Local interests need local writers
When a nutritionist such as Ms. Lehman writes about wine, it may be more appropriate to quote winemakers or wine writers when she comments on where and how wines are produced. A good example is the comment that Ice Wines are only produced in cold climates such as Germany, Canada and Austria. Given the right conditions, ice wines are made in Eastern Washington by such vintners as Kestral in Yakima. I am not an expert on local nutritionists, but I am going to stick my neck out and say that I imagine that the Herald could have found one in Puget Sound to write this article, and our own Andy Perdue would have ensured that the wine information was correct and not California and Euro-centric.
Is it the Herald's function to just collect the news or research and write about it?