Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest

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

Chardonnay evolves deliciously throughout the Northwest
How Woodinville became a part of Washington wine country

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.

How Woodinville became a part of Washington wine country
Alexandria Nicole Cellars wows judges at Great Northwest Invite

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.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars wows judges at Great Northwest Invite
More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine

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.

More than just apples: Wenatchee has rich history in wine
Wahluke Slope provides the backbone to Washington wine

Wahluke Slope provides the backbone to Washington wine

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

Wahluke Slope provides the backbone to Washington wine
Lake Chelan provides a natural draw for Northwest wine lovers

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.

Lake Chelan provides a natural draw for Northwest wine lovers
Northwest Wine: Koenig Vineyards wins Idaho Wine Competition

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: Koenig Vineyards wins Idaho Wine Competition
Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

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: Cab franc has found a following in Washington
Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington

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.

Northwest Wine: A global red, malbec finds a home in Washington
A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa

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.

A wine wonderland awaits north of the border in Canada’s Napa
Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

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

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines
Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards

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

Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards
Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms

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

Maryhill Winery boosts production, opens posh tasting rooms
Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine

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.

Cabernet sauvignon could be called Washington’s signature wine
Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest

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.

Great wine at great prices abounds in the Pacific Northwest
Chardonnay is a top player in these four Washington wines

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.

Chardonnay is a top player in these four Washington wines
Merlot plays a lead role in these four Northwest red blends

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.

Merlot plays a lead role in these four Northwest red blends
Ancient Lakes’ cooler climate ideally suited for white wines

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.

Ancient Lakes’ cooler climate ideally suited for white wines
More Northwest rieslings ranking as ‘dry’ on taste profile scale

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.

More Northwest rieslings ranking as ‘dry’ on taste profile scale
Dirt-cheap wine available everywhere tops riesling taste test

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.

Dirt-cheap wine available everywhere tops riesling taste test