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August is Official Washington Wine Month

Posted: July 28, 2010

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.

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.

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.

The Washington State wine industry continues to enjoy dramatic growth, approaching 700 wineries statewide.

“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,” said Washington Wine Commission executive director Robin Pollard.

State and contract liquor store and product information is available on the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) website at www.liq.wa.gov.