Ste. Chapelle, Snake River Valley, ID in Thrillist’s America’s Best Wine Regions to Visit, Ranked by Sommeliers

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by Matt Meltzer Drinking wine has skyrocketed in popularity over the last two decades in the US (you canthank the millennials), and what was once thought of as the ooo-la-la Frenchman’s beverage of choice is now pretty much as common at parties as domestic beer and flat Diet Coke. Yeah, wine is big. As is, not surprisingly, wine tourism. …

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Oregon wine is on the upswing

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High demand for Pinot Noir has spurred continued investment in the Beaver State, where sustainability converges with an emerging identity, by Angel Antin, MarketWatch (Feb. 2016) “Oregon wine is compelling and thought-provoking,” says Stacey Gibson, wine director and general manager of The Woodsman Tavern in Portland, Oregon. Gibson left a sommelier job at Corkbuzz in …

Gruet in Wine Enthusiast’s Top Urban Wineries

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Contributor Jill Johnson of Wine Enthusiast included Gruet Winery in her report of “America’s Top Urban Wineries.” She writes of Gruet: “Gruet Winery may be surrounded by desert landscape in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but its roots come from patriarch Gilbert Gruet’s Champagne house, Gruet et Fils, in Bethon, France. Its sandy loam soils, high elevation (ranging …