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  • Precept Wine’s wineries shine in 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    Photo copyright Jon Vicory, Seattle Business Monthly

    The 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) received 7,162 entries. This is the highest number of wine entries seen to date, shattering 2015’s previous record of 6,417 entries from 28 states. Submissions came pouring in from across the nation, from independent winemakers and boutique wineries to large scale producers. Precept Wine entered a small …

    The New York Times delves into 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir

    New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov recently assembled a small tasting panel to look at recent vintages of Oregon Pinot Noir. He writes, “Recent vintages of Oregon pinot noir have been fascinating. But they may have also been confusing for consumers who would like a one-word association with the notion of Oregon pinot noir. …

    Gruet NV Sauvage Bubbles up to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Values

    Gruet Sauvage

    Dry sparkling wine lovers, your “sip” has come in. The Gruet Blanc de Blancs Sauvage, affectionately nicknamed “Sauvage” by winemaker Laurent Gruet, has emerged powerfully the critical spotlight this year. The Dec. 31, 2015 edition of Wine Spectator named this zero-dosage sparkler among its Top 100 Best Values (under $20) of 2015, with the magazine’s bubbles …

    Cavatappi’s Columbia Valley Sangiovese Hits Great NW Wine’s Top 100

    Cavatappi Sangiovese

    For more than 30 years, Peter Dow, founder of Cavatappi Winery, has been a significant driver behind Washington-grown Italian wine grape varieties. His latest accomplishment, the Cavatappi 2014 Sangiovese, landed a #79 spot on Great Northwest Wine’s Top 100 of 2015. At just $12-13 around the Pacific Northwest, the wine not only sings alongside spicy, tomato-sauced …

    Eyes on Idaho in Marketwatch

    Idaho’s quickly-growing wine scene is capturing the attention of the wine trade across the country. In a recently released story in Marketwatch, “Eyes on Idaho,” by Angel Antin, Precept Wine CEO Andrew Browne enthusiastically participated and opined on Idaho’s promise. An excerpt: “Idaho’s story is in the bottle,” says Andrew Browne, president and CEO of …