A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 1st to 7th 2012. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

The Manila Standard gives a year in review with a callout to Washington wine.

From around the country…

Decanter writes about new AVAs, including Naches Heights.

St. Louis Today writes about 2011’s best budget friendly wines with a callout to the Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot, Hedges CMS, and Efeste Riesling.

D Magazine writes about Waterbrook.

The Anniston Star talks about wine and the New Year’s diet with a callout to Hedges CMS.

New York Daily News writes about new AVAs with a callout to Naches Heights.

The San Francisco Chronicle writes about wine competition winners.

From the blogosphere…

Weekly Volcano writes about South Sound wine sipping.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Gramercy Cellars 2009 L’Idiot du Village. Catie also writes about Malbec’s moment in Walla Walla.

Northwest Wines writes about Tom Douglas’ favorite Washington wines.

WINO Magazine writes about El Corazon’s Cabernet Franc.

Wine Peeps gives its best of Washington wine country 2011.

Write for Wine writes about what’s been opened lately.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about January events in Spokane. Josh also gives a best of 2011.

Woodinville Patch writes about 2012 wine deals.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about weddings in Woodinville.

Sips & The City writes about the upcoming Seattle Food & Wine Experience.

Northwest Wine Anthem gives a Friday find.

Lucha Vino compares Washington bubbles versus Euro bubbles.

From the locals…

Seattle Weekly writes about what to do with leftover wine.

Bellingham Herald writes about the 2011 harvest.

The News Tribune gives its top 10 wines stories of 2011.

Issaquah Press writes that local voters supported Initiative 1183.

Pacific Northwest Inlander writes about the effects of 1183 on distilleries.

Mercer Island Reporter writes about Maryhill.

Port Orchard Independent writes about the closing of Puget Sound Wine Cellar.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Northwest wines in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Seattle Times writes about Constellation’s slumping profits.

That’s all folks!