2017 vintage off to cool start in Pacific Northwest


Greg Jones, a professor at Southern Oregon University and one of the wine world’s leaders in climate research, presents a report Feb. 14, 2017 at the Idaho Wine Commission annual meeting in Boise. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) ASHLAND, Ore. — Climate researcher Greg Jones confirmed on Tuesday what…

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Oregon Chardonnay Celebration takes more statewide view in 2017


Ray Isle of Food and Wine magazine will serve as the moderator for the 2017 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. NEWBERG, Ore. — Next year’s Oregon Chardonnay Celebration will take a more statewide approach to its Saturday, Feb. 25 seminar,…

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Walla Walla wine industry appoints Heather Unwin as executive director


Heather Unwin, former executive director of the Red Mountain AVA Alliance, has been hired as the executive director for the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. (Photo courtesy of Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance) WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Heather Unwin has been teaching a wine marketing class at Walla Walla Community…

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Judges nominations grow for Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition


Chris Horn, wine director for Seattle-based Heavy Restaurant Group; Naomi Boutz, manager/wine director of The Cellar at 317 Sherman in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Dave Smith, wine buyer for Everything Wine in Vancouver, British Columbia, judge at 2015 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in…

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AniChe Cellars banks on future in downtown Hood River


Rachael Horn, owner and head winemaker for AniChe Cellars in the Columbia Gorge town of Underwood, Wash., opens the doors to her satellite tasting room inside the historic Butler Banking Co. building on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Washington winemaker Rachael…

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IPNC welcomes world of Pinot Noir to Oregon


Patrons enjoy a magical evening under the stars at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. This year is the 30th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration. (Photo courtesy of IPNC) MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – In six weeks, the wine world will descend on Oregon’s Yamhill County for the 30th annual International Pinot Noir…

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Oregon Wine Experience posts Oregon Wine University class schedule


The 2016 Oregon Wine Experience will stage its annual Grand Tasting for the public Sunday, Aug. 28 in Jacksonville on Bigham Knoll Campus. (Photo by Colony One Studio/Courtesy of Oregon Wine Experience) MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Wine Experience in the Rogue Valley city of Medford takes a scholarly approach…

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Oregon Wine Board publishes its first touring guide


The 84-page 2016 Oregon Wine Touring Guide is a joint publication of the Oregon Wine Board and SagaCity Media. PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s rather poignant that the Oregon Wine Country License Plate has paved the road for the first Oregon Wine Official Touring Guide. Release of the inaugural 84-page guide…

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Stats show 2016 vintage for Northwest vineyards off to record start


Colter’s Creek Vineyard, an estate planting for owners Mike Pearson and Melissa Sanborn in the newly established Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area, basks in the warmth of spring near Juliaetta, Idaho. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Record-setting heat during April kick-started the 2016 vintage in the Pacific Northwest wine…

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King Estate seeks status as largest biodynamic vineyard in U.S.


King Estate hopes to earn Demeter certification for its 465 acres of vineyard, a recognition that would make it the largest such vineyard in the U.S. and among the biggest in the world. (Photo courtesy of King Estate) EUGENE, Ore. – King Estate, a longtime leader in the Pacific Northwest…

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