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    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects […]

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects that make him look a bit like an enological mad scientist.

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    Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

    Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitation ...

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      Phelps Creek Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge, $34

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Phelps Creek Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge, $34 By Great Northwest Wine on October 22, 2014 Starting with this vintage, Burgundy-based Alexandrine Roy, a fourth-generation winemaker, took over the winemaking at this Oregon winery with view of Mount Hood. She pulls from 30 acres of estate vines that are primarily planted with Pinot Noir clones Pommard, Dijon 115 and 117.

      J Wrigley Vineyards 2012 MAC Cuvée Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $38

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - J Wrigley Vineyards 2012 MAC Cuvée Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $38 By Great Northwest Wine on October 16, 2014 John and Jody Wrigley saw their future vineyard through the trees, purchasing a steeply planted Christmas tree farm near McMinnville, Ore., in 2006. Two years later, they began the transition to Pinot Noir with clones of Pommard, Dijon 115 and 777, established as h ...

      October outlook warm, dry for Northwest wine industry

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Trium Wines in Talent, Ore., picks Cabernet Sauvignon from Pheasant Hill Vineyard on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Marilyn Hawkins/Hawkins and Company PR) The weather outlook for the first 10 days of October bodes well for the Pacific Northwest wine industry as many vineyards enter the home stretch of harvest and winemakers focus more of their attention on fermentations rather than crush.

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      … I’m decamped in Oregon’s Willamette Valley seeking shelter from the rain while trying to get a fix on Oregon Pinots. It is with a certain nostalgia for arid climes that I write about Nevada desert wines at Roving Decanter. …

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    • Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2012 Bella Vida Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $65

      … with clones 115, 667 and 777, and produces stunning results for Lynn Penner-Ash. Her 10-month French oak program, nearly half of it new, allows for aromas of blackberry and Bing cherry as well as darker tones of Aussie-style black licorice, truffle salt, earthiness and lilac. There’s a match on the palate with hints of chocolate-covered cherry, which leads…

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    • MacPhail Tales: Chasing the Muse of of Terroir and Noir

      …, to James MacPhail. A winemaker with two decades experience, MacPhail produced more than a dozen different bottlings of Pinot Noir in the 2012 vintage. Most were single vineyard designates from the most acclaimed Pinot Noir growers in California and Oregon. Wine Lines Online: At this point in time, your MacPhail Family Wines is undoubtedly…

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    • Beer + Food

      … Falling Sky Brewery & Delicatessen is neat inside: it’s got sort of a vintage feel with the brick wall and every so often a single brick slightly pushed out that then rest with a bold bright color and the long, family style table down the entire center of the restaurant. It’s warm and inviting. The people are nice who work there. We split…

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    • Claim 52 Brewing

      … as they balance brewing the beer just on the other side of the partition. It’s evident that thought went into their space too: old church benches line the perimeter, tall tables in the center, corn hole boards hanging on the wall for use, and video games {free} for your playing pleasure. This is a kid friendly spot too. Surrounded by a lot of awesome small…

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    • Old 99 Brewing Company

      … In the tiny little one horse town of Roseburg, Orgeon, is this small little warehouse style brewery owned by three couples {two who live nearby and one who lives in Vancouver}. The wives run the front of the show and the husbands brew the beer. They are super down to earth, friendly, and welcoming. They are happy to sell samplers of all…

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    • Daily Wine News: Grunt Work

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    • Full Pull: 5 Years of Giving You the Goods

      … of the weirdest wine offers to Full Pull, a French wine that actually might be a spirit. Paul doesn't think he should have been able to sell it, but he did! And, he still receives reorder requests today for the NV Cocchi Vermouth di Torino. Paul is continuing to grow Full Pull through new opportunities that appeal to him and to his list members…

    • Wine of the Day October 28, 2014

      …, green apple, white peach and hints of tropical fruits with whiff of smoke and flinty rocks. This is impressive stuff and lovely refreshing wine, Ken thinks Pinot Blanc is the most interesting and best grape for Oregon whites, ahead of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, and he may find an argument on that over the coming years, but if this wine…

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    • British Columbia wine industry slows rate of plantings

      … and the B.C. Vintners Quality Alliance program. Nine years ago, there were 6,632 acres of wine grapes and 118 wineries. “The 2014 acreage report is a testament to the British Columbia wine industry’s commitment to producing quality wines rather than to increasing volume of wine,” Miles Prodan, BC Wine Institute President/CEO, said in a news release…

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    • The passion behind White Rose Estate wines

      … received some of the highest scores ever awarded to an Oregon Pinot Noir. In fact since the 2008 vintage, White Rose wines have been among Oregon's finest wines and consistently won praise from the general wine press. He is currently the only Mexican American winemaker in Oregon's Willamette Valley. According to the Pinot Files it was two Oregon…

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