California winery buys Oregon’s Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Lynn Penner-Ash was Oregon’s first female head winemaker when she arrived in 1988. She and her husband, Ron, launched Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in 1998. (Photo courtesy of Andréa Johnson Photography) NEWBERG, Ore. – One of Oregon’s top artisan wineries has been purchased by a large California wine producer. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars announced…

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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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Linfield College adds to Wine Lecture Series

Richard Smart, viewed as one of the industry’s leading viticultural scientists and nicknamed “The Flying Vine Doctor,” will lecture May 10, 2016 at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Linfield College) McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield College will bring in two of the world’s top viticultural researchers – Jack…

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Washington Malbec continues to gain momentum

Malbec is becoming a much more important wine grape in Washington. The red Bordeaux variety is gaining momentum each year. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) There is every indication that Washington Malbec is on the verge of becoming a much bigger thing. A decade ago, World Malbec Day could…

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Cynthia Nims dives into Northwest oysters, wines

Cynthia Nims is the author of several books. Her most recent is Oysters: Recipes that Bring Home a Taste of the Sea. SEATTLE – Cynthia Nims knows Pacific Northwest cuisine, and her latest book dives into the beautiful and occasionally murky waters of oysters. Oysters: Recipes that Bring Home a…

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Spring Valley, Woodward Canyon each earn 2 double golds in Florida

Owner Rick Small, left, and winemaker Kevin Mott are the two behind the Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, which was The Seattle Times Wine of the Year for 2015. The 2013 vintage recently earned a double gold medal at the 2016 American Fine Competition in Florida. (Photo…

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Walla Walla’s Dunham Cellars hires new head winemaker

Tyler Tennyson is the new head winemaker for Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash. Most recently, he was the head winemaker for Gordon Estates near Pasco. WALLA WALLA, Wash. – One of the Walla Walla Valley’s oldest wineries has a new winemaker. Tyler Tennyson has joined Dunham Cellars as the…

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Seattle Restaurant Week returns for dinner, lunch deals

Anthony’s at Pier 66 is among the 165 restaurants in King County taking part in Seattle Restaurant Week, which runs Sunday through Thursday on April 10-14 and April 17-21. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) SEATTLE – It’s become a tradition unlike any other that Seattle Restaurant Week follows on…

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Pinot Gris from both sides of Columbia River

Pinot Gris is, in fact, not a white grape, as it turns pink when it’s ready to be harvested. For more than 15 years, Oregon has embraced Pinot Gris as its No. 1 white wine grape. Today, Pinot Gris is as strong as ever with Oregon winemakers. Across the river…

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Maryhill Winery announces summer concert lineup

Maryhill Winery’s concert amphitheater overlooks the Columbia River. (Photo courtesy of Maryhill Winery) GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Summer concerts are returning this summer to Maryhill Winery. Last year, there were no concerts at the showpiece winery in the Columbia Gorge because of road construction. Maryhill Winery’s concert amphitheater seats 4,000 people…

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