This an interesting map with rough outlines in red of the proposed new AVAs in Washington state. Note that none of these proposed new AVAs have been finalized at this point.
I want to know if Greg Harringtonlikes these more or less than he liked Naches being granted AVA status. I, for one, am especially thrilled with ridiculously named Monopole and single vineyard AVAs, and hope Washington will have hundreds more in the next few years.
Considering I’m sitting in Chicago right now, the only appropriate response is “you get an AVA, you get an AVA, and you and you and you!”
Goose Gap and Candy Mountain sound particularly enticing.
Oh yeah, The Burn AVA. Sure..
It’s actually “The Burn of Columbia Valley.” In geologic terms, a “burn” is a large stream or a small river. The term (or one of its cognates, such as bourne, borne, or born) shows up quite often in the names of waterways (Usway Burn, Burn of Elsick) and place-names (Melbourne, Bannockburn, Gisborne).
..but it's going to be used for CSM's Bourn of Fire label, the marketing materials for which say simply The Burn! Multiple geological puns on one bottle.