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  • Idaho wine industry honors Sawtooth Winery’s Meredith Smith

    by Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman, Great Northwest Wine We all enjoy receiving recognition for a job done well. However, when an award and applause come from colleagues, it’s a special moment. The Idaho wine industry recently voted Sawtooth Estate Winery winemaker Meredith Smith as its first Distinguished Member of the Year. And to think …

    Oregon wine is on the upswing

    Photo copyright Jon Vicory, Seattle Business Monthly

    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

    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 …