Buckle your seat belts! An extended round-up of stories on Northwest wine from August 8th to 31st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

Courier Islander (British Columbia) writes about Washington wine.

The Toronto Star says to head to Washington and Oregon for top notch sips.

Hamilton Spectator (Ontario) writes about the Elk Cove Pinot Gris.

From around the country…

Wines & Vines writes that Pinot Noir is still king in Oregon.

Orange Coast Magazine writes about the 2012 Broadley Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir.

The Denver Post writes about Wenatchee.

The LA Times writes about Columbia Crest crowdsourcing wine.

Wine Enthusiast writes about Oregon Riesling.

CNBC writes about Pinot Noir in a can.

Philly.com writes about the Ponzi Pinot Gris.

Kansas City Star writes that Washington wines offer delicious diversity.

Shanken Daily News writes that Duckhorn prepares for the release of its first Washington wine.

WBUR writes that Drew Bledsoe is scoring touchdowns in the vineyards.

From the blogosphere…

The Wine Economist writes about the Walla Walla wine renaissance.

Wine Inquirer talks with Bob Betz about Washington wine.

Winophilia (Stephen Tanzer) writes about Oregon’s 2012 Pinot Noirs.

Snooth writes about Oregon Chardonnay.

WineEYak writes about deep roots in the Yakima Valley. They also write about Chinook Wines and Yakima Valley’s five vines.

Great Northwest Wine writes that Washington’s wine grape harvest begins. They also write that Charlie Hoppes is at home on Red Mountain, a new winemaker at Dusted Valley Vintners, the Auction of Washington WinesWashington preparing for another record vintagePatterson CellarsFiggins Family Wine EstatesJ Bookwaltersuperb Washington syrahsLedger David Cellars hiring a full time winemaker, the hot 2014 vintage, and harvest starting hot and fast.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Solena Estate. William also writes about the Mercer Estates Chardonnayan interview with Rex Pickett, a week of wine, and celebrating #cabernetday on Red Mountain.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events. Shona also bids a happy 14th birthday to Willows Lodge.

Table Talk Northwest writes about Wine Rocks.

Seattle Refined writes about the Auction of Washington Wines. They also write that it raised $1.8M.

Drink Up NY writes about four types of Washington wines you need to experience.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Gypsy Dancer. They also write about Michelle.

Vegas Seven writes about how Washington wines are perceived in Las Vegas.

The Daily Meal writes about Oregon wine country.

At the Lip of Your Glass writes about Gran Moraine.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about Reynvaan Family Vineyards 2007 The Contender. Tom also write about the 2008 Force Majeure Collaboration Series II Red Blend and the Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvee Arlette.

Lucha Vino writes about a Syrah slugfest.

From the locals…

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about Washington’s 10 largest wineries. They also write about the Auction of Washington Wines, write that the business of Washington wine is bigger than you think, and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ concern about the earthquake in Napa.

The Seattle Times writes about Maryhill. They also write that gathering grapes is challenging to coastal wineriesYakima Valley, and write about L’Ecole getting praise for its local focus.

King 5 writes that Drew Bledsoe scores big with Walla Walla winery.

The Oregonian writes about Oregon eyeing a record harvest. They also write that terracotta fermented wines get a new life in OregonWalla Walla, and the Missoula Floods.

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about Ste. Michelle Wine Estates crowdsourcing wine. They also write about Sleight of Hand’s wine club swagPlumb CellarsWalla Walla wineries tackling the Miami market, and grape growers preparing for a record harvest.

Dan Radil of the Bellingham Herald looks back on 30 years of learning about wine. The Bellingham Herald also writes about Sangiovese and bargain reds.

KGW writes about Oregon’s early wine harvest. They also write that stink bugs wreak havoc with Willamette Valley crops, an Oregon winery releasing owls in an organic farming effort, and Oregon wineries preparing for earthquakes.

Eugene Daily News writes about Oregon Pinot Noir.

KVEW TV writes about Senator Cantwell calling for the extension of a tool to support Washington wine.

Good Fruit Grower writes that native plants attract beneficial insects.

The Yakima Herald writes that Marquette starts the wine grape harvest. They also write about value whites.

The Statesmen Journal writes that wine judging can be an enlightening experience. They also write about 10 wines to toast farewell to summer.

The Tri-City Herald writes that state college graduation levels won’t meet Washington wine program demands. They also write about a fire damaging Gallo’s winery.

KIRO TV writes that local wineries are not prepared for a big earthquake.

Bend Bulletin writes about Walla Walla wineries.

The Capital Press writes about Idaho’s first LIVE certified vineyard.

The Herald writes about weeknight wines.

That’s all folks! (And that’s more than enough!)