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    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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    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 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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    Walla Walla winemakers showcase terroir, style in Syrah

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part look at the winemakers panel from Celebrate Walla Walla Valley — The World of Syrah, a festival staged last month by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. Click...

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  • Anna Schafer, winemaker of áMaurice Cellars, listens to master sommelier Rajat Parr as he moderates the winemaker panel portion of Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine — The World of Syrah on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
    Syrah winemakers celebrate Walla Walla

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report from the winemakers’ panel during Celebrate Walla Walla Valley — The World of Syrah, held last month in Walla Walla, Wash. WALLA WALLA, Wash. — It’s natural...

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    Snoqualmie Vineyards 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $20

    The waiting game in the Pacific Northwest for Cabernet Sauvignon got stretched out in 2011, and Joy Andersen began pulling the fruit off Cold Creek and the nearby Wahluke Slope for her reserve tier on Oct. 26....

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  • Kathryn House, who graduated from Washington State University, will launch Sequence Winery this fall in Caldwell, Idaho. She served as assistant winemaker at acclaimed Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash., for four years before moving to Boise in 2010.
    WSU grad Kathryn House to launch Sequence Winery in Idaho

    CALDWELL, Idaho — Kathryn House started off in one of Oregon’s top vineyards and worked early on for acclaimed Washington winemakers Bob Betz and Jean-François Pellet, and now the timing seems right for Idaho’s Master of Wine...

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