Intrinsic a wild new wine from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Juan Muñoz Oca, head winemaker for Columbia Crest, also is behind Intrinsic, a new Cabernet Sauvignon made in an unusual way. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) PATERSON, Wash. – One of Washington’s largest wineries is thinking small – but in a big way. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched…

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Semiahmoo Resort host to Northwest Wine Encounter

Semiahmoo Resort is host to the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter, which is April 15-17. The iconic resort is near Blaine, Wash., about two hours north of Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Semiahmoo Resort) BLAINE, Wash. – Four great Northwest wineries will come together April 15-17 for the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter…

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El Niño shows signs of weakening this spring

This image of the western United States from Feb. 23 to March 23, 2016 indicates the percent of normal precipitation (Image by High Plains Regional Climate Center/courtesy of Gregory Jones). ASHLAND, Ore. – March may well go out like a lamb, but the warm lion chasing it through Pacific Northwest…

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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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