A round-up of stories on Washington wine from April 22nd to April 30th. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the country…
At the New York Times, Eric Asimov writes about terroirist Kevin Pogue and Walla Walla wine.
Cleveland Plain Dealer writes about the Renegade Wine Co. 2012 Columbia Valley Rose.
The La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, WI) writes about the Hogue Genesis Meritage 2007.
From around the blogosphere…
Paul Gregutt on why making wine is making him a better critic. He also reviews new releases from William Church.
Great Northwest Wines writes about growers dodging frost. They also write about Ste. Michelle’s summer concert lineup, give a guide to Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting weekend and write about its evolution. Read their latest wine reviews here.
Wild 4 Washington Wine reviews the McKinley Springs 2010 Viognier.
The Washington Vine writes about the Thorny Rose Pinot Grigio.
The Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2006 Grand Rêve Vintners/Force Majeure Collaboration Series II and tastes 2003 Leonetti Merlot.
Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman writes about the L’Ecole Nº 41 2012 Grenache Rosé and the Renegade Wine Co. Rosé.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about the Ste. Michelle summer concert series. Shona also writes about upcoming events.
The Grower.com writes that wine grape bi-products yield healthful cooking ingredients.
Seattle Eater writes about Walla Walla’s 11 Most Entertaining Tasting Rooms.
Write for Wine writes about the Chateau Ste. Michelle summer concert series.
Wine for Normal People writes about Washington wine.
From the locals…
Seattle Metropolitan magazine gives a weekly wine pick from yours truly.
Seattle Weekly covers Washington wines among Pacific Coast “Oyster Award” winners.
The Yakima Herald writes about the opening of the $20 million wine distribution center in Wallula.
The Walla Walla Union Bulletin also reports that Railex rolls out new wine warehouse.
The News Tribune writes about Reininger.
KNDU writes that agritourism is growing in the Columbia Valley.
Seattle Magazine writes about tasting Notes on the 2013 Oyster Wine Contest. They also write about the best new Washington wines of 2013.
The Bellingham Herald writes about Dakota Creek Winery’s new releases. They also write that the outdoor grilling season is a good time for Malbec and about Avennia. Finally, they write about a furor over statements by state senator Mike Hewitt and potential negative impacts on Walla Walla.
Walla Walla Lifestlyles writes about the importance of location.
Leftovers (posts missed from previous weeks)…
WineSpeak USA writes about the 2009 Bunchgrass Triolet.
That’s all folks!
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