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    Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $30

    Back in 1995 when Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri decided to launch Walla Walla Vintners, they wondered if they were too late to the party. After all, the Walla Walla already had seven wineries. More than 20...

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    Oregon wineries embrace Memorial Day weekend

    For decades, wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have flung open their doors for visitors every Memorial Day weekend. And in the past few years, most Oregon wine regions have joined in. This weekend is the annual event,...

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    Rise and fall of Washington Lemberger

    PROSSER, Wash. – With a name that sounded too much like a stinky German cheese, Lemberger never really had a chance when it was introduced to Washington in the 1960s and ’70s. And that’s too bad, says...

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    Seattle gears up for Riesling Rendezvous in July

    SEATTLE – The world is Riesling is returning to Washington. Riesling Rendezvous will take place July 17-19 on both sides of Lake Washington and promises to be another superb opportunity to taste some of the world’s finest wines....

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    Hundreds help launch Walla Walla Valley’s Pambrun in style

    MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. – Jim Bernau is doing it again. The founder and CEO of Willamette Valley Vineyards is creating another winery on the other side of Oregon – and he’s bringing hundreds of friends and investors along....

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    Chateau Ste. Michelle wins big in New York

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Washington’s oldest and largest winery scored big again at one of the largest judgings on the East Coast. Chateau Ste. Michelle won a double gold and two gold medals at the 16th annual Finger...

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    Washington wine grape growers emerge intact from mild spring

    A mild winter and warm spring have Washington wine grape growers happy to see frost season in their rearview mirrors. “Everything is great,” said Jarrod Boyle, owner of Alexandria Nicole Cellars and Destiny Ridge Vineyard in the...

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    JoieFarm 2015 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $23

    Pinot Blanc is most often found in the Alsace region of France, and it is a beautiful white wine that does well in cooler parts of the Pacific Northwest. The grape is a genetic mutation of Pinot...

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    Sunset’s Sara Schneider is the accidental wine expert

    SONOMA, Calif. – One gets the sense that Sara Schneider looks around in awe about where life has landed her. As wine editor for Sunset magazine, Schneider is one of the most influential wine writers in the United...

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    Ste. Michelle launches Drumheller Wines

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Washington’s largest wine producer is adding a new label to its lineup. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched Drumheller Wines, a brand that will be found only in restaurants. Tim Jones, who joined the...

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