For a decade, diners wanting to patronize restaurants that support Washington wineries used the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards for research. The Washington State Wine Commission recently branded the contest as the Washington State Wine Awards, so starting next year, the public also will begin to learn of retailers, hotels and events that best showcase the state's wine … [Read more...] about Washington State Wine Awards go beyond restaurants
Who’s No. 1 for Riesling?
Washington is the unabashed U.S. leader in Riesling production and acreage, thanks to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and its flagship winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle. But where does Washington stand in the world of Riesling? Fifth, according to the latest stats. Here some global acreage numbers, according to the International Riesling Foundation: Pfalz (Germany): … [Read more...] about Who’s No. 1 for Riesling?
Walla Walla wine road shows in 2013
The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance released more information today regarding its 2013 public tastings in Portland and Seattle. The Portland event ($60 + service fee) is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25 at Pure Space in the Pearl District, and proceeds will benefit the charities of the Classic Wine Auction. The Seattle show ($50 + service fee) is Monday, March 11 in Marion … [Read more...] about Walla Walla wine road shows in 2013
Christmas tree, Washington wine style
Walk into the Washington Wine Commission offices on Western Avenue in downtown Seattle (a two-minute walk from Ye Olde Curiousity Shop) and you'll be greeted by this wonderful old grapevine, which was donated by Kent Waliser, general manager of Sagemoor Vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The vine was planted in the early 1970s and had to be pulled out in recent years, so … [Read more...] about Christmas tree, Washington wine style
Ryan Patrick hires national brand manager
Ryan Patrick Vineyards, based on Washington's Wahluke Slope, has hired a new national brand manager. Clay Kriss joins Ryan Patrick after spending 18 years at Beringer Wine Estates and 30 years working in the wine industry. Kriss started working in wine in the 1980s in Napa and Sonoma counties and most recently was Northwest region manager for an importer in Seattle. Ryan … [Read more...] about Ryan Patrick hires national brand manager