OLIVER, British Columbia - It has been more than two months since wine grape harvest finished across the Pacific Northwest. But producers of British Columbia ice wines can finally close the book on the 2012 vintage, thanks to a cold snap that froze the last clusters of grapes on the vine last weekend and gave them the nectar that will become precious ice … [Read more...] about Cold weather brings ice wine harvest to British Columbia
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By most accounts, 2012 was a year of moving forward in the Pacific Northwest wine industry. After two difficult vintages, the weather cooperated in 2012 with what is expected to be a record-sized crop. New leaders entered the picture in Washington and Oregon, Gallo moved into Washington in a big way, and the wine industry continued to help drive the economy forward. In … [Read more...] about Top 10 Pacific Northwest wine stories of 2012
Inevitably, this is the time of year most people think about sparkling wine, thanks to holiday parties and New Year's Eve celebrations. It's also about time we say to ourselves, "This is delicious. I should drink sparkling wine more often." With that in mind, here is a guide to some of the Northwest's top sparkling wine producers, which you can use for your year-end … [Read more...] about Your guide to Pacific Northwest sparkling wine
Harry McWatters, who helped grow the British Columbia wine industry, has been presented Canada's Diamond Jubilee Medal. Recipients of medals, created to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary on the throne of Canada, were selected "for their contributions to their community as well as their contributions to the Province of British Columbia and to Canada," according … [Read more...] about Canada honors McWatters again for wine industry work
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?