• Private Barrel Auction shows off unique Washington wines

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – On Friday, the Auction of Washington Wines will play host to its annual Private Barrel Auction, in which members of the wine trade get a chance to taste barrel samples of wines exclusive to...

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  • Walla Walla Valley continues to build its reputation with red wine

    During the past four decades, the Walla Walla Valley has a well earned reputation as a top producer of red wines. It’s a curious development because the region isn’t particularly well-suited for growing red wine grapes. In fact,...

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  • Historic Walla Walla Vintners set to release first estate wines

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Walla Walla Vintners, one of the Walla Walla Valley’s oldest and most acclaimed wineries, is poised to release the first estate wines in its 22-year history. Longtime winemaking friends Myles Anderson and Gordy...

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  • Northwest vineyards track ahead of cooler vintages

    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Pacific Northwest vineyards for the wine industry are ripening along the lines of a moderate vintage after the growing degrees that were gains during the month of July, according to acclaimed climate researcher Greg...

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  • Merlot, straight up delicious

    It’s been 13 years since the movie Sideways told filmgoers to not drink Merlot. It’s time to get over it. Merlot, especially in the Pacific Northwest, is delicious, one of the best and most prolific red wines we...

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  • Cabernet Summit earns praise for Red Mountain wines, hospitality

    BENTON CITY, Wash. – Red Mountain continues to grow its fan base in Washington state for Cabernet Sauvignon, but these growers and winemakers hope the second annual Cabernet Summit will build the thirst for their wines beyond...

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  • Chardonnay popular on both sides of Columbia River

    Chardonnay is by far the most popular wine in America, and in the Pacific Northwest, it also has strong support. In Washington, it is the No. 1 white wine grape, keeping ahead of Riesling but lagging behind Cabernet...

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  • Kendall Mix takes over as winemaker at Wahluke Wine Co.

    MATTAWA, Wash. – Canadian-born Kendall Mix has been one of Washington’s most talented winemakers since he arrived in 1993. Now, he ranks among the state’s most important figures by taking over the winemaking at Jerry Milbrandt’s Wahluke...

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  • Growers expect Washington wine grape crop to be smaller

    After four straight years of record wine grape crops in Washington, growers expect the 2017 vintage to be down by as much as 10 percent. And early signs of veraison – when grapes start changing color –...

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  • IPNC sets table for celebration of Oregon, Pinot Noir

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Ask an international wine expert what Oregon is known for, and it’s a safe bet they will answer “Pinot Noir.” It’s a reputation that’s well-deserved yet hard-earned. In the world of marketing, it’s also...

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