Oregon (/ˈɒrɨɡən/ ORR-ə-gən) is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, north by Washington, south California, east Idaho, and southeast Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, the Snake River largely its eastern. Oregon's area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.It is the 9th largest and 27th most populous state. Its capital is Salem, third most populous of its cities.
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    • Washington, Oregon wines shine in big California judging

      Mike Dunne, wine columnist for The Sacramento Bee, evaluates wines during Friday’s sweepstakes round at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in Cloverdale, Calif. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Nine wines from Washington and Oregon earned best-of-class distinction at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest j ...

      Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Franc- 9 readers -
    • Top Northwest wine stories of 2014: 20-11

      It was a fascinating, news-filled 2014 in the Pacific Northwest wine industry. We say record warmth, huge harvests, big investments, anniversaries and sad losses. Today and Saturday, we will look at the top 20 wine stories in the Pacific Northwest. Today, we will unveil stories 20 through 11. Here they are: 20.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 7 readers -
  • Denison Cellars 2012 Johnson Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $38

    … Tim Wilson’s young site in the northern section of the Eola-Amity Hills, near Ste. Michelle-owned Willakia vineyard, contributes Pommard and 777 clones to this two-barrel lot of unfiltered Pinot Noir created in an Old World style. Its lower oak profile allows for aromas and flavors of boysenberry, cassis, cola, saddle leather and patchouli…

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  • Weekend Wine Notes: Did You Think We Were Finished with Bubbles?

    Longtime readers of this blog — bless your tiny pointed heads and may your tribes increase! — know that a great deal of effort goes into the annual “12 Days of Christmas with Champagne and Sparkling Wine” series, but as encompassing as that sequence is, it cannot include all the Champagnes and sparkling wines that I taste from late November through early January.

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 3 readers -
  • Du bon Bachelder: Burgundy, Oregon, Niagara

    Bachelder Wines tasting: December 28, 2014 Photo: (Elene Galey-Pride, http://www.winestains.ca) Québec native and Niagara Peninsula resident Thomas Bachelder makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in three countries. He may not be the only gypsy winemaker on this planet but he certainly ranks as the most focused.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 4 readers -
  • Pinot Noir drives Oregon wine economics

    … Pinot Noir dominates Oregon vineyard plantings, particularly in the northern Willamette Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) PORTLAND – Pinot Noir is plowing the way for the Oregon wine industry, which now adds more than $3.3 billion to the state’s bottom line. “There’s no question that having a powerful and unique primary grape…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 8 readers -
  • NEWS FETCH – January 20, 2015

    …TOP NEWS Oregon Wine Contributes $3.35 Billion to State’s Economy Wine Flash Sales Activity Still Strong 2014 Champagne sales hit second highest total on record Planning commission to tackle Girard Larkmead winery proposals On the sliding market share of French wines in the Chinese Market Holdouts, tribes clash over border of Colorado River reservation The […]…

    Wine Industry Insight- 4 readers -
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery: Wine Snobs Not Allowed

    … was particularly interested in the wine program especially after having dined there twice during the holidays and tasted still and sparkling wines that were quite good. As I expected, grapes are sourced from California, Oregon, Washington, and Michigan. Production is at their corporate headquarters in Countryside, Illinois and approximately 260,000 cases…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 11 readers -
  • LCBO Wine Picks: Spain + Chile + Argentina

    … Castillo el Molar is one such example made using young Garnacha (planted in only 2006). Lastly, no conversation about Spanish wines would be complete without mentioning Tempranillo - the most widely planted red grape in Spain. In the Toro region, Tempranillo is referred to as Tinta de Toro. The Abelis Carthago William Selection Crianza, which you'll…

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 5 readers -
  • WillaKenzie Estate 2011 Aliette Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $48

    … in a barrel program of 50% new French oak. Lovely aromas of dusty raspberry, black plum and orange oil include hints of violet, cotton candy, buttered toast and flint. Inside is a beautiful delivery of plum, blackberry and currant amid a rounded, elegant structure that’s capped by licorice, crushed herbs and Montmorency cherry. Suggested fare includes grilled salmon, pork chops and vegetables. Rating: Outstanding! Alcohol: 13.5% …

    Great Northwest Winein Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Three Wives 2012 Lone Madrone Vineyard Pinot Noir, Oregon, $20

    … acres of Pinot Noir seem to have thrived quickly. Warm aromas of black cherry, blueberry and chai spices include cocao and sandalwood. Those dark fruity and exotic notes push onto the palate with flavors of blackberry pie, plum, chocolate and vanilla. Pliable tannins are joined by blueberry acidity and savory herbs in the finish. This spring, look…

    Great Northwest Winein Pinot Noir- 8 readers -
  • A Tale of Cabernet Sauvignon – Three West Coast Value Options

    … Good Cabernet Sauvignon is not especially tough to find, however good Cabernet at a reasonable price can sometimes be a challenge. Here we once again get into the endless discussion about what value means to you. Can you comfortably spend $75 and throw a Napa Cabernet on the kitchen counter every night? If so, congratulations. We can’t…

    Red Wine Please!- 6 readers -
  • Redhawk Vineyard Grateful Red Pinot Noir 2012

    … of this quality. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2014) $21.95. Release Date:January 10, 2015 Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Oregon, USA By: Redhawk Winery Inc. Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Description Cheekily named with a nod to the Grateful Dead, this is a super-popular Pinot Noir every year with our customers. Always a great value…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 7 readers -
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