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8:01 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Northwest Winemakers Ready for ‘Intense’ Vintage

Vineyard manager Dick Boushey.
Anna King

Wine grapes throughout the Northwest are ripening faster this year because of the hot dry summer. Vineyard managers and winemakers are preparing for a breakneck harvest over the next few weeks—that is, if it stays warm.

This year, eastern Washington had record-setting heat in July, while Oregon had consistently warm weather. Growers throughout the Northwest are hoping for cooler temperatures so the grapes don’t race to ripeness.

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Food
1:24 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Walla Walla's L'Ecole Winery grows up with a new label

L’Ecole winery is debuting its new lables. They’re a bit sleeker and more gown up than the popular child’s painting of the school house used for more than 20 years.
L’Ecole

One of Washington's oldest and most recognizable wine brands, L’Ecole, is growing up a bit with a new, sleeker label.

L'Ecole is French for "the school" and that's because the winery operates out of a nearly 100-year-old school house. The old label was a child's colorful drawing of the facility. The new label sports a sepia-toned oil painting of the historical school house soon after it was constructed in 1912.

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