Washington State

Washington /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən/ is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, the state was made out of the western part of the Washington Territory which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty as a settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.Washington is the 18th most extensive and the 13th most populous of the 50 United States.
Posts about Washington State
  • Charles Smith The Honourable Riesling

    … bumped into this wine of his, a deliciously focused and utterly drinkable Riesling. I like the balance: it’s a wine that you can just drink, but if you give it some attention, it will reward you with another dimension. 2013 Washington State, USA 13.5% alcohol. Lively and fresh with lovely grapefruit and lemon notes, as well as a hint of grapey…

    jamie goode's wine blogin Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Discovering Treasure in Horse Heaven Hills

    … 1940. Like the Mercers, the Andrews family worked mainly with livestock in the beginning and today owns and farms about 14,000 acres with 3100 planted to vine. Much of the vineyard land is owned and operated by the Mercer and Andrews descendants or was purchased from them. Riding around on the broad plateau of Horse Heaven Hills with Linda Mercer…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pourin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … How about we get to know the vineyards of the Horse Heaven Hills in Washington State? I recently returned from a media trip out there. The name of the wine region may not be familiar to you, but there’s lots of history and historic vineyards. You’ve probably poured some of it into your wine glass on multiple occasions without even knowing…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Wine in Idaho: Telaya Wines

    … we want simple supplies like yeast and chemicals, we have to get them from our colleagues over the border. Another downside is that viticultural practices are lagging here as compared to neighboring regions. The state hasn’t been as proactive in funding and encouraging viticulture and enology education, but hopefully it will soon. Idaho has great…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINEin Merlot Malbec Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Wine in Idaho: Cinder Wines

    …. Syrah does really well in this type of region too, as does Tempranillo. I think we should see more Spanish varieties planted here. To what other region in the world would you compare the Snake River AVA? I’d say Ribera del Duero and Washington State. Ribera is a better match in that it’s at a higher elevation; both have a continental climate: hot…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINEin Syrah- 5 readers -