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04/24/15

"We decided to buy [in Burgundy] for the love of the region, but we think it's a good investment too."

04/24/15

Overall attendance for the four-day event was highest on record

04/24/15

The Raymond On the Red Carpet Sweepstakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where film enthusiasts will have a chance to walk the red carpet at the NVFF this coming November 11-15 and feel like a true Hollywood insider, with exclusive access to films, filmmakers, celebrities and famous Napa Valley winemakers and chefs.

04/24/15

Legislation that would reduce the exposure of agritourism operators to lawsuits has passed a key leg.

04/24/15

The Washington Department of Agriculture's program for collecting old agricultural chemicals marked its 3 millionth pound collected since the program started in 1988 last week. The free, non-regulatory program offers farmers an easy way to get rid of old...

04/24/15

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of winemaking in the region, which was later designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984. There is a lot of local hoopla surrounding the big birthday, so it's a good time to reflect on how far these wines have come. It's also a good time to think beyond the pinot noir standard bearer and consider some of the excellent newer wines coming out of the region.

04/23/15

Gov. Jay Inslee makes Earth Day pitch for climate change legislation. Republicans say it's politically impossible.

04/23/15

Administered by the nonprofit B Lab based in Wayne, Pa., B Corp certifications entail a series of assessments in which companies are scored on how well they meet the organization's standards for treating employees fairly, respecting the environment and benefiting society in general.

04/23/15

Over Sunday and Monday, 20 hand-picked wine experts did blind taste tests of 1,200 Washington, Oregon, and Idaho wines. But, of course, each judge couldn't try all 1,200 wines.

04/23/15

When Maryhill Winery opened 14 years ago, the Washington wine industry was much different

04/23/15

Nine Oregon legislators are urging Gov. Kate Brown to block a water-rights transfer they say gives the public's water to a multinational corporation for free.

04/22/15

By the end of this year, Idaho could have its second American Viticultural Area - and Washington could have its 14th. The Lewis-Clark Valley was introduced by the federal government last week to begin a 60-day commenting period.

04/22/15

The governor's declaration allows increased flexibility in how water is managed to ensure that limited supplies are used as efficiently as possible.

04/22/15

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation forecasts that Yakima Basin growers with junior water rights will receive 54 percent of their normal supplies during the irrigation season.

04/22/15

Proposals exist for wine-oriented projects in the cities of Richland, West Richland and Kennewick, either as part of redevelopment initiatives or municipal infrastructure upgrades. For example, wastewater-treatment plants are integral to projects the Port of Kennewick is undertaking on Columbia Drive and at the former Tri-Cities raceway in West Richland.

04/22/15

"We've got black raspberry, a little bit of dark strawberry," he said, after taking a deep inhale of the wine. "There's a hint of fall leaves and a little bit of forest floor. Just a touch of cedar and just a hint of vanilla. I think it's got some French oak in here."

04/21/15

The latest sign of the Southern Oregon wine industry's continued growth and maturity came this past week when the region's association added a manager.

04/21/15

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation responds to worsening drought in Yakima Basin by moving up summer water supply forecast.

04/21/15

As of April, any Oregon wine shop, grocery, wine bar or restaurant offering wine on tap (from kegs) may now also sell bulk wine to go

04/20/15

Bridal Veil Winery specializes in wine bottles customized for any event from weddings and Halloween parties to golf tournaments and birthdays

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