A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from August 8th to 31st. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the world…

The Yorkshire Post writes about scaling the Pacific heights for a decent bottle of wine.

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about the Auction of Washington Wine raising $3M.

The Chicago Tribune gives 12 Oregon Pinots that prove the 50 year experiment paid off.

The Washington Post recommends five wines to beat the heat, with a callout to Barnard Griffin.

Wine Business writes that the Oregon Wine Board launches the “Oregon Wine Resource Studio.”

Allister and Paine writes about favorite places to sleep, eat, and drink in Washington.

Forbes writes that a star Burgundy producer stumbles in Willamette Valley.

The Yakima Herald writes that winemakers want to make Sunnyside a destination.

The Tennessean writes about five Syrahs to try from Washington state.

Kansas City Star writes that Oregon understands the complex language of wine.

Vogue gives an urban winery crawl through Portland.

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes about yours truly writing for Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book. They also write about Robin PollardLagana CellarsAniche CellarsSte Michelle stepping up for the Institute of Masters of WineWashington on track for a record grape harvestRob Griffin celebrating his 40th harvestthe Auction of Washington Wine raising $3MSilvara VineyardsCanvasback being part of the Duckhorn sale, a second generation leading Elk CoveAdelsheim refocusing on Chehalem Mountains, the Willamette Valley gearing up for an early harvest, and Walla Walla sparkling wine.

Washington Wine Blog writes about Wit Cellars. Owen also writes about Force Majeureinterviews Juan Muñoz-Oca and Todd Alexander of Force Majeure, writes about MaryhillFidelitasLauren Ashton CellarsMaison BleueLa Rata, and Alexandria Nicole.

VinePair writes about five reasons to visit Oregon wine country.

Wine Searcher writes that Washington harvest gets underway.

My Columbia Basin says Pendelton is ripe for grape growing.

Write for Wine writes about the Bellingham NW Wine Festival. They also write about Matthews Winery.

Zinfandel Chronicles writes about Force Majeure. Tom also writes about the 2008 Cayuse God Only Knows and the 2008 Betz La Cote Patriarche.

Table Talk Northwest writes about Washington wine month.

From the locals…

Seattle Metropolitan recommends the Kerloo Majestic Red Wine and the Soos Creek Sundance Red Wine (articles by yours truly).

The Tri-City Herald writes about Smasne Cellars. They also write that wineries show interest in Kennewick’s unbuilt urban wine center and Long Shadows.

Capital Press writes that Oregon crops reach $5.4 billion in value.

The Walla Walla Union Bulletin writes about Aluve.

The Seattle Times writes about the special charm of local wines. They also write that advocates remain divided over wine in the Sammamish Valley and ApresVin.

The Mail Tribune writes about Kriselle Cellars. They also write that Harry and David make their wines from Oregon grapes.

WTOP writes about Adelsheim.

The Kitsap Sun gives picks based on the Kitsap Wine Festival.

The Yakima Herald writes about researchers studying the effects of smoke taint. They also write that wines shine in Central Washington.

Woodinville Weekly writes about companies recognized for preventionwith a callout to Chateau Ste Michelle.

Puget Sound Business Journal writes about over $3M being raised at the Auction of Washington Wine.

The Columbian writes about the Walter Clore Center. They also write about White Rose Estate.

WSU News writes that Washington’s cooler nights boost the flavor of wine.

That’s all folks!