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    Alaska Airlines teams up with Precept for high-flying wines

    SEATTLE — If you think wine doesn’t taste good in airplanes, it isn’t your imagination. And one Washington winery has set out to do something about it. “Research has shown that at 35,000 feet, your senses are...

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    Tempranillo adds zest to Northwest wine scene

    Tempranillo, the primary red grape of Spain’s Rioja region, has been planted in the Pacific Northwest since at least 1995, when Earl Jones at Abacela put his first vines in the ground in the Umpqua Valley near...

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    Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman puts shop up for sale

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman is getting back to writing. Catie McIntyre Walker, owner of the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman wine shop in downtown Walla Walla, has put her business up...

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    Challenges, rewards at Whidbey Island Winery

    LANGLEY, Wash. – Greg Osenbach enjoys a good challenge, in fact he thrives on it. And he gets plenty as the pioneer grape grower and winemaker on Whidbey Island. The owner of Whidbey Island Winery grows grapes that...

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    Washington wildfires unlikely to affect wine grapes

    Don’t expect smoke from the Carlton Complex fire to affect the 2014 vintage, experts say. The fire in North Central Washington – largest in state history – has burned more than 380 square miles and destroyed at...

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    Great Northwest Destination Wineries: Col Solare

    Editor’s note: This is the ninth in an occasional series on destination wineries of the Pacific Northwest. Red Mountain has been a special place for the better part of four decades, ever since Jim Holmes and John Williams decided...

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    Northwest wines fare well at granddaddy of wine competitions

    POMONA, Calif. – Nearly 40 Pacific Northwest wines earned gold or better at one of the oldest wine competitions in the United States. Nine Northwest wines earned best in class and another 27 were gold at the...

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    Bob Betz reflects on a most interesting life in wine

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – One of the finest gentlemen in the Washington wine industry also is one of its most talented winemakers. Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery has been an integral part of the state wine industry...

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    Veraison comes early to Washington wine grapes

    With one of the earliest reports ever of grapes beginning to change color in Washington state, 2013 is shaping up to be one of the warmest vintages on record. On Monday, a grape grower reported to Ste....

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    Washington’s J. Bookwalter continues to evolve

    RICHLAND, Wash. – One of Walla Walla’s most acclaimed winemakers has moved west to take over the cellar at one of the state’s oldest producers. Caleb Foster is now the head winemaker for J. Bookwalter in Richland,...

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