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    Washington grape growers bullish on warm ’16 vintage

    As the hot 2016 vintage marches toward harvest, Washington wine grape growers are optimistic about quality, quantity – and just about everything else they see in their vineyards. “We’re pleased with what we see this year,” said...

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    Husband/wife team make Tightrope Winery a destination in British Columbia

    PENTICTON, British Columbia – It’s no secret in British Columbia, but Tightrope Winery deserves to be in the discussion when talking about the best young wineries in the Pacific Northwest. There’s no debate among judges at the...

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    Celebrate Walla Walla a sold-out success

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The fourth annual Celebrate Walla Walla was the most popular yet. Duane Wollmuth, executive director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, told Great Northwest Wine that every part of last week’s three-day...

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    Seattle sax star Jeff Kashiwa headlines WSU Wine and Jazz Festival

    RICHLAND, Wash. – The Columbia Valley’s world-class wine industry has set the stage for saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa from contemporary jazz super group The Rippingtons to perform Saturday night at Washington State University’s branch campus in Richland. Kashiwa...

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    Dunham Cellars wins top award at Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A winery that has experienced incredible challenges the past four years won best of show at the fourth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition. Dunham Cellars topped a star-studded list of entries with...

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    Viognier gaining in Northwest popularity

    As the Pacific Northwest – particularly Washington and Southern Oregon – focus more and more on Rhône-style wines, Viognier has come much more into vogue. The white wine grape is traditionally from the Condrieu area of France’s...

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    IPNC welcomes world of Pinot Noir to Oregon

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – In six weeks, the wine world will descend on Oregon’s Yamhill County for the 30th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration, with more than 70 wineries pouring and 60 chefs providing Northwest-focused cuisine. The three-day...

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    Meredith Smith takes over at Ste. Chapelle in Idaho

    CALDWELL, Idaho – Sawtooth winemaker Meredith Smith saw her responsibilities skyrocket from 10,000 cases to 135,000 in one day when Maurine Johnson gave notice that she was leaving Ste. Chapelle – Idaho’s largest winery – to join...

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    Columbia Crest brings in Crystal Gayle, Buckinghams

    PATERSON, Wash. – One of Washington’s largest wineries will play host to a weekend of live music amid the vines. Columbia Crest will welcome The Buckinghams and Grammy winner Crystal Gayle on Aug. 19 and 20 for...

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    Auction of Washington Wines honors Jeb Dunnuck

    SEATTLE – Two men with great history in Washington wine country and an internationally renowned writer will be honored this summer at the 29th annual Auction of Washington Wines. Mike Januik of Januik Winery will be the...

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