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  • Precept Wine Brings its Pacific Northwest Party to New Orleans Food & Wine!

    Precept Wine Chief Executive Officer and founder of Browne Family Vineyards Andrew Browne packs his portfolio for several New Orleans celebrations

    SEATTLE—May 16, 2016—With increasing shelf presence across the nation’s retailers and enviable quality for the price, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most exciting wine-producing regions in the country. Precept Wine Chief Executive Officer Andrew Browne and his wife Courtney Browne will be taking New Orleans by storm, showcasing a portfolio of wines from Washington State, Oregon and beyond at a wine-paired dinner at Kingfish Grill on May 26 as well as festivities surrounding the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE).

    Mr. Browne will present, along with wife Courtney Browne, a selection of wines paired thoughtfully with the cuisine of Kingfish’s Executive Chef Nathan Richard during a NOWFE-themed dinner at the restaurant (337 Chartres St.; 504-598-5005). Dinner begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $90 plus tax and gratuity per guest and is limited to those ages 21 and over. Courses include:

    • AMUSE: Oysters on the Half Shell with Catfish Caviar, Bread & Butter Mignonette, paired with NV Gruet Brut Rosé, American
    • FIRST COURSE: Tête de Cochon with Corn Meal Dumplings, Sorghum Syrup, Crackling Salad, paired with Waterbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Columbia Valley
    • SECOND COURSE: Pickled Beet Salad with Curry Blackened Onions, Covey Rise Greens, Smoked Kingfish Yogurt, paired with Battle Creek Reserve Pinot Noir 2014, Oregon
    • THIRD COURSE: Vidalia Crusted Grouper with Lima Bean Succotash, Confit Tomatoes, Parmesan Chili Broth, paired with Browne Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2014, Columbia Valley
    • FOURTH COURSE: Lamb Lollipops with Smoked Sausage-Corn Pudding, Smoke Cacao Nibs, Sauce Mole, paired with Browne Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2013, Columbia Valley
    • FIFTH COURSE: Chocolate Heavenly Hash with Cayenne Chocolate Fudge, Brown Butter Pecans, paired with Washington Hills Late Harvest Riesling 2014, Washington State

    Can’t make the wine dinner? During the Grand Tasting at NOWFE on Saturday, May 28 at the New Orleans Convention Center, Precept Wine will be showcasing cellar selections from Gruet Winery (sparkling wine from New Mexico), Primarius Winery (Oregon Pinot Noir), Waterbrook Winery (Columbia Valley), Pendulum (Columbia Valley) and Chocolate Shop, a chocolate flavored red wine also featured later that evening at The Big Gateaux Show pastry competition, complete with burlesque amusements.

    Seattle-based Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and a top 15 American wine producer. With deep roots representing 30 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, it owns and operates more than 4,500 acres of vineyards across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon; such leading wine brands as Waterbrook, Gruet, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Ste. Chapelle, HOUSE Wine, Browne Family Vineyards, Pendulum, Primarius, Washington Hills, Shingleback, and Red Knot, plus tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne and Dan Baty, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 600 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com

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