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What Killed Ascentia?

Sonoma wine company shuts down after selling its remaining five brands—including Columbia and Geyser Peak—to Gallo and Accolade Wines

Posted: June 12, 2012  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

11 Outstanding Washington Reds

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and more from the 2009 vintage

Posted: June 1, 2012  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

Washington Company Hopes to Put Idaho Wine on the Map

Precept Wine bought Ste. Chapelle winery from struggling Ascentia Wine Estates

Posted: May 22, 2012  By Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Drew Barrymore Goes P.G. for New Adult Beverage

Plus, a top Washington winemaker starts his own label, vine vandals in Bordeaux and a wine for every Housewife

Posted: March 22, 2012  

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Impressive Washington Reds

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from the Evergreen State

Posted: February 17, 2012  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Outstanding Washington Reds

New reviews of signature Syrahs from Washington as well as uncommon but excellent bottlings of Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese

Posted: December 23, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Sliders Meet Cabernet at White Castle

Plus, Washington state adds its 12th AVA, actor Stanley Tucci would like to be paid for hosting PBS' Vine Talk, and several wineries get into the spirit of giving

Posted: December 22, 2011  

Dec. 15, 2011 Issue  :  Features

New Faces in Washington Wine

Posted: December 15, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Dec. 15, 2011 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Quality High, Prices Low

Strong vintages deliver the goods in Washington

Posted: December 15, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Dec. 15, 2011 Issue  :  Alphabetical Listing

Washington Alphabetical Listing

Posted: December 15, 2011  

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Watch Out California, Washington Is the Value King

The winning wines of Columbia Crest have little competition from the Golden State

Posted: December 14, 2011  By Tim Fish

Overdeliver isn't officially a word, but I can't think of a better way to describe a wine that's truly a great value. It overdelivers on quality relative to price, whether the bottle is $10 or 100 bucks.

Those are the sort of wines I try to write about in this blog as often as I can, and whenever I do, readers in their comments regularly champion one label: Columbia Crest. The Washington state winery has a devoted fan base for a reason. It's that rare winery that overdelivers across the board.

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Jacques Pépin Recipes and White Wines for the Holidays

Two recipes from the legend's new book, plus a list of recommended aromatic whites

Posted: December 9, 2011  By Laurie Woolever

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

11 Washington Cabernet Values

New reviews of excellent Cabernet Sauvignons and blends for $30 or less

Posted: October 14, 2011  By Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Perfect Diner Wine

Shooting Star Blue Franc Washington 2009

Posted: October 14, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

13 Intriguing Washington Reds

New reviews of Merlots and Cabernet Francs for $40 or less

Posted: October 7, 2011  By Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Januik Builds on Civilized Wines

Consistently outstanding 2008 reds, and more to come

Posted: September 1, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Mike Januik has gone from strength to strength with supple, subtle wines at his own winery and Novelty Hill in Washington.

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

Two New Washington Wineries

Hestia and Zero One take different routes

Posted: August 19, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Two newish wineries in Washington that deliver outstanding wine at relatively moderate prices represent different ways of getting there. One left a big bank to take a chance on starting his own winery. The other parlayed 15 years selling others' wines into a smart-business wine venture.

Neither Hestia nor Zero One involves planting a vineyard and growing grapes. Instead they're starting off slow by making a limited number of wines, getting their grapes from established growers. They both focus on a few wines and have an idea about how to establish an identity to us consumers.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

11 Summer Sippers

New reviews of whites and rosés from Washington priced at $25 and under

Posted: August 5, 2011  By Augustus Weed

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

SCARF-ing in Aspen

Amateur cooks pool dishes and wines for a memorable dinner

Posted: July 20, 2011  By Harvey Steiman

Wine Spectator senior editor Harvey Steiman gathers around the table with an assortment of wine, cooking and music enthusiasts for an annual dinner in Aspen. Each diner contributes a favorite dish or wine to the dinner, making for a great gastronomic experience without too much work.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

10 Bordeaux-Style Values from Washington

New reviews of Cabernet- and Merlot-based blends, plus outstanding Malbecs, for $30 or less

Posted: June 17, 2011  By Augustus Weed

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