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And Now, a Little Washington Wine Advice for the Thanksgiving Table

When you've got a lot of food—and, let's face it, a lot of wine—variety and value are key.

11/22/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Nine Hats Pinot Gris The Benches Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2015

This grape has a rep for being innocuous, to the point of bland. Here's a bottle that will convince you otherwise.

11/08/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Syncline Wine Cellars Subduction Red Columbia Valley 2015

If you want to taste the cutting edge of Rhone blends in Washington, look no further.

10/18/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

6 Winemakers to Watch

These Washingtonians are responsible for some of the best wines our state has to offer. Keep an eye on them, their wineries, and their future vintages.

09/29/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling Columbia Valley 2015

A dry offering from the world's largest riesling producer.

09/27/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

No surprise—our most planted and most produced grape variety produces an abundance of top wines.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Washington's Best White Wines

Reds aren't our only stars.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

No disrespect to France, but this traditional blend—mostly based on cabernet sauvignon and merlot—has become a local signature.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Merlot

Sometimes this grape gets a bad rap, but Washington makes merlot as well as any area of the world.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Syrah

Is syrah Washington’s greatest grape variety? These wines make a compelling argument.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Red Blends

These wines are far more than the sum of their parts.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best Value Wines

These bottles are $30 and under but deliver luxe-level flavor.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Wines with a Sense of Place

At its best, wine not only delivers hedonistic enjoyment, it also conveys the essence of the land that produced it. Here are 10 wines that do just that.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

The Wild West

It’s an era of major exploration in both variety and place. Here are some of the latest standouts from the winemaking frontier.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Feature

The Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016

It's a tremendous time to be a Washington wine drinker.

09/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Kerloo Cellars Syrah Blue Mountain Vineyard Walla Walla Valley

Ryan Crane's latest syrah drinks like a wine twice its price.

09/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Soos Creek Sundance Red Wine Columbia Valley 2013

A perfect example of the best of Washington wine—small quantities, high quality, and exceptionally well priced.

08/23/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Kerloo Cellars Majestic Red Wine Columbia Valley 2014

A Rhone-style blend well below the typical price range.

08/09/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan