Back to the business of blogging. A round-up of articles on Northwest wine from January 1st to 7th 2016. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country…

The New York Times says Oregon Pinot Noir delivers an element of surprise.

Wine Spectator says the excitement right now is in Oregon.

The Minneapolis Star recommends the Underwood Pinot Gris.

The Lowell Sun writes about Doubleback.

Forbes writes about cool wines to try in 2016.

Wine Spectator writes about minerality (not Northwest specific but a good read).

From the blogosphere…

Uncorked Monthly writes about Charles Smith.

Great Northwest Wine writes about the annual grape growers convention. They also name the Passing Time Cabernet Sauvignon their wine of the year and Oregon wine spotlighting supportive restaurants.

Blue Collar Wine Guy gives a weekly wine pick.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about the 2008 Cayuse Armada Syrah.

Woodinville Wine Update writes about upcoming events.

From the locals…

Oregon Wine Press remembers Cole Danehower.

Seattle Metrpolitan writes about the SoDo Cellars Wingman Red Wine (article by yours truly).

The Herald gives its top wine stories of 2015.

The Yakima Herald gives favorite wines from 2015.

KTVL writes about Southern Oregon being named a top wine destination.

Good Fruit Grower says wine growth stays strong.

The Statesman Journal writes about tasting the effect of different winemaker’s styles.

That’s all folks!