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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Josh Maloney’s single-vineyard project offers a fascinating tour of Washington cabernet sauvignon

Each vintage, the winemaker buys grapes from one vineyard and makes one wine. His only rule: Never repeat a vineyard.

Positive Thinking

Q&A: Kyle MacLachlan on Being an Ambassador for Washington State Wine

<b>SM</b>: You grew up in Yakima, which is now the heart of the Columbia Valley AVA, but it was hardly known for wine during your childhood. What has it …

TV

More than 94% of net new electricity capacity in the USA from renewables in 2017 – emissions down 1%

In 2017, the United States built about 28.5GW of electricity generating infrastructure – 25GW of it utility-scale and about 3.5GW of distributed (<1MW) solar power. Wind and solar were 55.4% of the 28.5GW overall total, and about 49.2% of the utility-scale total (>1MW).<p>When subtracting the 11.8GW …

Wahluke Slope plays key role for Washington wineries

Workers harvest wine grapes on the western Wahluke Slope in Washington’s Columbia Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)The Wahluke …

Wineries

The most important wines ever made in Washington

Andy Perdue considers historical context and industry impact — but not necessarily how easy these wines are to find.

Washington State

It Matters Where Solar Panels Are Made

It's a lot tougher to innovate when the technology doesn't start at home.<p>The oil industry was born in Pennsylvania in 1859, and Americans have played a leading role in it ever since. Even after the U.S. lost its status as the world's top oil producer in the 1970s, 1 it remained the industry's main …

First Solar Inc.

Coffee Jello Recipe

In a large bowl combine gelatin and cold coffee.<p>Allow to sit 10 minutes to soften.<p>Add hot coffee, sugar and salt; stir until the sugar is completely …

Recipes

Strawberry Mille Feuille

RECIPE OVERVIEW<p>This interesting and elaborate dessert works really well for a dinner party.<p><b>Preparation time:</b><p>10 minutes •<p><b>Cooking time:</b><p>20 …

Baking

Northwest Wine: Washington Malbec growth continues

The global phenomenon swirling around Malbec continues to pick up in Washington wine country, too.<p>The red Bordeaux grape is not only a big player in …

Washington State

Washington Malbec growth continues

Malbec grapes ripen on Red Mountain during the 2013 vintage. (Photo by Niranjana Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)Malbec not only is a fast-rising star in …

California Wine

Why You Should Be Drinking Wines of Washington State

We recently attended an enthralling GuildSomm (Guild of Sommeliers) master class hosted by the organization's chief instructor, Master Sommelier …

Wine

Northwest Wine: Viognier gaining foothold in Washington

Viognier, the noble white grape of the northern Rhône Valley of France, has started to gain a strong foothold in the Pacific Northwest, rolling in on …

Wine & Spirits

Exclusive: Ste. Michelle Unveils Borne Of Fire, First Release From Proposed New Washington AVA

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has released Borne Of Fire, a new wine brand sourced from a proposed Washington AVA called The Burn, SND has learned. The …

Wine & Spirits

Viognier gaining foothold in Pacific Northwest

Viognier grapes within Lawrence Vineyards are on the Royal Slope in the Columbia River Valley. (Richard Duval Images)Viognier, the noble white grape …

Washington State

These chocolate pucks are a healthy alternative to sugary treats

This recipe will solve cravings for chocolate and sweets with healthy ingredients<p>Sherry Strong has cut her body weight in half.<p>The self described …

New footage of Tesla's Gigafactory reveals (once again) just how huge the facility will be

A recent aerial video is giving us a firsthand look at the updates to the new Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada ... and once again showing just how …

Tesla

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bread

A great old-fashioned recipe that dates back to 1969 that is moist and yummy.<p>Recipe type: Bread<p>Serves: 20<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<br>• ½ cup …

Northwest Wine: Tempranillo gaining in popularity across Northwest

Tempranillo, the bold red classic grape of Spain’s Rioja region, is quickly becoming a favorite grape and wine across the Pacific …

Five renewable energy trends to watch in 2018

Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018<p>It’s been a rollercoaster year for renewables. The price of solar and wind plummeted, China smashed its target for solar installations – but Donald Trump also withdrew the US …

Chocolate Cake

It’s a month away, but we’re having a pig roast for Michael’s birthday, and i’ve been thinking about what kind of cake to bake. As if reading my …

Albariño is a newcomer to the Northwest, but a perfect fit for our regional cuisine

Albariño, an acidic white wine that’s perfect with seafood, didn’t come to the Northwest until 1980 and has only recently become popular in …

Washington State

Baconnaise

Try my Baconnaise recipe.<p>Baconnaise<p>Prep time<p>5 mins<p>Total time<p>5 mins<p>Author: Maria Emmerich<p>Serves: 16<p>Ingredients<p>2 egg yolks<br>• 3 tsp lemon juice<br>• 1 cup liquid …

Washington’s Frontier Winemakers Are Forging the Next Willamette Valley

4 minute Read<p>Underwood Mountain rises into view on the Washington side of one of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic landscapes: the Columbia River …

Crock Pot Roast with Pinto Beans

In a crock-pot put 2 cups of raw pinto beans on bottom, mix in a can of rotel, then season beans with cumin, garlic powder, a little chili powder, …

Press Release: New Mexico Cooperative Signs Record-Low U.S. Contract for Distributed Solar Energy - Rocky Mountain Institute

New Mexico Cooperative Signs Record-Low U.S. Contract for Distributed Solar Energy<p><b>Alamogordo, New Mexico—December 18, 2017–</b>Construction has commenced …

Expanding the Western Electricity Grid - Rocky Mountain Institute

January 2, 2018 | By<p><i>This blog post is part of a series from RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), which streamlines and accelerates corporate</i> …

2017 WINERY OF THE YEAR… KERLOO CELLARS

If I’ve ever had an ‘ aha’ moment it was this year in October. Donald from Noble Wines (a Seattle based wine distributor) swung by my office to taste …

Recipes

Washington, a red wine state, continues to focus on blends

Red wine grapes are harvested at Goose Ridge Vineyards in Washington’s Columbia Valley (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)Washington is often …

Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon king of Washington wine country

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes near peak ripeness on Washington’s Red Mountain. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)The king of Washington wine is, …

Washington State