A round-up of stories on Washington wine from February 8th to 14th. Read previous round-ups here.

The big story this week was the appointment of the new head of the Washington wine commission. Read stories from Wine Business, Wine Press NW, Bellingham Herald, AgInfo.net, Wine and Beer of Washington State.

From around the country…

North County Times writes about Walla Walla’s incubator area guiding city plans.

The Gaston Gazette mentions Buty’s Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle.

The San Antonio Express writes about the San Antonio Wine Festival.

From the blogosphere…

Table Talk profiles John Bookwalter of J Bookwalter Winery. They also write about around the world in 80 wines.

Paul Gregutt gives suggestions for the new Executive Director of the Washington Wine Commission.

The Wine Economist writes about wine, ants, and Washington wine.

Jameson Fink writes about Wines of Substance Malbec.

Lucha Vino compares a Washington and Italian Cabernet.

Vinotology writes that history is alive in Walla Walla.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Gramercy Cellars.

Wine Folly writes about JM Cellars.

Northwest Wine Anthem gives a Friday find.

Steve Heimoff writes from the Grape Growers conference. Read part one here.

Wine Peeps writes about Steppe Cellars.

Wineeyak writes about new wines from Chandler Reach.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about an Oscar party at Columbia Winery.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about visiting Forgeron Cellars. William also writes about Barnard Griffin.

Write for Wine writes about JM Cellars.

West Seattle Blog writes about stores looking for spirits licenses.

AgInfo.net writes about Ste. Michelle Wine Estates $1M gift to WSU for wine science. They also write about the WAWGG conference.

Sammamish Patch says for the love of Valentine’s Day, drink wine.

WINO Magazine writes about Seattle Wie and Food Experience.

My Northwest writes about the Grape Growers conference.

From the locals…

KUOW writes that Washington retaurants and changing the way that they buy liquor after passage of 1183.

Seattle Weekly writes about Sleight of Hand.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt says that the real wine to drink with chocolate is chocolate wine.

WSU News writes about support for the new Wine Science Center.

Mercer Island Reporter writes about Jamie Peha.

Boise Weekly writes about dry riesling with a callout to Trust.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Petite Sirah. They also write about Ste. Michelle’s $1M pledge to wine science at WSU.

KNDO writes about a program at CWU teaching food and wine pairing. They also ask what kind of harvest 2012 will bring.

The Seattle Times writes about the Wine Grape Growers conference.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about an uptick in wine sales.

East Oregonian writes about Ste. Michelle Wine Estates pledging $1M for wine science.

Oregon Live writes about Washington taking a different path to promote tourism.

That’s all folks!