Bringing the Beast

By on January 26, 2014

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Walter Clore was the father of Washington wine.

Walter Clore, known as “the father of Washington wine,” was a viticulture researcher who convinced farmers to grow wine grapes. He died in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Washington State University)

Did you know that Walter Clore, the father of Washington wine, lettered in football at what is now Oklahoma State University as a lineman?

Yep, even Walt went Beast Mode.

With the Seattle Seahawks will play next Sunday in New Jersey in the country’s biggest game, we thought it was high time to track down some Pacific Northwest wines that are big, brash and ready to win it all.

Here are our starting 11 for next Sunday’s game.

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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