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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from December 1st to 7th. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Late to the party but welcome just the same, MSNBC asks whether Walla Walla is America’s new wine capital.

The Wall Street Journal writes about Long Shadows.

Reuters writes about alternatives to Champagne with a callout to Domaine Ste. Michelle.

Wines & Vines writes about Washington wine rules in limbo.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt writes about his top 100 wines for 2010. He also writes about wine country travel.

Vinotology writes about Rotie Cellars. Ben also writes about jumping into the business world, and Knight Hill.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog gives part 4 of From Grape to Glass. Josh also gives a tasting room update, writes about Columbia Gorge wineries, and gives monthly honors.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about a Gorman Winery wine tasting this weekend. Shona also writes about where to eat St. Nick’s Weekend (gone but the food remains!), and Sparkman Cellars opening a tasting room in the schoolhouse area.

Sips & The City writes about the Seattle Magazine party.

Wallyhood writes about Wallingford’s City Cellars.

Yak Yak Wine writes about top wines from 2010.

Northwest Cork and Fork writes about new releases from Dusted Valley.

Dirt Candy writes about Buty Winery.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Holiday Barrel Tasting. writes about Urban Enoteca.

Write for Wine writes about Urban Enoteca.

The Wine Hub writes about Urban Enoteca.

WINO Magazine writes about Wine World Warehouse.

Wine Peeps writes about Urban Enoteca. They also write about Wine World Warehouse.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla writes about the new Walla Walla wine map.

Under the Grape Tree writes about greatest hits and misses from the year with a callout to Airfield Estates.

365 Things to Do in Walla Walla Washington writes about Grantwood Winery. They also write about Holiday Barrel Tasting.

Wine Women writes about the Wine Spectator article on Washington.

Ambassador of Wine writes about Five Star Cellars.

Sip of Spokane writes about Spokane’s Rocket Market. They also write about Whitestone Winery.

What’s New in Wine says Washington is America’s answer to Bordeaux.

Washington Wine Diva interviews Margot of Write for Wine.

From the locals…

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about his top 100 wines of 2010.

The Seattle Times writes about Washington lawmakers discussing liquor sales.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the recent early freeze.

Wenatchee World On-line writes about Fielding Hills.

The Bellingham Herald writes about the Horse Heaven Hills. They also write about Mount Baker Vineyards.

KNDO writes about an automated wine dispenser.

The Enumclaw Courier-Herald local wineries.

The Kitsap Sun writes about a new Belfair winery.

That’s all folks!