A round-up of stories on Washington wine from August 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Washington Examiner recommends the Columbia Merlot.

Midland Daily News writes about Dan Wampfler of Dunham.

Dawson Times writes about the Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc.

The Sacramento Bee writes about wines flying free from Washington as part of an Alaska Airlines promotional program.

Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal talks with Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Wendy Stuckey about Rieslings.

From the blogosphere…

Cadaretta’s Brian Rudin talks about the Picnic & Barrel Auction at the Auction of Washington Wines.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about the Alexandria Nicole 2010 Jet Black.

Western Farmer-Stockman writes about an on-line sustainability guide.

The Washington Vine writes about the Columbia Crest Amitage.

Sauced writes about the return of the Auction of Washington Wines.

Jameson Fink writes about the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the Betz Petite Rousse.

Wine Peeps writes about a challenging wine pairing. They also write about the 2011 Barnard Griffin Rose.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about the grand opening of Patterson Cellars. Shona also writes about the opening of Vortex Cellars.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the Juliette’s Dazzle.

Table Talk writes about Scott Greenberg of Convergence Zone Cellars.

From the locals…

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about a cruise ship party to support the Auction of Washington Wines. They also write about the expansion of the Washington wine industry, Auction of Washington Wines bringing in almost $2M, and the ten largest wineries in the state.

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about bargain blends from premium Washington wineries.

KNDO writes about new tourism efforts.

KIMA writes about passengers checking wine for free on Alaska Airlines.

The Yakima Herald writes that wine tourism keeps its eyes on the skies.

The News Tribune writes about Alaska Airlines promotional program for Washington wine.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

Ron’s View writes part 5 about Walla Walla.

That’s all folks!