Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Washington State Wine Resources

One of my 2009 Wine Resolutions was to explore Washington State's wine. (image from Hospitality & Wine Education)

In case any readers want to follow along, here's an alphabetical list of the wine resources I've found on the web. Happy surfing--and join me in exploring this US wine region over the coming months.

Go Taste Wine's Washington Wine Country Map: a clickable map with all the major regions.

MikeL's Guide to Washington Wineries: easily navigable site, with maps, wine tour itineraries, and an alphabetical list of all wineries in the state.

Through the Walla Walla Grape Vine: Catie the Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman's blog, with reviews and wine happenings.

Washington Wine Commission: a great guide to Washington state's wineries, grape growers, and wine regions. Perfect for relative newbies (like me).

Washington Wine Country: another site with tour itineraries, a guide to regions, and more.

Washington Wine Report: this blog was recommended to me by a reader, Domino, and I am glad they left a comment! This is a terrific blog, and writer Sean Sullivan provides focused, thoughtful reviews.

Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman: an online wine shop specializing in Washington state wines.

Wine Peeps: The Seattle-based daughter and father duo Kori and John give Washington wine terrific coverage. One of their latest articles focused on the best wine shops in the state. A frequent stop of mine, Wine Peeps is one of the best-informed and thorough wine blogs on the 'net. If you haven't checked it out, you should! They also pay particular attention for wines that deliver bang for the buck, so GWU$20 readers will find a lot to like.

Write for Wine...Washington Wine Wench: a blog dedicated to Washington wine and wine happenings.

If you have any other recommended Washington State Wine Resources that I've missed, please leave them in the comments below.

4 comments:

Amy Atwood said...

Thanks for the great links on WA.
I have a similar resolution about Oregon this year!
Cheers
Amy

Jen said...

A good website for Walla Walla is: http://www.wallawallawine.com/node/16

Have fun exploring Washington!

john said...

Debs,
Thanks for your kind words about Wine Peeps. One of the best resouces Kori and I have found when touring Washington Wine Country is Steve Robert's Wine Trails NW, http://www.winetrailsnw.com/
Keep up your great work!

rjh (http://rjswineblog.blogspot.com) said...

good wa wine resources. i lived in seattle for 15 years and there are a ton of great wines in the northwest. one that i really like is any wine from mark ryan. he's in western washington, out of woodenville, so not part of the walla walla wineries, but he makes phenomenal reds - dead horse and long haul are my favorites.

cheers.
rj