A round-up of stories on Washington wine from January 22nd to 31st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Business Monthly names Milbrandt Vineyards one of its hot brands of 2012.

The San Francisco Examiner writes that big bargains can be found in Washington.

Good Fruit Grower writes about the vibrant Washington wine industry.

Wine Enthusiast writes that Seattle is Washington’s new wine capital

The Indianapolis Star writes about Washington Merlots at bargain prices.

From the blogosphere…

The Washington Vine writes about Robert Karl Cellars. They also write about Willow Crest.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Seattle Food and Wine Experience.

Wine Peeps writes about a Fielding Hill Cabernet Franc vertical.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events in Woodinville.

Great Northwest Wines writes about Olympic Cellars changing owners, a new project from Ste. Michelle’s Doug Gore, and Westport Winery launching a new label.

Lucha Vino writes about Seattle and Chelan Bordeaux-style wines.

Write for Wine writes about the Seattle Food and Wine Experience.

Sips & The City writes about upcoming events.

Nectar Tasting Room & Wine Blog writes about February Spokane wine events.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about the January Virtual Tasting.

From the locals…

Writing for the Seattle Times, Paul Gregutt says that there are many winners from three Washington wineries.

KUOW writes about Northwest winemakers hoping to entice China’s middle class (good read).

The Seattle Times writes about construction beginning at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser. They also write about the possibility of wine tastings expanding at farmer’s markets.

The Tri-City Herald writes about Red Mountain growers bringing in water from the Yakima River.

The Idaho Statesman gives notes from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

The Longview Daily News writes that more Washington stores are offering wine tastings.

The Tri-City Herald writes about an ‘is it really the glass?’ tasting.

Wenatchee World writes about great locally available wines.

Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…

Wines & Vines writes about Charles Smith’s expansion.

That’s all folks!