• La Frenz Winery in Naramata dominates top California competition

    SONOMA, Calif. – Jeff Martin, a British Columbia winemaker with more than 40 vintages in two hemispheres, dominated at one of California’s oldest and most respected wine competitions. La Frenz Winery on the Okanagan Valley’s revered Naramata...

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  • Yakima Valley
    Affordable Northwest white wines under $15

    With the arrival of sunny skies across the Pacific Northwest, it’s that time of year when we want to always have a couple of white wine in the fridge, ready to open to enjoy at the end...

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  • Affordable Northwest reds

    The Pacific Northwest remains a great region for finding high-quality value wines. A big part of this is land prices. Compared with quality land in Northern California, land in Washington’s Columbia Valley is fairly inexpensive. And labor...

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  • 2017 vintage tracking just ahead of cool vintages

    May has been a cool and soggy extension of April and March in Pacific Northwest vineyards for the 2017 vintage. Greg Jones, a Southern Oregon University professor and one of the wine world’s leading climate scientists, cited...

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  • Marshall Edwards grows some of Washington’s top wines

    BENTON CITY, Wash. — It’s an oft-repeated adage that great wine is made in the vineyard. If it’s true, then Marshall Edwards was certainly the best wine maker in Washington last year. Named 2016 Grower of the...

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  • Affordable rosés for Northwest sunshine

    After our long, cold, wet winter, it is nice to see sunshine, higher temperatures and flowers beginning to show up. And this puts us in the mood to fire up the grill and toss some beautiful bottles...

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  • Washington State Wine Competition returns this spring

    GRANDVIEW, Wash. — After a two-year hiatus, the Washington State Wine Competition is returning next month. Two years ago, the Central Washington State Fair discontinued its longtime competition after organizer Ruth Anglin retired from the fairgrounds staff...

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  • WineAmerica presents Oregon Sen. Wyden with award

    WineAmerica, the nation’s largest wine advocacy organization, recently presented Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) with its 2017 Grape and Wine Public Policy Leadership Award. Wyden received the award last week in Washington, D.C., during a national policy conference...

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  • Pinot Gris and things from the sea

    An old axiom about food pairings with Pinot Gris goes like this: “Pinot Gris and things from the sea.” And that why the crisp, refreshing flavors of Northwest Pinot Gris goes perfectly with our coastline’s natural bounty....

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  • Auction of Washington Wines climbs to No. 4 in U.S. rankings

    SEATTLE — This summer, the Auction of Washington Wines celebrates its 30th anniversary, and it’s coming off a record year of fundraising that positions it as the fourth-largest charity wine auction in the United States. Wine Spectator...

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