Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Viognier: French white grape gaining foothold in Washington

Viognier, the noble white grape of the northern Rhône Valley of France,…


Spain’s tempranillo gaining in popularity across Northwest

Here are eight examples of Northwest tempranillos that are worth seeking out.


A red wine state, Washington continues to focus on blends

Washington is often thought of as a white wine state, probably because…


Platinum Judging takes gold medal wines to next level

Eighteen years ago, Wine Press Northwest, a wine publication in Kennewick, Washington, began its annual Platinum Judging, a multi-day tasting of Pacific Northwest wines that… Continue reading

Red wine usually costs more, but you can still find bargains

Here are five good-quality reds that won’t drain your grocery budget.

Raise a glass to these top white and rose bargain wines

Next year Northwest winemakers will be bottling their non-red varieties, including these six.

Coming into its own: Idaho wine industry’s stock still rising

More than 50 wineries dot the state from the top of the panhandle to the Nevada border.

Seven affordable, findable wines for the Thanksgiving table

Each costs $15 or less, and most if not all can be purchased at supermarkets.

Pinot gris overtakes chardonnay as top white grape of Oregon

With over 15,000 tons harvested in 2015, pinot gris is even more dominant in the neighboring state.

Why syrah continues to rise in popularity in Washington state

It’s the Evergreen State’s third-most popular red grape, after cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

Woodward Canyon Winery continues to weave masterpieces

Owner Rick Small uses grapes from vines he used when he made wine in his back yard in the 1970s.

Oregon pinot gris tops Great Northwest Wine invite judging

Pike Road Pinot Gris won best of Show in the 2017 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Walla Walla winery has a reputation for wonderful white wines

L’Ecole No. 41, the third-oldest winery in Walla Walla Valley, bucks the area’s red-wine reputation.

Ancient Lakes important for Washington state’s white wines

The region named for its pothole lakes grows great chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc grapes.

Interest in GSM blends percolating in the Pacific Northwest

We’re likely to see more of this red style of wine made with grenache, syrah and mourvedre grapes.

Interest in syrah grows throughout Oregon wine industry

We tend to think of Oregon as pinot noir country, and that is richly deserved. The recent 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report showed… Continue reading

Yakima Valley thrives as historical heart of Washington wine

The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, “the cradle of the industry.” This valley, which… Continue reading

The grape test: Tasting blind reveals great Northwest wines

What makes a great Northwest wine? When we evaluate wines, we taste them under blind conditions, meaning we know neither the producer nor the price… Continue reading

Red Mountain home to some of the state’s most famous vineyards

Red Mountain, a little hill on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley, has fast become the premiere location for growing red… Continue reading

Remote Wahluke Slope attracting more attention for its wine

The Wahluke Slope is a dusty, often forgotten corner of Washington wine country. In reality, it is the backbone of the Washington wine… Continue reading