• GSM among Washington’s most delicious blends

    Among the most exciting developments in Washington wine country in the past decade is the rising interest in red Rhone varieties. This includes such grapes as Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise, and a few other varieties. Syrah has developed...

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  • Walla Walla rising with reds

    As much as any region in Washington, perhaps none is as famous as the Walla Walla Valley. This because of a number of factors, including history, reputation, quality, density of tasting rooms as well as other factors,...

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  • Washington wine grape 2017 harvest down by 16 percent

    SEATTLE – As predicted last fall, Washington’s wine grape crop fell short of record numbers, according to the annual harvest report released this week by the Washington State Wine Commission. The total crushed last fall added up...

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  • America’s favorite wine well-represented in Northwest

    Chardonnay is, and continues to be America’s favorite wine. Of course, California leads the way, with 675,000 tons crushed in last fall’s harvest, Chardonnay made up a full 16 percent of the state’s total. In Washington, while...

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  • Oregon retains focus on Pinot Noir

    A singular varietal focus gives Oregon a tremendous advantage in an ever-more crowded wine market. When any wine lover around the globe says “Oregon wine,” “Pinot Noir” almost always comes to mind immediately. This is thanks to...

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  • Harvesting grapes on the Wahluke Slope.
    Wahluke Slope plays key role for Washington wineries

    The Wahluke Slope is in a remote and arid section of Washington wine country, an 80,000-acre region that was federally designated as an American Viticultural Area in 2006. It’s essentially a 13-mile wide gravel bar formed 15,000...

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  • Washington’s state of Riesling

    Washington has long had a reputation for crafting world-class Riesling, with the first plantings as early as 1880, pre-dating statehood by at least a decade. Today, Riesling remains a force in Washington, being the No. 4 grape,...

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  • Washington Malbec growth continues

    Malbec not only is a fast-rising star in Washington wine country, but it also is becoming a global phenomenon. The French red variety is not only a big player in Argentina, but also in South Africa, Australia...

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  • White wine grapes showed well in the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.
    Idaho Wine Industry’s stock continues to rise

    The fist grapes were planted 153 years ago. But today, the Gem state’s wine industry is coming into its own. More than 50 wines dot the state from the top of the panhandle to the Nevada border....

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  • Charles Smith is one of the largest wine producers in Washington state.
    8 Northwest wines make Wine Spectator’s Top 100

    Eight percent of the best wines in the world – according to Wine Spectator magazine – came from the Pacific Northwest in 2017. The magazine unveiled its annual Top 100 list Monday morning, and eight Northwest wines...

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