Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

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.

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.