A round-up of stories on Washington wine. See previous round-ups here.
The top story this last week was the closing of two wineries. Wine Press Northwest writes about the closing of Olsen Estates and the bank seizing Whitman Cellars. See additional posts on these events by others below.
From around the country…
Wine Spectator compares cabernets from Washington (Note: May require subscription).
The Fall River Herald News says go west for great wines, with callouts to Owen Roe and Corvidae.
MSNBC writes that the Washington wine industry continues to grow.
The San Angelo Standard Times writes that Washington wine country has plenty of water.
From the blogosphere…
Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about Patterson Cellars new downtown Seattle tasting room. They also write about Glencorrie Winery, and the 2007 Buried Cane Syrah.
My Wine Words does a post about Hedges Family Estate.
Paul Gregutt gives his top 10 Washington wines of the month. He also writes about the closing of Olsen Estates and Wine Enthusiast vintage charts.
Riesling Rules gives an update on the 2010 harvest.
A Wine Journey does a Washington versus California tasting. Read part two here (California focused).
Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about marketing trends.
AgInfo.net gets ready for the annual wine grape growers meeting. They also write about the industry’s growth.
Sips & The City writes about the Seattle Food and Wine Experience coming up later this month.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming Woodinville events.
Fine Wine and Cigars compares the 2007 and 2008 vintages.
Palate Press writes about copyright, fair use, and wine blogs.
Wild 4 Washington wine writes about the 2009 Badger Mountain Organic Chardonnay. He also writes about Hamilton Cellars and gives tips for wine tasting.
Sip of Spokane writes about extended happy hours in Spokane.
Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes that Walla Walla takes a walk on the wild ‘Christmas Carol’ side.
Whidbey Island PI writes about Blooms Winery.
Northwest Cork & Fork writes about planning wine trips.
Eastside Inside writes about the 2nd Annual Iron Vintner challenge.
The Oregon Wine Blog writes about the Vintner’s Annex.
WINO Magazine gives a very brief history of Washington wine. They also write about the Robert Ramsay Cellars 2006 Syrah.
Wine Peeps writes about Covey Run. They also write about the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Sauvignon Blanc.
The Weekly Volcanoe writes about the closing of the Water to Wine shop in Gig Harbor.
Well Red, White, and Rose writes about goaty wine.
Write for Wine writes about Seattleite Magazine.
The Yakima County Development Association writes about the Yakima Valley’s reputation.
Mise En Bouteille writes about Charles Smith.
Bigger Than Your Head names the 2009 Owen Roe Sinister Hand its wine of the week.
Seattleite writes about must have bottles of wine in 2011. Margot also writes about Urban Enoteca.
From the locals…
The Kitsap Sun writes about Urban Enoteca.
Writing for the Spoakesman Review, Paul Gregutt says that the Superbowl lineup should include wine.
Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt says wine is fine for the Super Bowl.
The Tri-City Herald writes about Whitman Cellars closing.
KNDO writes that the Washington wine industry continues to grow.
KEPRTV says that vines were damaged last November but that the wine industry itself is healthy.
The Seattle PI writes about UW students turning wine into water for a good cause.
The Olympian writes about Whitman Cellars closing.
Wenatchee World On-line writes about Washington wines on the move.
Washington Tasting Room Magazine writes that 2010 was another banner year for Washington wine.
The Issaquah Reporter writes about the opening of Fivash Cellars.
That’s all folks!
NB: At a reader suggestion, for the last two round-ups I have flipped the formatting to hyperlink the subject that is being written about rather than the source of the article. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on whether this makes for easier reading/searching or not.
Sean, I like the new formatting – it makes the subject stand out better, and makes it easier to scan through the articles that you are linking to.
Keep up the good work!
Thanks Bob. Appreciated the feedback.