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11/17/16

Washington senators pledge action to counteract court ruling that jeopardizes home building in farm communities.

11/17/16

The Idaho Water Resource has approved funds for a study that will assess the feasibility of using re

11/17/16

Beginning spring 2017, the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology program will offer two new undergraduate courses: a winery operations post-fermentation course and a viticulture and enology capstone course

11/17/16

Starting in the winter of 2016, Deborah Foley, a second-year WWCC enology and viticulture student, used part of her viticulture practicum to work on restoring Red Boar Vineyard. Both the quality and the quantity of the fruit greatly improved under her care ...

11/16/16

Seattle based private equity group brings resources to the Northwest wine industry

11/16/16

Lake Chelan winemaker Charlie Lybecker proved at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival that he has a particular flair when working with Rhône-style red blends under his Cairdeas Winery brand.

11/15/16

In Oregon, there's been a drop of interest in Viognier. Planted acres fell from 257 to 241 from 2014 to 2015, leading to a harvest last year of 688 tons at 3.33 tons per acre. However, it is embraced in Southern Oregon. It is particularly in vogue in the Rogue Valley where it home to more than half of the state's plantings at 161 acres and 503 tons.

11/15/16

The water season in Idaho and around the Pacific Northwest got off to a great start in September and October with record amounts of precipitation in many areas.

11/15/16

A November 2014 freeze sharply reduced the amount of wine grapes available last year, but growers and vintners say the 2016 yields are 50 to 100 percent above last year's, making the harvest slightly larger than normal, reported The Capital Press (http://bit.ly/2exZV6X ).

11/14/16

Depending on the region of the state, producers are reporting a mix of higher than normal and lower than normal yields due to weather conditions through fruit set, which will likely average out and result in total production levels closer to normal for Oregon unlike the last two large harvests.

11/14/16

Cairdeas Winery, a Lake Chelan area winery noted for making wines in the tradition of France's Rhone Valley, received "Best of Show" honors Saturday at the 36th annual Tri-Cities Wine Festival in Kennewick

11/14/16

Some growers told the Capital Press that they won't finish picking the remainder of the crop because they've already harvested plenty of grapes.

11/11/16

Oregon Wine Press's November 2016 issue features Grüner Veltliner, and its recent rise in popularity. Noting in 2005 Reustle-PrayerRock Vineyards was the first US winery to commercially produce Grüner Veltliner, Oregon Wine Pressacknowledged that Reustle Grüner Veltliners have won numerous awards including Sunset Magazine's "Best of Class" designation.

11/10/16

The Oregon Wine Board's annual harvest report said the fruit produced throughout the state was marked by "wonderful concentration and complexity with characteristic natural acidity" despite numerous quirks in the growing season

11/10/16

With only a few acres left to pick, growers and vintners are reporting winegrape yields 50 to 100 percent higher than last year and slightly to well above normal

11/08/16

Great Northwest Wine recently met with a group of first-year students in Walla Walla Community College's Enology and Viticulture program to talk with them about how they see their futures as women winemakers

11/08/16

Idaho's Hailey Alexander, 23, one of the youngest winemaking talents in the Pacific Northwest, was announced Monday by California-based SommCon as a Young Leader's Summit Scholarship winner

11/07/16

Chardonnay has gotten a bad rap, but a group of Oregon producers are betting their reputations on the much-maligned grape. Their wines may still be under the radar, but Lettie Teague is betting they won't stay that way for long.

11/07/16

If you are playing host to a holiday dinner or party, you will be in a great position to share your passion for wine

11/04/16

The Grocery Manufacturers Association plans to appeal the fine - the largest in U.S. history for such a case.

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