Other regions understand that you need world-class and localized research to support all those vineyards and winemakers. Now, there are signs we are figuring out how to "stay up with the big boys" in such wine-rich areas as California, Australia, and Europe.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Eastern Washington farmers are increasingly worried about agricultural invasion from Monsanto's unwanted genetically modified and patent-protected seeds, which can threaten a farm's organic status and land them in court. Now a national coalition of independent farmers is fighting back.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Artusi, Cascina Spinasse's spin-off aperitivo restaurant, has adapted to Seattleites' big appetites for Italian with a tripe reinvention that even the pickiest eaters can't help but love.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
First you get lost in Kansas City. But eventually you find your way to its history, its meats, its bars. And best of all, the extraordinary beauty of a museum designed by Steven Holl.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Biodynamic winemaking, long established in Burgundy, has made the leap to Oregon, bringing with it ancient agricultural practices. Katherine Cole's new book, Voodoo Vintners, explores a world of grapes grown with the help of moon cycles, manure-packed cow horns, and lactating bovines.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
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Highly promoted ventures, among them Nintendo's 3DS gaming system and Google TV, have had a tough time gaining market acceptance. How will Amazon Fresh do?READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A proud son of Everett swings back at the latest insult, this one about how well Everett's bottled water lies on the exquisite stomachs of upmarket urban booksellers.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Eating on the Edge: Seattle's Kurt Beecher Dammeier has taken a personal hand in opening the new store in the Big Apple. But its offerings are much broader than in the familiar Pike Place Market.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
A new guard of tastemakers is taking Seattle by storm. Young and new to Seattle, these women hold no punches — ripping apart the Space Needle's sky-high cuisine and delving into hole-in-the-wall ethnic specialty stores.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
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The paid-sick-leave proposal currently being debated in Seattle is an important part of sustainable neighborhoods. We need to do it without jeopardizing critical small businesses. A "sick bank" could be worth close study.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
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A charity event, the first at a new lodge, offers a chance to see some of what makes the region attractive to folks from Western Washington.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Delivery beer in Seattle
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