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Great Northwest Wine: Stretch your taste buds with little-known red wines

It often comes as a surprise to most wine lovers just how diverse the Pacific Northwest is in growing wine grape varieties.


Northwest wine: Affordable red blends for summer fun

During the next couple of months, barbecues and summer get-togethers will mean a lot of Northwest wine being opened.


Northwest Wine: Washington winery to open Cannon Beach location

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.


Northwest Wine: Riesling shines in Great Northwest

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.


Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their grapes.


Great Northwest Wine: Prosser a vibrant Washington wine community

For many reasons, the community of Prosser is the center of the Washington wine industry.


Drinking coffee and wine good for microbes in the gut, scientists say

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 …


Great Northwest Wine: Red Mountain continues to turn green

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. …


Spokane winery pairs reds and whites with jazz

From the garage to downtown: Nodland Cellars opens tasting room in the center of Spokane


Survey: 28 percent of Oregon wine producers report money woes

Oregon wineries expect sales to surge in 2016 but that doesn’t mean all of them anticipate a healthy bottom line.


Car breakdown leads to career making Arbor Crest wine

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 …


Idaho wine grape quantity down, quality up, vintners say

Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties.


Walla Walla winery to open tasting room in Davenport Hotel

Va Piano Vineyards in south Walla Walla County is opening a new tasting room in March on the ground floor of the Davenport Hotel.


Wineries take root in Woodinville

Winery industry blossoms around Ste. Michelle in Woodinville.


Walla Walla Vintners continues to shine

It’s been quite a year for the team at Walla Walla Vintners.


Local vintners craft wines with Spokane-area crop

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 …


Matthews Winery excels across palate

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 …


Walla Walla wines in a class of their own

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 …


Warm days, cool white wines

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 builds wine science center on Tri-Cities campus

Washington State University’s winemaking program now has an outpost in Richland.


Wallet-friendly red wines round out summer evenings

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 …


Gold-medal hills

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 …


Inslee signs bills to ease liquor laws, ban powdered alcohol

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 …


Red Mountain a small region with big flavor

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 …


Volunteers help winery fill bottles

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, …


14 Hands wines offer variety, affordability

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 …


Festive, affordable reds

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 …


Jones wines make most of region’s climates

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 …


Grapes, wineries thrive in Washington’s apple region

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 …


Northwest revives rosé with bright offerings

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 …