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  • Commissioners check out wedding venues, other Green Bluff sites

    The cold, snowy wind blowing across Green Bluff on Wednesday was about as far as you could get from wedded bliss on a warm summer night. Cold weather or not, …


  • Spokane Limo Bus tours wineries on Saturdays

    Everyone knows that drinking and driving is not a safe combination. Selecting a designated driver is one way to be sure an afternoon spent wine tasting doesn’t end in disaster; …


  • Climate change may put Montana wineries on map

    MISSOULA – Climate change warnings tend to focus on the losers, but Western Montana would come up a winery winner, according to a new scientific analysis of temperature trends. “Winter …


  • At Vintage Hill Cellars, the interest is in the mix

    Cody George didn’t set out to make wines that spent five years in oak barrels, but at Vintage Hill Cellars that is what has happened. The self-taught winemaker said the …


  • Massive Napa do-over prompts grape plant shortage

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier wine growing regions, has an uncommon problem these days: not enough new grapevine root stock is available to supply …


  • Wine and fracking don’t mix, say vineyard owners

    The hillside vineyards of New York’s Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water’s edge. Now winery owners are worried …


  • Gregoire gets hands-on look at how small vineyards operate

    WALLA WALLA – Gov. Chris Gregoire stepped out of the car at Tamarack Cellars on Friday prepared for a different kind of winery tour. One where she could get her …


  • Oregon wineries produce some of the planet’s best pinot noir

    CARLTON, Ore. – Driving southwest from Portland an hour or so through the suburbs, you hit the heart of Oregon’s wine country rather suddenly. Here the mountainous Coast Range slopes …


  • Tasting rooms roll out new wines

    Spokane Winery Association members will show off new releases this weekend at the annual Mother’s Day Spring Release Weekend. There are new hours for this year’s celebration – tastings will …


  • For Gunselmans, wine is the name of the game

    Someone named Robert Karl occasionally stops by Robert Karl Cellars in downtown Spokane. He is not the owner.


  • Wine event to benefit psychiatric programs

    Local wineries and wine lovers will come together to raise money for psychiatric programs at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital on Saturday at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, …


  • Oregon rises to wine lovers’ evolving tastes

    The success story in Oregon has been, and continues to be, the exceptional pinot noirs. Pinot noir wines from almost anywhere have shown impressive – some might say relentless – …


  • Emvy to showcase wine at holiday festival

    It’s time for the Spokane Winery Association’s annual Holiday Wine Festival. And there’s another new kid in the vineyard. Actually, they’ve been around the vineyard awhile, but Mark and Valerie …


  • The crush of fall appears promising for wine drinkers

    Autumn is an especially exciting time for both wineries and wine drinkers. This year’s harvest has been a nail-biter, as a result of the summer’s unusually cool weather, and a …


  • Late harvest, hungry bears hit Oregon vintners

    MEDFORD, Ore. – The delay in the Oregon wine grape harvest caused by a wet spring and mild summer has given hungry birds and animals a chance to plunder vineyards …


  • Washington wines hold their own in price and quality

    These are challenging times for wineries, which are facing increased global competition and rapidly falling prices for their wines. California brands that once commanded $100 and more a bottle are …


  • Overbluff Cellars to serve at refurbished tasting room

    Spokane’s newest winery celebrates the grand opening of its new tasting room Saturday. Overbluff Cellars will serve samples of its wines along with appetizers from 1 to 7 p.m. at …


  • Lone Canary owner looking to sell winery

    Lone Canary is in danger of extinction. Winemaker and businessman Don Townshend purchased the small Spokane winery recently with plans to keep the business running as usual. Financial losses and …


  • Lone Canary owner looking to sell Spokane winery

    Lone Canary is in danger of extinction. Winemaker and businessman Don Townshend purchased the small Spokane winery recently with plans to keep the business running as usual. Financial losses and …


  • Taste Washington tickets available

    Tickets to Taste Washington Spokane are on sale. The Washington Wine Commission is hosting the annual event in which more than 100 wineries pour up to three of their wines. …


  • Washington wineries now top 650

    SUNNYSIDE, Wash. Hugh and Kathy Shiels wanted to stand out when they started Cote Bonneville winery in 2001, and at $100 a bottle for their initial vintage, they certainly did. …


  • Wineries celebrating with special events

    Not that you need one, but there are a handful of excuses to stop by a local winery in the next week or so. Whitestone Winery in Wilbur, Wash., will …


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