August is Washington Wine Month

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.

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.”

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

The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s mission is to contribute to the safety and financial stability of our communities by ensuring the responsible sale, and preventing the misuse of, alcohol and tobacco. The WSLCB returned over $360 million in Fiscal Year 2010 to fund essential state and local services.



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