Washington Wine in UK Telegraph

Every so often, I like to take note of when our fabulous Washington wines are recognized in traditional media. The latest story to catch my eye was in the U.K. on Sept. 19.

In an article called WInemaking in Washington, the UK Telegraph notes that many European winemakers have recently bought vineyards in our state because Washington wines “combine New World purity and intensity with Old World structure and freshness.”

The article also points to what we’ve known for years — our state’s latitude is the same as some of the best wineries in France.

” … many of the best wines in the world come from the most northerly (in our hemisphere) viticultural outposts where the grapes can just about stagger to full ripeness. The reason can be summed up in one word: freshness. Cooler temperatures make for fresher, brighter flavours in wine.”

 So let’s hear it for Washington state wines!


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Margot started writing about wine decades ago as a national journalist in Canada and the U.S. She and Dave created this website in 2007. Originally, the website introduced people to wines in Washington state, the second-largest wine region in the U.S. But over the years, the site expanded to feature other wine regions in the U.S., Canada, and in the world. If you like to read about standout wine and winery stories, then Write for Wine is for you.