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In The Winery
















































              WINERIES and the HOLIDAYS:

               Inseparable Partners in Making the Season Merry




               By: Cheryl Gray
              W         ith the holiday season comes infinite       entific research established Washington state as


                                                                    the second-largest premium wine producer in the
                        ways to celebrate the fruit of vineyards
                        from coast-to-coast. Wineries and tast-
              ing rooms across the U.S. count the time between      country. According to the Center, Washington’s
                                                                    wine industry contributes approximately $14.9 bil-
              Thanksgiving and New Year’s to be amongst their       lion to the U.S. economy and supports an estimat-
              busiest and, in some cases, amongst their most        ed 27,000 jobs. Those numbers underscore why the
              profitable. Moreover, ancillary businesses, including  holidays are an important component of marketing
              hotels, inns, restaurants and special events venues,   the state’s wine producers and grape growers.
              benefit from creative partnerships with local winer-
              ies during the holidays.                                The Clore Center showcases Washington’s wine
                                                                    industry, as well as the science of enology, through
                  Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center               a combination of educational, experiential and
                                                                    entertainment activities. Its holiday events kick
                The Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center stays       off just before Thanksgiving, featuring established
              open year-round and features Washington wines         and up-and-coming Yakima Valley wineries. On
              in its tasting room and during special events. The    Saturdays throughout November and December,
              space was named for the man whose years of sci-       several Yakima Valley winemakers will be pouring

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