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8:25 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Northwest Wine Industry Hits Milestone As Wine Grape-Growing Regions Turn 30

This August 2012 photo shows vines spilling down toward the Willamette Valley at Amity Vineyards in Amity, Ore.
Joseph B. Frazier AP Photo

The Northwest wine industry and the region’s grapevines are both getting older.

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.

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northwest wine
4:15 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Northwest Wine Grape Growers Brace for Cold Damage

Anna King

Northwest wine grape growers expect this week’s very 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.

Deep cold on wine vines isn’t good, but several factors determine just how bad it is. There’s the cold itself, and how long it lasts. There’s the elevation, colder air tends to settle in lower valleys. Then, there’s the variety of grape—is it German-tough or less cold-hardy Mediterranean?

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the science of wine
3:10 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

WSU Breaks Ground on Wine Science Center in Tri-Cities

Artist rendering courtesy of Washington State University.

Dignitaries and leaders of the Northwest wine industry braved a drizzle Thursday for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Washington State University’s new Wine Science Center in the Tri-Cities. 

There are now nearly 800 licensed wineries in the state of Washington, up from about 40 three decades ago.

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from critic to winemaker
7:01 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Well-known Northwest wine writer starts wine venture

Anna King

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 the news has agitated some in the industry.

Former Seattle Times columnist Paul Gregutt defends his winery in southeast Washington, but others see a conflict of interest.

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