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    Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

    Red Willow Vineyard’s most prominent feature is the small stone chapel that sits atop a steep hill overlooking the western Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of wine grapes here at Red Willow Vineyard are hallowed ground. Here is where Washington’s first Syrah was planted.

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    Final harvest for Paul Champoux

    Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last.

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      The Passionate Foodie - - 5 readers - It's a South American country which imported a French grape in the 19th century and since then has made it its own, becoming the signature varietal of that country. It is also a country which possesses a strong wine culture, and consumes most of the wine it produces. It is a country where beef is king, so red wines dominate.

      Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

      Wine Blog - - 4 readers - I’ve been working with the Suisun Valley Vintners and Grapegrowers for a long time, at various capacities. My original tasks were primarily to get the name Suisun Valley on the map, and onto the radar screen. They had been in some sort of Rip Van Winkle time warp, and Jose and I were called in to help them illuminate their valley in the wine media and beyond.

      A Day in Alentejo, Portugal in Photos

      Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews - - 1 readers - Portugal: A Day in Alentejo with Esporao After a day of travel, we arrived to Lisbon early morning, then drove southeast, checking into a hotel in UNESCO World Heritage site, Evora, Portugal. The city stands within a 15th c. outer standing wall, with the center including portions of an 11th c. fortification. Ancient megolithic monuments, 3rd century B.C.

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      Final harvest for Paul Champoux

      …Paul Champoux looks at his 1972 block of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ALDERDALE, Wash. – In the next few weeks, one of Washington’s most talented and respected grape growers will harvest his last cluster of grapes. The 2014 harvest will be Paul Champoux’s last. The man who…

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      English and Welsh Wines: A First Glance

      … was a refreshing complement to our fish lunch. Subsequent exploration of Chapel Down winery reveals that it is one of the top English wineries. It won several trophies in the annual wine industry 2014 English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. This competition is organized by the United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA), and apparently…

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      Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

      …I’ve been working with the Suisun Valley Vintners and Grapegrowers for a long time, at various capacities. My original tasks were primarily to get the name Suisun Valley on the map, and onto the radar screen. They had been in some sort of Rip Van Winkle time warp, and Jose and I were called in to help them illuminate their valley in the wine media…

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      The Wines Of Uruguay (Part 1)

      … Spaniards traveled to the area around 1515. Both encountered fierce opposition from the Charrúa, an indigenous, semi-nomadic people and they also learned, to their dismay, that there was no gold or silver to be found in the region. Battles against the Charrúa continued as both Portugal and Spain decided they would still try to eventually colonize…

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      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      … is where he built one of the great partnerships and friendships in the history of Washington wine. Here is where four generations of a family have farmed on the Yakama Nation reservation and in the shadow of rugged Mount Adams. In this week’s Great Northwest Winecast, we head to Red Willow Vineyard to chat with Sauer. Here’s the interview. Mike Sauer…

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      A Day in Alentejo, Portugal in Photos

      … on a backbone of structure with satisfying acidity. We were talked into changing clothes for a ridiculous while fun grape stomping session in Touriga Nacional fresh from the region. I’m such a joiner. One of the coolest elements of the visit included a walk through a ten hectare experimental vineyard where each row grows a different variety. The site offers…

      1 readers - By Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews