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

From around the country…

Wine Spectator writes about donating $1M to WSU’s viticulture and enology program.

The New York Times writes about Yakima Valley.

Wine Enthusiast says Oregon Riesling is the best in the west.

Today.com writes about the best wines for summer parties, with a callout to the Eroica Riesling.

D Magazine writes about Merlot, with callouts to Force Majeure and Northstar.

St Cloud Times writes about the Canoe Ridge The Expedition Cabernet.

The Scranton Times Tribune writes about Pinot Grigio, with a callout to Wine by Joe.

Bloomberg recommends Pinot Noirs for less than $50, with callouts to Domaine Drouhin and Montinore.

From the blogosphere…

Great Northwest Wine writes about the private barrel auction at the Auction of Washington Wines. They also write about Red Mountain and Brooks Winery.

Washington Wine Blog writes about Gran Moraine. Owen also writes about Cayuse Vineyards and Reynvaan Family Vineyards.

Wine-Searcher.com writes about Malbec moving to the Northwest.

From the locals…

The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the record setting Auction of Washington Wines.

The Seattle Times writes a continuing piece on the Rhone revolution.

Portland Business Journal writes about a surge in Oregon wine sales.

The Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press writes about feeling good about what you buy, with callouts to Saviah Cellars and Walla Walla Vintners.

That’s all folks!