- Union Wine Co. doubles production, adds sales reps beyond Oregon
- Abacela brings home more gold with Grenache rosé
- Individual tickets available for 32nd annual IPNC in Oregon
- Taste Washington grows attendance by 15 percent
- Deep roots in wine lead Elizabeth Bourcier to La Rata in Walla Walla
- Tony Rynders helps Open Claim Vineyards start with Chardonnay
- Seattle businessmen buy controlling interest in Walla Walla’s Abeja
- British Columbia wines golden at California’s Pacific Rim judging
- Wild Goose Vineyards Pinot Gris repeats as Cascadia best of show
- GSM among Washington’s most delicious blends
All posts by Andy Perdue
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...
- Posted November 21, 2017
Pinot Gris rules Oregon’s white wine landscape
For the past 15 years, Pinot Gris has been Oregon’s go-to white wine grape. With more than 15,000 tons harvested in 2015, Pinot Gris is even more dominant. Pinot Gris, which experts believe is a mutation of...
- Posted October 29, 2017
Chardonnay plays an important role in Washington
Chardonnay has been at or near the top of the heap in Washington wine country for the better part of 30 years. But how did it get to that position? The ubiquitous white wine grape’s origins in...
- Posted October 15, 2017
Ancient Lakes important for Washington white wines
Since 2012, the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley has been a federally designated American Viticultural Area – the 13th in Washington. Entirely within the vast, arid Columbia Valley, the Ancient Lakes is around the Columbia Basin towns...
- Posted September 24, 2017
Red Rhone blends a delicious Northwest trend
Among the most exciting developments in the Pacific Northwest wine country in recent years is the emergence of red Rhône blends, commonly called GSMs because of the three primary grapes in the blend: Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. Dozens of examples of...
- Posted September 17, 2017
Yakima Valley thrives as historical heart of Washington wine
The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, “the cradle of the industry.” There’s a ton of history in this valley, including: Walter Clore, “the father of Washington...
- Posted September 3, 2017
A dozen great Northwest wines
What makes a great Northwest wine? When we evaluate wines, we taste them under blind conditions, meaning we know neither the producer nor the price until the evaluation is complete. We think this is the fairest way...
- Posted August 28, 2017
Red Mountain wine continues rise in prominence
Red Mountain, a little hill on the eastern edge of Washington’s Yakima Valley has fast become the premiere location for growing red wine grapes in Washington (sorry Walla Walla). At just 4,040 acres, it is Washington’s smallest...
- Posted August 20, 2017
Cashmere winery Crayelle tops Wenatchee wine judging
WENATCHEE – A small winery in Cashmere took home top honors at the seventh annual Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival competition. Crayelle Cellars, owned and operated by longtime Washington winemaker Craig Mitrakul, took home top honors for...
- Posted August 18, 2017
Private Barrel Auction shows off unique Washington wines
WOODINVILLE, Wash. – On Friday, the Auction of Washington Wines will play host to its annual Private Barrel Auction, in which members of the wine trade get a chance to taste barrel samples of wines exclusive to...
- Posted August 16, 2017