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Winemaker Fortifies his Repertoire by Becoming one of Washington’s First Vermouth Producers

The Seattle Times December 8, 2017 Mark Newton of Woodinville’s DiStefano Winery crafts three artisan styles. MARK NEWTON GOT into winemaking back in 1983, launching DiStefano Winery in Woodinville, a sparkling wine house — among the first bubblemakers in the state. He then became more mainstream by moving into production of Bordeaux… Read More

Finding Bargains in Red Wines

Great Northwest Wine December 10, 2017 A question often asked is why red wine is so much more expensive than white wine. The reasons are many: Red wine grapes cost more. Last year, a ton of red wine grapes in Washington cost $1,157 a ton, compared with $883 a ton… Read More
Washington Wines for Thanksgiving

Washington Wines For Thanksgiving

Forbes November 20, 2017 Outside of California, wines from Oregon and New York get the most attention, but Washington State is actually America's second largest producer and, according to sommelier Morgan Harris, the perfect place to look for wines for this year's Thanksgiving table. "There's enough diversity of styles for… Read More

The Northwest’s Top 50 Wines

Andy Perdue for The Seattle Times November 17, 2017 Out of the thousands he tasted in 2017, Andy Perdue picks the best of the bunch. EACH YEAR, I taste thousands of wines, either as samples that arrive in my office or at competitions in which I participate. Beginning in January,… Read More

Reporter’s Notebook: Winemaker With Yakima Ties Talks About State’s Emergence As First-Class Wine Region

The Yakima Herald November 12, 2017 Chris Peterson is winemaker and partner at Avennia, a winery in Woodinville. Peterson, 46, was part of the first graduating class from Walla Walla Community College’s two-year enology and viticulture program. He spent about eight years at DeLille Cellars, also in Woodinville, before starting… Read More



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