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

    Selection of wine, whiskey, and vodka

    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 …

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

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    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 Bottle

    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 …