Monthly Archives: May 2009

Washington Wine Industry Wants Tougher Labeling Rules

    Washington state growers recently spoke in favor of stricter rules
governing the content of wines billed as Washington products.

     Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Chair Brenton Roy of
Oasis Farms (Prosser) and WAWGG Director Todd Newhouse of Upland
Vineyards (Outlook) testified on behalf of the association at the
meeting.

     WAWGG and the Washington Wine Institute are backing the bill,
which received first reading by state lawmakers on January 29. The bill
seeks to require that Washington wines be made 95% from…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles

Blending Wine & Music in the U.K.

    Casella Wines, the company behind Australian wine brand Yellow
Tail, is set to launch a music and wine promotional campaign in the
United Kingdom.

     According to Just Drinks, Yellow Tail Sample Sessions aims to
match a genre of music with a style of wine, the company said.

     Senior Yellow Tail winemaker Emma Norbiato and Australian deejay
Rob O’Neil have created eight matches for the promotion, including…

Posted in Wine Buzz

Tasting Features Spanish & Portuguese Varities

    The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS)
has announced that the most extensive annual tasting of domestically
produced Spanish and Portuguese varietal wines in North America will
take place this year on Sunday, June 14 at the Fort Mason Conference
Center in San Francisco.

     From 2 to 4:30 p.m., consumers will have an opportunity to taste
wines produced by TAPAS members from grape varieties indigenous to
Spain and Portugal that are now cultivated in America, in a delightful
walk-around setting in…

Posted in Wine in the Glass

Another New AVA for Washington

    Washington state’s wine industry continues to grow, scoring its
second American Viticultural Area of the year with designation of the
Lake Chelan AVA, Wines & Vines reports.

     “We’ve always known that we were growing world-class grapes up
here, but now the whole world’s going to know about us,” said Steve
Kludt of Lake Chelan Winery, who opened the AVA’s first winery in 2000
and co-founded the Lake Chelan Wine Valley Association.

     “We still have to produce good wines and grow world-class grapes,
but at least now we’re going to start getting recognized and…

Posted in Wine Region Profiles
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