Best of Washington Wine

Washington’s 20 Best Wines Under $30

Budget-friendly wine doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor or local cred—especially in Washington. These high-quality wines are available around Seattle right now.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

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The Best of Washington Wine 2017

A wine-drenched weekend away in Walla Walla. Our annual list of the 100 best wines in the state. There are so many ways to raise a glass and celebrate our proximity to incredible cabernet, syrah, chardonnay, and more.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allison Williams With Allecia Vermillion

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Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations for Taste Washington 2017

This year's can't-miss wines, plus some valuable survival skills.

03/21/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Wondrous I.Q. Red Wine Columbia Valley 2013

This red blend is so compelling, we're setting aside traditional talk of New Year's Eve sparkling wine to sing its praises.

12/27/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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Weekly Wine Pick: Latta Wines Latta Latta GSM Columbia Valley 2013

SoDo's collection of tasting rooms is just the place to scope out this new project from a former Charles Smith winemaker.

12/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

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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

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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

Best of Washington

The Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016

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

09/21/2016 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

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

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