• San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
    Brian Carter Cellars tops Washington State Wine Competition

    YAKIMA, Wash  — Brian Carter Cellars topped its third major Pacific Northwest competition of the year when the 2009 Solesce, a Bordeaux-style red wine, won best of show at the 33rd Washington State Wine Competition. This spring, that...

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    Vintners, growers hit road with story of Yakima Valley wine

    RICHLAND, Wash. — David O’Reilly helped create two of Oregon’s top Pinot Noir houses, yet he’s proudly joining forces with some of Washington’s legendary winemakers to help promote the Yakima Valley — which now is home to...

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    Wild Meadows 2011 Red Beauty, Columbia Valley, $11

    Best Buy! Some of Washington’s largest vineyards — Alder Ridge, Goose Ridge, Frenchman Hills and Wallula — contribute to this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (37%), Syrah (15%) and Cabernet Franc. Its dark garnet color comes...

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    Union Wine Co. takes mobile tasting truck for first spin in Portland

    TUALATIN, Ore. — It’s fitting for Ryan Harms and his unpretentious Union Wine Co. to roll out their new mobile tasting truck on the streets of downtown Portland on the same weekend as Oregon’s exclusive and expensive International...

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  • mercer-bash-feature
    Mercer Estates stages wine country BBQ

    PROSSER, Wash. — Mercer Estates Winery in Prosser staged its Summer BBQ Bash on Saturday, an annual wine country hootenanny in Washington’s Yakima Valley for members of its wine club and paying guests. Brothers Rob and Will...

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    Oregon wine’s Silvan Ridge set to open Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — It wasn’t love at first sip for Liz Chambers when first entered the wine business in 1995, but on Saturday, she’ll launch her second winery when she opens Elizabeth Chambers Cellar in downtown McMinnville....

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    Marshall Edwards stands behind some of Washington’s largest vineyards

    BENTON CITY, Wash. — It won’t take long for Marshall Edwards to put a lot of miles and carry around Columbia Valley terroir on his new pickup. That’s why he quickly lets passengers know not to worry...

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  • The 2014 International Women's Wine Competition in Santa Rosa, Calif., generated 975 entries.
    Horse Heaven Hills grapes shine at International Women’s Wine Competition

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Columbia Gorge winemaker Rachael Horn won three gold medals for proprietary red blends under her AniChe Cellars label, and four wines featuring grapes from Washington’s acclaimed Horse Heaven Hills region earned top awards...

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    Northwest wine growing season tracks up to 50% ahead of recent average

    Globally recognized climatologist Greg Jones shared data through June 30 indicating the 2014 Pacific Northwest wine growing season is running much as 50 percent ahead of the 40-year average. Jones, whose title is now director of Southern...

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  • Tattle Tea wine and tea infusion kit feature
    Tattle Tea launches tea and wine infusion kit

    The hardline stance I’ve taken with a number of aspects in life — including wine — blurs with age. For example, Pacific Northwest wineries continue to chip away at snobbery via their work with screwcaps, boxed wine...

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