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    British Columbia wines dominate Los Angeles International Wine Competition

    POMONA, Calif. – Forty Pacific Northwest wines earned gold medals or better at the “granddaddy of all American wine competitions.” The 77th annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition took place in mid-May at the Los Angeles County...

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    Washington grapes start to change color as ‘veraison’ begins

    One Washington grape grower has found a few grapes turning purple in the Horse Heaven Hills – a full week ahead of last year’s historically early vintage. Paul Champoux, who sold his eponymous vineyard and retired nearly...

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    Sauvignon Blanc a perfect Northwest summer white

    Often overlooked, Sauvignon Blanc from the Pacific Northwest is a perfect summer wine. It’s usually crisp, refreshing and perfect pairing with fresh Northwest cuisine. Sauvignon Blanc from this corner of the wine world usually is not like...

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    Washington grape growers bullish on warm ’16 vintage

    As the hot 2016 vintage marches toward harvest, Washington wine grape growers are optimistic about quality, quantity – and just about everything else they see in their vineyards. “We’re pleased with what we see this year,” said...

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    Celebrate Walla Walla a sold-out success

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The fourth annual Celebrate Walla Walla was the most popular yet. Duane Wollmuth, executive director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, told Great Northwest Wine that every part of last week’s three-day...

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    Dunham Cellars wins top award at Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A winery that has experienced incredible challenges the past four years won best of show at the fourth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition. Dunham Cellars topped a star-studded list of entries with...

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    IPNC welcomes world of Pinot Noir to Oregon

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – In six weeks, the wine world will descend on Oregon’s Yamhill County for the 30th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration, with more than 70 wineries pouring and 60 chefs providing Northwest-focused cuisine. The three-day...

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    Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 The Estates Clifton Hill Syrah, Wahluke Slope, $42

    The warm western edge of Washington’s Wahluke Slope is one of the great places in the Pacific Northwest to properly ripen Syrah. The Milbrandts’ Clifton Hill Vineyard overlooks the Columbia River and often produces some of the...

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    Columbia Crest brings in Crystal Gayle, Buckinghams

    PATERSON, Wash. – One of Washington’s largest wineries will play host to a weekend of live music amid the vines. Columbia Crest will welcome The Buckinghams and Grammy winner Crystal Gayle on Aug. 19 and 20 for...

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    Auction of Washington Wines honors Jeb Dunnuck

    SEATTLE – Two men with great history in Washington wine country and an internationally renowned writer will be honored this summer at the 29th annual Auction of Washington Wines. Mike Januik of Januik Winery will be the...

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