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

From around the world…

The Drinks Business writes about Chateau Ste Michelle sharpening its export focus.

Wines & Vines writes that Red Mountain goes on-line.

From around the country…

The Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that Oregon’s getting excited about Chardonnay.

Napa Valley Register writes about the Gravel Bar Cabernet Sauvignon.

CNN Money writes that Alaska Airlines’ Oregon wines fly free program has been extended.

The Washington Post gives five bargain wines to try this week, with a callout to the Obelisco Riesling.

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes that Washington grape growers dodge a spring frost. They also write about Olympia Winery’s Merlot, the Great Northwest Wine Competition, and Greg Jones speaking to scientists in the Columbia Valley.

Northwest Wine Anthem writes about the search for Guido.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 1998 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events.

From the locals…

The Seattle Times writes about David O’Rielly of Owen Roe.

Good Fruit Grower writes about new marketing videos from the Washington Wine Commission.

The Bellingham Herald writes that red wines rule the day at Taste Washington. They also write thumbs up on Washington wine month.

Boise Weekly writes about Barbera.

Seattle Metropolitan writes about the 2014 Renegade Rose. They also write about the 2013 Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red (both articles by yours truly).  

The Kitsap Sun writes about whites at Taste Washington.

The News Tribune writes that a pink wine wins the Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Oregon Live writes about the Oregon wines fly free program. They also write about The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.

That’s all folks!