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    Duckhorn releases Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain

    Winemaker Brian Rudin, left, and grape grower Dick Boushey hold a bottle of the Canvasback 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon as they stand above the newly planted estate vineyard on Red Mountain. The highly anticipated wine was released this week. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) ST. HELENA, Calif. – Duckhorn Wine Co.

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    In search of - Winemaker, distributor, and retailer thoughts on the effects of Initiative 1183

    I am currently working on an article on the state of the Washington wine landscape two-plus years after the implementation of Initiative 1183 ...

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      Washington coastal winery takes road well traveled

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - Kim Roberts, co-owner and manager of Westport Winery near Aberdeen, Wash., sometimes can be found working in the plant nursery under the shadow of their 40-foot lighthouse that towers over their tasting room and restaurant. Her winemaking son’s annual bottling of Riesling and Gewürztraminer is called Lighthouse. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) ABERDEEN, Wash.

      Washington wine grape harvest officially begins

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - A crew works a mechanical harvester at a vineyard on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope during harvest 2013. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) While a few hundred tons were picked last week and even this weekend, today is the official start of the 2014 Washington wine grape harvest.

      Col Solare, 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley

      Toledo Wines and Vines - - 8 readers - Col Solare is the partnership that brings together two recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. The winery is nestled into the Red Mountains of Washington State. I was introduced to the brand while attending the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla.

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      Final harvest for Paul Champoux

      … was instrumental in helping Washington earn its first 100-point wine is finishing an illustrious 35-year career amid the vines. Champoux, who has overseen Champoux Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills since 1989, has sold his shares in the operation to his fellow partners. Dan Nickolaus, who has worked at The Benches vineyard in the eastern Horse Heaven Hills…

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      Daily Wine News: Soulful & Expressive

      … to explore Washington wine country,” but according to Andy Perdue, “it might be the most significant.” “I am a slave to the wine gods, and at this point, willingly. It gives meaning to my otherwise insignificant life.” Alfonso Cevola ruminates “On the Nature of Being Sicilian in the Wine Business.”…

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      Wine Personalities in the World (Wikipedia List, July 2014)

      … Champoux: Washington wine grower. Noemi Marone Cinzano: Italian businesswoman, and wine grower Tim Atkin, Master of Wine, journalist, broadcaster, judge Marie-Thérèse Chappaz: Swiss organic wine grower Jules Chauvet: French négociant and chemist, considered the "father" of French natural winemaking. Oz Clarke: British wine writer and TV personality…

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      Discovering Treasure in Horse Heaven Hills

      … from “Block 1,” the first Mercer vines. Linda Mercer and the first grapevines planted in Horse Heaven Hills The Andrews planted their first vineyard in 1980. Washington wine icon, Dr. Walter Clore encouraged the Mercer and Andrews families. Doug Rowell explains that Dr. Clore said, “I think we can do this if we do it right.” Rob Andrews, Louise…

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      In search of - Winemaker, distributor, and retailer thoughts on the effects of Initiative 1183

      …I am currently working on an article on the state of the Washington wine landscape two-plus years after the implementation of Initiative 1183. This initiative privatized liquor sales and made a number of other changes to the state's liquor laws. I am interested in interviewing winemakers, distributors, and retailers for this article. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts on what the effects of this initiative have been on your business, please contact me at wawinereport@gmail.com.…

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      Woodinville Wineries: Meet The People Behind The Labels

      …Not too long ago I spend some time touring Woodinville wineries as a guest of the Washington Wine Commission. My days there culminated with attending the Auction of Washington Wines, an event that raised over 1.8 millions dollars (!) to support uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and fund viticulture and enology research at WSU…

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      Northwest wine country dries out, warms up

      … the fruit in if you have not already.” Last week left approximately an inch of precipitation in Northwest wine country throughout much of the Willamette Valley and along the Cascades, particularly on Sept. 23-24. Spots along the Washington coast received more than 2 inches, with Washington State University’s weather station in Tokeland recording 2.3…

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      Catch the Crush a Yakima Valley harvest tradition

      …Fresh Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrive at a Washington winery and are crushed to make wine. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Even though Washington’s wine grape harvest is coming historically early, plenty of fruit will remain on the vine for the Yakima Valley’s Catch the Crush celebration. The annual harvest event takes place Oct. 11-12…

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      Sean Sullivan scales new heights in Washington wine writing

      …Sean Sullivan is Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Washington wine reviewer. (Photo courtesy of Sean Sullivan) SEATTLE – It hasn’t taken long for a guy from the East Coast who was merely interested in learning more about wine to become one of the most important reviewers of Washington wines in the world. Sean Sullivan, whose blog Washington Wine Report…

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      Pentamere Winery: Michigan Winery Visit

      … through the list from nearly top to bottom and discuss the different grapes involved, their source, and the style used to make the wine. I was even given some advice on deterring some pests from my own vines. Stop in for an affordable tasting and a very friendly staff! Related articles Oregon Wine: Beyond Pinot Noir (winepeeps.com) 2011 Mollydooker "The Boxer" Shiraz (thegoodwineguru.com) 5 cool facts about washington wine (grapefriend.com) Pinot Noir & Chardonnay I: Gallegos Wines (biggerthanyourhead.net)…

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      Bill Powers, pioneer of organic Washington wines, dies

      … Mountain. By the mid-1980s, Powers decided he wanted to begin farming organically after he became concerned about what chemicals might do to his farming friends, his soil, his family and his neighbors. By 1990, Badger Mountain Vineyard was certified organic – among the first in Washington. Powers launched two wine labels: Badger Mountain Vineyards…

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      Lucille by Stottle Winery 2012 Late Harvest Viognier @StottleWinery

      … he took his passion for wine to the Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle. Where he completed their 2 year winemaking program. Josh also holds a bachelors of science from the University of Minnesota where he studied chemical engineering and geology. Stottle Winery and main tasting room is located in Lacey, Washington just off I-5 and north…

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      Col Solare, 2008 Red Wine, Columbia Valley

      …Col Solare is the partnership that brings together two recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. The winery is nestled into the Red Mountains of Washington State. I was introduced to the brand while attending the Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla…

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