• 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

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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

    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 …

    How to pair Girl Scout cookies with beer, wine and spirits

    Copyright 2016 Everett Herald (abstracted)Read the full story at http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20160228/LIVING/160229321 It happens every year. Just about the time you can’t stand any more winter, trees start to bud, crocus bloom and Girl Scouts show up with cookies — a bit of sunshine in a box. If you ordered cookies in advance, you should have them …

    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 …