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    Brian Carter Cellars tops Washington State Wine Competition

    YAKIMA, Wash  — Brian Carter Cellars topped its third major Pacific Northwest competition of the year when the 2009 Solesce, a Bordeaux-style red wine, won best of show at the 33rd Washington State Wine Competition. This spring, that...

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    Vintners, growers hit road with story of Yakima Valley wine

    RICHLAND, Wash. — David O’Reilly helped create two of Oregon’s top Pinot Noir houses, yet he’s proudly joining forces with some of Washington’s legendary winemakers to help promote the Yakima Valley — which now is home to...

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    Alaska Airlines teams up with Precept for high-flying wines

    SEATTLE — If you think wine doesn’t taste good in airplanes, it isn’t your imagination. And one Washington winery has set out to do something about it. “Research has shown that at 35,000 feet, your senses are...

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    Tempranillo adds zest to Northwest wine scene

    Tempranillo, the primary red grape of Spain’s Rioja region, has been planted in the Pacific Northwest since at least 1995, when Earl Jones at Abacela put his first vines in the ground in the Umpqua Valley near...

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    Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman puts shop up for sale

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman is getting back to writing. Catie McIntyre Walker, owner of the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman wine shop in downtown Walla Walla, has put her business up...

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    Union Wine Co. takes mobile tasting truck for first spin in Portland

    TUALATIN, Ore. — It’s fitting for Ryan Harms and his unpretentious Union Wine Co. to roll out their new mobile tasting truck on the streets of downtown Portland on the same weekend as Oregon’s exclusive and expensive International...

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    Challenges, rewards at Whidbey Island Winery

    LANGLEY, Wash. – Greg Osenbach enjoys a good challenge, in fact he thrives on it. And he gets plenty as the pioneer grape grower and winemaker on Whidbey Island. The owner of Whidbey Island Winery grows grapes that...

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    Washington wildfires unlikely to affect wine grapes

    Don’t expect smoke from the Carlton Complex fire to affect the 2014 vintage, experts say. The fire in North Central Washington – largest in state history – has burned more than 380 square miles and destroyed at...

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    Great Northwest Destination Wineries: Col Solare

    Editor’s note: This is the ninth in an occasional series on destination wineries of the Pacific Northwest. Red Mountain has been a special place for the better part of four decades, ever since Jim Holmes and John Williams decided...

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    Mercer Estates stages wine country BBQ

    PROSSER, Wash. — Mercer Estates Winery in Prosser staged its Summer BBQ Bash on Saturday, an annual wine country hootenanny in Washington’s Yakima Valley for members of its wine club and paying guests. Brothers Rob and Will...

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