A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from May 15th to May 21st. Read previous round-ups here.
From around the country…
The San Francisco Chronicle writes about Analemma (highly recommend checking this winery out).
The San Jose Mercury News writes about Washington’s Syrahs.
The Tampa Bay Times writes about the Chehalem ‘Inox’ Chardonnay.
Forbes asks whether Chardonnay is Oregon’s next big thing (Answer: yes).
From around the blogosphere…
Great Northwest Wine writes that Yashar Shayan dedicates his life to a love of wine. They also write that a longtime Washington wine judge, enthusiast dies, that Columbia Valley wineries to benefit from teetotaling golfers’ Gamble Sands course, and that Ashley Trout returns to Flying Trout.
Wine Peeps writes about 2007 Washington Syrah revisited.
The Zinfandel Chronicles reviews the 2009 Betz Family Clos de Betz.
Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the 2009 Dark Star from Kana Winery. They also write about character trading cards of the Chehalem Mountains AVA.
Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Destination Woodinville RESERVE and North of 95. William also writes about Destination Woodinville Willows Lodge and Wine Director Interview.
Wineeyak writes that Yakima Valley vineyards see rapid shoot growth and pre-bloom. They also write that Yakima Valley brings the heat for photosynthesis.
AgInfo.net writes about the opening of the Clore Center.
From the locals…
The Seattle Times writes that after 30 years, Willamette Valley has plenty to celebrate.
Puget Sound Business Journal writes about a new Washington winery from former NFL quarterbacks Dan Marino and Damon Huard.
The Coeur d’Alene Press writes about the state of tasting fees.
Seattle Magazine writes about the best new Washington wines.
The Bellingham Herald writes that oaky taste lingers longer than fruity, apply flavor in Chardonnay.
KOIN 6 (Portland, OR) writes about herbicides hurting Oregon wine crops.
The News Tribune writes about value whites for sunny days.
The Walla Walla Union Tribune writes that winemaker Ashley Trout returns from year-long hiatus.
Capital Press writes about vineyard and winery technology at Yakima Valley Community College.
Good Fruit Grower writes about honorees for the Washington wine auction.
The Statesmen Journal writes about King Estate.
The Yakima Herald writes that Walla Walla Community College is a case study in success. They also say discover our valley and write about Northwest value reds.
Oregon Live writes about wine touring by bike. They also write about upcoming wine country openings and Oregon’s canned wine kingpin purchasing Amity Vineyards.
The Islander Sound writes about a new Orcas winery.
The Mail Tribune writes about places to see in Southern Oregon.
The Reflector writes about the opening of Village Vineyard.
That’s all folks!