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

From around the country…

The Courier News recommends Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling for Easter.

The San Francisco Chronicle recommends eight Washington reds.

From the blogosphere…

Redmond Patch writes about Efeste.

Paul Gregutt writes about wine country maps.

Lucha Vino tries the 2005 McKinley Springs Cabernet.

Woodinville Patch writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s concert series.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Passport 2011. Shona also writes about the Chateau Ste. Michelle concert series.

WINO Magazine writes about judging at the Sexy Syrah event. They also write about Tre Nova’s 2008 Bonatello.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Feast Walla Walla.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about Passport weekend.

Wine Peeps writes about Cabernet Sauvignon. They also write about a Fielding Hills Merlot vertical.

Oregon writes about Cave B adding yurts.

Wine Foot interviews Doug McCrea of McCrea Cellars.

From the locals…

The Seattle PI writes about the effect of budget cuts on community colleges with brief mention of wine eductation courses.

Snohomish County Business Journal writes about Snohomish’s quest for specialty beverage makers.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Idaho’s Snake River Valley. They also write about wine tasting at Farmers markets.

KEPRTV writes about Prosser becoming a sister city to the Vani Municipality in the Republic of Georgia.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Mount Baker Vineyards. They also write about three standout Washington reds and that vines are starting to wake up.

The Puget Sound Business Journal maps Washington wineries. They also write about the discussion over the definition of a winery, about building what is now a $3B industry, and Pike & Western Wine Shop.

KIMA TV writes about Spring Barrel weekend in Yakima Valley.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

The Wine Economist asks whether Washington Malbec is the next big thing.

Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about the Sexy Syrah event.

That’s all folks!