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    Portland winery TeSóAria offers vegan wine brunch

    PORTLAND, Ore. – TeSóAria winemaker John Olson now prefers a vegan lifestyle, and since he owns the Portland winery, he’s in a position to put some of his money where his mouth is. Last month, Olson began...

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    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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    Idaho wine industry states its case for Riesling

    SEATTLE – It cost $5,000 to sponsor Monday’s lunch at the international Riesling Rendezvous convention in Seattle – money well spent in the eyes of the Idaho wine industry. The Idaho Wine Commission paid half of the...

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    Scenes from Sunday’s Riesling Rendezvous

    Riesling Rendezvous has returned to the Pacific Northwest, and it attracted wine lovers, advocates and producers from around the globe to Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash. More than 70 producers from throughout the world descended on...

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    Riesling a favorite across Pacific Northwest

    Thanks to a handful of large producers, Washington state is undoubtedly the king of West Coast Riesling. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the Great Northwest hasn’t gotten into the Riesling act. In fact, small amounts...

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    Fire threatens Washington winery, vineyard near Red Mountain

    KIONA, Wash. – A 4,000-acre wildfire near Red Mountain threatened one winery and smoked a handful of Chardonnay vines before being brought under control early this morning. Fifteen agencies battled the blaze, according to the Tri-City Herald....

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    State of Washington Riesling continues to improve

    Life is looking up in the state of Riesling. After a few years of stagnant sales, Riesling is regaining its momentum. “It’s better than it was three years ago,” said Nicolas Quille, general manager and head winemaker...

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    Seven Hills Winery steeped in Walla Walla Valley history

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A lot has changed for Casey and Vicky McClellan in the past 34 years. They helped plant one of the Walla Walla Valley’s original vineyards. They helped launched one of the valley’s oldest...

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