Happy New Year folks! Starting off the year, a round-up of stories on Northwest wine from December 22nd to 31st. Read previous roundups here.

From around the world…

The Montreal Gazette recommends the Kung Fu Girl Riesling.

The Windsor Square (Toronto) asks whether Burgundian Pinot Noir is a fool’s game.

From around the country…

Wine Enthusiast writes about Oregon Pinot Noir.

Forbes writes about the nine best wines to start drinking in 2015, with a shout out to Washington.

Slate writes about Pinot Noir.

Wine Spectator pairs roasted chicken with Washington Syrah.

The Sacramento Bee recommends the Bergstrom Sigrid Chardonnay.

Huffington Post writes about December Party wines with a shout out to the Pacific Northwest.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader writes about inexpensive wines that deliver, with a shout out to Snoqualmie’s Whiste Stop Red.

Hampshire Review writes about Columbia Crest.

The Winona Daily News (Minnesota) writes about the Michelle Brut.

The Boston Globe writes about Massachusetts change in wine shipping laws which Drew Bledsoe (Doubleback) helped bring to fruition.

From the blogosphere…

Vinography writes about Brittan Vineyards.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the Horse Heaven Hills.

Great Northwest Wine names Maryhill’s 2011 Marvell its wine of the year. They also write about the passing of Bob AndrewsSwiftwater Cellars, and Northwest winemakers on the ‘most admired’ list 

Cinema Blend writes about Nocking Point.

Write for Wine writes about wines to remember.

Wild 4 Washington Wine writes about Silvan Ridge.

From the locals…

The Yakima Herald writes about the passing of Horse Heaven Hills grapegrower Bob Andrews.

KOMO News writes about award-winning wines from Woodinville.

Wenatchee World writes about North Central Washington wines.

The Eugene Daily News gives a holiday wine guide.

The Olympian writes about hearty reds that pair with holiday dishes.

The Statesman Journel writes about Brooks.

The Bellingham Herald writes about sparkling wine.

The Herald writes about the Wine Press Northwest platinum judging.

That’s all folks!