Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

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.

 

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

Just last fall, nearly 4,000 tons were harvested in the Evergreen State, just behind cabernet franc.

 

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

Here are prize-winning wines from British Columbia’s stunningly beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Seven good-quality wines in a can from some of the region’s biggest wineries.

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Success with syrah has inspired winemakers and grape growers to seek out other Rhone varieties.

Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

With a winemaker from New Zealand on board, it’s has been winning boatloads of awards.

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine

Known as “King Cab” to winemakers, it’s the state’s most planted, expensive and famous variety.

Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest

Here are four ways to score bargains on quality wine, plus four wines worth seeking out.

Chardonnay is a top player in these four Washington wines

The white grape is playing a larger role in recent vintages, pushing production to No. 2 in the state.

Merlot plays a lead role in these four Northwest red blends

Once the state’s most-planted wine grape, merlot is now No. 4 behind cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and riesling.

Ancient Lakes’ cooler climate ideally suited for white wines

The region near Quincy spans 170,000 acres in size, but is home to about 2,000 acres of vineyards.

More Northwest rieslings ranking as ‘dry’ on taste profile scale

Riesling can show great range, based on where the grapes are grown and how dry the finished wine is.

Dirt-cheap wine available everywhere tops riesling taste test

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2017 Dry Riesling outperforms more expensive rivals in a magazine’s judging.

Washington wine’s roots are firmly planted in Yakima Valley

It was the Pacific Northwest’s first American Viticultural Area, federally approved on April 4, 1983.

Four prize-winning wines from the Horse Heaven Hills region

The 570,000-acre growing area isn’t visited often by wine travelers because it offers few wineries.

Red Mountain AVA remains a gold mine for wine contest awards

Here are four stellar wines from this growing region, which specializes in red wine grapes.

‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.

Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Chef shows flair at pairing wine with springtime vegetables

She creates dishes that match wine with sweet onions, artichokes, salmon and even asparagus.