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08/01/14

"Washington's Yakima Valley, the state's oldest and largest wine region, has all the romantic trappings of Napa, but with a little less fuss and without all the tour buses, traffic jams and astronomical tasting fees that come with Napa's popularity," blog author Katie Hammel wrote.

08/01/14

"The Rocks" is an area with soil, if you can call it that defies logic as an agricultural area. The flat fields are covered with rounded basalt rocks ranging in size from pebbles to 12 inches or more. A light layer of thin powdery loess surrounds some of the stones. At some point farmers determined that fruit trees could grow in this environment, although more and more vineyards are replacing the orchards.

07/31/14

¡Salud!, a non-profit program through Tuality Healthcare that provides healthcare services for seasonal vineyard workers and their families, raised $40,000 at its second annual Summertime ¡Salud! - The Big Dinner, hosted by Stoller Family Estate and presented by The Allison Inn & Spa.

07/31/14

As red blends have expanded Washington's landscape, talented winemakers continue to explore the boundaries -- if any -- of this style of wine.

07/31/14

Washington wineries predict late August start to harvest

07/30/14

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers is offering education on clean plants for their 2014 Summer Tour held on Thursday, August 7.

07/30/14

Engineer-turned-winegrower in Yakima Valley tends her family's singular vineyard

07/30/14

Three Rivers Winery scores as one of "10 Vineyards Outside of California Where You Can Get Married," according to maven Martha

07/29/14

Like a giant measuring stick in the desert, the dropping water level of Lake Mead, the nation's largest man-made reservoir, provides a vivid representation of the drought that is gripping the Southwest and much of the West.

07/28/14

Even after weeks of meticulously planning the crime, the two men who stole more than $650,000 worth of wine from Esquin wine storage in Seattle, last Thanksgiving are headed to prison

07/25/14

A Walla Walla product know for its stain release power is getting a spot on the shelves of a Dallas retailer famous for organization.

07/25/14

In Washington state, Syrah is not slowing down. Last year, Washington grape growers harvested 15,300 tons of Syrah, a nearly 30 percent increase over 2012 (which was a then-record high 11,800 tons).

07/24/14

Oregon could become the third state to legalize recreational weed

07/24/14

The fire in North Central Washington - largest in state history - has burned more than 380 square miles and destroyed at least 150 homes, according to the Wenatchee World newspaper

07/24/14

The wine industry is a stage cluttered with second acts. For aging TV stars and quarterbacks, a vanity wine label is de rigueur these days. As for hands-on winemakers, their backgrounds tend to run the gamut. I can think of vintners who came to Oregon wine from the forest service, modern dance, sculptor, ceramics and engineering, just off the top of my head

07/24/14

A recent study conducted by Washington State Grape and Wine Industry Education Consortium estimates how much all these aspects will increase in the future based on growth in the past.

07/24/14

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates enjoyed a 5% net revenue increase to $275 million in the first half of 2014, even as volumes registered just a 1.5% growth rate.

07/24/14

The 28th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration figures to draw hundreds of people from all over the world to the Linfield College campus the weekend of July 25 to 27.

07/24/14

Cities and counties have not received money from the state to support law enforcement and public safety, which was promised in Initiative 1183, according to guest columnists Francis Benjamin and Paul Roberts.

07/23/14

Walla Walla Valley AVA has a fascinating geological history

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