Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Northwest Wine: Cabernet franc good fit in Washington vineyards

The late ripener, harvested around Halloween, is best known as a classic Bordeaux variety.

 

Northwest Wine: Pinot gris remains Oregon’s flagship white

The grapes were first planted in Oregon by Northwest wine pioneer David Lett in 1965.

 

Idaho’s underdog wine industry is worthy of your attention

The Gem State plays the “little guy” role well, producing fascinating reds, whites and roses.

 

Anything but…? Chardonnay is No. 1 in Washington state

Not only is the white grape our favorite, it ranks as the No. 1 wine sold in the United States.

Washington’s Ancient Lakes region is home to renowned wines

Its cool climate and caliche soils allows for growing grapes that make for distinctive vino.

Oregon wine country is embracing the challenges of syrah

Oregonian winemakers like the warm-climate grape because it’s more robust than pinot noir.

Washington is home to affordable and delicious riesling

Try these Columbia Valley wines, with beautiful flavors and perfect balance, for $15 or less.

Wine lovers’ thirst for sauvignon blanc continues to grow here

It is the No. 4 white grape in Washington, after riesling, chardonnay and pinot gris.

British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley a mecca for wine lovers

If you’ve already toured Washington, Oregon and Idaho’s wine regions, put Canada’s on your bucket list.

Washington Wine Hall of Fame to induct Dick and Wendy Shaw

The couple will be celebrated at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser.

Washington’s wine aficionados have renewed interest in syrah

Syrahs may be poised for a comeback, as more and more are drinking the red wine.

Northwest Wine: Petit verdot a rare delight in Washington

Usually used in blends, the bold grape is getting a starring role in some spectacular wines.

Think pink: Provence-style rose is the drink of the summer

This time of year, it’s a good idea to keep a couple of bottles of dry pink wine in your fridge.

Cabernet sauvignon blends part of a growing Washington trend

The state’s signature grape in Bordeaux-style blends often represents local winemakers’ best work.

Northwest Wine: Summer shines alongside vibrant Northwest white wines

Pro tip: Don’t drink them straight from the fridge. They’re best at between 50 and 60 degrees.

Event at posh new lodge gathers 20 winemakers who entered Cascadia contest

The event at new luxury hotel in Richland pays tribute to a wine industry visionary.

Refreshing pinot gris goes perfectly with Northwest cuisine

Keep a few bottles chilling in your fridge to enjoy with seafood like salmon, crab and oysters.

Red Mountain among Washington’s most important wine regions

Over 90 percent of the 4,040-acre ridge of Yakima Valley is planted to red-wine grapes.

Spanish grape earns gold at Cascadia for full-bodied wines

Only 5 percent of the 9,000 wineries in the U.S. produce a tempranillo, including 54 in Washington.

Washington turned 20,000 tons of syrah into wine last year

It continues to grow in popularity as the state’s No. 3 red grape after cabernet sauvignon and merlot.