Hurray, It’s August. Warm weather and discounts on wine… Heaven.
It’s time to stock up. Throughout August Washington liquor stores, specialty shops and grocery stores are promoting Washington wines by offering some really nice discounts. They are also offering some wines, this month only, that they don’t normally carry so the selection is really impressive.
Bob Woehler, the dean of Northwest wine writers, takes us on a tour of what to buy during Washington Wine Month at Washington State Liquor Stores.
We are planning to take Mr. Woehler’s advice and fill up a shopping cart.
Here is the information from the Washington State Liquor Control Board website:
July 28, 2010
(OLYMPIA) – Washington State wines are showcased in state liquor stores during Washington Wine Month. Each August, state liquor stores broaden and diversify the selection of Washington wines and feature displays surrounding the annual theme.
This year’s theme “Washington Wines… Our Passion, Your Pleasure” celebrates the unique Washington climates producing some of the very best in grapes and wines known around the world. This is the 26th Washington Wine Month celebrated by state liquor stores.
Washington’s liquor stores sell more wine in August than in any other month except December. A listing of featured Washington Wine Month wines is available here.
The Washington State wine industry continues to enjoy dramatic growth, approaching 700 wineries statewide.
Washington Wine Commission executive director Robin Pollard adds, “Our industry continues to draw critical acclaim the world over, and Washington Wine Month is a fantastic opportunity for people to experience the quality and diversity of Washington State wines right here in our own backyard.”
As good citizens, we are going to do our part to support our Washington government and BUY WINE! Is this a great state, or what?
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