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    Washington wine industry maturing

    Washington's wine industry has reached a tipping point. It can no longer be called a burgeoning industry. Rather, it has matured into a small but important global region.


    Washington heads for the hills

    Walla Walla collects the accolades, and Red Mountain gets the headlines. But in the end, the Horse Heaven Hills will be regarded as Washington’s most important grape-growing region.


    Washington finally earns California’s respect

    About 15 years ago, I began traveling to California a few times per year to judge in wine competitions.


    Washington must keep growing

    One of the most-often-asked questions I hear is about the sustainability of the growth of Washington’s wine industry. Are there too many wineries and too many grapes? How much bigger can we get?

  • WINTER 2013

    Red Mountain reaches new heights

    Red Mountain. Seemingly, it’s on everyone’s lips these days, both from a glass and in the news. In case you haven’t heard, here are the big stories that have come out of Red Mountain, a ridge in Washington’s eastern Yakima Valley:

  • FALL 2013

    American dream starts in vineyard

    Equality, freedom, prosperity. This is every American’s dream, the basic tenet of this country, the reason behind creating this beloved nation.

  • SUMMER 2013

    Too cheap to be good?

    Some wines have a perception problem that just boggles common sense: They aren’t expensive enough.

  • SPRING 2013

    An Oregon legacy continues

    In the Oregon wine industry, a few families are royalty. Names like Lett, Adelsheim, Erath, Knudsen, Ponzi, Sokol Blosser, Redford and Campbell are revered by those who remember the 1970s, when explorers broke ground in the Willamette Valley, planted Pinot Noir without much of an idea of where it...

  • WINTER 2012

    The best of times - and about time

    Mother Nature owed the Pacific Northwest a decent vintage -- and did she ever deliver.

  • FALL 2012

    Wild times in Walla Walla

    For the record, Catie McIntyre Walker has never been to Newcastle. But if the owner of the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman wine shop ever goes to the English city, I have little doubt she would be able to bring coal there -- and sell it.

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