Below is a running list of publications and awards, as well as radio, TV, and speaking appearances (last updated October 1, 2019). Email me at [email protected] for reprints of any articles that do not currently have web copies.

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Beverage Industry Enthusiast October 29, 2019 – “Tariffs on European Union goods impact US wine industry

Wine Enthusiast November 2019 – “Blind value: For fairness, accuracy and integrity, blind tasting is the only way to go

Seattle Metropolitan October 2019  – “Washington’s 30 most exciting wines of 2019;” “Michael Savage is pushing Washington wine in wild, accessible directions;” “Three great Washington wines to wish for;” “Three very good Washington wines under $20;” “The old school sparkling wine Pét-Nat is back;” “Instrumental Washington winemakers through the decades

Wine Enthusiast October 2019 – “Did Washington’s 2016 vintage beat the heat?” “Dungeness crab with roasted corn salsa

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 18, 2019 – “What does finding phylloxera mean for Washington wine

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 12, 2019 – “Rethinking the classic oak barrel for wine

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 4, 2019 – “Why a wine’s alcohol-by-volume is lying to you

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2019 – “Variety show (page 16);” “Walla Walla Valley (page 85)

Wine Enthusiast May 2019 “Science and the future of winemaking,” “How technology is improving wine at home,” “How wine in the restaurant industry is evolving,” Interview with Marc Noël of Nomacorc

Wine Enthusiast March 2019 “White lightning: Washington’s electric 2017 vintage wines

Wine Enthusiast February 2019 “Top 10 wine destinations 2019: Seattle

Washington Tasting Room Winter 2018/2019 “The year in Washington wine

Wine Enthusiast Pacific Northwest special issue Fall 2018 “Meet the women pioneering Idaho wine;” “The diversity of Washington wine;” “Touring Walla Walla and Woodinville;” “Destination Seattle; “Five winemakers changing Washington wine

Seattle Metropolitan October 2018 “Washington’s 30 most exciting wines” (introduction; methodology); “The rise of SoDo Urbanworks;” “Meet the tastemakers influencing the Washington wine scene

Wine Enthusiast October 2018 “Don’t overlook Washington’s 2015 vintage” (Buying Guide introduction)

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 19, 2018Elevating expectations in Washington state” 

Wine Enthusiast on-line September 10, 2018 “Looking for underrated Cabernet? Try Washington state

Wine Enthusiast on-line June 12, 2018 “The why, when and how of wine blending

Wine Enthusiast June 2018 “All in the family – Pioneering family-run wineries in Washington

Wine Enthusiast March 2018 – “Can a wine truly be great if it can’t age?

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2018 – “Pushing boundaries;” “Walla Walla Valley

Wine Enthusiast on-line February 2, 2018 – “Yes,  cork taint is still a problem

Washington Tasting Room Winter 2017/2018 – “The year in Washington wine 2017

Wine Enthusiast December 31, 2017 – “Is Cabernet Sauvignon Washington’s premier grape?” “Christophe Baron – Winemaker of the Year

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2017 – “Washington wine primer,” “Meet the AVAs,” “Walla Walla Valley

Wine Enthusiast April 2017 –Breaking down barriers in Northwest wine(with Paul Gregutt)

Wine Enthusiast on-line March 1 2017 – “How Jeff Lindsay-Thorsen of W.T. Vintners manages life and wine

Wine Enthusiast March 2017 – “Turning rocks into wine

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2017 – 2016 Washington and Oregon harvest reports

Wine Enthusiast on-line October 5 2016 – “The changing face of Washington Syrah

Washington Tasting Room  Winter 2016/2017 – “The year in wine 2016

Wine Enthusiast October 2016 – “Savage Grace: Mindful winemaking in Washington State

Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2016 – “Walla Walla Valley primed for vineyard development“; “Top it off

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2016 – “Then and now: A history of Washington wine“; “Walla Walla Valley

Wine Enthusiast March 2016 – “Vintage Washington“; “Urban wineries (Seattle section)”

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2016 – “Washington and Oregon harvest reports,” “Willamette Valley adjusts to a changing climate

Washington Tasting Room Winter 2015/2016 – “The year in wine

Wine Enthusiast December 2015 “Washington’s game changing winemakers

Vineyard and Winery Management November/December 2015 – “Northwest wine industry shows growth

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2015 – “Walla Walla Valley,””Red Mountain: In search of scarlet secrets”

Seattle Metropolitan September 2015 – “The Top 100 Washington wines

Vineyard and Winery Management September/October 2015 – “Game changer: Washington’s Wine Science Center

Vineyard and Winery Management – July/August 2015 – “Granholm v. Heald ten years on

