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

From around the country…

MSNBC writes about the best budget bottles with a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Knox News writes about wines for the holidays with a callout to Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Columbia Valley Riesling.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt gives his top 100 wines of 2011. He also gives further thoughts on Washington’s newest AVA and gives a look back and look ahead.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Alan Busacca of Alma Terra. They also write about the Ghost of 413.

Table Talk writes about the Seattle Food and Wine Experience.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog gives 12 Merry Christmas wine decorations.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington Cabernet/Syrah blend to one from Australia.

Blue Collar Wine Guy gives the 12 cabernets of Christmas.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Washington’s newest AVA.

Yakima Valley Tourism writes about the new Naches Heights AVA.

Mercer Island Patch gives holiday gift ideas.

MyNorthwest.com asks whether 1183 is hurting the craft distillery business.

Greater Seattle On the Cheap writes about Washington wines in Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys.

From the locals…

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt gives his Top 100 Wines of 2011.

Western Farm Press writes about a new tool for wine grape growers.

KNDO writes about big plans at Naches Heights Vineyard.

The News Tribune writes about the approval of the Naches Heights AVA.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the Clore center hiring an architect. They also write about Domaine Ste. Michelle.

The Yakima Herald writes about the approval of the Naches Heights AVA.

Seattle Weekly writes about Efeste.

Oregon Live! writes about the Naches Heights AVA. They also write about 2011 wines, world, and weather.

The Ballard News Tribune writes about difficulties for craft distilleries after 1183.

The Seattle Times writes about the effect of new liquor laws on craft distilleries. They also write that a judge won’t stop liquor privatization.

The Spokane Journal of Business says that retailers are facing pressure on liquor sales (Note: Requires subscription to read full article).

KBKW writes about Westport Winery adding a bakery.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Thurston Wolfe.

The Olympian writes about Governor Gregoire looking to cut the liquor control board.

Whatcom Magazine writes about Gordon Brothers.

The Herald writes about South County voting on Initiative 1183.

The AP writes about Oregon reconsidering its liquor sales after 1183.

That’s all folks!