• Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2014 Verhey Vineyard Malbec label
    Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2014 Verhey Vineyard Malbec, Washington, $28

    One of the rising stars in the Northwest wine industry is Coco Umiker, a young woman running this winery in Lewiston, Idaho, with her husband, Karl. Together, the two have not only helped to revitalize the wine...

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    2 Washington wineries named among U.S. most admired

    Washington’s largest and oldest winery and one of its youngest and smallest have been named amid the nation’s 20 most-admired wine tasting rooms and experiences by Vineyard & Winery Management magazine in Santa Rosa, Calif. Chateau Ste....

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    Stephen Reustle, king of U.S. Grüner and star Northwest winemaker

    ROSEBURG, Ore. – If Stephen Reustle hadn’t gone out for a jog one day, all of us would have been denied the opportunity to taste some of the best wines ever produced in the Pacific Northwest. Reustle,...

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    Huge, record-setting Washington harvest wrapping up

    What already was anticipated to be the largest harvest in Washington history looks like it will be even larger than thought, according to grape growers and winemakers across the state. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which uses 66...

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    Fire-setting dentist inspires Walla Walla winery Otis Kenyon

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – One might not think of a convicted arsonist as the role model for launching a winery. But an unusual family background that concludes with a story of redemption was the perfect backdrop for...

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    Westport Winery opens restaurant for breakfast

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Starting this weekend, one of Washington’s most customer-friendly wineries will now be open for breakfast. We’re not talking breakfast wine, but rather a full breakfast menu in its on-site restaurant at Westport Winery Garden...

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    Mega Purple – an insidious additive that can ruin a wine

    The next time you pick up a glass of inexpensive red wine, you might look at its color. Is it a little too dark? When you swirl it, does some purple legs remain on the glass? It...

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  • Kristine Bono is a judge at the Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging.
    17th annual Platinum Judging begins today

    KENNEWICK, Wash. – The 17th annual Platinum Judging takes place for the next three days in the heart of Washington wine country. The competition, staged by Wine Press Northwest magazine, is an invitational-style judging limited to wines...

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    Walla Walla’s Doubleback making its own identity

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – For the first eight vintages of Doubleback, Chris Figgins has been the winemaker of record. It’s been a superstar team of the owner of legendary Leonetti Cellar and retired NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe...

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  • USA, Washington, Seattle. Wine release party at Charles Smith Wines.
    Charles Smith reshapes Washington wine industry

    SEATTLE – When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big “crack” was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant...

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