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wines and the awareness of pacific
northwest wine regions.
 

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Why Washington Syrah Continues to Rise
Tri-City Herald

Since Syrah was first planted in Washington in 1986, it had grown to become the state's third-most popular red grape. This article digs into why the varietal continues to grow in popularity. [read more]
 
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Pinot Gris by Oregon's Pike Road Tops 5th Annual Great Northwest Invitational
Great Northwest Wine

Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston, Oregon earned best of show honors at the fifth annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. [read more]
 
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SavorNW Wine Awards 2018 Competition Now Accepting Entries
SavorNW.com

The 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards, one of the largest competitions focusing on wines from Pacific Northwest wine regions, is now open for entries. [read more]
 
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Washington's 20 Best Wines Under $30
Seattle Met

Budget-friendly wine doesn't have to sacrifice flavor especially in Washington. This article is first in the series Best of Washington Wine 2017. [read more]
 
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Yakima Valley Thrives as Historical Heart of Washington Wine
Herald Net

The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, “the cradle of the industry.” This article explores the rich history in this valley and its wines. [read more]
 
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10 Wines That Tell The Future: Visionaries From The Okanagan Valley
Forbes

There are wines that open up vistas, though they've been there all along, we didn't know quite how to look at them, or for them. This article looks at ten B.C. wines that catch the... [read more]
 
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The New Frontier of American Wine
Northwest Travel & Life

There are only a few places in the US with breathtaking river valleys and rich rolling hillsides, and one of them is Idaho. This article looks at five must-stop vineyards off the beaten wine path... [read more]
 
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Oregon Gamay: New Wines to Discover
Decanter

Vivid cherry fruit, pepper and ample freshness: that is Oregon Gamay. This article gives the nod to this often over-looked grape, produced in Oregon's Willamette Valley region. [read more]
 
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Explore the Diversity of Washington Wines
Wine Enthusiast

Though best known for red wines like Cabernet and Syrah, Washington further distinguishes itself by producing outstanding bottles from a variety of grapes.This story takes a look at what defines Washington State wine. [read more]
 
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Noteworthy Northwest Pinot
D Magazine Food & Drink

I'm often asked what my favorite wine is. This is impossible to answer, as it changes based on mood, food, season or circumstance. One wine I could drink daily, however, is Pinot Noir. Particularly from... [read more]
 
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Merlot Remains Straight Up Delicious
The Bellingham Herald

It's been 13 years since the movie Sideways told film goers to not drink Merlot. It's time to get over it. Merlot, especially in the Pacific Northwest, is delicious, one of the best and most... [read more]
 
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International Pinot Noir Celebration Sets Table for Oregon Pinot Noir
Tri-City Herald

Ask an international wine expert what Oregon is known for, and it's a safe bet they will answer “Pinot Noir.” It's a reputation that's well-deserved yet hard-earned. In the marketing world, it's also valuable for... [read more]
 
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12th Annual Washington Wine Awards Winners Are In
Seattle Magazine

Winners have been announced for the 2017 Washington Wine Awards. [read more]
 
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Remote Wahluke Slope Attracting More Attention for its Wine
Herald Net

The Wahluke Slope is a dusty, often forgotten corner of Washington wine country. In reality, it is the backbone of the Washington wine industry, thanks to its consistently warm temperatures and ability to ripen grapes... [read more]
 
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Pacific Northwest Wines Offer Something Different for Adventurous Drinkers
South China Morning Post

Northwest wines get international recognition in this article from the South China Morning Post. [read more]
 
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Eleven West Coast Rosés to Help You Beat the Heat
Wine Enthusiast

Six Northwest wines made this Wine Enthusiast list of great West Coast roses for summer. [read more]
 
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Washington Riesling Not Just a Ste. Michelle Thing
Tri-City Herald

