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Category Archives: Washington
Excellent Riesling is now being produced on both the East and West coasts of the US. In this article, we review recent releases of several of the most important American producers. These include Dr. Konstantin Frank and Lamoreaux Landing in … Continue reading
Two of the Southern Rhone’s premier winemakers—Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie—have teamed up with Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle to make wines from Rhone varieties grown in Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Their venture is called Tenet Wines, and we … Continue reading
As we note in our Report # 38 The Wines of Washington State, Washington is by far the country’s most important producer of Riesling. With 6320 acres of vines, it has double California’s plantings and over five times those of … Continue reading
In the recent past (geologically speaking), Washington State was home to one of nature’s most cataclysmic events, which shaped the terrain and soils of the vineyards that today produce some of the world’s best wine grapes, which we had the … Continue reading
David Lake (1943-2009) was one of the most influential pioneers in the history of the Washington State wine industry. He is credited with producing Washington State’s first vineyard-designated wines as well as the state’s first Syrah.
American Wine, just published by the University of California Press, is a very ambitious effort to tell the story of wine in the U.S.—all 50 states, 206 AVA’s, 7 thousand producers, and almost one million acres of vines—in a beautifully … Continue reading