Washington Wine Round-up April 8th to 14th 2011

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from April 8th to 14th. See previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wines & Vines writes about federal funding for a Prosser wine center.

Daily Astorian writes about an Astoria restaurant winning a Washington Wine Restaurant Award.

The San Francisco Chronicle writes about the sale of Betz Family Winery.

From the blogosphere…

Crosscut.com writes about the sale of Betz Family Winery.

Paul Gregutt writes about Social Media. He also writes about new wines from the Figgins family, and new Northwest wine labels.

Lucha Vino tries Washington grenache vs Garnacha.

365 Things to Do in Walla Walla writes about Vintage Cellars.

Sips & The City writes about bottling wine.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming Woodinville events. Shona also writes about Bin on the Lake.

Paired Up writes about the 2008 Yellow Hawk Sangiovese.

Wine Peeps writes about Saviah Cellars The Jack Cabernet Sauvignon. They also write about DiStefano.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Charles Smith Wines.

WINO Magazine writes about the 2008 Hestia Merlot.

Write for Wine writes about the 10th Annual Sexy Syrah event. Margot also writes about recently opened bottles.

From the locals…

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Washington wines with a Spanish tilt.

The Yakima Herald writes about wine tasting at grocery stores.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the passage of a corkage fee bill, legalizing Yakima’s corkage free zone.

The Seattle Times writes about liquor privatization. Read letters to the editor here. They also toast the legislature for recent beer and wine laws.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Saviah Cellars.

The Ballard News Tribune writes about wine tastings being allowed at farmers markets.

The Seattle PI writes about wine tastings being allowed at farmers markets.

The Tri-City Herald writes about a federal grant for Prosser’s Clore Center.

The Yakima Herald writes about the government lending a hand to the wine industry.

Whatcom Magazine writes about Taste Washington.

CBS Seattle writes about Spring Release parties.

KVEWTV writes about the corkage bill that recently passed in the legislature.

The Highline Times writes about Decanter Wines opening in Burien.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan

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