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Anyone working in the Pacific Northwest wine industry at the time will remember where they were and what they were doing when ash from Mount St. Helens began to fall 40 years ago on May 18.
The release of rosé is a harbinger of spring in the Northwest wine industry, and there’s never been a better time to sit down and relax with these bright and beautiful pink, pale or salmon-colored wines.
Memorial Day Weekend signals the close of Oregon Wine Month, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association will observe this special time in ways that wine lovers could not have envisioned before the COVID-19 pandemic.
It might seem as though Bill Stoller wears a big “S” on his chest much of the time, but the Oregon vintner prefers to take more of a Clark Kent role.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates recently announced plans to donate $125,000 to help restaurant workers, food banks and recovery efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
As much as people relish toasting the success of cabernet sauvignon, particularly in Washington, syrah continues to thrive throughout the Pacific Northwest.
On Memorial Day 1995, Earl and Hilda Jones were modern-day examples of abacelar, a Spanish word for planting a grape vine. A quarter-century later, Abacela Winery near the southern Oregon city of Roseburg remains a pioneer and icon for the Pacific Northwest wine industry, particularly with Spanish varieties tempranillo and albariño.
In a normal world, Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center would have been the setting for Taste Washington from March 21-22. Unfortunately, where more than 200 wineries and 7,000 wine lovers had hoped to meet now is being transformed into a field hospital because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kim Roberts and her family at Westport Winery Garden Resort rank among the most innovative, eclectic and acclaimed wineries in the Pacific Northwest.
In the last decade, proprietary red blends have grown to play a significant role in the Pacific Northwest wine industry. There are a dizzying number of these types of wine on store shelves, wine lists and tasting rooms.
Last week marked the first anniversary of the official worldwide observance of March 13 as the birthday for riesling, the noble grape of Germany that’s such an important chapter in the biography of the Northwest wine industry.
Taste Washington is billed as the largest single-region wine and food event in the country and ranks among USA Today’s 10 Best Wine Festivals. Last year, the event recruited 240 Washington wineries and 70 Pacific Northwest restaurants. This would have marked the 23rd annual Taste Washington.
This spring when the Washington State Wine Commission releases its 2019 Grape Production Report, we will see if petit verdot holds onto its No. 1 ranking as the variety with the highest average price per ton for a third consecutive vintage.
For those wine lovers who have survived the experience at your local DMV and received Washington state’s hard-earned enhanced driver’s license, you now can leave behind the passport and still enjoy a delicious drive into British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.
As much as some hate to admit it, Americans like sweet wines. It helps explain why some of the most popular red table wines sold in the U.S. carry a fair bit of residual sugar.
Merely by typing the word chardonnay too many wine consumers will turn the page or close the window, but chardonnay remains America’s most purchased bottle of wine.
The rise of rosé ranks as one of the most delectable trends embraced by the Pacific Northwest wine industry, and it is one that deserves to become a mainstay rather than a fad that fades away.
Pound-for-pound, accountant-turned-winemaker Stephen Reustle must rank among the Pacific Northwest’s most talented vintners as international wine competitions continue to reward the Southern Oregon winegrower.
Craig and Vicki Leuthold will look back upon 2019 as an especially exciting time for their Maryhill Winery, a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration sparked by the opening of tasting rooms in Vancouver and Woodinville in Washington.
In a deliciously thoughtful exercise that spanned a record 749 entries and three days, Wine Press Northwest magazine staged its 20th Platinum Judging in October.