• USA, Washington, Woodinville. Woodinville Reserve -A White and Rosé Affair
    Elite producers prepare for Woodinville Reserve celebration

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Wine lovers throughout the Puget Sound who can’t make the pilgrimage to the Walla Walla Valley for “Leonetti Weekend” have a delicious alternative on Friday, May 6, with Woodinville Reserve. That evening, Woodinville Wine...

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  • Mercer Estates and Bunnell Family Cellar, both in Prosser, Wash., produced two of the top Cabernet Sauvignons at the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in San Bernardino, Calif.
    Abacela, Bunnell stand out at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Abacela in Southern Oregon and Bunnell Family Cellar in Washington’s Yakima Valley each were awarded three gold medals Thursday at the 31st annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in Southern California. Eight wines...

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  • Bill Powers planted Badger Mountain Vineyard in Kennewick, Washington.
    Powers Winery to hold Renewable Energy Farm Walk

    KENNEWICK, Wash. – In a sense, every day is Earth Day at the organic Badger Mountain Vineyard and solar-powered Powers Winery, but Monday brings something special as the Columbia Valley property stages a Renewable Energy Farm Walk....

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    Feds establish Lewis-Clark Valley AVA, modify Columbia Valley

    Perhaps it did take a small act of Congress, but the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area becomes official today. The Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a statement Tuesday that it...

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    Linfield College adds to Wine Lecture Series

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield College will bring in two of the world’s top viticultural researchers – Jack Gilbert and Richard Smart – during May as part of its continuing Wine Lecture Series. Gilbert, a microbial ecologist and...

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  • Walla Walla Valley winemaker Serge Laville won a pair of double gold medals for Spring Valley Vineyards at the 2016 American Fine Wine Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    Spring Valley, Woodward Canyon each earn 2 double golds in Florida

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Woodward Canyon, one of Walla Walla’s iconic brands, and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ “String of Pearls” shined Friday at the Hyatt Pier 66 during the ninth annual American Fine Wine Competition gala. Rick...

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    Seattle Restaurant Week returns for dinner, lunch deals

    SEATTLE – It’s become a tradition unlike any other that Seattle Restaurant Week follows on the heels of Taste Washington and Washington Wine Month. For the eighth straight year, many of Seattle’s finest restaurants and a number...

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    Senators ‘urge’ TTB to approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

    Senators from Washington and Idaho sent a bi-partisan letter Wednesday to the agency in charge of the nation’s wine industry, pushing for the approval of the proposed Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area by April 20. Maria Cantwell...

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    Trade auction of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir raises $476,000

    NEWBERG, Ore. – It might have been a sign of optimism in the U.S. economy, but the $476,000 raised by the inaugural Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction definitely showed that more than 400 wine collectors are...

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    El Niño shows signs of weakening this spring

    ASHLAND, Ore. – March may well go out like a lamb, but the warm lion chasing it through Pacific Northwest vineyards has been slowed down by a soggy coat from El Niño. Gregory Jones, the U.S. wine...

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