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    Looking Beyond Local #MWWC12 Troon, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Applegate Valley, Oregon 2008

    We in the West with more money than sense have made religion out of things local. Like buying indulgences, that carrot at your farmer’s market or grandma’s un-labeled jam make us feel like we have done our part. Delicious or dangerous, buying local frees us of our carbon-footprint guilt. Yes, directing money back into the native economy slices out the middle-person.

    7 readers - By WAYWARD WINE

    October outlook warm, dry for Northwest wine industry

    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.

    6 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      2014 Wine Ride “The Oregon Trail” Visits 3 Texas Cities in October, 2014

      What Are you Drinking? - - 6 readers - 2014 Wine Ride “The Oregon Trail” Visits 3 Texas Cities in October, 2014 October 8, 2014 Diane Dixon, the brains behind Keeper Collection, is always scheming fun ways to present amazing food and wine pairings. She has created a portfolio of spectacular annual events including CITYWIDE 86′D, which recently won a “Best of Austin Award” from the Austin Chronicle, Chef’s Under ...

      Winners from inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - The Phelps Creek Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir was the top wine in the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. Phelps Creek Vineyards‘ 2012 Pinot Noir earned the nod for best of show out of 95 wines from 20 wineries.

      Awards to honor top restaurants, sommeliers for Oregon wine

      Great Northwest Wine - - 5 readers - The historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore., is home to the inaugural Great Northwest Wine Competition and its restaurant — Simon’s — received a regional award from the Oregon Wine Board earlier this year. (via flickr.com) PORTLAND, Ore. — The name has changed, but this fall the Oregon wine industry continues its search for restaurants and sommeliers who support, pr ...

      Northwest Wine Round-up October 1st to 7th 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 5 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from October 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Decanter writes about Oregon’s ‘juggernaut’ vintage. Business Day Live writes about Portland’s urban wineries. The Guardian writes about Hedges. From around the country… At Wine Spectator, Harvey Steiman writes that Oregon Pinot Noir is on a roll.

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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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    • Olive Oil Tasting at Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge Farms

      … On a recent visit to the Oregon Olive Mill and Durant Vineyards at Red Ridge Farms we were delighted to learn there is a fun technique to olive oil tasting, not unlike wine tasting. Libby Clow, Olive Oil Program Ambassador, explained the steps. Morning view at Oregon Olive Mill How to Taste 1. Appearance - Unlike wine tasting, olive oil tasting…

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    • Awards to honor top restaurants, sommeliers for Oregon wine

      … includes a public ceremony staged each winter at the renowned Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. However, while the Washington State Wine Awards has expanded its program to highlight nearly 20 categories for restaurants, sommeliers and wine merchants, the Oregon Wine A-List Awards will be scaled down to focus on three categories for restaurants…

      5 readers - Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Oregon's Adelsheim Vineyard gets top marks

      … It is without doubt that Adelsheim Vineyard is one of Oregon's top wineries. For those interested in Oregon wine history then Adelsheim is a must. It is one of Oregon's founding wineries. David and Ginny Adelsheim established the first vineyard in 1971. Jack and Lynn Loacker later joined the Adelsheims, as co-owners in 1994. Over the years…

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    • American Wine Story: Movie Review By Richard Leahy

      …, and how people deal with them and persevere. The opening is a shock, seeing the funeral of Oregon winemaker Jimi Brooks who died suddenly at age 38 just before harvest, a decade ago. Wine movies don’t start this way. There follows a touching interview with the Jimi’s son Brooks and sister Jane discussing their feelings about having Pascal Brooks pick…

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    • Fries Family Wines creates program for non-profits

      …, Ore., a recent Give & Taste selection was the 2012 Estate Syrah from Washington’s Wahluke Slope. Each guest tasting that wine directed their fee to go to either the Henderson House to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence, the Wetlands Conservancy or the Willamette Valley Humane Society. At the Desert Wind Winery tasting room…

      4 readers - Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Looking Beyond Local #MWWC12 Troon, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Applegate Valley, Oregon 2008

      … would simply eat any pepper steak, aged stinky cheese, or mushroom tart. Conclusions: Don’t allow fervent adherence to things local to make you myopic. We become broader and better people by learning beyond our bubble. Few knew Oregon could make Cabernet, let alone one of such greatness. But we need to look beyond our borders to find it. Thus concludes my submission to the 12th Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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    • NYC Ritz-Carlton Central Park Phenomenal Femmes Dinner with Lynn Penner Ash

      … Davis, Lynn worked as the enologist at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars for four years. She joined the Oregon wine industry in 1988 as winemaker for Rex Hill Winery. Consistently producing award-winning wines, she became Rex Hill’s President and Chief Operating Officer in 1993 and continued on with Rex Hill until March of 2002. Lynn started Penner-Ash Wine…

      5 readers - Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story
    • Local Restaurants Tap Oregon Wine

      … the restaurant. Fortunately, restaurants are increasingly supporting the Oregon wine scene. Some menus have extensive bottle selections that include hard-to-find library wines. Others list a variety of wines by the glass or host special winemaker dinners. The newest trend—and most sustainable—is the selection of rotating wines on tap. Check out this article for a pour of Oregon’s finest wines. …

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    • Winners from inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition

      … The Phelps Creek Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir was the top wine in the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. Phelps Creek Vineyards‘ 2012 Pinot Noir earned the nod…

      6 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
    • American Wine Story | A Documentary

      … it, you just might have a shot at achieving it.” The people profiled in the film came to wine from many different areas of work, leaving behind careers as varied as software engineer, radio DJ, telephone company employee, IT specialist, accountant, and pro football player, to name a few. They range from Dick Erath, who helped pioneer the Oregon…

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    • Domaine Serene's Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and woolly mammoth

      … but do not forget to spend some time with the woolly mammoth. The winery is located in the Dundee Hills, a sub-appellation in the Willamette Valley. The Dundee Hills is home to a number of well known Oregon wineries. While in Willamette Valley Wine Country do not forget to check out wineries in other areas as well. Here is a list of Willamette…

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