Sagelands 2011 Chardonnay: Wine of the Week!

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Copyright 2013: Great Northwest Wine. Best Buy! This longtime Yakima Valley winery is now a label for Precept Wine in Seattle. Sagelands’ wines are uniformly delicious and affordable, as evidenced by this stunning and inexpensive Chardonnay. It opens with elegant aromas of artichoke in a butter sauce, diced celery, banana and pineapple, followed by bright, rather complex …

Oregon Vineyards: A Hot Commodity

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Copyright 2013: The Gray Report This article is abstracted. To read more from The Gray Report, click here.   Oregon is suddenly the belle of the wine ball. A year ago the image was of enlightened hippies earnestly struggling to farm in sync with Mother Nature, with no wineries bigger than 175,000-cases King Estate. This week, …

Riesling Review: A Brave New World

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Copyright 2013: The Wine Economist I’ve been writing about the problems of marketing misunderstood and misunderappreciated wines for the last couple of weeks and before I leave this subject I want to take time to give you a brief report from the Riesling Rendezvous conference hosted by Chateau Ste Michelle and Dr Loosen in Seattle …

Precept Wine Appoints John Hadley, Florida Regional Manager

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEATTLE—Aug. 20, 2013—Underscoring aggressive growth plans for the Southeast, Precept Wine announced today the appointment of John Hadley as its Florida Regional Manager. He will report to Shane Owens, Southeast Divisional Vice President. Hadley most recently served as Field Sales Manager for Biltmore Estate Wine Company, based in Asheville, North Carolina. …

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Sip, snack and savor at Kitsap Wine Festival

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By SERAINE PAGE Copyright Aug. 15, 2013 Bremerton Patriot Reporter Locals are invited to drink to a good cause at the fifth annual Kitsap Wine Festival this weekend. On Aug. 17, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. wine drinkers are encouraged to come to Harborside Fountain Park to enjoy locally-produced adult beverages. The event will benefit …