Today as we begin to wind down the year, a look back at some of my personal favorite posts from each month this year.

January’s was How to Return a Corked Bottle of Wine (and Why You Should).

February’s was How Automated Cross-posting from Facebook to Twitter Can Defeat the Purpose of Social Media (see a follow-up post here).

March’s was a series of ‘wine country porn’ pictures from Napa ValleyOregon, and eastern Washington.

April’s was Washington, Oregon, and the Invisible Divide.

May’s was a post on Quilceda Creek, Washington’s First Family.

June’s was a post on Gallo’s Purchase of Columbia Winery and Covey Run along with a post on Treveri Cellars.

July’s was Quotes and Notes from 2012 IPNC and asking whether Washington is ‘home of the blend.’

August’s were posts about Mark Ryan Winery Putting Down Roots and Flying Dreams Winery.

September’s was A Return to ‘Normal’ Times for the 2012 growing season (see other harvest updates here) and a post on Proper Wines.

October’s was a post on the approval of the Ancient Lakes AVA.

November’s was The Passing of Generations at Manu Propria and Part III of a Walla Walla Valley report.

December’s was Change is In the Air at EFESTE.

See all of the posts from this year and previous years organized by month along the right hand side of the blog.