All posts by Eric Degerman

  • celebrate walla walla 2019 pubic tasting 120x134 - Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance moves Celebrate to 2021
    Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance moves Celebrate to 2021

    Friday brought news of another festival postponement prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic when Celebrate Walla Walla Wine – The World of Syrah was pushed back to the summer of 2021. Organizers made the decision nearly three months...

    • Posted April 26, 2020
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  • stillwater creek vineyard picking crew rows 09 23 19 5454 120x134 - Early freeze, drop in demand lead to smallest harvest for Washington wine since 2012
    Early freeze, drop in demand lead to smallest harvest for Washington wine since 2012

    Some of the world’s best wines from the 2019 vintage will come from Washington state, however there will be fewer total bottles produced as a result of last year’s reduced harvest. Last month, the Washington State Wine...

    • Posted April 26, 2020
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  • chad stock winemaker david hill vineyards 1 120x134 - Stock helps David Hill join ranks of B Corp wineries
    Stock helps David Hill join ranks of B Corp wineries

    David Hill Vineyards & Winery in Forest Grove, Ore., home to some of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest vines, recently received Certified B Corporation status. Outdoor apparel giant Patagonia, Ben & Jerry, Athleta and Bombas are among the...

    • Posted April 14, 2020
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  • Bud break for the 2017 vintage in the Columbia Valley began during the second week in April. Cabernet Franc was the first to break bud – which is typical for Washington.
    First markers for 2020 vintage include wet January, cool start to April

    Vines are gradually coming out of their winter slumber, but the 2020 vintage already will be one that no wine lover in the Pacific Northwest will forget. World-renowned climate researcher Greg Jones, who also serves as director...

    • Posted April 5, 2020
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  • chateau ste michelle directions richard duval images 120x134 - Ste. Michelle Wine Estates closes wineries, tasting rooms to public
    Ste. Michelle Wine Estates closes wineries, tasting rooms to public

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates – the largest wine company in the Pacific Northwest – announced late Friday that all of its wineries and tasting rooms will be closed to public effectively immediately in response...

    • Posted March 13, 2020
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  • alexis sells fortuity cellars 120x134 - Fortuity Cellars recruits winemaker Alexis Sells from Duckhorn
    Fortuity Cellars recruits winemaker Alexis Sells from Duckhorn

    WAPATO, Wash. — Fortuity Cellars, a young brand poised to open up a new winery and tasting room in the Yakima Valley, has taken a significant step by hiring Alexis Sells, a member of the winemaking team...

    • Posted March 10, 2020
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  • Stephen Reustle Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards
    TEXSOM awards Best Syrah to So. Oregon producer Reustle

    Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards in Southern Oregon continues to earn global acclaim for its work with Syrah by capturing the award for Best of Variety at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards last month in Irving, Texas....

    • Posted March 7, 2020
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  • taste washington richard duval images 1979 120x134 - Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of Taste Washington
    Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of Taste Washington

    SEATTLE — In the aftermath of Tuesday’s update by Gov. Jay Inslee on the coronavirus outbreak, the Washington State Wine Commission announced Thursday afternoon the cancellation of Taste Washington, a four-day festival in Seattle that last year...

    • Posted March 5, 2020
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  • mcminnville wine food classic evergreen museum c hillestad photography 120x134 - Gamay, Grenache Blanc steal show at McMinnville judging
    Gamay, Grenache Blanc steal show at McMinnville judging

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — As much as Oregon justifiably brands itself with world-class Pinot Noir, a panel of judges recruited from across the country voted to highlight charming examples of Gamay Noir and Grenache Blanc as the top...

    • Posted February 10, 2020
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  • walla walla valley wine barrel full of money 2019 check presentation 120x134 - Walla Walla Valley wine industry helps raise $55K for food bank
    Walla Walla Valley wine industry helps raise $55K for food bank

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – It began in 2011 as a modest $2,000 fundraiser spearheaded by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, yet this year’s Barrel Full of Money reached impressive new heights when the Blue Mountain Action...

    • Posted December 23, 2019
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