A round up of stories on northwest wine from July 1st to July 7th.  Read previous round-ups here.  

From around the world…

Hindustan Times writes that Oregon is only hours from Napa Valley but a world away.

From around the country…

The Philadephia Inquirer writes that for picnics, Merlot is the way to go.

Communities Digital News writes that Yakima has a cornucopia of good wine.

Decanter.com writes that US wine bodies pressure officials on .wine domain names.

The Lowell Sun writes that Massachusetts is close to allowing out of state wine shipments, thanks in part to Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback. The Boston Globe also picks up on this story.

Shanken Daily News writes about Oregon’s Union Wine Co.

The New York Times writes about Southern Oregon.

Wine Business.com gives an update from Greg Jones on west coast weather patterns.

From around the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes that the Northwest growing season tracks up to 50% ahead of recent average. They also write about Syrah winemakers celebrating Walla WallaRobert Smasne, and Maryhill Winery 

Write For Wine writes about Chateau St. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about the Woodinville Wine Country Magazine.

Wineeyak writes about Red Mountain.

The Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the wines of Chris Figgins.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about A to Z Wineworks 2012 Oregon Chardonnay. William also writes about the Columbia Crest Two Vines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valleywhite wines of Wind Rose Cellars, and Wind Rose Cellars red wines.

Palate Press writes about Southern Oregon.

Grape Collective talks with Richard Duval about how to take the best wine country photos.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes about the finest wine mind in Seattle.

The Yakima Herald writes that Yakima Valley is cradle of Washington wine industry.

The Oregonian writes that Oregon is ranked sixth best state for food and drink by Thrillist (WA State ranked seventh). They also write about Red Mountain.

KIMA TV (Yakima, WA) writes that Yakima Valley wineries benefiting from hot weather.

KOMO News writes about Passing Time from Dan Marino and Damon Huard.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Corvus and Hightower.

The Herald writes about Walla Walla wines.

That’s all folks!