A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from December 8th to 21st 2014. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wine Enthusiast writes about Betz Family purchasing land in Walla Walla Valley (article by yours truly).

The News-Press (Florida) recommends Pinot Blanc for the holidays.

Wines and Vines writes about Betz Family purchasing 40 acres at SeVein. They also write about the Oregon Wine Institute planning for the future.

The Portland (Maine) Press-Herald writes about Northwest Syrah.

Valley News (New Hampshire) writes about the Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

D Magazine recommends wines for the holidays with a shout out to Soter.

Austin 360 writes about lessons learned in Oregon’s wine country.

The Lowell (MA) Sun writes about 12 Christmas whites will a call out to the Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes about Betz Family planting a vineyard in Walla Walla Valley. They also write about Northwest wine in the San Francisco Chronicle Top 100Wendy Stuckey of Chateau Ste MichelleKing Cabernet for ChristmasWalla Walla wineries raising money for a food bank, and the Wrights selling interest in Oregon’s Scott Paul Wines.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about Brandborg. He also writes about Jasper Sisco Wines.

The Blue Collar Wine Guy names Kyra Wines his winery of the year.

Write for Wine lists its top wineries.

Wild for Washington Wine gives a holiday gift guide. William also writes about the 2013 Columbia Crest Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, the Treveri Cellars Sparkling RieslingO Wines,

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events.

At the Lip of Your Glass writes about the Result of a Crush Christmas Cuvee.

Table Talk Northwest gives winter wine pairings. They also recommend gifts for the food and wine lover and write about Columbia Crest wines for beginners.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2004 Cayuse En Cerise Syrah. Tom also writes about O Wines.

Examiner.com writes about the Columbia Winery 2012 Merlot.

The Awl writes about Columbia Crest’s crowdsourced Cabernet.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes about the retirement of Paul Champoux. They also write about Grantwood Winery.

The Bellingham Herald writes about Brian Carter. They also write about Red Mountain and big reds for holiday meals.

North Kitsap Herald writes about 14 Hands.

KMVT writes about Washington State University’s Wine Science Center.

The Statesman Journal writes about Oregon wines in Wine Spectator’s Top 100. They also write about Oregon sparkling wines.

Seattle Metropolitan gives Washington wine gifts for the last minute shopper.

The Yakima Herald writes about the guilty verdict against Dihn Bowman in the murder of Seattle wine steward Yancy Noll.

Eugene Daily News writes about Del Rio Vineyards.

KHQ writes about WSU’s Wine Science Center. They also write about Washington two years after privatization.

The Register Guard writes that local wineries are saying it’s a vintage year.

KOIN 6 writes about Oregon’s ‘Goldilocks’ year.

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about Washington wines on Top 100 lists. They also write about Betz Family purchasing its first estate vineyard.

KUOW writes that Washington wine shipments frantic before holidays.

That’s all folks!