• Cascadia Wine Competition concludes today in Oregon

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Two days of intense judging of Pacific Northwest wines has set the stage for today’s superlatives at the fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The three-day event dedicated...

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  • 5th annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins today

      HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins this morning at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The judging attracted 948 from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. Twenty-one wine professionals from across the...

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  • Ancient Lakes fascinates as young Washington wine region

    Some of Washington’s oldest vines are in the state’s newest American Viticultural Area. Vineyards planted in the 1970s are in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Washington’s 13th federally recognized AVA. The Ancient Lakes, approved in 2012, is...

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  • 6 bills for Washington wineries alive in state Legislature

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — It appears that Washington wineries are on their way to being able to operate as many as four tasting rooms. However, prospects look grim for a proposed tax break for small wineries. Overall, nine...

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  • Red Mountain vineyards pour 2016 wines for winemakers

    BENTON CITY, Wash. — Even when Washington’s smallest appellation is wearing a wardrobe of snow, Red Mountain still might be the hottest spot in the state for winemakers in search of noteworthy juice. Last month, the Red...

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  • Trista Britton, a second year student in Walla Walla Community College's enology and viticulture program, spent her fall internship in the lab at Long Shadows Vintners.
    California scientists share research with Walla Walla wine students

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The official word from the Washington State Wine Commission is that Washington enjoyed a record grape crop in 2016. Growers and winemakers alike were thrilled with the 270,000-ton harvest, which far surpassed 2014’s...

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  • Syrah plays big role in Northwest red blends

    After Australia flooded the U.S. market with inexpensive and uninteresting Shiraz, Syrah has been a tough sell with consumers. Yet acreage and tonnage of Syrah continues to increase year after year. Last year, Washington winemakers harvested more...

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  • Deb Hatcher, co-founder of A to Z Wineworks, learned that her Newberg, Ore., wine company has been selected as an Hot Brand by industry leader M. Shanken Communications.
    Shanken group dubs A to Z Wineworks of Oregon as Hot Brand

    NEW YORK CITY — Shanken Communications, whose publishing empire includes Wine Spectator, selected A to Z Wineworks as the Oregon wine industry’s first Impact Hot Brand. The Newberg-based brand announced news of its award on Thursday, and...

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  • Leslie Preston of Coiled Wines stands in Sawtooth Vineyard with Skyline Vineyard — Idaho's largest site for wine grapes — in the background.
    Coiled Wines to open tasting room in Boise, winery in Garden City

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho — Coiled Wines is taking two big steps with its growing business by creating a new tasting room in downtown Boise and opening its own production facility in nearby Garden City. Great Northwest Wine...

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  • Foris Vineyards hires Stephanie Pao to replace Bryan Wilson

    CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Foris Vineyards, one of Southern Oregon’s oldest properties, has named Stephanie Pao as head winemaker to replace Bryan Wilson, who recently joined DANCIN Vineyards in the Rogue Valley. Wilson, among Oregon’s most underrated...

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