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Western Washington Wines from Western Washington Grapes: Evergreen State Fair wants you!

The deadline is rapidly approaching to submit your wines to the second annual Evergreen State Fair wine competition. This competition is open to both commercial and amateur wine makers, the submission deadline is July 23rd, 2010.  Only wines produced in Western Washington, from 100% grapes grown in Western Washington, are eligible for this wine competition. Wines fermented from any Eastern Washington... read more

Notable moment no. 28 of 3592 at WBC: Washington Wine and Wineries

Being a total book geek, moment #27 was realizing I was on the same vineyard bus for the North American Wine Bloggers Conference as Paul Gregutt’s editor,  Blake Edgar. The big moment #28 came when I realized he was carrying the galley proof of the second edition of Gregutt’s book of Washington Wines & Wineries: The Essential Guide. I bought the first copy of  Washington Wines and... read more

5 Sound Bites from the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference

The 2010 North American Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla was a fantastic event, leaving me much to tell. For now, I’ll share some amusing comments from Washington winemakers, wine lovers, and foodies. Hanging on the patio with Becky and Wade Becky Yeaman telling us that she met her husband, Dr. Wade Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe Winery, after being introduced by a friend who described Wade as... read more

Ten things to know about Washington (wine)

This weekend 300 wine bloggers descend on the state of Washington, heading to Walla Walla (W2) for the 3rd annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference.  Twelve years ago I moved to the state of Washington.  To insure survival I quickly learned how to pronounce names such as Puyallup, Chehalis, Sequim, and Tekoa.  Five years ago I began learning about wine and Washington wine, in particular.  As a... read more

10 last minute tips for Walla Walla Wine Bloggers Conference 2010

Are you headed to the 3rd North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Walla Walla this weekend? You are in for a treat, but do you have any idea what you are REALLY getting yourself into? Fantastic Washington wines and interacting with friendly, creative, professional and occasionally kooky Washington wine makers are a given.  Walla Walla Washington is eagerly awaiting your arrival and will be... read more

Last Day to Enter WBC or Bust Contest!!!

WBC or Bust Road trip is a fantastic way to experience the diversity and excellence of Washington Wine Country. This road trip is a three day, all-expense paid, trek across Washington state wine country designed to get you to Walla Walla at the start of the North American Wine Bloggers Conference.   Transportation, food, lodging and of course wine is provided! This contest is open to  all  citizen wine... read more

Full Pull Wines: Washington Wines for wine lovers near and far

Are you looking for a unique  way to learn about AND reasonably acquire Washington Wine? Full Pull Wines may be your answer, especially if you are participating in the WBC or Bust contest! Last October, Paul Zitarelli started Full Pull Wines with the goal to: “be able to tell the stories behind the wines, offer compelling prices, and make a great buying experience” The Washington Wine... read more

Ready, Set, Nominate!: Wine Blog Awards

Its that time of year to nominate your favorite wine blogs for the Wine Blog Awards, 2010 vintage. The awards will be announced at the North American Wine Bloggers Conference this June. Between April 1-7, 2010, nominations are being accepted from the public in the following wine blog categories: Best Wine Blog Graphics, Photography, & Presentation Best Industry/Business Wine Blog: Best Wine Reviews on... read more

WBC-or-BUST: Road to Walla Walla for Wine Bloggers

Hey Wine Blogger, how would you like to win a trip to Washington wine country? The 3rd North American Wine Bloggers’ Conference is taking place in Walla Walla, Washington June 25-27th.  BUT, two and half days can only give you a mere taste of what Washington wineries offer. The WBC or Bust Road Trip to Walla Walla gives you the opportunity to learn twice as much about Washington Wines! What is the... read more

Walla Walla Beer?

When I think of Walla Walla, I think of wine and the upcoming North American Wine Bloggers Conference. I have to admit that beer doesn’t usually enter that equation for me. I am glad that Geoff Kaiser, of Seattle Beer News, is a smart guy and was sure to include breweries in his trip into Walla Walla wine country. I should know better, I know that most wine makers enjoy beer. You look in any fridge... read more

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