Wine Enthusiast July 2015 – “Gold rush: Pacific Northwest Chardonnay

Washington Tasting Room Summer 2015 – “Force Majeure: An unstoppable force

Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2015 – “In search of a perfect closure“; “Oregon takes care of its own“; “Changes to appellation label laws“; “Vineyard labor shortage expected to worsen

Edible Seattle May/June 2015 – “Fielding Hills Winery: From apples to wine on the Wahluke Slope

Vineyard and Winery Management March/April 2015 – “Galloni aims to create ‘ESPN of wine

 Wine Enthusiast March 2015 – “Red Mountain rising

Yakima Valley Travel Guide 2015 – “Wineries of the Yakima Valley” (page 36-37 of e-reader); “Spirits & Hops Trail” (page 46-47 e-reader)

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2015 – “40 Most Important Viticulture and Enology: Advances of the Last 40 Years” (cover article); 1183 – Friend or Foe?“; “American oak supply puts the squeeze on coopers“; “2014 Harvest Reports Washington, Oregon” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Edible Seattle January/February 2015 – “Making Big Gin: Ballard’s Captive Spirits – the little distillery that could

Wine Enthusiast December 23, 2014 – “Betz Family purchases land in Walla Walla Valley

Wine Enthusiast December 2014 – “Charles Smith – 2014 Winemaker of the Year

Washington Tasting Room Winter 2014/2015 – “The Year in Wine: A peak at the 2014 harvest and what’s trending (cover article)

Art Culinaire Issue 112 – “A winemaker’s tale” (on Kyle Maclachlan of Pursued by Bear)

Wine Enthusiast November 2014 – “Region to watch: The Rocks, Oregon

Seattle Metropolitan Magazine October 2014 – “The Top 100 Washington wines” (cover article); “Wine from Walla Walla’s rocky region“; “Best wines under $15 and under $25“; “How to Taste 700 wines in 13 days

Alaska Airlines Magazine October 2014 – “Vineyard delights: Touring some of the west coast’s top wineries

Washington Tasting Room Fall 2014 – “Chardonnay revival

Vineyard and Winery Management September/October 2014 – “Oregon’s other white grape: Chardonnay takes baby steps toward respectability and quality” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Wine Enthusiast September 2014 – “NFL stars talk wine

 Edible Seattle July/August 2014 – “Summer in a glass” (on rosé)

Vineyard and Winery Management July/August 2014 – “Oregon winegrowers combat herbicide drift” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Washington Tasting Room Magazine Summer 2014 – “New heights in the Walla Walla appellation

Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2014 – “Northwest tipping point” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Wine Enthusiast March 12, 2014 – “Ste. Michelle acquires Eola Amity Hills property

Edible Seattle March/April 2014 –  “Rise of the Rhones

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2014 –  “Seattle and Northwest Washington”; “Woodinville”; “Southwest Washington and Columbia Gorge”; “Yakima Valley”; “Cascade Valley and North Central”; “Tri-Cities”; “Walla Walla Valley”; “Spokane and Pullman”; three grower profiles

Wine Enthusiast March 2014 – “Washington’s rise of the Rhones” (with Paul Gregutt)

Vineyard and Winery Management February 7,  2014 – “Chardonnay in focus at grape grower conference”

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2014 – “2013 harvest report Washington, Oregon” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2014 – “Oregon land rush: Outside money pours into the state” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Washington Tasting Room Magazine Winter 2013/2014 – “Trends and predictions: The year in wine

Woodinville Wine Country Fall/Winter Issue 2013 – “The wonders of Woodinville

Wine Enthusiast December 23, 2013 – “Drouhin family purchases 279-acre Oregon vineyard

Wine Enthusiast December 1, 2013 – “Ice wines from around the globe (Canada)

Seattle Metropolitan September 2013 – “100 best Washington wines“; “The top 15“; “The best of the rest“; “Top wines under $25“; “Top wines under $15“; “The rise of the Rhones

Edible Seattle September/October 2013 – “Sangiovese: A sensitive grape

Vineyard and Winery Management September/October 2013- “Yakima Valley renaissance” (Note: Opens .pdf)

WXL Wine and Dine – “Kyle MacLachlan bears it all”

Washington Tasting Room Summer 2013 – The Rocks of Walla Walla

Wine Enthusiast May 2013 – “Cocktail of the month

Vineyard and Winery Management May/June 2013 – “Whither Washington whites?” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Edible Seattle May/June 2013 – Time in the cellar – The patient rhythms of Cadence Winery

