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Northwest Wine
5:18 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Northwest Wine Experts’ Picks For That Long-Weekend BBQ

Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue (right) edit Great Northwest Wine.
Credit Great Northwest Wine

The Northwest is quickly becoming world famous for high-quality wine. So what are the region’s wine experts splashing into their glasses over Memorial Day weekend?

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Northwest Wine
5:34 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Northwest Wine Industry Matures With Appellation Milestones

The Walla Walla appellation will mark their 30 year anniversary in March.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 26, 2014 5:03 pm

Many of the distinct wine grape growing regions in the Northwest are celebrating 30 years since the federal government recognized them as appellations -- or distinct growing areas.

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Walla Walla Wine
8:04 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Walla Walla Winemakers Go On Tour To Promote The Region

Wine barrels at Russell Creek WInery in Walla Walla, Wash.
Tom Carmony Flickr

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 5:45 pm

The Northwest wine industry has matured to the point where certain regions are trying to set their wines apart -- think the Willamette Valley pinots, or Columbia Valley cabs.

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Northwest Grapes
7:15 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Northwest Wine Grape Growers Brace For Cold Damage

Tom Waliser manages Pepper Bridge vineyard outside of Walla Walla, Washington. He's a bit worried about how this week's cold might affect his wine grape vines.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Northwest wine grape growers expect this week's cold weather to do some damage to their vineyards. But it’s not clear yet how much of next year’s fruit might be affected.

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Northwest Wine
4:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Small Northwest Winemakers May Have More Juice To Work With This Year

Northwest winemakers expect an abundance of high-quality juice this year.
Trey Busch Sleight of Hand Cellars

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 8:23 am

Early crop reports from farmers say Washington and Oregon’s wine grape harvest appears to be up a tick for 2013.

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Northwest Wine
4:22 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Scientist: Climate Change Unlikely To Seriously Affect Northwest Wine

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 3:17 pm

The Northwest is well positioned to make wine into the future despite global climate change. So says a scientist who presented his findings on climate change and wine at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Monday.

Wine grape vines can be productive for decades. But how will climate change affect that? That’s the question Antonio Busalacchi, with the University of Maryland, sought to answer.

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Wine Writer
6:24 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Well-Known Northwest Wine Writer Starts Wine Venture

Wine writer Paul Greggut’s newest venture -- Waitsburg Cellars -- is a partnership with one of the largest wine companies in the Northwest. He’s able to blend wines under his label from the company’s vast portfolio of vineyards.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

In the wine business one good review can mean a lot of money. Now, one of the most prominent wine writers in the Northwest is getting into the wine business himself. And that’s agitated some in the industry. Former Seattle Times columnist Paul Gregutt defends his winery in southeast Washington, but others see a conflict of interest. Correspondent Anna King reports from Waitsburg.

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Oregon Wine
4:37 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Oregon Could Expand Use Of Wine 'Growlers'

Kevin Mooney Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 4:33 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is on a trade mission in Germany this week. One item on his agenda is to promote Oregon wines at a major tourism trade show. Meanwhile, back in Salem, lawmakers are trying to make it easier for Oregonians to buy more of that wine.

The Oregon House Wednesday approved a measure that would let wine aficionados fill up their own container at a store or restaurant. The bottles are sometimes called "growlers."

Democratic representative Paul Holvey told lawmakers the law would put wine on an equal footing with beer.

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Amazon Shipping Wine
4:41 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Northwest Wineries Latch Onto Online Amazon Sales

Northwest winemakers may be able to expand their customer base now that Amazon is shipping wine to more than a dozen states.
Credit nerissa's ring

This holiday season, Northwest winemakers are hoping to expand their customer base with a new sales venue. Seattle’s online shopping giant Amazon.com is now shipping wine.

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Oregon Vineyard And Hippo
9:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Oregon Vineyard Fertilizes With Help From The Hippo Next Door

Photo of a zoo hippo.
Credit Photo Credit: Joaquim Alves Gaspar/Wikimedia Commons

Abacela winery and vineyard in southern Oregon prides itself on sustainability. The winery uses geothermal energy and buys carbon credits to offsets its emissions. And the vineyard has an unusual source of organic fertilizer for its vines.

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