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Northwest Wine: Ancient Lakes is home to distinctive wines

While much of Washington has a reputation for red wine grapes, the Ancient Lakes is best known for having a cooler climate and ideally suited for white varieties such as …


Northwest Wine: Dry rieslings can make astonishing wines

A decade ago, many Northwest rieslings would be on the sweet side. Thankfully, that is changing, blissfully so because more than any other wine, riesling can show astonishing range depending …


Northwest Wine: Riesling is the perfect Pacific Northwest wine

Riesling, the noble grape of Germany, might be the quintessential Pacific Northwest wine. It is crafted in a broad range of styles, from bone dry to sweet nectar, and the …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Northwest Wine: Washington’s wine roots are firmly planted in Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley today remains an important region with nearly 20,000 acres of wine grape vineyards and more than 60 wineries. While it nests in the expansive Columbia Valley AVA, there …


Northwest Wine: Horse Heaven Hills is home to stellar wines

Horse Heaven Hills spans more than 570,000 acres, all of which are in the vast Columbia Valley. This area north of the Columbia River and primarily south of Yakima Valley …


Northwest Wine: Double gold indicates extra-special bottle

A double gold medal indicates that a wine earned a gold medal by unanimous vote, meaning every judge on a panel awarded it a gold medal. At a wine competition, …


Northwest Wine: Taste of Cascadia returns to Lodge at Columbia Point on Sunday

At 1 p.m. Sunday, Kat Dykes, wine concierge at the Lodge at Columbia Point, will present more than a dozen top wines for ticket holders to judge for themselves at …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017

Northwest Wine: Syrah continues to grow in popularity

Across America, syrah is a tough sale, thanks primarily to Australia shiraz flooding grocery stores in the past decade. Yet syrah continues to grow in Washington. Last fall, Washington winemakers …


Northwest Wine: 10 tasty, affordable white wines

It’s still pretty easy to track down delicious white wines from the Northwest that cost $15 or less.