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

From around the country…

Wine Enthusiast magazine writes about the San Juan Islands.

The Capital writes about the 2007 Col Solare.

Taos News writes about Shooting Star’s Blue Franc.

Business Insider talks with Kyle Maclachlan about why he went into the wine business.

From the blogosphere…

Mercer Island Patch writes about oysters and wine.

Uncork Washington writes about the 2008 Rulo Syrah.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington syrah to one from France.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes that February is for Foodies in Walla Walla.

Wine Peeps writes about 2008 Bordeaux-style blends.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about February events in Spokane.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Forgeron Cellars 2009 Blacksmith Syrah.

Write for Wine writes about the DiStefano Sogno

From the locals…

Seattle Times writes that liquor prices are likely to go up after passage of 1183. CBS Seattle also picks up on this story.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about Northwest wine bargains worth buying.

Herald.net says pull the cork on liquor jobs.

The News Tribune says grow your own grapes for wine. They also write about the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers conference.

Wenatchee World writes about the economics of wine.

WSU News writes that Washington wine is a treasure trove of complex compounds.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the auction of Cave B Winery.

East Oregonian writes about Walla Walla Vintners winning the Jefferson Cup Award (subcription required).

KVEW TV writes about Central Washington University offering a sommelier certificate program.

Wine Press NW writes about Vicky Scharlau of WAWGG being elected chair of the National Grape and Wine Growers Initiative.

The Bellingham Herald writes about matching food with zinfandel.

North Kitsap Herald writes about Hamilton Cellars.

That’s all folks!