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Paul Gregat picks his top 100 wines for the Seattle Times <link>. As he says some of this wine may be sold out. Never mind it’s a great guide to the quality producers.

I’ve travelled to Seattle a lot in recent years, on business, and never really had a chance to taste everything the State had to offer, other than what you find in the bars of Bellevue. Seems like I missed out on some great wine and some good value wine.

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Wine Spectator’s annual list of the Top 100 wines is here <link> it’s a pdf.

The Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet is #1. <link> And it’s only $27 a bottle.

New Zealand makes its contribution. I recommend the Kumeu River Chardonnay #41.

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Plate and wine

For 2008, the top 10 wines (by volume) sold in American restaurants, as reported by Restaurant Wine News, were:

1. Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, Vintner’s Reserve, CA
2. Cavit Pinot Grigio, Italy
3. Beringer Vineyards White Zinfande, CA
4. Sutter Home White Zinfandel, CA
5. Inglenook Chablis, CA
6. Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio, Italy
7. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, Italy
8. Copper Ridge Vineyards, Chardonnay, CA
9. Yellow Tail Chardonnay, Australia
10. Franzia Winetaps, White Zinfandel, Vintner Select, CA

No Pinot Noirs and not even a single red wine. So much for the Sideways effect.

And the top 10 brands by volume were:

1. Kendall Jackson
2. Sutter Home
3. Beringer Vineyards
4. Franzia Winetaps
5. Inglenook
6. Yellow Tail
7. Copper Ridget
8. Cavit
9. Woodbridge
10. Salmon Creek

Read the press release here.

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A book listing the top 100 wineries in the world will retail for $1 million.  The reason for the price? Every purchaser of the book will also receive a six-bottle case of wine from every one of the 100 wineries listed.

More here.

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Alawine lists the top 100 wine bloggers here <link>

And if you’re into Twitter, Drinks are on Me has a great list of wine enthusiast Twitterers <link>

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One jury’s view on on the top 100 selected from more than 350 wines priced $US8 to $US35. The tasting was in December 2008 and the jury tasted all entries grouped by price in a blind panel. The full list is here <link>. There are tastings for trade and journos in March.

The picture is the Cos chateau. It doesn’t appear in the list; probably outside the price list.

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