Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer

The Aberdeen winery used riesling to produce the cleaner for law enforcement and first responders.


The secret sauce behind some of the Northwest’s top red blends

Syrah, which originated in the Rhone Valley of France, helps produce some of the most approachable wines.


World will toast to riesling’s 585th birthday on March 13

Historians celebrate when Count John IV of Katzenelnbogen first wrote of the white wine on March 13, 1435.


World-renowned McNeilly makes more headlines with Mark Ryan

The world learned about Mark Ryan Winery when its red blend landed on the Top 100 list of Wine Spectator.

Northwest Wine: You don’t have to go far for great Canadian wine

Top British Columbia producers include Gehringer Brothers, Hester Creek, Tinhorn Creek and Vanessa Vineyard.

Making the case for sweet wines, and not just for dessert

They’ve traditionally been stigmatized by the wine industry — even though people like them.

Many regional reasons to say yay to Northwest chardonnay

Wineries are making more food-friendly versions of the white Burgundy wine than ever before.

The rise of rose in Northwest wine comes in many shades

Look for Barnard Griffin’s rose, a perennial favorite of wine judges, to arrive around Valentine’s Day.

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.