When most folks hear “Riesling” and “Washington” in the same sentence, they might automatically insert “Chateau Ste. Michelle.” And there would be nothing wrong with that, seeing that Washington's oldest and largest winery makes more... [read more]
 
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Maryhill Winery Rosé Rises to Top of Washington State Wine Competition
Great Northwest Wine

Maryhill Winery dominated the 34th annual Washington State Wine Competition with a showing of 15 gold medals that included seven best of class awards, best white wine and best of show for its 2016 Rosé... [read more]
 
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Northwest Wine: Cab is King
Yakima Herald

King Cab is all the rage, and the noble grape of France's Bordeaux region has found the Pacific Northwest to be a hospitable environment. [read more]
 
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Three Pacific Northwest Top Brands go Platinum at Decanter World Wine Awards
Great Northwest Wine

Domaine Serene in Oregon, Walla Walla's Reininger and Mission Hill Family Estate in British Columbia — three of the Pacific Northwest's top brands — each won best of class awards at the prestigious 2017 Decanter... [read more]
 
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15 Wines That Will Help You Understand Washington State
Chicago Tribune

Coastal Washington has beauty and charms all its own and even produces some of the state's wine. But eastern Washington is predominantly where the state's wines come from — most famously its cabernet sauvignon, merlot... [read more]
 
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British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards Announce Winners
Kelowna Now

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has announced this year's winners for the British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards. [read more]
 
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Wine Press Northwest names Reustle-Prayer Rock Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year
The News Review

The Roseburg winery was up against 2000 other wineries across Oregon, Washington and Idaho to become the first winery in southern Oregon to achieve this award. [read more]
 
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Northwest Wineries Star at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Great Northwest Wine

Pacific Northwest wines from both sides of the border, led by the Abacela 2016 Grenache Rosé, earned top awards at the 32nd annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in Southern California. [read more]
 
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Idaho Wine Makes A Statement in New York City
Forbes

Idaho wines were presented during a dinner at NYC's Corkbuzz where Idaho was noted as an "emerging and upcoming region that's not too known in New York but deserves more attention." [read more]
 
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Breaking Down Borders in Pacific Northwest Wine
Wine Enthusiast

A number of Oregon and Washington wineries are heading across state lines to find the best grapes, proving borders don't matter when it comes to good wine. [read more]
 
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Northwest Wines Showcased at the 2017 SavorNW Wine Awards Competition

Washington's Westport Winery along with Schmidt Family Vineyards and Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards from Southern Oregon and British Columbia's Serendipity Winery were among the top award winners recognized at the recently completed SavorNW Wine Awards. [read more]
 
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BC's Okanagan Among CNN's Great Undiscovered Wine Regions
CNN

True wine fans have probably already ticked the great grape regions off their lists. Recent years have seen new or lesser-known vineyards produce outstanding vintages that are redrawing the wine map. From Myanmar to Canada... [read more]
 
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Washington Winemakers Showcase Versatility of Riesling
Tri-City Herald

No place in the United States produces more Riesling than the Columbia Valley, and nowhere else in the world does a winery make more Riesling. Welcome to Washington, the state of Riesling. [read more]
 
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Northwest Wines Celebrate Success at San Francisco Chronicle Competition
Great Northwest Wine

Twelve Northwest wines claimed Best of Class awards at the recently completed San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, while dozens of other Northwest wineries earned Double Gold and Gold Medal honors. Milton-Freewater, Oregon's Zerba Cellars claimed... [read more]
 
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Oregon's Rieslings Are Overlooked Gems
Bellingham Herald

One of the most underrated wine categories in the Northwest wine country is that of Oregon riesling. Because of the dominance of pinot noir in the Willamette Valley, it simply is not economically feasible to... [read more]
 
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Are There Still "Off" Vintages in Oregon?
Wine Enthusiast

One of the defining characteristics of Oregon wines is their ability, year after year, to reflect the overall vintage conditions. And those conditions are anything but predictable. [read more]
 
