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Waterbrook 2014 Merlot wins Washington State Wine Award for best $20-and-under Merlot

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Seattle magazine’s Washington State Wine Award winners for 2016 have been announced, and the Waterbrook 2014 Merlot is the winner in the Merlot $20 and under category for its 11th annual judging. In addition, the Waterbrook 2014 Chardonnay was a finalist in the Chardonnay $15 and under category. Along with Waterbrook’s winning Merlot appearing in its …

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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 …

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

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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 …

Wine Blends are Versatile

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Copyright 2014 Poughkeepsie Journal Many wines are 100 percent of a particular varietal, but whether we know it or not, a lot of reds (and some whites) out there are blends. Some wines spell it out, others don’t. That’s not because they have something to hide, it’s just part of labeling law and custom. In …

Nothing Says Washington Wine like Waterbrook

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Copyright 2014 Knoxville News Sentinel Anyone who has been to Washington State and left the luscious green confines of the western part can tell you; once you travel through the mighty Cascade Mountains, you are entering a high elevation desert. That’s because Eastern Washington is a rugged landscape that gets a meager nine inches of …