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09/16/14

A new grape-sorting system with the brains of a computer is giving Columbia Crest winemaker Laura Sorge more control over the grapes that make it into this year's vintage.

09/16/14

Oregon wine grapes could go unpressed and it's Congress' fault, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden on Monday. In a release urging congressional action on a package of expired tax breaks known as tax extenders, the Beaver State Democrat uses the state's wine industry as an example of why Congress should act.

09/15/14

Executives at Costco Wholesale have long been big supporters of Democratic causes and candidates, but an obscure liquor tax fight is prompting the company to support Washington state Republicans.

09/15/14

A new grape-sorting system with the brains of a computer is giving Columbia Crest winemaker Laura Sorge more control over the grapes that make it into this year's vintage

09/15/14

Running the Northwest's largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region's best wines is downright difficult

09/15/14

Yakima Valley Concord juice grape growers are expecting their largest yields in more than two decades.

09/15/14

That crop may become easier to sell with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recent announcement that it will buy $25 million worth of Concord grape juice

09/15/14

"It will be a traditional tasting room in the afternoons for serious and not-so-serious wine lovers to enjoy, but in the evening it will be transformed into a jazz night club," Nodland told Great Northwest Wine.

09/12/14

Not all wine country is in California: Walla Walla has become a prime destination

09/12/14

The friends and business partners have established the Paul O'Brien Winery in a former Chevrolet car dealership building and are working to establish a marketplace of wine-related businesses around the wine production facility. "The catalyst is the wine," DeMara said. "Everybody has said this type of concept is not possible, but it's been done in Paso Robles and in Lodi in California. Why not us? Why not here? We've got a great downtown area."

09/11/14

Since Prohibition, however, North Central Washington has focused more on other agricultural pursuits. But in the past 15 years, the region's wine industry has made a spectacular comeback, with no fewer than 60 wineries in and around the communities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Chelan, Cashmere, Quincy, George and Oroville.

09/09/14

Red Mountain Block Party September 26 & 27 Showcases Washington's Smallest AVA with 21 Wineries Participating

09/09/14

Oregon's Dundee Hills suffered from late rains last year that impacted the quality of wine in one of Oregon's most productive regions.

09/09/14

Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S. Tickets are $65. The trade tasting runs from noon to 4 p.m., while the consumer tasting takes place from 6 to 9 p.m.

09/09/14

Since Prohibition, North Central Washington has focused more on other agricultural pursuits. But in the past 15 years in particular, the region's wine industry has made a spectacular comeback, with no fewer than 60 wineries in and around the communities of Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Chelan, Cashmere, Quincy, George and Oroville.

09/09/14

Vintners in the Willamette Valley say the conditions have so far been perfect, and early September has given white-grape growers a chance to start harvesting early.

09/09/14

Self-service wine tasting is the order of business at downtown Boise's Bodovino wine bar and retail shop. It's the largest outlet in the world for Italian wine dispenser manufacturer WineEmotion.

09/09/14

Nodland Cellars owner Tim Nodland has announced that his business is moving into the ground floor of the Chronicle Building in downtown Spokane with plans for a tasting room, jazz club and eventually a restaurant

09/09/14

A US company that sells wine in cans has released a series of tongue-in-cheek ads poking fun at the pretentious corners of the wine world with hilarious results

09/08/14

Oregon's Dundee Hills suffered from late rains last year that impacted the quality of wine in one of Oregon's most productive regions

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