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The Thundering Increase In Okanagan Valley Wines
Forbes

According to the British Columbia Wine Institute, in the past 25 years the number of wineries in the province of British Columbia ratcheted up from 17 to 341, while the overall quantity of wine production... [read more]
 
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Wine Press Northwest Announces Best of the Best Winners
Wine Press Northwest

Across the country and around the world, Chateau Ste. Michelle might be best known for its work with Riesling. No winery on the planet makes more Riesling than this historic property in Woodinville, Washington, and... [read more]
 
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Washington Wine Production Doubled in Past Decade And Likely to Do So Again
Seattle Times

IN 2007, Washington winemakers crushed 127,000 tons of grapes. When it's all said and done, they will have crushed more than a quarter-million tons this fall. In other words, the Washington wine industry has doubled... [read more]
 
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Crimson Wine Group Buys 66 Acres in Walla Walla Valley
Wine Spectator

Less than a year after snapping up Washington's Seven Hills Winery for $5.75 million, Crimson Wine Group has purchased a significant part of the Walla Walla Valley vineyard that Seven Hills founder Casey McClellan planted... [read more]
 
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Ten Northwest Wines Make Wine Spectator's 2016 Top 100 List
Wine Spectator

Ten Northwest wines appear on Wine Spectator's 2016 Top 100 List released today. Two Oregon wines placed in the top 10, including Domaine Serene's 2014 Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay at number two and Beaux Frères' 2014... [read more]
 
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The 2017 SavorNW Wine Awards is Now Accepting Entries
SavorNW

SavorNW is now accepting entries for the 2017 SavorNW Wine Awards competition. Designed to promote awareness of and showcase Northwest wines and wine regions, the SavorNW Wine Awards expects more than 600 wines for the... [read more]
 
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Three Washington Vintners Hoist Jefferson Cups
Great Northwest Wine

Three of Washington state's most respected producers — Brian Carter Cellars, Reininger and Walla Walla Vintners — have earned a coveted Jefferson Cup at the largest invite-only wine judging in the United States. [read more]
 
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Perfect pinot noir? Try some from Oregon.
Austin American-Statesman

A dozen Oregon Pinot Noirs in the $20-$30 range are highlighted in this story about affordable Oregon Pinots. [read more]
 
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Oregon Wineries Taking on Sparkling Wine
Statesman Journal

Oregon is splashing into the world of bubbles. When the fizz dies down, Oregon brut still has a complex story to tell, unlike its cheaper alternatives. [read more]
 
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The Pacific Northwest's Top 50 Wines of 2016
Seattle Times

From the thousands of contenders he tasted this year, Andy Perdue ranks the standouts among Northwest wines, many of which sell for less than $30 a bottle. [read more]
 
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Willamette Valley Named Best Wine Region in 2016 Wine Star Awards
Wine Enthusiast

What does it take to be a Wine Star winner? Among other attributes, energy, courage, groundbreaking vision and business acumen. [read more]
 
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Idaho Winegrape Crop Bounces Back from Small 2015 Harvest
Capital Press

Idaho's winegrape industry has rebounded from a November 2014 freeze that sharply reduced the 2015 crop. With only a few acres left to pick, growers and vintners are reporting winegrape yields 50 to 100 percent... [read more]
 
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Oregon Wines Featured in Forbes
Forbes

With its broad theme of wines from Oregon, this week's tasting was perhaps the most consumer-driven of them all because we recreated the typical purchasing scenario of an everyday shopper in front of a few... [read more]
 
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Oregon Winemakers Who Are Making Chardonnay Cool Again
Wall Street Journal

Chardonnay has gotten a bad rap, but a group of Oregon producers are betting their reputations on the much-maligned grape. Their wines may still be under the radar, but Lettie Teague is betting they won't... [read more]
 
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Find wines that rival Napa Valley in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley Wine Trail
OregonLive.com

