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

From around the country…

The Republic writes about ciders at Taste Washington.

D Magazine recommends wines from Spring Valley Vineyard.

From the blogosphere…

Writing for Foodista, Jameson Fink writes about five roses at Taste Washington.

Seattle Examiner writes about Metropolitan Grill being named the 2012 Restaurant of the Year in the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Taste Washington 2012.

Examiner.com reviews the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Cabernet.

Kirkland Patch writes about the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards.

Table Talk profiles Bob Betz.

AgInfo.net gives an update on the Clore Center.

Lucha Vino writes about cross-state Cabernets.

Mercer Island Patch writes about the Otis family assuming full ownership of Matthews.

Wine Foot interviews Craig Mitrakul.

WineEYak writes about Treveri Cellars.

Northwest Cork & Fork writes about Taste Washington.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Mourvedre. Catie also writes about Cayuse Weekend.

My Wine Pal writes about Taste Washington.

Woodinville Wine Cellars writes about Bunnell Family Cellars opening a tasting room in Woodinville. Shona also writes about the 2012 Iron Vintner Challenge.

Seven Hundred Fifty recaps Taste Washington.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Taste Washington day 1. William also writes about what to do in Seattle after Taste Washington, aMaurice Cellars, Lodmell Cellars, Hedges, Gramercy, FIGGINS, EFESTE, DeLille, Cougar Crest, Corvus, Columbia Crest, CAVU, Brian Carter, Betz, AntoLin, and Amavi.

Wine Peeps gives highlights from Taste Washington. They also write about Two Mountain.

Write for Wine writes about Taste Washington. Margot also gives some Washington wine fun facts.

Washington Beer Blog gives photos and follow-up from Taste Washington.

Under the Grape Tree writes about Stone Cap.

Nectar Tasting Room and Wine Blog writes about April events in Spokane.

Graze writes about Long Shadows and the Oregon wine brotherhood.

Seattle Eater writes that Kingfish Café is putting wines on tap.

From the locals…

Seattle Weekly talks with Gilles Nicault of Long Shadows.

The Seattle Times writes about groups looking to promote tourism. They also write about a court commissioner denying a motion to delay I-1183.

WSU News writes about research on a sea chemical to improve wine.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt gives an April Fool’s Day post on the new Parker rating system.

Wine Press NW writes about the Washington Wine Commission honoring Metropolitan Grill.

Samammish Review says more liquor is likely on the Samammish plateau.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Bellingham and Friday Harbor wineries.

Longview Daily News writes about Castle Rock Spirits trying to stay afloat after I-1183.

The Olympian writes that 41 Thurston businesses have applied to sell hard liquor.

Capitol Hill’s Central Co-op weighs getting into the booze business.

KIRO says that after I-1183, some state workers are wondering what to do.

The Tri-City Herald says that not all great Northwest Syrah comes from Walla Walla Valley.

Auburn Reporter writes that a dozen stores have applied for liquor licenses.

Wenatchee Valley Business News writes about Jones of Washington being named Wine Press NW’s winery of the year.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

The Yakima Herald writes about chefs at Taste Washington.

Rhett Humphrey (welcome!) writes about Leonetti and FIGGINS. Read part II here. Read previous posts here.

That’s all folks!