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You know, if we can get to it relatively easily (i.e., it's in the U.S.), we've got to visit a place before we do a podcast on it.

You asked, and we went!

This week: Washington State in the northeastern part of the United States. Damn! They are making great wine there, and it's worth seeking out.  We get dorky about rocks, soil, and sunlight in this episode.

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Here are the notes:

  • Stats that you may find hard to believe, given Washington's relatively low profile
  • Geography and geology, including M.C. Ice's nerdy turn as an (almost) geology minor
  • We go MISSOULA on you!
  • A bit more modern history
  • The American Viticultural Areas -- with a special focus on Yakima, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain, Snipes Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, and Walla Walla
  • Our best explanation of what the wines taste like

There are a few blog posts on Washington that may be of interest too:

An Intro To Washington State Wines: My Great Trip to Woodinville Wineries

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Podcast music: "Café connection" by morgantj / CC BY 3.0, ©2009 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)Map: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license

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