Gold medal reds from 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition

Ken Robertson, chief of judges at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition, reviews a wine moments after it was awarded a gold medal by one of the six judging panels at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Sharon Beth Photography) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Red wines dominated 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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4th annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins today

Yashar Shayan, is owner of Impulse Wine, an online retailer in the Seattle area, will again be a judge at the annual Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The fourth annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins this morning at the historic…

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