Today as we begin to wind down the year, a look back at some of my personal favorite posts from each month this year.

January’s was a post on Washington wines in the spotlight at the Whitehouse.

February’s was a look at Woodinville’s JM Cellars.

March’s were about EFESTĒ and L’Ecole 41’s new label.

Two posts from April were looking at the Starbucks wine program and terms like super premium.

May’s were looks at Januik/Novelty Hill and Pamplin Family Winery.

June’s were the new vintage of Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback and Senator Demint bashing the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center.

July’s was why most winery websites stink.

August’s was a look at Gorman Winery.

September’s was a piece about the new owners of Betz Family Winery.

October they were why I voted no on Initiative 1183, how to sound smart talking about wine, and a look at keg wine.

November it was an article on the 2011 harvest winding down.

December it was a rant about Robert Parker posts, a look at The Wine Advocate’s new critic covering Washington, and a post about Washington’s newest AVA.

See all of the posts from this year and previous years organized by month along the right hand side of the blog.