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07/23/14

Walla Walla Valley AVA has a fascinating geological history

07/21/14

Washington's Wine Industry Foundation raised nearly $50,000 at its annual golf event appropriately called the "Wine Cup" last week at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland.

07/21/14

Red Mountain AVA Alliance and Trysk Print Solutions present the third annual Red Mountain AVA Block Party on Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New this year will be exclusive winemaker dinners (10 - 20 guests each) held on the Friday evening before Block Party.

07/21/14

As the economy and other factors take their toll on local restaurants, musicians are bringing their thirst to perform to the Rogue Valley's wineries - where they find the hours easier and the audiences more attentive

07/18/14

Seven wildfires are keeping firefighters busy in north Central Washington and causing the evacuation of 860 homes in the vicinity of Leavenworth and Plain.

07/18/14

The Idaho Wine Commission will use an $88,000 specialty crop grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to try to increase quality, awareness and sales of Idaho wine.

07/17/14

The Washington grape and wine industry continues to grow at a rapid rate, as vineyard acreage and number of wineries increase. Acreage has increased annually by nearly 5.5 percent and the number of new wineries has increased by more than 12 percent annually from 1999-2013.

07/17/14

Whether it's one winery's challenge of finding new ways to market its wines direct to consumers or the climate-change obstacles facing entire regions, wine producers no longer have the luxury of sitting back and tending only to their small piece of the planet.

07/16/14

Afternoon highs have reached 90 degrees or better for 11 consecutive days with a few triple-digit days sprinkled in here and there just to break the monotony. The worst of these occurred on Sunday when the Valley fried in a record-breaking high of 107 as recorded at the Walla Walla Regional Airport. This eclipsed the mark of 106 that had stood since 2002, making it the hottest July 13 since record keeping began here way back in 1930.

07/16/14

"Ben's familiarity with the intricate details of operations here at King Estate along with his enthusiasm and knowledge of the wine industry, will allow him to excel in the role. This is a natural development in our growth. The goal is always is to make excellent wine with prices that make sense and Ben understands that thoroughly." continues King

07/15/14

Wine Spectator - a publication known as a leading authority on all things wine worldwide - gives out three designations to restaurant wine programs: Excellence, Best of Excellence and the Grand Award. Here are some of the regional winners.

07/15/14

On Monday, a grape grower reported to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates that it was seeing berries starting to turn purple in a Malbec block on the Wahluke Slope, said Kevin Corliss, vineyard operations director for Ste. Michelle.

07/15/14

Samuel Harris and Luke Thesing, accused of stealing more than $600,000 worth of wine in a Thanksgiving Day heist, pleaded guilty Monday.

07/10/14

Tri-Cities winery strengthens management as business grows

07/10/14

Because of a delay by the Kennewick Irrigation District in completing its new Red Mountain water district, Duckhorn didn't think it would be able to plant any grapes at its new vineyard, which has been named Longwinds.

07/10/14

Washington State's rising reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon has been enhanced by a local winery winning one of the most prestigious prizes at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

07/09/14

So head instead to Oregon, not to the state's well-known Willamette Valley wine country, but to southern Oregon. We found a relaxed, blossoming wine country with empty roads and crowd-free tasting rooms - some surrounded by strip malls, others by sparkling rivers - pouring excellent versions of an impressively wide range of varietals.

07/09/14

Idaho's agriculture department will award a record amount of money in 2014 to a record amount of projects designed to benefit the state's specialty crop industry. The department also received a record amount of applications seeking a record amount of funding.

07/08/14

Union Wine's brands include Kings Ridge, priced between $14-$18, and Alchemist, a reserve label that retails at $28 and is limited to around 1,000 cases. The company's biggest brand is Underwood, which represents around 60 percent of volume.

07/08/14

Globally recognized climatologist Greg Jones shared data through June 30 indicating the 2014 Pacific Northwest wine growing season is running much as 50 percent ahead of the 40-year average.

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