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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from May 8th to 14th 2012. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The Lousiana Daily Comet writes about House Wine.

Shanken Daily News writes that Gallo is eyeing Ascentia.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt asks whether viognier is the 12th man of grapes. He also writes about Seven Hills Winery and asks whether bigger is always better.

The Seattle Weekly writes about sipping wine and tweeting.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Avennia.

Jameson Fink writes about Washington wine pairings in the Edible Seattle cookbook.

Wine Peeps writes about Washington Syrah.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about the 2011 Waterbrook Rosé. Catie also writes about the Poet’s Leap Botrytis Riesling and rosé.

WineEYak writes about Milbrandt’s fourth anniversary.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about a weekend of Washington wine.

Write for Wine writes about the success of Washington wine industry.

On Milwaukee talks with sommelier Nate Norfolk who briefly mentions Washington State as a place to find value.

Auction of Washington Wines profiles Lisa Baer of Baer Winery.

From the locals…

The writes about the closure of Washington Public Market. They also write about a wine summit picking the Northwest’s best wines.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt says to roll out the rosés.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Marsanne.

Puget Sound Business Journal writes that banquet permits can now be applied for on-line. They also write about glass stoppers.

The Seattle PI writes about a Walla Walla Petite Sirah topping a wine judging.

The Spokesman Review says that tasting rooms are rolling out new wines.

Seattle Weekly writes about Chris Ainsworth of Saffron.

The Idaho Statesman writes about Precept purchasing Ste. Chapelle.

The Yakima Herald writes about a Taiwanese official touring Yakima Valley.

The Tri-City Herald writes about legislators on a wine country bus tour. The News Tribune also writes about this.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

Walla Walla Lifestyles writes about Myles Anderson of Walla Walla Vintners.

D Magazine writes about an introduction to Cote Bonneville.

That’s all folks!