Northwest Wine Roundup October 15th to 21st 2016

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

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes that Constellation buys five Charles Smith Wines brands for $120M. They also give a harvest report for Oregon.

Shanken Daily News writes about the Charles Smith sale. Read a follow-up here.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat writes about the Charles Smith sale.

Wine Enthusiast writes about five Oregon vineyards worth knowing.

Forbes writes about the sale of Charles Smith Wines to Constellation.

Coast News writes about tasting Northwest wines.

Greenville On-line recommends wines for Halloween with a shout out to Sleight of Hand and Charles Smith.

Growing Produce writes that stink bugs are on the rise in Washington.

From the blogosphere…

Washington Wine Blog writes about the latest releases from Washington. Owen also writes about Corliss Estates.

Great Northwest Wine writes about Doubleback. They also write about Charles Smith reshaping Washington’s wine industryclimate changeKing Estate completing its conversion to biodynamic, and why there aren’t more women winemakers 

Yahoo writes about Youngberg Hill.

Uncorked Ventures writes about the 2013 Substance Cabernet. They also write about the Charles Smith sale to Constellation.

From the locals…

Seattle Metropolitan writes about the 2015 Syncline Subduction Red (article by yours truly).

The Seattle Times writes about the sale of Charles Smith Wines to Constellation. They also write about Brad Binko.

The Register-Guard says Southern Oregon winemakers say it’s a great year for grapes.

The Tri-City Herald writes that West Richland’s new plant turns wine waste into water. They also write about the genius behind Ste. Michelle’s Riesling.

The Union Bulletin writes that huge Walla Walla warehouses take shape.

Mercer Island Reporter writes about Seattle’s oldest urban winery.

Capital Press writes about Southern Willamette Valley winemakers.

Washington Times writes that harvest is underway in the Umpqua Valley.

That's all folks!

Sean P. Sullivan


  1. Sean-

    One thing that I think we should all take a moment to note....compared to a few years back, these lists are so much longer and more diverse in terms of the people writing about wine from the Northwest.

    It's fun to see, a sign of the times to be sure (in a very good way).

    Thanks for doing these and including us!

  2. Mark, I was actually thinking the exact same thing when I put this listing together. Pretty exciting to see!


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