All posts tagged "featured"

  • SRVvineyardFeature 120x134 - Long, hard freeze worries Idaho wine industry
    Long, hard freeze worries Idaho wine industry

    Grape growers and winemakers in the Snake River Valley enjoyed a record vintage in 2012, but a string of days with single-digit temperatures in January has the Idaho wine industry worried about bud damage in 2013. “We...

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • SpanglerWineBarFeatured 120x134 - Southern Oregon winery to open wine bar in McMinnville
    Southern Oregon winery to open wine bar in McMinnville

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Spangler Vineyards in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley is scheduled to open a wine bar next month in downtown McMinnville. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved and posted the application today on the new...

    • Posted February 5, 2013
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  • 14 Hands
    14 Hands to get tasting room in Prosser; Snoqualmie moves to Columbia Crest

    PROSSER, Wash. – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates announced this morning that it will move production of Snoqualmie Vineyards to Columbia Crest in Paterson and will rechristen the Prosser location as the tasting room for 14 Hands Vineyards....

    • Posted February 4, 2013
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  • Washington wine
    Charting Washington wine’s big four grapes

    When the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its annual snapshot of the Washington wine grape harvest Friday, a few interesting statistics stood out. Most prominent was how the top four grapes in the state stand apart from...

    • Posted February 4, 2013
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  • House Wine
    Precept, House Wine help returning American soldiers

    SEATTLE – House Wine, a brand started by Walla Walla’s Charles Smith and now marketed and distributed nationally by Precept Wines in Seattle, will spend all of this year helping returning American soldiers. House Wine has teamed...

    • Posted February 3, 2013
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  • Washington wine harvest
    Washington wine harvest a record in 2012

    Washington winemakers are seeing red after the 2012 harvest. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics released Friday afternoon, Washington crushed 188,000 tons of wine grapes last fall, easily surpassing 2010’s record of 160,000 tons. And for...

    • Posted February 2, 2013
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  • Book review: Dishing Up Oregon

    One of the truly great things about living in the Pacific Northwest is the bounty of food we have – and that includes wine, an agricultural gift of nature. Let’s face it. Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and...

    • Posted January 31, 2013
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  • Westport Winery
    Westport Winery launches new label – Maritime Wines

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Westport Winery has added another group of wines to its already extensive lineup. The coastal Washington winery that has wowed consumers and critics alike since launching in 2008 has increased the number of wines...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • LakeRooseveltVineyardPlateua1 120x134 - Lake Roosevelt winemaker strips pretense from wine, food
    Lake Roosevelt winemaker strips pretense from wine, food

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Sports-loving winemaker Michael Haig is a big fan of singer Jimmy Buffett, and ‘Tin Cup Chalice’ could have been written for the quarterback of Whitestone Vineyard & Winery near Spokane. “He has a tin...

    • Posted January 29, 2013
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  • Seven Falls
    Seven Falls a new project for Ste. Michelle’s Doug Gore

    For more than 20 years, Doug Gore was head winemaker for Columbia Crest, turning the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates property into the Northwest’s largest winery. In 2003, he handed the reins to Ray Einberger and became the...

    • Posted January 28, 2013
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