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05/26/15

"Every winery has a story…ours is all about education," Trent Ball says of the wine and viticulture programs at YVCC's Grandview campus.

05/26/15

The same law that will change the Liquor Control Board's name July 24 to the "Liquor and Cannabis Board" also directed the agency to decide which unlicensed medical-marijuana shops and grow operations to legitimize by July 1, 2016

05/26/15

Oregon Estate Vineyards, established by Willamette Valley Vineyards founder Jim Bernau and wine director Christine Collier, aims to establish small estate wineries at highly regarded Oregon sites

05/22/15

A spokesman says the companies that employ West Coast dockworkers have approved a proposed contract that restored labor peace to sea ports that had all but stopped moving cargo earlier this year.

05/22/15

Washigton governor appoints state Department of Ecology official Derek Sandison as director of the Department of Agriculture.

05/22/15

A coffee and food stand in downtown Anchorage is seeking a license to serve beer and wine, sparking debate among city officials over whether mobile food vendors should be eligible for liquor licenses.

05/21/15

A wet start to May has brought badly needed moisture to Southern Idaho irrigators.

05/21/15

The region's premier education center for the art and science of winemaking will be dedicated June 4, 2015, when the Wine Science Center opens at the Tri-Cities campus of Washington State University.

05/21/15

The bad news is that it won't help a bit to alleviate the dreaded Oregon 99W crawl through the cities over Memorial Day weekend, as Portland drivers head to Yamhill County wine country, Spirit Mountain and Chinook Winds casinos and the Oregon coast.

05/20/15

aste the wine, hear the music and help the cause at the 8th annual Wine Rocks Seattle, Thursday, July 9 at Elliott Hall & Pier (Bell Harbor - Pier 66). This yearly event includes 45 plus wineries, breweries and cideries pouring their best against sweeping views of the Seattle waterfront.

05/20/15

The Lake City restaurant will mark the Kirkland-based group's entry into the Idaho market. Groundbreaking at the Riverstone development is scheduled for August, with a goal of opening in June 2016.

05/19/15

At a national level, it would seem that wine experts - critics and sommeliers - seem to have a difficult time "figuring out" Pinot Gris. But here in the Pacific Northwest, we have the white grape famous in France's Alsace region figured out.

05/19/15

Next month's U.S. Open Golf Championship at Chambers Bay west of Tacoma is viewed as the most important sporting event ever staged in Washington state, and the Washington State Wine Commission has made sure many of its best wines will be poured near the 18th tee throughout the tournament.

05/15/15

Last year, the Hamiltons fulfilled their dream of owning a Red Mountain winery and vineyard when they planted 9 acres of grapes and opened their tasting room in Washington's most important viticultural area.

05/15/15

Several days of rain gave some short-term relief to Central and Eastern Washington farmers dealing with drought but also damaged some first-cutting alfalfa.

05/15/15

Oregon farmers have filed $4.85 million in liens against a Pennsylvania company they claim is past due on payments for radish seed.

05/14/15

Washington state water district shuts off water to irrigation canals

05/14/15

"We are pleasantly surprised to see how many new customers are now visiting our remodeled Estate Tasting Room. This, combined with a bountiful harvest and a strong distributor sell-in for Oregon Wine Month resulted in a strong First Quarter"

05/13/15

Transient lodging taxes grew from $2.4 million in fiscal 2011-12 to $2.9 million in 2013-14, with the receipts on pace for $3.4 million by June 30 when fiscal year 2014-15 ends. Kline said the average room rates in Medford have climbed from $71.36 in 2011-12 to $77.32 last year. Occupancy growth has paralleled the other trends, going from 55 percent in 2011-12 to nearly 61 percent in 2013-14.

05/13/15

AmazonFresh, the company's grocery delivery service, is seeking liquor licenses for locations in downtown Seattle, North Seattle and Kirkland, Wash

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