• Jim Trezise is Riesling’s biggest fan

      Jim Trezise is the executive director of the International Riesling Foundation, which was founded during a Riesling tasting in Washington. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) It’s difficult to remember when Riesling wasn’t all that popular. It was about 15 years ago, and the general public wasn’t too fond of the white wine.

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  • Remembering Bob Andrews, Horse Heaven Hills pioneer grape grower

    … Bob and Louise Andrews are surrounded by their children. From left: Barb Wilson, Scott Wilson, Sandy Rowell, Rob Andrews, Pam Kruger and Mike Andrews. (Photo courtesy of the Andrews family) ALDERDALE, Wash. – The patriarch for one of Washington’s greatest wine grape growing families has passed away. Bob Andrews, 84, died Dec. 15 after a lengthy…

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  • Betz Family Winery to plant Walla Walla Valley vineyard

    … – and it will be in the southern Walla Walla Valley. Betz Family Winery, launched in 1997 by Master of Wine Bob Betz, has purchased land in SeVein, a young vineyard region near Milton-Freewater, Ore., that already is producing grapes for some of the world’s finest red wines. “It’s the next logical step for Betz Family Winery,” said Steve Griessel, who…

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  • Friday Feature Photo: Gripping Tannins

    …, Saperavi - a sultry and tasty little fruit! Desktop Wallpaper: To download this image, simply right-click on the image and select “save link as” or “save target as”, then select the preferred location on your computer to save the photo. Purchase: Please contact the photographer directly if you’re keen to purchase their photo. If you want to have your photo featured here please contact us!!…

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  • Tempranillo rising in Washington

    … typically brings it in about the same time as Merlot, which is one of the earliest red varieties harvested each year. He said it ferments well, and he often blends it with a bit of Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Fan base grows for Tempranillo At Patterson Cellars in Woodinville, owner John Patterson has been making Tempranillo for a half-decade. Until…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Syrah Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Making Grape Jelly from Backyard Grapes

    … Before we get into Jellypalooza, I want to say hello and welcome to everyone who subscribed this weekend during (my mom) Sidonia’s 25th Annual Beli Danse Acadamie Hafla: Hi! Welcome! When we last discussed grapes, I demonstrated how I make large batches of beverage grape juice. I ended up making 12 quarts, which put a small dent in my harvest…

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  • José Maria da Fonseca: Portuguese Pride

    … Extending back 180 years, to its founding in 1834, José Maria da Fonseca is a family-owned Portuguese winery with one foot firmly planted in its rich history and traditions, and the other foot stepping forward into the future. My own experience with their wines extends back as well. About eight to nine years ago, in the wine blog I wrote before…

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  • Autumn’s Claire-ity [sic]

    … of Ed’s Cessna at our stop at Princeton Airport. RBuchanan photo: Ready for Thanksgiving Dinner RBuchanan photo: My Tony’s Meats & Deli (Penticton) organic turkey is browning nicely In another post, I’ll talk more of our walks. How we both loved nature and how their dog Yukon was such an important part of the routine. I’ll share how much she…

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  • Cedro Do Noval 2009: A Touch Of The Rhône In Portugal

    If you know the winery Quinta do Noval, you probably are familiar with their iconic Ports but did you also know they make table wines as well? Dating back to 1715, Quinta do Noval is one of the oldest Port houses and has been a pioneer in Port production in several different aspects. They were also one of the first producers to experiment with Rhône varietals, such as Syrah.

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  • Harvest 2014: Week 10 – Rounding Up the Stragglers

    … Like a duck gliding slowly, wings spread wide, feet reaching for landing on a pond, we are slowly coming to the end of an extremely fast harvest. Last week we saw extreme temperatures. Extreme cold in the mid 40s and extreme heat in the mid 90s. I have seen some vineyards in Calistoga with frost damage at this point and that only reconfirms my…

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