Seattle Metropolitan March 2013 – “Treveri Cellars

Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2013 – “State Treasures – Seattle and Puget Sound;” “Around the Sound;” “Woodinville – So many choices so take your time;” “Columbia Gorge and Vancouver – From here to gorgeous;” “Water to Wine – Yakima Valley;” “Cascade Valley and North Central – Prepare to be dazzled;” “Tri-Cities Wine Country;” “Walla Walla Valley – Small town charm;” “Taste Test – Spokane and Pullman;” 3 chef profiles, 3 grower profiles, and 7 tourist attraction profiles

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2013 – “2012 harvest report Washington, Oregon” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Washington Tasting Room Magazine Winter 2012/2013 – “The year in wine 2012-2013

Seattle Metropolitan September 2012 – “100 best Washington wines,” “Great whites, Ten reds under $25

Edible Seattle July/August 2012 – “Heart and soul: The pursuit of passion, perfection, and peace of mind at Maison Bleue

Seattle Metropolitan July 2012 – “Wine blends catch on in Washington

Washington Tasting Room Magazine Summer 2012 – “Nefarious Cellars: Defiance on the lake

Decanter June 2012 – “E. and J. Gallo holds high hopes for Washington

Edible Seattle May/June 2012 – “The Chardonnay paradox: Why America’s favorite grape struggles to find its way in Washington

Washington State 2012 Tour Guide
– State Treasures: Seattle and Puget Sound (with Chris Nishiwaki)
– Water to Wine: Yakima Valley
– Tri-Cities: Washington’s Melting Pot
– So Good They Named It Twice: Walla Walla Valley
– Spokane & Pullman – Two University Towns with Universal Appeal
– Prepare to be Dazzled – Cascade Valley and North Central
NB: 2011 content revised and updated along with the addition of grower and chef profiles.

Edible Seattle January/February 2012 – “Feral yeast seductive characters: Brennon Leighton’s modest goal of being the world’s best winemaker

Washington Tasting Room Magazine Winter 2011/2012 – “Trends and predictions: The year in wine

Seattle Metropolitan September 2011 – “100 best Washington wines 2011,” “20 for the white wine lovers,” “The best of the rest

Wine and Jazz August 2011 – “Vintners Village” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Edible Seattle July/Aug ’11 – “Why Chenin Blanc is a grape worth saving

Seattle Metropolitan June ’11 – “Chardonnay gets some respect

Wine Press Northwest Spring 2011 – “Washington Syrah – star or FUBAR?”

Wine and Jazz April 2011 – “Columbia Gorge: A hidden gem straddling the Washington and Oregon border” (Note: Opens .pdf)

Edible Seattle May/June ’11 – “Integral parts: The land and family of Syncline Winery

Washington State 2011 Tour Guide
– Seattle and Puget Sound: A funny thing happened on the way to the market (with Chris Nishiwaki)
– Yakima Valley: Where it all began
– Tri-Cities: The Mesopotamia of Washington Wine;
– Walla Walla Valley: Say it again!;
– Spokane and Pullman: Next Stop – Innovation;
– Cascade Valley and North Central: Be prepared to be captivated

Vineyard and Winery Management January/February 2011 – “2010 harvest report Washington, Oregon (Note: Opens .pdf)

Seattle Metropolitan September 2010 – “100 best Washington wines


Wine Blog Awards – Winner “Best Single Subject Wine Blog” 2014

Wine Blog Awards – Winner “Best Single Subject Wine Blog” 2013

Wine Blog Awards – Finalist “Best Single Subject Wine Blog” 2012

Wine Blog Awards – Finalist “Best Single Subject Wine Blog” 2010

Appearances (only open-to-the-public events listed)

“A Washington wine library tasting,” Feast Portland, September 14, 2019

“White lightning: The electric 2017 vintage for Washington whites,” (moderator), Taste Washington, March 30, 2019

“Extreme viticulture: Higher, steeper, bolder,” (moderator), Taste Washington, March 30, 2019

“Washington State: The new epicenter of wine,” (moderator), Minnesota Food and Wine, March 2, 2019

“Fire and Ice: The Forces that Formed the Shaped the Terroir of Washington State Wine,” (presenter), SommCon, San Diego, November 16, 2018

“On common ground: Exploring Oregon/Washington cross-border AVAs,” (moderator), Feast Portland, September 15, 2018

“Spotlight: Celilo Vineyard,” (moderator), Taste Washington, March 24, 2018

“Washington vs the World: Old world, new world, our world,” (panelist), Taste Washington, March 25, 2018

“The wonders of Washington State wine,” (presenter), SommCon, San Diego, November 16 2017

“50 years of Chateau Ste Michelle: Celebrating a Washington State Legend”, (moderator) Taste Washington, March 25 2017

“What makes Washington wine unique?” (session manager), Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, February 9 2017

