July’s Virtual Tasting is this Thursday from 7-8pm Pacific. Read about how to participate here.

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

From around the world…

The Montreal Gazette writes about wine pairing with barbequed steak with a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

From around the country…

St. Louis Today writes about Pinot Gris with a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

The Sun Herald writes about flashy labels with a callout to to the 14 Hands Hot to Trot.

The Chicago Tribune writes about good, inexpensive wines that are easy to find with a callout to Pacific Rim and Snoqualmie.

The Cannon Beach Gazette writes about wine recollections with a callout to Abeja’s Chardonnay.

The Muncie Star Press writes about rose with a callout to Charles and Charles.

Shanken News Daily writes about a surge in sales at St. Michelle.

From the blogosphere…

Woodinville Patch.com writes about Walla Walla wineries opening tasting rooms in Woodinville.

Northwest Wine Anthem names Tranche Cellars Pink Pape its Friday pick.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about L’Ecole No 41’s 2010 Chenin Blanc.

Schiller Wine writes about visiting Long Shadows.

AgInfo.net gives part two on a new Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau tasting area. Read part one here.

Crosscut.com writes about the proposed Naches Heights AVA.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Tranche Cellars 2010 Pink Pape (a personal favorite).

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the 2010 L’Ecole No 41 Chenin Blanc (also a personal favorite).

Wine Peeps writes about Washington rose. They also write about Corliss Estates and Tranche Cellars.

Table Talk writes about box wine.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about the Iron Vintner Challenge.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington and French Syrah.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla writes about tourists visiting the valley for events.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the 2006 L’Ecole No 41 Syrah.

Write for Wine writes about Cabernet Franc.

From the locals…

The Yakima Herald writes about the effects of the November freeze.

The Kipsap Sun writes about food pairings from Semillon and Riesling.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about vintage ratings.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Myles Anderson being inducted into the Washington Wine Hall of Fame. They also write about Joshua Maloney taking the Director of Winemaking position at Milbrandt Vineyards and little known wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle.

NWCN writes about Walla Walla being ranked as the friendliest town in the country.

Seattlest writes about the Auction of Washington Wine.

The News Tribune writes about WSU’s Tri-Cities wine center.

The Seattle Weekly writes about potential impacts on cuts in the state’s budget on wine tourism. They also write that confusion reigns at wine tastings.

Wenatchee World On-line writes about the Visitors Bureau tasting room.

The Seattle Times writes about Costco’s revamped liquor initiative.

That’s all folks!