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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 …

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Precept Wine Ascends to #15 on the WBM30

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In its annual feature, Wine Business Monthly highlights the top 30 American wine companies in its WBM30. These leading producers are ranked with profiles published in the Feb. issue each year. In this year’s issue, published Feb., Precept Wine ranked #15 based on 2015 case production. Tucked neatly between J Lohr (#14) and Korbel (#16), the …