Brilliance of Oregon Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir from one vineyard in Oregon wine country can taste completely different than Pinot Noir grown on a nearby hill in a different AVA. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) When you focus on one grape, you get pretty good at it. This works in the Old World with…

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Bargain whites abound across Great Northwest

Affordable white wines are not difficult to find throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are a dozen delicious examples or $15 or less. (Photo by Richard Duval/Vine Lines) With spring weather warming considerably, we will find ourselves reaching for crisp and refreshing white wines more often for the next several months.…

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Great value reds from Great Northwest

  Barrels, whether new or used, are a big part of the cost of producing red wine. The barrels are expensive, and they take up a lot of space. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) When looking at affordable red wines, there are two considerations: sub-premium box and jug wines…

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Time to think pink in Great Northwest

Northwest winemakers continue to provide consumers with delicious dry rosé wines that pair beautifully with fresh Northwest cuisine. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Rosés are one of the hottest categories of wine across the Pacific Northwest. Wine lovers are buying and drinking dry rosés in record numbers, and winemakers are…

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Riesling comes in many delicious forms

Riesling comes in many forms, from ultra-dry to mega-sweet. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle) In the past two decades, the Pacific Northwest has established itself as a world-class center of Riesling, standing on the global wine stage with such luminaries as Germany and Australia. And every three years, the…

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Washington Chardonnay remains a big favorite

Chardonnay grapes ripen in the Columbia Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) With all the excitement about Washington Riesling for the past 15 years, Washington Chardonnay has hung around and remains one of the most popular white wine grapes in the state. Last fall, wineries crushed 42,000 tons of…

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