With 2011 coming to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the year of wine and some of the big stories that shaped the Northwest this year:
1/28 – Walla Walla’s Whitman Cellars close its doors.
4/7 – Woodinville’s Betz Family Winery is sold to an Arizona couple. Winemaker and “godfather” of Washington wine, Bob Betz will remain on as winemaker.
9/11 – Washington Wine Executive Glenn Coogan dies of a heart attack.
10/6 – Robin Pollard, the Executive Director of the Washington Wine Commission steps down. The search is currently on for her replacement.
Now tell us, what wine related news or event are you looking forward to in 2012?