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    Chas Nagel, Washington wine pioneer researcher, goes into hall of fame

    PROSSER, Wash. – One of the true legends of the Washington state wine industry will be honored this summer by being inducted into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. Charles “Chas” Nagel, a food scientist...

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    14 Hands releases ultrapremium red blend

    PROSSER, Wash. – A little more than a decade ago, 14 Hands Winery was but an idea. Today, it is Washington’s second-largest winery – and one of the fastest-growing brands in the United States. The 2 million-case...

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    Martin uses award-winning Tempranillo to grow Red Lily Vineyards

    RUCH, Ore. – Based her recent string of successes, it would almost be a crime for Rachael Martin to do anything other than make Tempranillo in Southern Oregon. Her odyssey began in 2001 with some fatherly advice,...

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    Washington wineries ask Legislature for more tasting rooms

    OLYMPIA – A revived bill in the state Legislature to allow Washington wineries to operate up to four off-site tasting room is working its way through the House for a second time. The House Government & Information...

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    Heat takes toll on Washington’s 2015 wine harvest

    Last year’s heat meant lower tonnage in Washington state. The annual wine grape report, released Monday, showed a mild decrease in the 2015 harvest, as the total tonnage dropped from 227,000 tons in 2015 to 222,000 tons...

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    ‘Somm: Into the Bottle’ takes loving look at wine

    Somm is back, and it’s better than ever. Three years after the release of the critically acclaimed documentary Somm, writer/director Jason Wise has returned with a sequel, Somm: Into the Bottle. The film was released in November and...

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    Malbec a delicious Pacific Northwest red

    Malbec is proving to be a great fit in the Pacific Northwest. The robust red Bordeaux grape has been little more than a bit player until a decade ago, when more winemakers began to focus more attention...

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  • David O'Reilly, who recently moved his family and Owen Roe winery to the Yakima Valley, pours at Secret Crush on Friday, Feb. 13, The event was catered by executive chef Roger Hazzard of Bon Vino’s Bistro and Bakery in Sunnyside. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)
    Yakima Valley winemakers show fondness for Secret Crush

    YAKIMA, Wash. — It’s an exclusive club, so it makes sense for Wine Yakima Valley to stage its second annual Secret Crush on the eve of Valentine’s Day at Yakima Country Club. Organizers are looking up to...

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    Washington’s Double Canyon makes national push

    ALDERDALE, Wash. – A young Washington winery focused on producing great Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills is taking its brand to the national level. Double Canyon is heading into a dozen new markets across the...

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  • The Wine Project was written by Ron Irvine with Walter Clore. It was published in 1997.
    Ron Irvine’s ‘Wine Project’ tells story of Washington wine

    PROSSER, Wash. – Two decades after crossing Europe, learning about wine, saving the Pike Place Market and opening a successful Seattle wine shop, Ron Irvine set out to chronicle the history of Washington’s wine history. The result...

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