Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Wild Goose soars again: B.C. wine tops Cascadia Wine Competition

Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia won best of show at the sixth annual wine competition.

 

GSM: Red blend among Washington’s most interesting wines

The red Rhône varieties of grenache, syrah and mourvedre make for a fascinating blended wine.

 

Here’s what it takes to make top-rated Northwest wine

Only 1 in 10 wines earn Great Northwest Wine’s top rating — and it depends upon myriad aspects.

 

State’s merlot second only to cabernet sauvignon

The red grapes grown in Washington make a sturdy wine, with tannin structures that often rival cab.

Walla Walla nearly as famous for its grapes as for its wines

More than 130 wineries call the valley home, making it a destination for wine tourists.

America’s favorite wine is well-represented in the Northwest

Chardonnay is, and continues to be, America’s favorite wine. Of course, California leads the way, and with 675,000 tons crushed in last fall’s harvest, chardonnay… Continue reading

Oregon has retained its laser focus on bottling pinot noir

The red grape is famous in France’s Burgundy region and Northern California’s Russian River Valley.

Barnard Griffin’s award-winning rose is a wine to fall for

Looking for a bottle of vino to go with your Valentine’s Day weekend dinner? Think pink.

Wahluke Slope fruit plays key role for Washington’s wineries

Nearly 10,000 acres of wine grapes are planted on along the slope known for perfectly ripened fruit.

Washington’s first plantings of riesling predated statehood

It is now the No. 4 grape in the state, trailing cabernet sauvignon, merlot and chardonnay.

Malbec is now the No. 5 grape in the Walla Walla Valley

The red Bordeaux grape is picking up in popularity in Washington wine country.

Viognier: French white grape gaining foothold in Washington

Viognier, the noble white grape of the northern Rhône Valley of France, has started to gain a strong foothold in the Pacific Northwest, rolling in… Continue reading

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 we’re famous for our rieslings and chardonnays. But, in fact, Washington has been… Continue reading

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.