From around the world…

Decanter writes about the growing season in the Pacific Northwest.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator says watch out California, Washington is the Value King.

ABC Action News recommends wines for the holiday with a callout to Kestrel’s Lady in Red.

CNN recommends Dunham’s 2008 Cabernet.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt writes that it’s time to talk the handcuffs off merlot. Read Steve Heimoff’s reponse here. Paul G also writes about the new Naches Heights AVA, and a solution to the high alcohol conundrum.

Crosscut gives a big guy perspective on how Initiative 1183 will hurt the little guy.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Swiftwater Cellars. They also write about the 2008 RiverAerie Sangiovese.

Jobmouse writes about unions suing to stop Initiative 1183.

Gig Harbor Patch writes Initiative 1183 being challenged in court.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes aobut the 2008 Locati Cellars Sangiovese. Catie also write about the book Eat Eat Walla Walla.

Redmond Patch writes about Grape Killers.

Freedom Foundation writes about the lawsuits against Initiative 1183.

Palate Press writes about wineries turning to creative marketing for the holidays with a callout to Maryhill.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events in Woodinville.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about a partnership between Twigs and Terra Blanca. Josh also writes about the five best wines you’ll ever have and December Spokane wine events.

Table Talk writes about holiday wine gifts. They also write about seasonal eating and drinking in Seattle.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Market Vineyards.

Write for Wine writes about Grape Killers.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Two Mountain Winery.

Under the Grape Tree writes about the Bookmark Red Wine.

Uncork Washington writes about Hollywood Hills 2008 Syrah.

Wine Peeps writes about DaMa Wines. They also write about House of Independent Producers Chardonnay.

Lucha Vino tries a Washington Bordeaux-style blend versus one from California. asks whether 1183 is hurting craft distilleries. writes about Walla Walla.

Eat Drink Explore says to look for more wine on tap in 2012.

Reason Online says Washington uses liquor freedom to make liquor less free.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes that, after spending more than $19M on Initiative 1183, Costco stands to make $81M per year in Washington. They also write about a second lawsuit filed against Initiative 1183.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt says that the best merlots are right her in Washington.

Wenatchee World writes about Washington wines in the Top 100. They also write about Craig Mitrakul moving to Karma Winery.

KBKW writes about Westport Winery going solar.

Wine Press NW writes about the Naches Heights AVA.

Whidbey Island Examiner writes about a new wine shop in Coupeville.

Seattle Weekly writes that an injured wino seeks comfort in food pairings.

KIRO writes about a second lawsuit against Initiative 1183.

The Tri-City Herald writes that Chateau Ste. Michelle is among the world’s most admired brands. They also write about Gordon Brothers and the approval of the Naches Heights AVA.

KOUW writes about the lawsuits against Initiative 1183.

Central District News writes about how the CD voted on 1183.

The Spokesman-Review writes about Consumer Reports liking Washington wine.

That’s all folks!