• Cashmere winery Crayelle tops Wenatchee wine judging

    WENATCHEE – A small winery in Cashmere took home top honors at the seventh annual Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival competition. Crayelle Cellars, owned and operated by longtime Washington winemaker Craig Mitrakul, took home top honors for...

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  • Private Barrel Auction shows off unique Washington wines

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – On Friday, the Auction of Washington Wines will play host to its annual Private Barrel Auction, in which members of the wine trade get a chance to taste barrel samples of wines exclusive to...

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  • Merlot, straight up delicious

    It’s been 13 years since the movie Sideways told filmgoers to not drink Merlot. It’s time to get over it. Merlot, especially in the Pacific Northwest, is delicious, one of the best and most prolific red wines we...

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  • Chardonnay popular on both sides of Columbia River

    Chardonnay is by far the most popular wine in America, and in the Pacific Northwest, it also has strong support. In Washington, it is the No. 1 white wine grape, keeping ahead of Riesling but lagging behind Cabernet...

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  • Growers expect Washington wine grape crop to be smaller

    After four straight years of record wine grape crops in Washington, growers expect the 2017 vintage to be down by as much as 10 percent. And early signs of veraison – when grapes start changing color –...

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  • Rare Leonetti Cab vertical goes on auction block

    KENNEWICK, Wash. – A complete vertical of Leonetti Cellar’s legendary Cabernet Sauvignon – including perhaps the single most important wine ever made in Washington – will go up for sale at the 30th annual Auction of Washington...

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  • Wahluke Slope a remote region popular with winemakers

    The Wahluke Slope is a dusty, often forgotten corner of Washington wine country. In reality, it is the backbone of the Washington wine industry, thanks to its consistently warm temperatures and ability to ripen grapes. Established as...

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  • Riesling Rendezvous
    Washington Riesling not just a Ste. Michelle thing

    When most folks hear “Riesling” and “Washington” in the same sentence, they might automatically insert “Chateau Ste. Michelle.” And there would be nothing wrong with that, seeing that Washington’s oldest and largest winery makes more Riesling than...

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  • Precept Wine teams up nationwide with P.F. Chang’s

      SEATTLE – One of Washington’s largest wine producers has teamed up with a nationwide chain of restaurants to produce a set of wines to pair with their new menu. Precept Wine, based in Seattle, worked with...

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  • Ste. Michelle brings back Domaine Ste. Michelle label

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Nearly four years ago, the Northwest’s largest sparkling wine producer got a makeover with a new label and a new name, moving from Domaine Ste. Michelle to Michelle Sparkling Wines. Now, Ste. Michelle Wine...

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