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Waterbrook 2014 Merlot wins Washington State Wine Award for best $20-and-under Merlot

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Seattle magazine’s Washington State Wine Award winners for 2016 have been announced, and the Waterbrook 2014 Merlot is the winner in the Merlot $20 and under category for its 11th annual judging. In addition, the Waterbrook 2014 Chardonnay was a finalist in the Chardonnay $15 and under category. Along with Waterbrook’s winning Merlot appearing in its …

Maurine Johnson to depart Ste. Chapelle; Meredith Smith steps up as Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth winemaker

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After 29 years of service to Ste. Chapelle Winery, legendary Idaho Winemaker Maurine Johnson is leaving to take a new position with Hogue Cellars in Washington State. Effective July 7, Sawtooth Estate Winery Winemaker Meredith Smith will be promoted to head winemaker of both estates for Precept Wine in Idaho. “Maurine is an institution in …

Precept Wine Announces Newly Promoted Sales and Marketing Team Members

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Following a reorganization of its sales and marketing teams to scale with aggressive company growth, Precept Wine Chief Executive Officer Andrew Browne announced today several promotions and new appointments, among them Brad Mayer, promoted to Senior Vice President of Marketing; Taylor Hardman, promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales – West; and Adam Coremin, promoted …

Precept Wine Brings its Pacific Northwest Party to New Orleans Food & Wine!

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Precept Wine Chief Executive Officer and founder of Browne Family Vineyards Andrew Browne packs his portfolio for several New Orleans celebrations SEATTLE—May 16, 2016—With increasing shelf presence across the nation’s retailers and enviable quality for the price, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most exciting wine-producing regions in the country. Precept Wine Chief Executive …

Exclusive: Precept Teams With Whole Foods On Canned Wine, Bets Big On Oregon

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by Shanken News Daily Seattle-based Precept Wine is ramping up innovation efforts with the launch of West Side Wine Co., a new premium canned wine brand. Developed by Precept’s private label innovation division Grape & Grain, West Side Wine Co. features California Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay offerings packaged in 250-ml. cans. Off-premise, the range is debuting exclusively at …