• Five Years of a Full Pull

      In October Seattle’s Full Pull Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary with one person I spoke to traveling all the way from California for the sold-out event (read a Focus Report from Full Pull's early days here). Below, I talk with friend and former blogger Paul Zitarelli about the impetus for Full Pull, where the company has gone over the last five years, and what’s next.

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    • The Evolution of Force Majeure

      Changes are afoot at Woodinville’s Force Majeure. Earlier this year the winery hired Todd Alexander (pictured left) as winemaker and general manager. Alexander previously served as winemaker at the cult Napa Valley winery Bryant Family. The move to hire a full time winemaker at Force Majeure was in part accelerated by the departure of partner Ryan Johnson.

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  • January Pic of the Vine

    In the offseason, resident photographer Richard Duval selects certain images and moves into fine art mode. Using various software tools (but not Photoshop), he experiments with tone, light, symmetry, and shadow to create a new image that is then printed on metallic-coated paper and fused to a sheet of aluminum for display.

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  • Northwest Wine Round-up January 15th to 21st 2015

    A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from January 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here. From around the country… Wines & Vines writes that Oregon winery wages outpace employment. Wine Business writes about Helen Keplinger joining Force Majeure as a consultant. The Lowell Sun writes about the new direct shipping law in Massachusetts with a callout to Drew Bledsoe at Doubleback.

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  • Old School! Recent Print Publications

    The January-February issue of Vineyard & Winery Management contains five articles I authored, including the cover story on the top 40 viticulture and enology advances of the last 40 years. The issue also includes an article looking at the effects of the liquor privatization in Washington; issues regarding the current supply of American oak; and harve ...

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  • Plans for 2015

    As we start off the New Year, I want to write about plans for 2015 and what you can expect to see in this space. Without further ado. 1. All Washington wine reviews and scores will be now published in Wine Enthusiast magazine Now that I have posted reviews for all of the wines that were received at Washington Wine Report prior to October 1st when my responsibilities at Wine ...

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  • 2014: The Year in Washington Wine

    What follows is an excerpt from an article in the Winter issue Washington Tasting Room magazine. A peek at the 2014 harvest plus a review of what’s trending in Washington’s wine industry Washington State growers and winemakers saw their s ...

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  • Walla Walla Valley Report 2014

    This report on the Walla Walla Valley includes wines from Cayuse Vineyards, No Girls, Abeja, Woodward Canyon, Delmas, and Maison Bleue. *** The Walla Walla Valley marked its 30th anniversary as a federally approved wine growing region earlier this year. At a celebratory event over the summer, numerous valley founders assembled on stage in downtown Walla Walla, including Gary Fig ...

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  • Five Wines Under $15 - The Final Chapter

    With the holidays coming up and holiday parties aplenty, it’s time to take a look at value wines $15 and under. This will be the final segment of what has traditionally been the ‘Five Wines Under $15’ series over the years as I transition all of my Washington reviews to Wine Enthusiast. Look for postings on value wines based on Wine Enthusiast reviews in 2015.

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