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

From around the country…

Shanken Daily News writes about the increase in wine grapevine acreage in Washington.

The San Francisco Chronicle gives its top Rhone-style reds and Cabernets and Merlots. See links to other wines on their top list here.

Wine Spectator writes about rough spots for 2009 Washington wines.

From the blogosphere…

Rick Bakas writes about whether Walla Walla wines are overpriced.

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes about Tre Nova.

Direct Marketing writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s new ad campaign.

WineEYak writes about harvest and holidays at Dineen Vineyards.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about a new aerating device.
Wine Peeps writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Sauced writes about K Vintners and Grape Killer’s Holiday in the ‘Hood.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about changes at Village Wines.

The Washington Vine writes about the Milbrandt 2010 Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon.

Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the Grand Reve/Force Majeure 2007 Collaboration Series IV.

Wild 4 Washington Wine reviews the 2010 Poet’s Leap Riesling.

Wine on the Barrelhead writes about the 2010 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay.

B21 writes about the J Bookwalter 2009 Foreshadow Merlot.

Serious Eats does a Washington wine battle of Columbia Crest vs. Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Democratic Underground.com writes that liquor thefts have skyrocketed after the passage of I-1183.

From the locals…

The Kitsap Sun writes that liquor thefts have increased since the passage of I-1183.

The Olympian writes that liquor sales are up since passage of I-1183.

The Seattle Times writes that liquor sales have increased since passage of I-1183.

MyNorthwest.com reports that Washington’s Liquor Control Board may require reporting of theft of liquor.

That’s all folks!