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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 15th to 21st. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The San Angelo Standard Times writes about Washington wine.

Wine Spectator writes about nine red values from Washington (Note: May require subscription).

The San Francisco Chronicle writes about Obama stepping up his wine game.

Wines & Vines writes about the reversal of the decision about the Yakima corkage free zone.

The Chicago Tribune writes about the State Dinner.

USA Today writes about wine in China with mention of Hong Kong’s first urban winery using grapes from Washington.

From the blogosphere…

Dr. Vino writes about the State Dinner.

writes about Owen Roe’s Abbot’s Table.

Jetset Extra writes about Woodinville.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes aobut the Rasa Vineyards The Composer Riesling. Catie also writes about Wines of Substance and Walla Faces.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla writes about Plumb Cellars renovating its tasting room into a shared space.

Sips & The City asks ‘where’s the beef?’ at wine tastings.

Table Talk writes about what to eat and drink for the Super Bowl.

Puget Sound Blogs writes about Chardonnay.

Family Wineries of Washington State gives a legislative update.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about people picking out wine for the first time.

Under the Grape Tree writes about Waterbrook.

Parallel Winos gives part I of a wine industry analysis.

Wine Peeps writes about Washington Syrah. They also write about Riesling from Chateau Ste. Michelle. writes about Urban Enoteca.

Paul Gregutt writes about state by state differences in liquor laws.

Write for Wine writes about Efeste.

Vinography writes about Seven Hills Winery.

Wine Trail Traveler recommends wine regions to visit in 2011 with a callout to Woodinville and Walla Walla.

Sip of Spokane writes about sparkling wine.

Schiller Wine writes about the State Dinner. writes that heritage equals jobs, with a discussion about Walla Walla.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla writes about the State Dinner.

Wine Foot writes about Gifford Hirlinger.

Corks & Caftans writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2006 Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot.

Bellingham Alive writes about northwest boutique wineries.

From the locals…

The Yakima Herald writes about the potential return of the Corkage Free Zone.

Wenatchee World On-line writes about Washington wines served at the White House State Dinner.

The Seattle Times writes about Washington wine served at the State Dinner.

The Yakima Herald writes that it’s time to put a cork in senseless wine rules.

The News Tribune writes about support for beer and wine tasting at farmer’s markets.

Senate Democrats Blog writes about the discussion to allow beer and wine tasting at farmer’s markets.

Central District News writes about People’s Wine Market. writes that wine tastings are going well at grocery stores.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about searching for a cheaper Argintinean Malbec with mention of the grapes rise in Washington.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

Esquin writes about Mark Ryan Winery.

That’s all folks!