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    Oregon wineries happy with Alaska Air promotion

    PORTLAND – Once again, Oregon wines will fly free, thanks to a program with Alaska Airlines that was put to the test last fall. “It went very well,” said Ryan Pennington of Erath Winery in Dundee. He...

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    20 years later, André Tchelistcheff’s influence remains in Washington

    NAPA, Calif. – It has been 20 years since “the Maestro” died, and André Tchelistcheff left an indelible imprint on the Pacific Northwest wine industry, particularly Washington. Tchelistcheff, who died in April 1994, spent more than 20...

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    Syrah still strong in Washington

    Worldwide, large-scale Syrah producers have been having difficulty selling their wines because Americans, it seems, have grown a bit weary of the red Rhône variety. Yet Washington wineries crafting small amounts of Syrah seem to be having...

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    Photo gallery: Bud break on Washington’s Red Mountain

    RED MOUNTAIN, Wash. – The first signs of the 2014 vintage are emerging across Washington’s Columbia Valley, especially on Red Mountain in the eastern Yakima Valley. Bud break typically happens about the first 10 days of April...

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    Inside WSU Wine Science Center construction

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Construction is humming along at the Wine Science Center, a $23 million building being built at the campus of Washington State University Tri-Cities in the heart of Washington wine country. When completed, the Wine...

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    U.S. Sen. Murray bullish on Washington wine

    RICHLAND, Wash. – During a two-day visit to Washington wine country, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) was able to get an inside view of the present and future of the state wine industry. On Tuesday, the four-term...

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    Washington vineyards get through winter unscathed

    As tiny leaves poke out in vineyards across Washington’s Columbia Valley, grape growers are beginning to assess how their vines fared during a sometimes cold winter. For the most part, everything looks great. “We didn’t have any...

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    Northwest Riesling renaissance

    While Chateau Ste. Michelle is the undisputed king of Riesling – the Woodinville, Wash., winery produces more Riesling than any other winery in the world – many other wineries throughout the Pacific Northwest are crafting luscious examples...

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    Long Shadows Vintners unveils new labels

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Since launching Long Shadows Vintners in 2003, founder Allen Shoup and winemaker Gilles Nicault have kept fairly low profiles, preferring that their celebrity winemaking partners bask in the spotlight. That is changing slightly,...

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    Historic Sagemoor Vineyards sold to apple grower

    PASCO, Wash. – Washington’s original large-scale commercial vineyard has been purchased by one of the state’s oldest and most respected apple growers and packers. Allan Brothers of Naches announced the purchase of Sagemoor Vineyards on Thursday morning. Terms...

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