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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Anthony’s Restaurants founder receives top award from peers

Anthony Anton, left, president of the Washington Restaurant Association, presents Budd Gould, founder/president of Anthony’s Restaurants, with the award for Full Service Operator of the Year for 2016. (Photo courtesy of Anthony’s Restaurants) SEATTLE – Seattle restaurateur Budd Gould, one of Washington state wine industry’s strongest supporters, recently received the…

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Pacific Northwest vineyards track ahead of 2015

Three-year-old vines of Grenache reach toward the hot spring sun at Double D Vineyards, an estate planting along the Columbia River for Rocky Pond Winery in Orondo, Wash. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Records for high temperatures continues to fall and growing degree days remain in uncharted territory, and…

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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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Taste Washington attracts record 5,258 to Grand Tasting

Representatives of Lake Chelan Wine Valley — Jamie Bell, executive director Nicole Pietromonaco Campbell and Jessica McHugh – pour for patrons at Taste Washington 2016 in Seattle. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) SEATTLE – A total of 237 award-winning wineries lured a record 5,258 wine lovers to the two-day Grand…

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Bargain whites abound across Great Northwest

Affordable white wines are not difficult to find throughout the Pacific Northwest. Here are a dozen delicious examples or $15 or less. (Photo by Richard Duval/Vine Lines) With spring weather warming considerably, we will find ourselves reaching for crisp and refreshing white wines more often for the next several months.…

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St. Hubertus Riesling tops Best of Varietal for British Columbia wine

Andy Gebert, winemaker and co-owner of St. Hubertus Estate Winery and Oak Bay in Kelowna, British Columbia, served in the Swiss army before joining his brother in 1990 and launching their winery. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) PENTICTON, British Columbia – Andy Gebert, winemaker and co-owner of St. Hubertus…

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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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Marcus Notaro builds Red Mountain-Napa Valley connection

Marcus Notaro is the head winemaker for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in California’s Napa Valley. He was the head winemaker for Col Solare on Washington’s Red Mountain until three years ago. (Photo courtesy of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars) NAPA, Calif. – One man has now been the head winemaker for…

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