Skip the high-priced trip to Napa Valley for world-class wines! Just hours away from Napa and about four hours from the Portland area, you will find yourself in the midst of Southern Oregon as well... [read more]
 
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Oregon wine sails to another warm, trouble-free vintage and wonders, What's up with that?
Portland Business Journal

Growing Pinot Noir on the edge of climatic viability has always been a proud part of Oregon's wine identity, connecting the industry's key product to Burgundy, the historic benchmark for Pinot quality. But climate change... [read more]
 
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Chapter 24 Wines Purchases Witness Tree and Five Other Vineyards in Oregon
Wine Spectator

Willamette Valley winegrowers were abuzz this fall as they watched vines being pulled at Witness Tree, a venerable vineyard and winery in Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Wine Spectator has learned that earlier this year the... [read more]
 
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Oregon grown, California owned: Our pinot noir's future
Statesman Journal

In Oregon wine country, David and Goliath might not be enemies. Instead, think of them as business partners. [read more]
 
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BC Wine Insiders Laud Constellation's $1 Billion Asset Sale
Business Vancouver

Canadian wine could be entering a renaissance period with increased exports and fast growth thanks to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) buying Constellation Brands Inc.'s (NYSE:STZ) Canadian wine assets for $1.03 billion. [read more]
 
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Wine Harvest Report 2016: Oregon Winemakers Feeling Relaxed and Happy
Wine Spectator

Oregon vintners usually spend their harvesttime looking at rain clouds gathering in the sky, threatening to disrupt their picking. Not this year. Winemakers across the Willamette Valley are feeling relaxed and happy. [read more]
 
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Nk'Mip Cellars in Osoyoos BC Second in Winery of the Year Rankings
London Free Press

Australia's Wolf Blass won Winery of the Year honours at the 2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards. Nk'Mip Cellars in Osoyoos, B.C. ranked second overall in the rankings, earning it the title Canadian Winery of the... [read more]
 
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Constellation Buys Five of Charles Smith's Washington Wine Brands for $120 Million
Wine Spectator

Constellation Brands added to its burgeoning collection of premium wine brands, announcing this morning an agreement to purchase five Washington brands from Charles Smith Wines for $120 million. [read more]
 
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Putting Together the Details of Oregon Pinot Noir
New York Times

Some wines require a rigorous application of brain power to extract meaning and pleasure. Sherry, for example. Others, like pinot noir, go straight to the heart. If you were to select a red for a... [read more]
 
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Is Oregon approaching a Golden Age of wine, beer, spirits and cider?
Capital Press

Two Pacific Northwest winemakers won awards in recent weeks, and the Oregon producer involved believes the state's surging wine industry has the potential to “lift the tide” for many other agricultural products. [read more]
 
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Oregon's Willamette Valley: Wine Country Travel Without the Headaches
Wall Street Journal

Looking for a wine-country trip without the overpriced tasting rooms and crowded restaurants? Go west, young tourist. The Willamette Valley, near Portland, is home to more than just America's best Pinot Noir. [read more]
 
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Northwest's Best Wineries Investing in Walla Walla Valley Vineyard Development
Pacific NW Magazine

SeVein could become the Northwest's next Red Mountain. Wineries from Washington and Oregon are buying land and planting grapes in the development, where land is .... [read more]
 
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12 Oregon Pinot Noir Wines That Prove a 50-year-old Gamble Paid Off
Chicago Tribune

Oregon itself, as a winemaking place, is proudly distanced from the more-established locales, independent and self-assured. That identity was not forged overnight. As with many places in the United States, grape-growing and winemaking in Oregon... [read more]
 
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Wines Shine in North Central Washington
Yakima Herald

North Central Washington is one of the up-and-coming regions in Pacific Northwest wine country. Roughly defined as the areas surrounding such communities as Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Quincy, Cashmere, Mattawa and Omak, North Central Washington has long... [read more]
 
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Diving Into a Dramatically Different Washington
Wine Enthusiast

