A round-up of stories on Washington wine from March 22nd to 31st. See previous round-ups here.
Buckle your seat belts. Lots of Washington wine love this week.
From around the country…
Mutineer Magazine writes that it’s a fine time for Washington wine.
Wines & Vines writes about Washington’s search for an identity.
D Magazine writes about Washington State wine with callouts to Spring Valley, Col Solare, Northstar, and Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Connect Savannah writes about Spring Valley Vineyard.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat writes about recent changes at Ascentia.
The Augusta Chronicle writes about Tamarack’s Firehouse Red (with possibly the worst bottle image I have seen).
Washington Examiner writes about Grenache with a shoutout to McCrea Cellars.
The Los Angeles Times names Maison Bleue’s Jaja Red its wine of the week.
From the blogosphere…
Zester Daily writes about Amavi’s 2008 Syrah.
Seattle Stevie writes about Taste Washington.
Wine and Beer of Washington State writes about a Taste Washington seminar on how to sell Washington wine.
Washington Beer Blog writes about Taste Washington. They also write about the Northwest Wine Academy.
Wine Ragazza writes about Taste Washington.
Pairing Up writes about Va Piano Vineyards Syrah. They also write about the Hightower Malbec, and Buty’s Merlot/Cabernet Franc.
Amanda House Photography writes about Taste Washington.
Write for Wine writes about the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards.
The Blue Collar Wine Guy writes about Woodhouse.
Wine Saints writes about wine and sports.
Paul Gregutt writes about Taste Washington. He also writes about a change in direction and DeLille Cellars.
Seattlest writes about Taste Washington.
Wine Peeps gives Taste Washington highlights. They also write about the 2009 Maryhill Rose, Holly Turner of Three Rivers Winery, and malbec.
Lucha Vino compares a Washington and Spanish tempranillo.
Vinotology writes about Robert Smasne.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming wine events. Shona also writes about women’s events, Patit Creek coming to Woodinville, Alta Cellars, and Elsom Cellars.
Northwest Cork & Fork writes about Taste Washington.
Wine Foot writes about Taste Washington.
Wine and Dine Walla Walla writes about the new Walla Walla map. They also write about Wine Press NW naming Zerba Cellars its winery of the year.
Voracious gives some pre-Taste Washington thoughts.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Taste Washington.
Crosscut.com writes about cuts to the state’s tourism bureau.
Heed the Hedonist writes about Taste Washington.
365 Things to Do in Walla Walla, Washington writes about the Uptown Wine Walk.
Esquin writes about Taste Washington.
The Gray Market Report writes about the Taste Washington seminar on wine scoring.
Parallel Winos does a video post on NHV Winery.
WINO Magazine writes about Taste Washington. Read part two here. They also write about the Dry Falls Cellars Reserve Petit Verdot, the Taste Washington restaurant awards, Vine and Sun, and L’Ecole’s new look.
Wine and Food Musings writes about the 2008 Bridgman Cabernet Sauvignon.
Kirkland Patch writes about Woodinville’s Hollywood Hill.
Bricks of Wine writes about Taste Washington.
From the locals…
The Kitsap Sun gives a wine list for Taste Washington. They also give their take on the event.
The Columbian writes about liquor privatization.
The Seattle Times writes about recent cuts in tourism funds. They also write about private liquor sales being pitched as a way to save the budget.
Coastal Explorer Magazine writes about top wines from the Savor Cannon Beach event.
Governor Christine Gregoire says in the Tri-City Herald that we’re living in a fine time for Washington wine.
Writing for the Spokesman-Review, Paul Gregutt writes about Washington State Chardonnay.
The Spokesman-Review writes about the thriving Spokane wine industry.
The News-Tribune writes about Lake Chelan.
Seattle Magazine gives its 2011 wine awards.
KPLU writes about L’Ecole’s recent label change.
Whatcom Magazine makes some wine recommendations.
Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…
Thirsty Girl takes a road trip to Walla Walla.
The Tri-City Herald writes about Columbia Crest’s new head winemaker.
That’s all folks!
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