Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Winemaker’s career is golden after 40 years in Washington

Four of Brian Carter Cellars’ gold-medal wines won awards at the 2019 Platinum Judging.

 

Reustle-Prayer Rock wines continue to rock it in South Oregon

Stephen Reustle’s winery was named Oregon Winery to Watch in 2009 and Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year in 2017.

 

Maryhill Winery earns a record 15 awards in Platinum contest

The Goldendale winery is on track to become the Platinum Judging’s all-time leader. It won 13 awards two years ago.

 

This year’s No. 1 wine in the Northwest is a Red Mountain cab

Since 2000, the Platinum Judging has helped ID the best gold-medal winning wines each year.

Spanish white grape albarino thrives in Pacific Northwest

The variety’s bright and fruity approach makes it a delicious fit with our regional cuisine.

7 Northwest wine offerings make the Wine Spectator Top 100

Since the list debuted in 1988, there have been 142 wines from Washington to make the list.

This Tri-City winery offers special GSM vertical tastings

That means tasting the same wine — same winery, wine varietal and vineyard designation — from multiple years.

Paula Eakin, winemaker for Domaine Ste. Michelle in Paterson, creates a top-rated sparkling wine. (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

Toast all holidays, each day with Northwest sparkling wines

Well-crafted bubbles — many found in this region — are perhaps the most versatile wines for food pairings.

Paula Eakin, winemaker for Domaine Ste. Michelle in Paterson, creates a top-rated sparkling wine. (Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

Seven wines that pair beautifully with your Christmas feast

You’ll want a range of bottles on the table, from sparkling whites to beefy reds.

Your regional wine shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend

Serve these top wines from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition with your Thanksgiving feast.

Northwest’s top winemakers embracing Italian red varieties

Winemaker Charles Smith produces seven Italian-inspired bottlings under the ViNO CasaSmith brand.

Syrah firmly established in Washington as No. 3 red grape

The very first vines of the Rhone Valley variety were planted in 1986 at Red Willow Vineyard near Yakima.

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest

A recent study proves the white wine is America’s favorite — despite the “anything but chardonnay” trend.

How Woodinville became a part of Washington wine country

The city 15 miles south of Everett has developed into a home for about 130 wineries and tasting rooms.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars wows judges at Great Northwest Invite

Its Shepherds Mark White Wine — a blend of roussanne, marsanne and viognier grapes — won Best of Show.

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

The state’s first winery was in Wenatchee. Today, dozens of wineries and tasting rooms have opened there.

Wahluke Slope provides the backbone to Washington wine

Because of its warm weather, red varieties thrive there, especially syrah, merlot and cabernet sauvignon.

Lake Chelan provides a natural draw for Northwest wine lovers

The 30-plus wineries around the lake give credit to that picturesque, glacial-carved body of water.

Northwest Wine: Koenig Vineyards wins Idaho Wine Competition

Perhaps Idaho’s most gifted winemaker, Greg Koenig took home the top prize for a dessert wine.

Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

More than 4,000 tons of the of Bordeaux red grape were harvested in 2018 in the Evergreen State.