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Northwest Wine: Prosser winery wins top honors at annual Cascadia Wine Competition

Here are reviews of the top five wines from the largest international judging of Northwest wines staged in the Pacific Northwest.


Northwest Wine: Celebrate Malbec Day with some Washington gems

Malbec has become an important grape in Washington, where it thrives under the perpetually sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Refrigerator catches fire at South Hill’s Rocket Market

A refrigerator of wine at the Rocket Market on the South Hill caught fire Friday after the cooling unit overheated. The wine was undamaged.


Northwest Wine: Blind tasting offers delicious objectivity

The natural tendency is to be swayed by knowledge. If you are tasting one of the world’s most famous wines – say, a First Growth Bordeaux – there’s an inclination …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:54 a.m.

What do wine, the Seattle Storm and Mount St. Helens have in common? They could soon be celebrated on Washington license plates.

Legislature considers more plates for Washington drivers.


Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

There’s a rich history of grape growing and winemaking in the Lewis-Clark Valley that can be traced back to 1872. Alas, history was all that was left in the wake …


Idaho lawmakers pass bill allowing alcohol sales in historic theaters

A bill cleared the Idaho Senate floor on Thursday that could make life a lot simpler for the Panida Theater in Sandpoint – and other historic theaters like it.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Good news for wine lovers: Your drinks may be cheaper this year

Wine lovers will have something to toast about this year: Prices from several origins are set to become cheaper.


Northwest Wine: Leavenworth serves as wonderland for wine lovers

Leavenworth, Washington state’s Bavarian-themed town on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains, is a perfect example of wineries taking advantage of an existing tourism base to sell wine directly …


Northwest Wine: Riesling perfectly versatile for your holiday table

As we march toward Thanksgiving, it’s time to start gathering wines for the big feast. One bottle you should consider making room for is riesling. The reasons are many. Germany’s …


Renegade by MonteScarlatto opens in downtown Spokane

The Red Mountain winery now occupies the storefront previously held by Patit Creek Cellars.


Climate change is upending the predictability of Italy’s wine industry

In a region celebrated for the prosecco and pinot grigio it ships around the world, Italy’s particularly sensitive white wine grapes have become a telltale of even gradual temperature increases …


Japan’s oldest winemaker readies for European grape onslaught

With the removal of tariffs on European wines as soon as next year, Kirin Holdings Co.’s wine-making unit is betting on Japanese grapes to weather the onslaught.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Hard seltzers on the rise, sold as a ‘better-for-you’ way to catch a buzz

Hard seltzers, the feistier cousins of nonalcoholic sparkling waters like LaCroix, are surging in popularity – a small but growing reason for optimism within the flagging beer industry.


Water and wine make a perfect pairing in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Standing at the bow of a little rowboat and chatting with my two companions, I realize I’m not just fly-fishing Oregon’s famed McKenzie River, I’m also a student in a …


WSU professors say ‘wine not,’ bet on red … and white

Washington State University professors Phillip and Patricia Butterfield are accomplished, lifelong academics. Phillip spent 25 years as an engineer before shifting to microbiology; Patricia, who was dean of the College …


Vintage Spokane uncorks at the Grand on Sunday

The Davenport Grand Hotel is hosting Vintage Spokane, featuring more than 60 wineries as well as gourmet bites.


Fine wine as an investment vehicle is yielding ever-bigger money

Buying rare wines is like investing in a startup: You need 10 years of runway to see significant returns. But unlike a startup, an investment in wine is virtually guaranteed.


Washington wine industry rebrands

You can help promote Washington state wine and Washington State Wine Month with the hashtags #WaWineMonth, #WaWine and #NewEpicenter.


Local wineries win medals at Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Barrister, Nodland and Cougar Crest were recognized for their wines at the recent awards.


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Local wineries win awards at the Indy International Wine Competition

Barrister, Maryhill and Cougar Crest Estate wineries and Nodland Cellars all won awards for their wines at the recent Indy International Wine Competition, the largest scientifically organized and independent wine …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Northwest Wine: Pinot gris a refreshing Northwest white wine

As we get into the warmer summer months, pinot gris is a good wine to have on hand, keep a couple of bottles chilling in your fridge to enjoy with …


WSU wine researchers working to improve the color and taste of rosés

Most people think of rosé wine as a pink drink. Those who love rosé and admire its appearance in the glass will tell you it is something different.


Northwest Wine: Maryhill earns string of gold medals at this year’s Cascadia judging

Whether visiting the winery in Goldendale or the tasting room in Spokane, there’s plenty to try from Maryhill.


Company believes DNA testing promises better wine selection for the masses

Can genetic screening also tell if you’re predisposed to cabernet? A group of doctors-turned-entrepreneurs started a company called Vinome to answer this question.


Keeping it reel: Castaway Cellars combines passion for fly fishing with love of wine making

Castaway Cellars, Shelly Crawford’s fly-fishing-themed winery in Coeur d’Alene, specializes in voluptuous reds.


Northwest Wine: America’s favorite wine well-represented in Northwest

In Washington, Chardonnay is the No. 1 white grape and No. 2 overall, winemakers crushed about 45,000 tons in fall 2016. This is a number that has steadily risen in …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 4:17 p.m.

Find perfect wine pairings at ValenWine Weekend

The Spokane Cork District is celebrating ValenWine Weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Great Northwest Wine: Riesling still a force in Washington wines

Washington has long had a reputation for crafting world-class riesling, with the first plantings as early as 1880, pre-dating statehood. Today, riesling remains a force in Washington, being the No. …


A red wine state, Washington continues to focus on blends

Washington is often thought of as a white wine state, probably because we’re famous for our rieslings and chardonnays. But, in fact, Washington has been a red wine state for …