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10/30/14

hard cider is making a comeback. Production reached 5.2 million gallons in 2012, a nearly sevenfold increase from 2007 ...

10/30/14

This fall, there are a number of restaurant promotions in the greater Seattle area that wine lovers in Washington can to use to enjoy a fine meal at a discount and give them a little extra to spend in support of the state's future winemakers.

10/30/14

It's the most abundant harvest we've had in the 19 years we've been here."

10/30/14

"This has been the most pleasurable season I've experienced," said Kevin Corliss

10/29/14

Oregon will test a new gas tax option that would charge drivers for each mile they travel, instead of the fee that's currently added when filling up at the gas station

10/29/14

The Seattle icon is on the search for its sixth-ever chef in 63 years

10/28/14

Oregon will test a new gas tax option that would charge drivers for each mile they travel, instead of the fee that's currently added when filling up at the gas station

10/28/14

The Seattle icon is on the search for its sixth-ever chef in 63 years

10/28/14

It has been 50 years since the first Chardonnay was planted in Washington, and while it took a few years to catch on, by the late 1980s, Chardonnay became the No. 1 wine grape in the state.

10/28/14

Washington wine is being promoted in Quebec's government-controlled retail stores now, and a recently announced $97,000 U.S. federal grant will support two more years of promotion.

10/27/14

So, what does a winery do with 30 tons of pomace? Some if it is composted and returned back to the soil as a form of fertilizer. Vineyards do need fertilizers from time to time, and adding the grape compost helps the soil use the fertilizer more efficiently and hold on to the nutrients longer.

10/27/14

Eric Dunham, 44, of Walla Walla, Wash., was found dead in his room at The Waves Motel on Thursday morning. The cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Cannon Beach Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said. Dunham had been listed as a missing person

10/27/14

Generous friend and boss found dead on an Oregon beach, investigation is ongoing

10/27/14

By 1995, Dunham and his father and mother, Mike and Joanne, had established Dunham Cellars. About four years later they opened a winery near the airport in 1999, one of the first to move into what was then an area of mostly abandoned World War II buildings

10/27/14

Washington State Wine Commission officials hope to increase a taste for Washington wine in the state's top international market - Canada

10/27/14

"The best thing about Eric was he was always willing to work," said Burns, who now owns a public relations firm in Sonoma, Calif. "We often had trouble getting a critical mass (of Washington wineries) to pour at tastings. Eric was always a team player, always willing to go. That was important to Washington's success."

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.

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