• Seattle attorney Paul Beveridge, owner/winemaker of Wilridge Winery in Yakima, testifies in support of House Bill 1039, which would allow sales of growlers of wine in Washington state.
    Lawmakers weigh 4th tasting room for Washington wineries

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — There’s no opposition so far in Olympia after a state Legislature hearing to expand the number of allowable off-site wine tasting rooms in Washington state. The same could not be said about a bill...

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  • Greg Jones serves both as director of business, communication and the environment at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, as well as professor of environmental science and policy.
    WSU lecture series to present ‘Climate Extremes’ wine symposium

    RICHLAND, Wash. — Several of the international wine community’s leading researchers will visit the Columbia Valley on Friday, March 17 to take part in the Washington State University wine symposium titled Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest...

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  • Reustle wins 5 double golds at San Francisco Chronicle wine judging

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. — Stephen Reustle and his Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards project proved again this week that his Southern Oregon wines are not only among the best in the Pacific Northwest, but also rank alongside the top in...

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  • Ste. Michelle brands ride tall at Houston rodeo judging

    HOUSTON — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates brands 14 Hands, Anew and Chateau Ste. Michelle each won a best of class award at the 2017 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, the wine judging for the Houston Livestock Show...

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  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition draws 6,850 entries

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. — This week’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition won’t break last year’s record, but the 6,850 entries still makes it the largest in the United States. In terms of national importance, the competition founded 1983...

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  • Paterson takes Tantalus Vineyards to another level

    KELOWNA, British Columbia – Many people say that good wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. But when David Paterson, general manager and winemaker of Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, British Columbia says it, it’s...

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  • Oregon Riesling, we wish there was more

    One of the shames in Northwest wine country is Oregon Riesling. Because of the dominance of Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley, it simply is not economically feasible to plant Riesling. When you taste a delicious Oregon Riesling,...

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  • Oregon Tempranillo Celebration adds public tasting

    ASHLAND, Ore. — Winemakers throughout Oregon will cast a spotlight on Tempranillo for the second straight year with the Oregon Tempranillo Celebration, but organizers have a new twist by creating a consumer tasting on Sunday, Jan. 22...

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  • Photojournalist looks back at 2016 vintage in Northwest wine

    From bud break to punch down, contributing photographer Richard Duval traverses the Pacific Northwest wine industry to capture the vibrant community through all its phases. Ranging from a riveting sunset over a vineyard, the swirling splendor of...

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  • Washington Malbec on the rise

    It would have been difficult to imagine five years ago that Washington Malbec would be propelled onto the global wine stage today. Yet, here we are with more than 100 wineries producing Malbec from Washington grapes. Some...

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