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A round-up of stories on Washington wine from October 15th to 21st 2012. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The Wall Street Journal asks if happy days are here again for Merlot.

From the blogosphere…

Paul Gregutt writes about the new Ancient Lakes AVA. He also gives a top 10 best buy from the Northwest.

Huffington Post writes about the TripAdvisor 2012 Travelers’ Choice Wine Destinations awards with Walla Walla at number 8.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about a The Illusionist vertical. Catie also writes about an afternoon with Figgins Family Wine.

The Daily Meal writes about Columbia Valley. They also write about Long Shadows.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes an open letter to Quilceda Creek.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Pomum Cellars. Shona also writes about upcoming events in Woodinville and a Vortex Cellars pumpkin carving contest.

WineEYak gives a slideshow from harvest.

Wine Peeps writes about the 2010 Mercer Riesling.

Lucha Vino writes about Washington Mourvedre.

Under the Grape Tree writes about K Vintners.

Table Talk writes about the end of the Seattle Wine Society.

WA Wine PR writes about auctions in wine country.

Edmonds Patch writes about Edmonds only liquor store closing.

Huffington Posts writes about fall vineyard visits.

On the Scenic Route writes about Whidbey Island’s Vail Wine Shop.

From the locals…

The Bellingham Herald writes about the Taste of Tulalip.

The Spokesman Review writes about the 2012 harvest.  They also write about the opening of Total Wine.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Locati.  They also write about approval of the Ancient Lakes growing region and the dedication of the Wine Science Center.

KNDO writes about Walla Walla being named as a top ten wine destination. They also write about the dedication of the Wine Science Center.

NPR writes about the dedication of the Wine Science Center.

The Seattle Times says come to Walla Walla for the wine; stay and dine. They also write about the Wine Science Center dedication.

The Columbian writes about the Wine Science Center.

That’s all folks!