Washington State is generally known for the consistent quality and style of its wines, largely thanks to warm summers and irrigation. Recent vintages, however, have resulted in wines that show dramatic stylistic differences. [read more]
 
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Washington Wineries Crown Cabernet Sauvignon King
Yakima Herald

In Washington, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Just as it is in California's Napa Valley and its native Bordeaux, Cab is the most important wine grape in Washington. And it's no accident. Wine lovers have long... [read more]
 
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Oregon Homes In on Chardonnay
winespectator.com

Josh Bergström, who has made some of Oregon's most compelling Pinot Noirs since he launched his family winery in 1998 (and has an exciting new Syrah project), has lately become enamored of Chardonnay. [read more]
 
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More to Try and Love in Oregon's Willamette Valley Than Pinot Noir
Orange Coast Magazine

Wine regions like Napa Valley and Oregon have earned their stripes by specializing in the grape that grows best in their soils. Napa Valley = cabernet sauvignon. Oregon = pinot noir. [read more]
 
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Okanagan Valley BC for A Great Wine Tasting Experience
Seattle PI

Rugged and dotted with lakes, the Okanagan Valley is a picturesque valley located in the southern interior of British Columbia. It is Canada's oldest and the second largest wine region in Canada with... [read more]
 
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BC Best Varietal Awards Announced
Vancouver Sun

The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society released its much anticipated British Columbia Best of Varietal Awards late last month. The competition seeks to reveal the top varietal wines across 26 different categories as awarded by more... [read more]
 
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Prosser a Vibrant Washington Wine Community
The Spokesman-Review

For many reasons, the community of Prosser is the center of the Washington wine industry. Here is where Walter Clore arrived in the late 1930s to work as a scientist and researcher for Washington State... [read more]
 
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Oregon Is Latest Destination to See Its Vineyards as Tourist Draw
Skift

The winsome wines of southern Oregon are gathering acclaim far beyond the Cascades and Siskiyous. [read more]
SavorNW Wine News Why Washington Syrah Continues to Rise
Tri-City Herald

Since Syrah was first planted in Washington in 1986, it had grown to become the state's third-most popular red grape. This article digs into why the varietal continues to grow in popularity. [read more]
SavorNW Wine News Pinot Gris by Oregon's Pike Road Tops 5th Annual Great Northwest Invitational
Great Northwest Wine

Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston, Oregon earned best of show honors at the fifth annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. [read more]
SavorNW Wine News SavorNW Wine Awards 2018 Competition Now Accepting Entries
SavorNW.com


The 2018 SavorNW Wine Awards, one of the largest competitions focusing on wines from Pacific Northwest wine regions, is now open for entries. [read more]
SavorNW Wine News Washington's 20 Best Wines Under $30
Seattle Met


Budget-friendly wine doesn't have to sacrifice flavor especially in Washington. This article is first in the series Best of Washington Wine 2017. [read more]
SavorNW Wine News Yakima Valley Thrives as Historical Heart of Washington Wine
Herald Net


The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, “the cradle of the industry.” This article explores the rich history in this valley and its wines. [read more]
SavorNW Wine News 10 Wines That Tell The Future: Visionaries From The Okanagan Valley
Forbes


There are wines that open up vistas, though they've been there all along, we didn't know quite how to look at them, or for them. This article looks at ten B.C. wines that catch the... [read more]
SavorNW Wine News The New Frontier of American Wine
Northwest Travel & Life


There are only a few places in the US with breathtaking river valleys and rich rolling hillsides, and one of them is Idaho. This article looks at five must-stop vineyards off the beaten wine path... [read more]
SavorNW Wine News Oregon Gamay: New Wines to Discover
Decanter


Vivid cherry fruit, pepper and ample freshness: that is Oregon Gamay. This article gives the nod to this often over-looked grape, produced in Oregon's Willamette Valley region. [read more]