“How to market and sell Washington wine,” (session manager), Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, February 9 2017

“Through the Grapevine: Lessons learned from a lifetime in Washington wine,” (moderator) Taste Washington, April 3 2016

“King Cabernet,” (moderator) Taste Washington, April 2, 2016

“The world of Merlot,” (moderator) Celebrate Walla Walla, June 19 2015

“Appellation Spotlight: Red Mountain,” (moderator) Taste Washington, March 29 2015

“The Chardonnay Revival,” (moderator) Taste Washington, March 28, 2015

“Washington vs the World,” (moderator) Minnesota Food & Wine Experience, March 8, 2015

“Cabernet is King!” (presenter) Minnesota Food & Wine Experience, March 7, 2015

“Washington’s Emerging Appellations,” (presenter) Society of Wine Educators Conference, August 14, 2014

“The 411 on Washington Wine,” (presenter) Society of Wine Educators Conference, August 13, 2014

“Water, Fire, Wind and Wine: The Incredible Story of Washington State Wine,” (presenter) Eat Drink San Francisco, August 2, 2014

Judge, Sunset International Wine Competition, April 28-29, 2014

“Red Mountain – Past, Present, and Future,” (presenter) University of Washington Faculty Club, April 8, 2014

“The Rise of the Rhones,” (panel moderator) Taste Washington, March 30, 2014

“An Old Vine’s Tale,” (panel moderator) Taste Washington, March 29, 2014

“Washington vs the World,” (panel moderator) Minnesota Food & Wine Experience, March 2, 2014

“The Rise of the Rhones,” (panel moderator) Minnesota Food & Wine Experience, March 1, 2014

“An Introduction to the World of (Washington) Wine,” (panel moderator) Taste Washington March 23,  2013

Washington wine,” (interview) KIRO Radio March 23, 2013 (interview starts at 7:57 mark)

“The Art of Blending,” (panel moderator) Taste Washington, March 24, 2013

“Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing,” (interview) FOX Q13 News, February 13, 2013

“Washington Syrah,” (presenter) University of Washington Faculty Club, January 28, 2014

“What’s next for Woodinville?” (keynote speaker) Woodinville Wine Country Annual Meeting, December 12, 2012

Harvest Update and Thanksgiving Wines (37 mins in),” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, October 24, 2012

“Washington Wine,” (presenter) University of Washington Faculty Club, October 8, 2014

“Seattle Metropolitan Top 100 Washington,” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, September 12, 2012

Washington Rosé Recommendations,” (interview) FOX News Q13, July 19, 2012

“Clicks and Sips: The Power of Social Media,” (panelist), ZINO Society Liquid Assets Forum, July 17, 2012

Total Wine, BevMo, and Gallo join the Washington wine industry,” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, June 27, 2012

“Climate Change: Current Trends and How to Insulate Yourself From Turbulent Times,” (presentation), Meet Me In The Cellar’s Annual Wine Marketing Symposium, Woodinville WA May 17, 2012

Washington Rosé,” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, April 25, 2012

Tasting Panelist, Seattle Wine Awards, April 2012

“Celebrated Vintages: A Look Back at 25 Years of Washington Wine,” (panel moderator) Taste Washington March/April 2012

“Washington Wine: Over-delivering at Every Price?” (panel moderator) Taste Washington March/April 2012

Washington Wine Update,” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, March 28, 2012

“Sparkling Wines,” (interview) FOX News Q13, December 2011

“Thanksgiving Wines,” (interview) FOX News Q13, November 2011

Harvest Update 2011,” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, October 26, 2011

“Election Coverage: Initiative 1183,” Weekday on KUOW 94.9FM, October 2011

“Syrah: Love your style,” (panelist) Washington Wine Road Trip, October 2011

“Washington’s Top 100 Wines” (interview), FOX News Q13, September 2011

“Wine Wars,” Weekday on KUOW 94.9FM, September 2011

Washington wine,” Table Talk KKNW 1150AM, August 24, 2011

“Marketing the Nectar of the Gods” (panelist) ZINO Society Liquid Assets Forum, July 2011

Tasting Panelist, Seattle Wine Awards, April 2011

“The Power of Social Media” (keynote speaker) Stoel Rives 2nd Annual Wine Law Seminar,  February 2011

“What’s the Point(s)?” (panel moderator) Taste Washington March 2011

“Washington’s Emerging Varieties: Grenache Panache” (panelist) Taste Washington March 2011

“The New Age of Wine Marketing” (moderator) Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Annual Meeting February 2011

“Mighty Malbec” (panelist) Taste Washington March 2010

Note: This is a running list that will be updated. Last updated November 8, 2019