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    Milbrandt Vineyards makes winemaking changes on Wahluke Slope

    MATTAWA, Wash. – Seven years ago, Milbrandt Vineyards hired Emily Haines as a lab tech. This week, the Milbrandt brothers announced they have promoted Haines, 33, to replace Joshua Maloney as director of winemaking for their 40,000-case...

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    Nicolas Quillé helps lead Washington’s Riesling revolution

    SEATTLE – For Nicolas Quillé, coming from France’s third-largest city to one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest Riesling producers has been quite a journey. And it’s far from over. Quillé, born and raised in Lyon, is the...

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    Cooler temperatures put brakes on Washington’s 2016 vintage

    The Columbia Valley’s topsy-turvy weather is turning the 2016 vintage into one of the most unusual in Washington wine history. “I don’t know if I’ve seen a year like this before,” said Damon LaLonde, who manages several...

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    Vancouver International Wine Festival to feature record number from Canada

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival will celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by spotlighting more than 70 Canadian wineries alongside the 15 visiting countries pouring at the 39th annual event. Organizers said the nine-day festival,...

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    Walla Walla’s Jeff Popick retires this week from viticulture program

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – As much as he wishes this gig could go on for a few more years, this is the last week that Jeff Popick will be the viticulture instructor at Walla Walla Community College....

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    Wahluke Slope is backbone of Washington wine industry

    Washington winemakers have long regarded the arid and remote Wahluke Slope as a stable and important part of their arsenal. The Wahluke Slope is an 81,000-acre region surrounded on three sides by the Columbia River. Annually, it can...

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    Portland winery TeSóAria offers vegan wine brunch

    PORTLAND – TeSóAria owner/winemaker John Olson now prefers a vegan lifestyle, and since he owns an Oregon winery with a tasting room in Portland, he’s in a position to put some of his money where his mouth...

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  • The TJ Rodgers Research and Teaching Winery is the centerpiece of the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center at Washington State University's Tri-Cities campus in Richland. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)
    Research focus paying off for Washington wine industry

    RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington wine industry’s year-old Wine Science Center already is paying off for industry members craving results from research projects. On July 14, about 80 wine grape growers and wine producers gathered in Richland...

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    Mike Januik enjoys success, accolades from long winemaking career

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – During his lengthy tenure in the Washington wine industry – a career that stretches back to 1984 – Mike Januik has always been a head winemaker. This is a remarkable achievement because most people...

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    Abacela hires educator Chris Lake as vineyard manager

    ROSEBURG, Ore. – Plant scientist Chris Lake is leaving the classroom and returning to the vineyards as winegrower for acclaimed Abacela Winery in Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. “After serving as a teacher and administrator for these last eight...

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