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    Introducing the Great Northwest Winecast, a weekly podcast

    Today, we launch a podcast, which we’re dubbing the Great Northwest Winecast. This is a weekly audio show in which we will interview winemakers, winery owners, grape growers, chefs, sommeliers and other luminaries in the Pacific Northwest....

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    Union Wine Company takes next step in Oregon

    TUALATIN, Ore. — Union Wine Company, one of Oregon’s fastest-growing wineries, announced that it has hired winemaker JP Caldcleugh to take over production. Founding winemaker/owner Ryan Harms hired Californian winemaker Caldcleugh, a New Orleans native, to replace...

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    Oregon wineries happy with Alaska Air promotion

    PORTLAND – Once again, Oregon wines will fly free, thanks to a program with Alaska Airlines that was put to the test last fall. “It went very well,” said Ryan Pennington of Erath Winery in Dundee. He...

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    20 years later, André Tchelistcheff’s influence remains in Washington

    NAPA, Calif. – It has been 20 years since “the Maestro” died, and André Tchelistcheff left an indelible imprint on the Pacific Northwest wine industry, particularly Washington. Tchelistcheff, who died in April 1994, spent more than 20...

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    Syrah still strong in Washington

    Worldwide, large-scale Syrah producers have been having difficulty selling their wines because Americans, it seems, have grown a bit weary of the red Rhône variety. Yet Washington wineries crafting small amounts of Syrah seem to be having...

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    Photo gallery: Bud break on Washington’s Red Mountain

    RED MOUNTAIN, Wash. – The first signs of the 2014 vintage are emerging across Washington’s Columbia Valley, especially on Red Mountain in the eastern Yakima Valley. Bud break typically happens about the first 10 days of April...

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    Inside WSU Wine Science Center construction

    RICHLAND, Wash. – Construction is humming along at the Wine Science Center, a $23 million building being built at the campus of Washington State University Tri-Cities in the heart of Washington wine country. When completed, the Wine...

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    U.S. Sen. Murray bullish on Washington wine

    RICHLAND, Wash. – During a two-day visit to Washington wine country, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) was able to get an inside view of the present and future of the state wine industry. On Tuesday, the four-term...

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    Duck Pond Cellars family creates Pinot Noir for conservation

    DUNDEE, Ore. — Last year, the Duck Pond Cellars logo got a preening, and now the Fries family is using an image of Oregon’s state bird — the western meadowlark — to raise money for the state...

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    Washington vineyards get through winter unscathed

    As tiny leaves poke out in vineyards across Washington’s Columbia Valley, grape growers are beginning to assess how their vines fared during a sometimes cold winter. For the most part, everything looks great. “We didn’t have any...

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