The best ciders from a great day at Cider Summit Seattle

This is Washington Cider Week and last weekend was Cider Summit Seattle. I'm working on a larger story on cider and thought it would be a good idea to attend Cider Summit Seattle to test some great ciders and talk to the heads of a number of cideries on the forefront of this growing industry.

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New York wine makers vie with France's top Merlot producers

By Leslie Gevirtz NEW YORK (Reuters) – Long Island wineries are smaller, younger and have less experience than their French counterparts, but some local vintners think the Merlot wines they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux. John Leo, of Long Island’s Clovis Point vineyards, thinks the island's best Merlots are as good as those from France. "When we think of Bordeaux wines …

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Visiting Main Street USA

At a glance: There are 55 glacier-filled lakes in the Coeur d'Alene area, but Lake Coeur d'Alene – with its sparkling blue water surrounded by the Coeur d'Alene Mountains, part of a range in the Northern Rocky Mountains – and the Coeur d'Alene National Forest are the premier tourist destination.

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Japan Airlines launches Peachy Canyon Westside Zinfandel on International Business Class Routes

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Japan Airlines has begun serving Peachy Canyon Winery's Westside Zinfandel 2011 from Paso Robles on their international business class routes starting from early August 2014. Japan Airlines selected wines for 2014 from a group of over 1000 wines proposed by importers and wineries from all over the world. Wines that passed the first review on …

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