A Wine Writer Turns Vintner

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(Copyright 2013 – By Harvey Steiman, Wine Specatator) Washington wine book author Paul Gregutt switches gears with Waitsburg Cellars, and his first vintage looks promising. Washington wine writer Paul Gregutt got himself into quite a kerfuffle earlier this year when he sprung Waitsburg Cellars onto the world. The longtime resident of the Evergreen state is …

Apex 2010 Merlot – Wine of the Week

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Great Northwest Wine named the Apex 2010 Merlot its Wine of the Week (June 25)! An abstract of the article reads: “Apex has a long history in the Yakima Valley, going back to the 1980s when it was launched by Harry Alhadeff and the wines were made by Brian Carter. Today, Apex is owned by …

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 …