Washington State Wine has released the newest version of The Recommendeuer, its award-winning iPad and iPhone application offering an in-depth regional wine immersion led by actor and comedian Greg Proops. Updated content includes a live and interactive American Viticultural Area map, new video content and outtakes, the 2013 harvest report, new vintage summaries, this year's Washington State Wine Award winners, direct access to the Washington State Wine trade website and the current Washington State Wine Tour Guide.
Paterson's Snoqualmie Winery recently introduced new, more sustainable packaging for its entire line of wines. The first wines made from Washington's largest certified organic vineyard with the new packaging were shipped nationally in February.
A proposal that has been tabled for this year would allow farmers and ranchers to be paid to help other entities such as cities meet federally mandated water quality standards. Bill supporters plan to bring it back next year. -
Beer, in Oregon, is so significant that somebody should make a historical collection so that future generations can study the details of the state's current frothy culture - including, for example, the Cascade aromatic hop used to make beers such as Total Domination or Hammerhead