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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.

02/04/16

Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist told the committee his county won't go along with any wage increases if the Legislature doesn't cover the added costs.

02/04/16

Many of the delicious flavors in red wine are created by limiting how much water the grapes get. It turns out that for white wine grapes, severe water restriction can do more harm than good. That's why Washington State University scientists are excited about new research that suggests grape growers may want to try a new irrigation option that falls between full watering and the restricted water strategy commonly used on red grapes. The findings could help growers improve white grape quality without wasting water - an attractive combination for vineyards in drought-prone regions such as the Yakima Basin.

02/04/16

Weather in 2015 made for a smaller wine grape harvest in Idaho, which officials say could affect production of some favored wine varieties. Total wine grape tonnage in Idaho was down by almost 50 percent in 2015, according to The Capital Press of Salem, Oregon.

02/04/16

In 2010, Shelly moved to Seattle and worked as the New World wine buyer for Wine World and Spirits, and then worked as sole wine buyer for Downtown Spirits. Since moving to Washington, she has truly enjoyed getting to know the great diversity offered in the state's wines, as well as the people who grow and make it

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

02/03/16

Paul Champoux earned worldwide acclaim growing Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills. Now that he's retired, he's having fun promoting an unusual red grape - the winter-hardy and early-ripening Marquette.

02/03/16

Washington's mountain snowpack is in relatively good shape but rain is saturating it at lower elevations.

02/03/16

State and federal officials are pressing ahead without Congressional approval, despite previously saying its authorization was necessary.

02/03/16

The snow draping Oregon's mountain ranges is a welcome sign, but it doesn't mean the drought is over.

02/03/16

Previously, it was required to schedule a public hearing with the Planning and Zoning Commission to start a winery

02/03/16

experiments found success with a system that confuses vines into thinking they are water-stressed, but without actually cutting water enough to reduce yields. The system works by using two drip lines that alternate which side of a vine gets watered. Initial results of ongoing research to be presented next week at the Washington Association Wine Grape Growers convention

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