Seattle Wine Awards bestows gold upon local wineries

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At the 2013 Seattle Wine Awards, it was a banner showing for Apex Cellars, Waterbrook, Willow Crest and Browne Family wineries, all part of the Precept family. The Seattle Wine Awards is proud to host a world-class tasting panel of Seattle’s most prominent wine professionals who together have over 250 years of wine experience.  Its Tasting …

Northwest wineries producing superb dry rosés

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By Jackie Johnston – Copyright Wine Press Northwest  (This article is abstracted. Read the full story here) An astonishing number of Pacific Northwest wineries are now making rosés — and Oregon’s Willamette Valley is making some of our region’s best. In our judging of Northwest rosés, those made by Willamette Valley producers using the region’s …

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Blind tasting of Washington wines: Part 2, the reds

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Scott Greenberg, Wine Columnist, Washington, D.C. Examiner (This story is abstracted. Read the full version on the Washington Examiner) http://washingtonexaminer.com/blind-tasting-of-washington-wines-part-2-the-reds/article/2530221 Last week, while reviewing delicious white wines from the state of Washington, I pointed out that the state’s wine industry has been on a proverbial tear for the last several years. But Washington is not …

Wine investors help Canoe Ridge Vineyard return

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(Copyright – Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman. via Associated Press) Canoe Ridge Vineyard is back, thanks to a Seattle company that rescued the longtime Walla Walla winery. Back in the late 1980s, a group of Washington and California wine investors came together to form Canoe Ridge, led by Rick Small of Woodward Canyon Winery and …