Affordable Drinking in Eastern Washington Gets Better

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Sunset wine editor Sara Schneider shows her love and admiration for Washington wine by visiting Waterbrook and Canoe Ridge wineries, who are able to find that middle space of putting ever-more bang for your buck in their bottles.  (Read the full article here) Here are some of Schneider’s well-priced faves:  Canoe Ridge 2012 “The Expedition” …

Maurine Johnson celebrates Idaho Wine Month with Governor

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Ste. Chapelle winemaker Maurine Johnson joined Idaho Gov. Butch Otter recently at a Boise Albertson’s. Johnson signed a custom Ste. Chapelle Idaho Wine Month 5-liter bottle in celebration. Otter looked on before signing the commemorative bottle, too! As the celebration comes to a close this week, participation from retailers was strong with store displays and …

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Precept Wine Purchases 174 Acres Near Red Mountain

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(Copyright 2013 Great Northwest Wine ) KIONA, Wash. – Precept Wine, the Pacific Northwest’s largest privately owned winery, said Friday that it has purchased 174 acres of land just southwest of Washington state’s famed Red Mountain American Viticultural Area. David Minick, vice president of vineyards for Precept and a longtime Yakima Valley winemaker, told Great …