Washington Wine, Part 2: Ample Room for Growth

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In a follow-up to the article “Washington Wine, Part 1: Key Players on a Hot Streak,” part two focuses on the growth of wineries, specifically in Washington State, and includes a quote from our very own Andrew Browne. “With winery revenues of roughly $1 billion and a U.S. market share of around 4%, according to …

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Washington Wine, Part 1: Key Players on a Hot Streak

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Copyright 7.13.15 M. Shanken Communications Washington state wines have made impressive progress in the U.S. market lately, with the category now accounting for more than 12.5 million cases overall. The state’s easy-drinking red blends are gaining traction, including brands like Composition ($14 a 750-ml. bottle) from E.&J. Gallo’s Columbia Winery and Pendulum ($18) from Precept …

Washington’s Secret Hit Varietal (Malbec)

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Malbec is poised to become the state’s next breakout grape Copyright 6.29.15 Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Through the 2008 vintage, I reviewed a grand total of two dozen Washington Malbecs. Early successes included outstanding ratings (90 points or higher on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale) for a 2005 from Barnard Griffin and 2006s from Novelty …

Precept Wine Pouring is in Full Effect at U.S. Open

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Abstracted from Great Northwest Wine (by Eric Degerman, all rights reserved). Read Full Story Here. This week Chambers Bay, west of Tacoma, is hosting the U.S. Open Golf Championship, which has been deemed as the most important sporting event Washington State has hosted. While golfers compete against each other throughout the next couple days, Washington …