A round-up of stories on Washington wine from October 1st to 7th.

The big story this week was the departure of Robin Pollard as director of the Washington Wine Commission. The Seattle Times reports here, Wine Press NW here.

From around the country…

Wine & Vines writes about Initiative 1183.

Wine Spectator writes about QR codes with mention of Charles Smith Wines.

The Miami Herald writes about Riesling with a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

KNDO writes about the effects of climate change on the wine industry.

From the blogosphere…

Wine & Beer of Washington State writes about Tefft Cellars 2008 Huckleberry White. They also write about top Washington blends.

Paul Gregutt writes about Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys – with a number one spot for Pacific Rim. He also writes about Walla Walla Vintners starting a wine club.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the 2010 Owen Roe Abbott’s Table Red Wine.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events. Shona also writes about St. Nick’s tickets.

Write for Wine writes about vars and sundry.

Riding Shotgun on the Hell Express writes about the #WASyrah Twitter tasting.

Grape Smart writes about Wines of Substance.

MyNorthwest.com writes about how Washington wines beat Napa Valley offerings.

Table Talk writes about loving Washington wine.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington and Chilean Carmenere.

Wine Peeps writes about the Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut Rose. Kori also writes about Mackey Vineyards.

Wine & Dine Walla Walla writes about Allen Shoup receiving a lifetime achievement award.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog write about October events in Spokane.

Under the Grapetree writes about Lone Birch.

The Western Front gives an Initiative 1183 preview.

From the locals…

The Herald gives the argument for and against Initiative 1183. They also endorse 1183.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Cadaretta and Southwind Vineyard.

The Seattle Times writes about 1183 ads.

Whatcom Magazine writes about Washington wines for $10 and under.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Northwest wineries offering unusual white wines.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Central Washington University offering a class on wine.

The Olympian writes about Initiative 1183.

The Coeur d’Alene Press writes about the 2011 vintage.

The Lake Stevens Journal writes about the Liquor Control Board.

Wenatchee World On-line writes about the late 2011 crop.

The Columbian gives pros and cons on Initiative 1183.

Leftovers (posts missed in previous weeks)…

Schiller Wine talks with Paul Gregutt and writes about Washington wine.

That’s all folks!