Buckle your seatbelts for a special two week round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 1st to 14th 2013. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wines & Vines writes about the fallout from liquor privatization.

Shanken Daily News writes about an alliance between Trinchero Family Estates and Charles & Charles.

Wine Business.com writes about the Auction of Washington Wines contributing $250K to WSU’s viticulture and enology program.

Indianapolis Star writes about Washington merlot.

Architecture names the Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room and World Headquarters in its interior architecture honor awards.

The San Antonio Current writes about Washington Cabs as the next non-new thing.

Fort Mill Times writes about an alliance with Trinchero Family Estates and Charles & Charles.

Philadelphia Inquirer writes about writes about Walla Walla Syrah.

From the blogosphere…

Through the Walla Walla Grapevine writes a Best of Walla Walla 2012.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the Yakima Valley’s 30th birthday. They also write about Domaine Pouillon and Chandler Reach.

Bellevue Business Journal writes about the Washington State Wine Awards.

Great Northwest Wine writes about the Auction of Washington Wines giving $250K to WSU. They also write about native plants and insects in Washington vineyardsDoug Charles of Compass Wines winning the Walter Clore Honorarium, the Washington State Wine AwardsNorthwest wines in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine CompetitionHogue CellarsTrinchero forming an alliance with Charles & CharlesWaterbrook’s 2010 Merlotin search of Washington Pinot Noir, and Northstar.

Examiner.com writes about Vancouver, Washington. They also write about Thomas Price being named Sommelier of the Year at the Washington Wine Awards.

Wine Peeps writes about the best of 2012 in Washington wine country. They also write about Pacific Rim.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about Seattle Wine and Food Experience. Shona also writes about the soft opening of Mark Ryan Winerythe upcoming Weddings in Woodinville event, and upcoming events.

Northwest Cork & Fork writes about Idilico.

Write For Wine writes about Barrage. Margaux also writes about ringing in the new year.

Sauced writes about orange wine.

Lucha Vino writes about Syrah. He also compares Washington and Bordeaux.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 1998 Leonetti Cabernet. Tom also writes about the 2010 Quilceda Creek offer, an afternoon at JM CellarsAngel Vine, and Washington Petite Sirah.

The Washington Vine writes about Chenin Blanc. Jennifer also writes about the Maryhill 2010 Winemaker’s Red Blend and the Dussek Creek Syrah.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog gets ready for year three.

Opposing Views writes about liquor prices going up after privatization.

ThurstonTalk.com writes about the Washington State Wine Awards.

From the locals…

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt writes about the ageing of five Washington wines.

97 Rock writes about Doubleback.

King 5 talks about Washington wines you’ve never heard of.

The Bellingham Herald writes about the 2012 grape harvest. They also write about the Wine Press Northwest platinum judging.

425 Magazine writes about Washington wineries to watch.

The Tri-City Herald writes about the best of the best Northwest wine from 2012.

Kitsap Sun writes about Washington wine for ceviche and key lime pie.

That’s all folks!