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Mike Sauer took a chance on planting wine grapes…and the rest is history

Mike Sauer took a chance on planting wine grapes…and the rest is history 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔July 12, 2018

Written by Viki Eierdam published July 11, 2018 Finding good people in the wine industry is not a difficult task. Finding exceptional people that top vintners are “honored to work with” and describe as “inquisitive, hardworking, dedicated and humble” is a

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Long summer days make crisp, balanced wines

Long summer days make crisp, balanced wines 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔July 12, 2018

The longest day of the year is now behind us, but Yakima Valley wine grapes are still receiving more sunshine than the famous California wine-growing regions. It may surprise many that the Yakima Valley’s long summer days generate more sunlight,

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A feminine touch in Yakima Valley wine

A feminine touch in Yakima Valley wine 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 27, 2018

At its best, wine tends to express feminine qualities. Taste a great wine and you enjoy delicate floral aromas, luscious fruit flavors, elegant textures and soft tannins. And there have been studies from Yale University scientists showing that women are

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Northwest Wine: Red Mountain among Washington’s most important regions

Northwest Wine: Red Mountain among Washington’s most important regions 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 18, 2018

Originally published in the Trial City Herald. By Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman, June 12, 2018 Of all the brown ridges in Washington’s Columbia Valley, perhaps none is more important to winemakers than Red Mountain. It is a 4,040-acre ridge

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What Italian Wine Grapes Are Doing in Washington

What Italian Wine Grapes Are Doing in Washington 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 15, 2018

First published on Forbes.com June 15, 2018 One thousand feet above Washington’s Columbia Valley, the highest reaches of dusty Snipes Mountain lie beneath river stones, vineyards staked incongrously in a mix of arid earth and the water-rounded rocks of gemlike beauty and crayon-color variation that winegrowers here call cobblestones. Less

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Beginning as a World War II flying school, Airfield Ranches hits 50-year milestone

Beginning as a World War II flying school, Airfield Ranches hits 50-year milestone 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 11, 2018

Airfield Ranches has been growing wine grapes in the Yakima Valley for 50 years. Passing down the farm from generation to generation has been a tried and true business model for farm families throughout the United States. Although the practice

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Washington’s way with GSM could turn the full-bodied red blends into our signature wine

Washington’s way with GSM could turn the full-bodied red blends into our signature wine 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 9, 2018

By Andy Perdue Special to The Seattle Times June 9, 2018 AMONG THE MOST fascinating and gratifying developments in Washington wine in the past decade is the rise of Rhône red varieties. The biggest benefit of this increased interest is

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Ten Great Wines You Need To Try Now

Ten Great Wines You Need To Try Now 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 9, 2018

First printed in Forbes.com June 21, 2018 This list promises to get you out of your wine rut and open up new possibilities with ten great wines to try now. There is so much amazing wine in the world today

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Soil, Slope & Sunshine

Soil, Slope & Sunshine 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 4, 2018

An appellation, or AVA (American Viticultural Area), is a designated geographical region that possesses unique climate, soil and physical features which distinguish it from surrounding areas.This combination of soil, slope and sunshine influences the growth and character of the grapes,

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Northwest Wine: Syrah emerges as true Northwest star

Northwest Wine: Syrah emerges as true Northwest star 0

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔June 1, 2018

Originally printed in the Tri-City Herald May 31, 2018 A grape that has become a mainstay across the Pacific Northwest is Syrah, the classic red wine grape from France’s Rhône Valley that was introduced to our region in Washington’s Yakima

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