Walla Walla http://kplu.org en Northwest Wine Industry Hits Milestone As Wine Grape-Growing Regions Turn 30 http://kplu.org/post/northwest-wine-industry-hits-milestone-wine-grape-growing-regions-turn-30 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northwest wine industry and the region’s grapevines are both getting older.</span></p><p>Many of the distinct wine grape-growing regions are now celebrating 30 years since the federal government recognized them as distinct growing areas also known as “appellations.” And Walla Walla will be the next to celebrate the milestone birthday.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:25:11 +0000 Anna King 14178 at http://kplu.org Northwest Wine Industry Hits Milestone As Wine Grape-Growing Regions Turn 30 Walla Walla Winemakers Go On Tour To Woo Urban Drinkers http://kplu.org/post/walla-walla-winemakers-go-tour-woo-urban-drinkers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington winemakers are hitting the road in an effort to court upwardly mobile city dwellers while they’re still developing their taste for wine. And they’re taking their show on the road in increasingly flashy style.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Anna King 13709 at http://kplu.org Walla Walla Winemakers Go On Tour To Woo Urban Drinkers Walla Walla's L'Ecole Winery grows up with a new label http://kplu.org/post/walla-wallas-lecole-winery-grows-new-label <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959181.mp3</p><p>One of Washington&#39;s oldest and most recognizable wine brands, L&rsquo;Ecole, is growing up a bit with a new, sleeker label.</p><p>L&#39;Ecole is French for &quot;the school&quot; and that&#39;s because the winery operates out of a nearly 100-year-old school house. The old label was a child&#39;s colorful drawing of the facility. The new label sports a sepia-toned oil painting of the historical school house soon after it was constructed in 1912.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:24:10 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 1054 at http://kplu.org Walla Walla's L'Ecole Winery grows up with a new label