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02/10/16

With the New Vintage being part of Taste Washington events, the following Seattle hotels have created special Taste Washington package

02/10/16

Bills aimed at improving affordable housing in Oregon have come under fire from farm and conservation groups for allowing expedited expansion of urban growth boundaries.

02/10/16

With the good snowpack area farmers should have water this year, Jay Chamberlin, Owyhee Irrigation District manager, says.

02/10/16

Gov. Butch Otter's proposed budget asks for an additional $1.8 million in agricultural research.

02/10/16

More than 1,000 people are expected at the event at the Three Rivers Convention Center and Toyota Center in Kennewick. There are about 150 exhibitors and 16 educational sessions scheduled for participants, many of whom are affiliated with the Northwest wine and grape industry.

02/09/16

Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown in the State at 47,400 tons or 21% of the total. White Riesling was ranked second, at 44,100 tons or 20% of the total.

02/09/16

Malbec is proving to be a great fit in the Pacific Northwest. The robust red Bordeaux grape has been little more than a bit player until a decade ago, when more winemakers began to focus more attention on it.

02/09/16

Double Canyon is heading into a dozen new markets across the country, with General Manager Will Beightol leading the charge. The wine already has penetration in Western states, but this year the focus is to get Double Canyon's Cabernet Sauvignon into such regions as Minneapolis, Chicago, Miami, New York, Boston and parts of Texas, among others.

02/09/16

Legislative proposals are rising from the ashes of Washington's record-smashing fire season.

02/09/16

The privatization of retail liquor sales in Washington state has delivered a sustained boost to the state liquor divisions in neighboring Idaho and Oregon.

02/09/16

The annual wine grape report, released Monday, showed a mild decrease in the 2015 harvest, as the total tonnage dropped from 227,000 tons in 2015 to 222,000 tons last fall. The most dramatic decrease was in Riesling

02/05/16

Two decades after crossing Europe, learning about wine, saving the Pike Place Market and opening a successful Seattle wine shop, Ron Irvine set out to chronicle the history of Washington's wine history.

02/05/16

The Senate Workforce and General Government Committee is expected to vote on minimum wage Friday.

02/05/16

Idaho water officials recently announced they expect to recharge 80,000 acre-feet of water in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer this winter.

02/05/16

A private recharge organization is forming, aiming to provide a service for groundwater users.

02/05/16

A young Washington winery focused on producing great Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills is taking its brand to the national level

02/04/16

The 2016 Oregon Wine Symposium, set for Feb. 23-24 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, will host educational sessions on new advancements and agricultural practices in viticulture and enology for vineyard workers and managers, cellar hands and winemakers. Spanish interpretation services will be available for all viticulture and general sessions on Feb. 24

02/04/16

Earl and Carrie Sullivan opened the doors Tuesday to their dream to come true for Telaya Wine Co., a remarkable 12,000-square-foot winemaking facility and tasting room along the banks of the Boise River.

02/04/16

Washington senator proposes a compromise on the state's minimum wage.

02/04/16

Aweather expert says other factors must also be considered when studying global warming.

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