Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cab ranks No. 2 on Wine.com list

The Columbia Crest 2014 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon has been the second-most popular wine with customers in 2017 on Wine.com. (Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates) It’s no surprise to see a Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay leading Wine.com’s top 100 list of wines purchased in 2017, but at No. 2 stands…

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Finding bargains in red wines

Clean and ripe grapes could be mistaken for black currants or blueberries as they take another step toward their transformation into wine at Tranche Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) A question often asked is why red wine is so much more expensive than white wine.The…

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Adelsheim Vineyard promotes Hennen to replace Paige as winemaker

Head winemaker Dave Paige, left, will hand off all of his keys to the Adelsheim Vineyard barrel room to associate winemaker Gina Hennen later this month. (Photo by Adelsheim Vineyard/Courtesy of Trellis Growth Partners) NEWBERG, Ore. – Oregon’s iconic Adelsheim Vineyard makes just the fourth winemaking change in its 45-year…

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Time to make room for new whites and pinks

From when White wine grapes are harvested to when the become wine can take as little as a few weeks (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) The 2017 harvest had all but wrapped up. Walk into any winery in the Pacific Northwest, in the cellar, red and white wines will…

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Idaho Wine Industry’s stock continues to rise

The fist grapes were planted 153 years ago. But today, the Gem state’s wine industry is coming into its own. More than 50 wines dot the state from the top of the panhandle to the Nevada border. Legitimacy has come in the form of three federally recognized  American Viticultural Areas…

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8 Northwest rosés ideal for Thanksgiving

Bottles of Pacific Northwest rosé stand ready to be judged at the 2017 Cascadia International Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) The post 8 Northwest rosés ideal for Thanksgiving appeared first on Great Northwest Wine. Powered by WPeMatico

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Pinot Gris rules Oregon’s white wine landscape

Pinot Gris for the 2017 vintage ripens Sept. 1 in Archer Vineyard on the southern slope of Parrett Mountain in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) For the past 15 years, Pinot Gris has been Oregon’s go-to white wine grape. With more than 15,000 tons harvested in…

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Chardonnay plays an important role in Washington

Chardonnay is an important wine grape variety in the Pacific Northwest. This sign is in Cold Creek Vineyard in Washington’s Columbia Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Chardonnay has been at or near the top of the heap in Washington wine country for the better part of 30 years.…

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Pinot Gris by Oregon’s Pike Road tops fifth annual Great Northwest Invitational

Adam Campbell is the second-generation owner and winemaker for Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston, Ore. He and his family created Pike Road Wines in 2014 and opened their tasting room for the sister winery in 2017 in downtown Carlton. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Second-generation…

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Melanie Krause, Cinder Wines uses Riesling to top Idaho Wine Competition

Melanie Krause, who produced the best Riesling at the 2017 Cascadia International Wine Competition, followed that up at the 2017 Idaho Wine Competition, where her 2016 Off-Dry Riesling was voted best of show. (Photo courtesy of Cinder Wines) CALDWELL, Idaho – An off-dry Riesling from one of Pacific Northwest’s top…

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