Below is a summary of posts from the first half of 2011.


Summary of posts for 2010

Best of Washington Wine Report 2010

Washington Wine Round-up December 22nd to 31st

Washington State Liquor Control Board clamps down on ‘corkage free zone’

More on the end of Yakima’s ‘corkage free zone’

The Corked Counter

Washington Wine Round-up January 1st to 7th

Cases of Courage: Pursuing a Second Career in Wine

January Virtual Tasting – Waterbrook Melange Noir 2008

Washington tops 40,000 acres planted

Washington Wine Round-up January 8th to 14th

Reduce, reuse…refill wine bottles?

Updated: Washington Wines in the Spotlight At White House

Washington Wine Round-up January 15th to 21st

Five Wines Under $15 – January

160,000 tons in 2010, 700 wineries…and Riesling once again rules!

Tonight! January Virtual Tasting 2008 Waterbrook Melange Noir


Rulo Winery – A labor of love

Fresh Sheet February 2nd 2011

Washington Wine Round-up January 22nd to 31st

February Virtual Tasting – 2008 Columbia Crest H3 Merlot

Top of the Class – Nefarious Cellars leads the way in Washington’s newest growing region

Fresh Sheet February 9th 2011

Washington Wine Round-up February 1st to 7th

February’s Five Wines Under $15

Fresh Sheet February 15th 2011

Taste Washington! Seattle 2011 Cometh

Washington Wine Round-up February 8th to 14th

Spokane’s Barrister Winery and the Three Degrees of Separation of Washington wine

The changing face of the Seattle wine scene

Stepping into another world at Woodinville’s JM Cellars

Washington Wine Round-up February 15th to 21st

2011 Corked Counter Update


The Top 60 – A Look Back at Some of 2010s Best Wines Fresh Sheet March 2nd 2011

Free the wine! How protectionist taxation hurts Washington wine in British Columbia and hurts BC wine at home

Washington Wine Round-up February 22nd to 28th A Mistake March Virtual

Tasting – 2008 Desert Wind Ruah Watch out world. Here comes EFESTĒ Washington State

Wine 2011 Tour Guide released Do wineries fudge alcohol levels? Washington Wine Round-up

March 1st to 7th Liquor Control Board gets caught in its own web during compliance check Taste

Washington Japan 2011 postponed due to earthquake

Washington Syrah – Star or FUBAR?

Washington Wine Round-up March 8th to 14th Fresh Sheet March 18th 2011

A new look for the next generation: L’Ecole’s label gets a makeover

JB Neufeld – “that uniqueness of place”

Fresh Sheet March 23rd 2011

Washington Wine Round-up March 15th to 21st

Tips and Tricks for Taste Washington 2011

Lake Chelan’s WineGirl Wines

What Makes Washington Wine Country Different Tonight!

March Virtual Tasting – 2008 Desert Wind Ruah Five Syrah Under $15


39th Amendment passes standardizing national liquor laws

Summary of Posts for March 2011

Dynasty Cellars – How Peter Osvaldik went from living on the wrong side of the border to making Washington wine

Washington Wine Round-up March 22nd to 31st

Super Premium, Ultra Premium, Extra Stupid

2011 Spring Wine Event Season Begins

Washington Wine Round-up April 1st to 7th

Corked Counter – April Update

High production wines make up the list at Starbucks of the future

April Virtual Tasting – 2009 Tamarack Firehouse Red

Will Washington wineries face succession issues?

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

Washington winery map from Puget Sound Business Journal

Washington Wine Round-up April 15th to 21st 2011

Tonight! April Virtual Tasting – 2009 Tamarack Firehouse Red

Spring in a bottle! Five white wines under $15

Washington State: You’ve come a long way baby…but still have a long ways to go


Summary of Posts for April 2011

Washington Wine Round-up April 22nd to 30th 2011

Fresh Sheet May 5th 2011

May Virtual Tasting – 2009 Pacific Rim Riesling

Washington Wine Round-up May 1st to May 7th 2011

Putting pieces of the puzzle together at Januik and Novelty Hill

Fresh Sheet May 11th 2011

Charlie Hoppes – Fidelitas’ whirlwind winemaker

An inconvenient truth about spring in Seattle: 2010 Rose Roundup

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

Merlot strikes back!

Pamplin Family Winery – The joy of discovery

Old school! Recent print articles

Unsung wineries – Woodinville Wine Cellars

Washington Wine Round-up May 15th to 21st 2011

Skylite Cellars – One family learns the true meaning of ‘investment’

Tonight! May Virtual Tasting – 2009 Pacific Rim Riesling

May’s Five Wines Under $15


Summary of Posts for May 2011

Exploring the Yakima Valley

Washington Wine Round-up May 22nd to 31st 2011

How wine gets to where it’s going

June Virtual Tasting – 2009 Saviah Cellars The Jack

Washington Wine Round-up June 1st to 7th 2011

Pardon the interruption

What percentage of corked wines is acceptable?

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

Recession Busters! High QPR mid-priced reds

Washington Wine Round-up June 15th to 21st

Seattle Wine Award winners

June’s Five Wines Under $15

Senator DiMint plays booze card on Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

An encore performance from Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback

Tenor Wines Looks to Hit the Right Notes