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10/24/14

The prestigious World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists' list of 2014 Top 100 Wineries ranks the Columbia Gorge winery as No. 10 globally and No. 2 in the U.S.

10/24/14

If you were happily building a life and winemaking career in Napa Valley - the heart of the American fine wine industry - would you move to Idaho to start a winery?

10/24/14

The Washington Department of Agriculture is searching for gypsy moth eggs in a crowded Seattle neigh

10/24/14

Why do the best wines come from mild grey climates? According to wine expert Charles Smith , wine is produced in these regions because it's the perfect environment to get the grapes right on the edge of fully ripening. When the grapes struggle to ripen, it produces wine with more intensity. These types of grapes produce the best wine, which is why wine is made in the areas that are conducive to these climates.

10/24/14

The heart of the Washington wine community is heavy today grieving the tragic loss of Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars. Eric was a trailblazer in the Walla Walla Valley wine industry.

10/24/14

"I'm not going to lie to you: I barely knew Eric. Was in his presence maybe six - seven times, ever. And yet, I woke up just unutterably sad and it's gotten worse ..."

10/23/14

Oregon Wine A-List Awards guide consumers to restaurants-both in-state and outside of Oregon-that advocate and celebrate the wines of Oregon on their wine lists and in concert with their menus and cuisines

10/23/14

The U.S. Department of Labor wants to expand litigation against Oregon blueberry farmers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations.

10/21/14

Harrison Hill would barely qualify as a footnote in Washington wine history were it not for a nudge more than 20 years ago from one of Washington's most famous winemakers to one of its young guns.

10/20/14

Owen Roe Winery announced today the opening of its two new wineries in Newberg Oregon and Yakima, Washington.

10/16/14

A scorching summer culminates in a bumper harvest for Washington and Oregon.

10/16/14

In 2008, Patricia Skinkis, an associate professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, decided to check out this supposition. After completing a successful experimental study, she has now launched a comprehensive 10-year crop-load study as part of her work as an extension specialist and researcher with the Oregon Wine Research Institute. Her goal: to definitively determine just how effective cluster thinning is in enhancing fruit and wine quality. So far, 14 working vineyards in the Willamette Valley have signed on to collaborate with Skinkis.

10/16/14

Charles Smith Wines Founder Charles Smith discusses his journey from the music business to the world of wine making. He speaks on "Taking Stock."

10/16/14

In many ways, the Okanagan Valley is ideally suited for wine production. As in eastern Washington, the summers are hot and dry and the northerly latitude ensures lots of sun during the day.

10/15/14

This goal is to raise $20,000 through donation canisters at Walla Walla Valley wineries and businesses through Dec. 15. Donations go directly to buying food for hungry families in Walla Walla County.

10/15/14

Riesling, an off-and-on success in Oregon, has started to shine brighter in recent vintages. Of the 40 Oregon Rieslings to receive scores of 90 points or higher (Outstanding on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale), 26 have come since the 2010 vintage.

10/10/14

Two monitors on the wall of the tasting room show how much energy is being produced by the solar panels covering much of the building's roof.

10/10/14

Now he's the flag-waving standard bearer for American Riesling, producing well over 1 million cases of the noble white variety each year.

10/09/14

Some of the Pacific Northwest's most influential wine professionals are gathering today and Thursday at the famed Columbia Gorge Hotel to taste through some of the region's best wines. The second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition begins this morning and will conclude Thursday afternoon when the 16 judges crown one wine best of show.

10/09/14

What once was a World War II military training base in the Yakima Valley has evolved into a great vineyard site and provides grapes for one of the region's best wineries.

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