Editor’s Note: As we begin 2014, I have expanded the round-up to cover stories on both Oregon and Washington wine. Buckle your seatbelts for a special two week edition covering January 1st to January 14th. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the world…
Decanter writes about Domaine Drouhin Oregon’s expansion.
From around the country…
Wines & Vines writes that outsiders increase Columbia Winery’s profile.
Packaging World writes about Chateau Ste. Michelle labels with alternative barrier coating.
USA Today gives a Portland food and wine guide and Oregon wine tours. They also write about classic eats, cheap eats, and where the locals eat.
Pensacola News Journal writes about JB Neufeld.
Wine Enthusiast gives a Wine Lover’s Guide to Coffee.
Iowa City Press Citizen writes about remembering the forgotten Cabernet Franc.
D Magazine writes about Hamilton Cellars.
The Maryland Gazette says to plan your Pinot vacation early.
Lowell Sun writes about Doubleback.
Napa Valley Register writes about Canvasback.
From around the blogosphere…
Great Northwest Wine writes about Seattle Wine & Food Experience. They also write about Walla Walla’s Lullaby Winery moving to Port Townsend, Northwest wine stories of the year Nos. 1-10, Nos. 20-11, weekend storm in drought-plagued Pacific Northwest, the Walla Walla wine road show returning to Seattle and Portland, Northwest wines finding a home at Alderbrook Resort, and Washington wine in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Wine Folly gives a Washington vs Oregon infographic.
Write For Wine writes about Gard Vintners. Margot also writes about four great wines from Guardian Cellars.
Lucha Vino writes a face off of Basel Cellars and McCrea Cellars a battle of the best syrah.
Northwest Wine Anthem writes the 2010 “The Groove” from Des Voignes Cellars.
Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the 2007 Betz Family Syrah La Côte Patriarche.
The Daily Meal writes about well-made Oregon wines you can sip or chug.
Wineeyak writes that the Yakima Valley welcomes Owen Roe Winery in 2014. They also give a video clip on the soul of wine.
Woodinville Wine Update writes about Chandler Reach coming to Woodinville. Shona also writes about upcoming events.
Enobytes writes about the Mackey Syrah.
From the locals…
The Spokane Spokesman Review writes about V du V.
Seattle Times writes that Barnard Griffin’s next generation is set for more success. They also write about the Esquin wine theft aftermath and how privatization drove up the price of liquor.
Everett Daily Herald writes that white wines lead the way at 14th Platinum Judging.
Bellingham Herald writes that Palencia is a new and promising winery in Walla Walla.
Woodinville Weekly writes that Columbia Winery introduces new wines, tasting room renovations.
Yakima Herald writes about Gallo’s new strategy for Columbia Winery.
KGW writes that some Clark County wineries might be forced to close.
Wenatchee World writes about Best of Best wine awards.
Capital Press writes about the Wine Grape Growers meeting February 5th to 7th. They also write that fruit pests are on the rise in Central Washington.
Q13 writes that WSU gets its first student-made wine.
The News Tribune writes about Frichette.
Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about the dry December.
Capital Press writes that weather challenges the Oregon wine industry.
Oregon Wine Press writes about Oregon’s largest production facilities. They also name Kevin and Carla Chambers their 2013 Wine Persons of the Year.
The Statesman Journal writes that the growing season ended with a curveball.
Oregon Live writes that Dundee’s Paulee restaurant calls it quits. They also write about Siduri’s winemaker looking North and Drouhin expanding.
The Portland Monthly writes about restaurant closures.
The Mail Tribune writes about Southern Oregon wineries earning awards. They also write that hard work has paid off for Foris.
KPIC.com writes about the director of Southern Oregon Wine Institute.
That’s all folks!
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