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Sunday, August 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Grapes

Already the second-largest producer in the nation, Washington State’s trade in wine and wine grapes is booming: the industry has grown eight percent a year, according to recent data. Thanks to a nearly-ideal nexus of temperature, precipitation and soil quality, that growth faces few impediments. In the mean time, the state has gained a reputation for its vintages: High quality, wide variety, and all at an affordable price.