Stories tagged: wine
Thu., July 14, 2016, 4 p.m.
It often comes as a surprise to most wine lovers just how diverse the Pacific Northwest is in growing wine grape varieties.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 4 p.m.
During the next couple of months, barbecues and summer get-togethers will mean a lot of Northwest wine being opened.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 4 p.m.
As it approaches its 10th anniversary, tiny Westport Winery on Washington’s coast is proving that success can come from equal parts innovation and hard work.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 4 p.m.
For much of the past decade, riesling has been the top white wine grape in Washington — and vying with cabernet sauvignon as the No. 1 wine in the state.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their grapes.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4 p.m.
For many reasons, the community of Prosser is the center of the Washington wine industry.
Sat., April 30, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
Scientists have some great news for those who love coffee, tea and wine: Drinking any of these beverages is associated with a healthier and more diverse community of microbes living …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 7 a.m.
While Red Mountain officially gets its name because the ridge’s cheatgrass turns red each spring, in the wine world, it’s because nearly all the grapes grown here are red varieties. …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 4 p.m.
From the garage to downtown: Nodland Cellars opens tasting room in the center of Spokane
Thu., March 10, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Oregon wineries expect sales to surge in 2016 but that doesn’t mean all of them anticipate a healthy bottom line.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Vermont native Chris Farrington’s car broke down 23 years ago during a visit to Spokane. He got a temporary job Arbor Crest Wine Cellars to raise money for repairs and …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties.
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016
Va Piano Vineyards in south Walla Walla County is opening a new tasting room in March on the ground floor of the Davenport Hotel.
Thu., Nov. 26, 2015, 10 a.m.
Winery industry blossoms around Ste. Michelle in Woodinville.
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 4 p.m.
It’s been quite a year for the team at Walla Walla Vintners.
Fri., Sept. 18, 2015
On a pocket-sized patch off Regal Road and the Palouse Highway, wine grapes grow in 28 rows. An irrigation system quenches their thirst when it’s really hot and dry. And …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
For more than two decades, one of the shining stars of the Washington wine industry has been Matthews Winery. Launched in 1993 by Matthew Loso in Woodinville, the winery has …
Fri., June 26, 2015
WALLA WALLA – Since the 1970s, the Walla Walla Valley has been well-known for producing some of the Northwest’s finest red wines. Little has changed. The valley’s earliest wineries set …
Fri., June 12, 2015
As temperatures creep toward – even into – triple digits, we think more and more about refreshing wines to enjoy in the Great Northwest. And with summer’s arrival, so too …
UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2015, 10:29 a.m.
Washington State University’s winemaking program now has an outpost in Richland.
Fri., June 5, 2015
As temperatures begin to rise and we spend more time living outdoors in the Northwest, now is the time to begin stocking up on inexpensive red wines. When you’re spending …
Fri., May 22, 2015
Since the early 1970s, wine grapes have been grown in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Today, the region south of the Yakima Valley is one of the state’s largest and most …
Fri., May 8, 2015
OLYMPIA –With several strokes of the governor’s pen, Washington’s liquor laws were loosened up Thursday, allowing bars to offer small samples of beer and wine, grocery stores to sell large …
Fri., May 8, 2015
It is not red, nor is it a mountain, but “brown ridge” doesn’t sound like much of a grape growing region. Red Mountain is a 4,040-acre bench in Washington’s eastern …
Thu., May 7, 2015
When I was a little girl, my mother frequently read me the story of the Little Red Hen. The tale involves a hen who plants some seeds, grows some wheat, …
Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
Think about this: A decade ago, 14 Hands Winery didn’t exist. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates created the brand in 2005 as a restaurant-only label. Consumer demand grew to the point …
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
As we head into the holiday season, it’s always good to have a few bottles of red wine on hand for festivities, whether they be Christmas parties or New Year’s …
Fri., Sept. 19, 2014
In the arid Columbia Basin, a winery is crafting beautiful and affordable wines from some of the warmest and coolest regions in Washington wine country. As a result, few are …
Fri., Sept. 5, 2014
North-central Washington is the state’s original wine country, and now it is making a strong case for being a significant region once again. In 1874, John Galler opened Washington’s first …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Back in June, we wrote about a number of rosés that would be perfect for summer sipping. Since then, we have seen an absolute deluge of pink wines coming from …