A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from January 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

Wines & Vines writes that Oregon winery wages outpace employment.

Wine Business writes about Helen Keplinger joining Force Majeure as a consultant.

The Lowell Sun writes about the new direct shipping law in Massachusetts with a callout to Drew Bledsoe at Doubleback.

The Sacramento Bee writes about Southern Oregon.

The Rochester Democrat Herald writes about the Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Merlot.

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes about Chateau Ste Michelle kicking off its Sessions concerts. They also write about the women stars of food and wine event and Pinot Noir driving Oregon wine economics.

Write for Wine writes about the Alexandria Nicole Quarry Butte.

West Seattle Blog writes about the passing of Joe Fine.

Lucha Vino writes about a Washington Malbec vs. Mendoza.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about weddings in Woodinville. Shona also writes about Davenport Cellars new location, and upcoming events.

Table Talk Northwest writes about Eye of the Needle.

From the locals…

The Bellingham Herald writes about Northwest wines at the San Francisco Chronicles wine competition.

Eugene Daily News writes about the prohibition rosé. They also write about the J. Scott Sauvignon Blanc.

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes that an early freeze nips valley crops.

The Seattle Times writes about Tannat.

Seattle Metropolitan recommends the Two Vintners Syrah (article by yours truly).

The Yakima Herald Republic writes that local farmland is rising in value.

Woodinville Weekly writes that underage viticulture students may get wine sipping privileges.

Portland Business Journal writes that the Oregon wine industry is worth $3.5B.

The Reflector writes that Clark County’s wine region is ready to explode.

Good Fruit Grower writes about predicting coldhardiness for grapes.

That’s all folks!