• 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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  • Katherine Cole
    Katherine Cole focuses new book on rosé – a Northwest favorite

      PORTLAND, Ore. – One of the hottest trends in the world of wine – around the globe and throughout the Pacific Northwest – is rosé. And a new book by one of the West Coast’s most...

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  • La Frenz Winery in Naramata dominates top California competition

    SONOMA, Calif. – Jeff Martin, a British Columbia winemaker with more than 40 vintages in two hemispheres, dominated at one of California’s oldest and most respected wine competitions. La Frenz Winery on the Okanagan Valley’s revered Naramata...

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  • Yakima Valley
    Affordable Northwest white wines under $15

    With the arrival of sunny skies across the Pacific Northwest, it’s that time of year when we want to always have a couple of white wine in the fridge, ready to open to enjoy at the end...

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