
Eric Asimov at the New York Times gives a shout out to Paul Gregutt’s new edition of Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide.
The AP writes about Daven Lore’s use of refillable wine bottles.
Wines & Vines writes about recent policy changes in Clark County.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch writes about Altria Group Inc, the owners of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
San Francisco Business Times writes about Ascentia Wine Estates.
From the blogosphere…
Reign of Terroir writes about Full Pull Wines first birthday.
The Wine Economist writes about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
Steve Heimoff says Washington wine is a hard sell.
Paul Gregutt writes about Heimoff’s post on Washington wine.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about Woodinville events on October 8th to 14th. Shona also writes about a release from Two Vintners.
Drink Nectar gives monthly honors. Josh also writes about the new Nectar Tasting Room and the Ignite Spokane event.
The Oregon Wine Blog writes about Efeste. They also write about the BLEND event.
Underground Winos writes about Hard Row to Hoe.
WINO Magazine writes about the Nefarious Cellars 2007 Estate Syrah. They also write about Spokane’s new Nectar Tasting Room and Washington’s interest in the Chinese market.
Escapehatchdallas.com writes about Doubleback.
Washington Policy Blog writes about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
Wine Peeps writes about Wenatchee Valley. They also do a challenging wine pairing, and explore Woodinville Wine Country.
Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express writes about wine tasting in Walla Walla. See day two here and day one here.
WAwineman writes about DeLille’s 2006 Harrison Hill Red Wine.
Sips & The City writes about BLEND.
Wild 4 Washington Wine gives some crush weekend photos.
The Grumpy Winemaker writes about the Washington Wine Commission.
Mrs. Bliss writes about Hard Row to Hoe.
Mid-town Stomp writes a love letter to Washington.
From the locals…
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes that Washington is finally making Pinot Noir it can be proud of.
The Bellingham Herald writes about wineries south of Walla Walla. They also write about Brian Carter.
The Tri-City Herald writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle.
NWCN.com writes about this year’s crush.
The Spokesman Review writes about the new Nectar Tasting Room.
KNDU writes about wineries hoping for annexation into Richland. They also write about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
KING 5 does a video on the late growing season.
OregonLive.com writes about the Clark County wine industry.
The Northern Light writes about concern about the upcoming ballot initiatives.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander writes about the upcoming ballot iniatives.
Leftovers (stories from previous weeks)…
RJs Wine Blog writes about Gramercy Cellars.
That’s all folks!
Hey Washington Syrah Makers… Here is a line from the SF Chronicle Story you should REALLY heed: "The only concern is price; many seem to have notched up. It's the wrong direction at a time when Syrah is in the doldrums." I have historically been a fan but have quit buying as the prices of some of my favorites have gotten rediculous.