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    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

    Expensive wine 67: Brandborg Pinot Noir Estate 2012

    One of the controversies amusing the Winestream Media, which allows its members to toss cyber-objects at each other, is the state of expensive pinot noir. It’s convoluted beyond description; for our purposes, it’s enough to know that some of my colleagues are throwing a hissy fit because other of my colleagues want to drink pinot noir that doesn’t taste like cabernet sauvignon.

    6 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      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 Fire, ...

      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. Mt.

      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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      American Wine Story: Movie Review By Richard Leahy

      … 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 up…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      Fries Family Wines creates program for non-profits

      … tastings, which are of its widely distributed and consumer-priced Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It does, however, charge for its small-lot tasting flight, but the $5 charge is refunded with the purchase of those wines. That Chardonnay became one of the featured wines sold at the Oregon Zoo concert series, and Duck Pond also was a part…

      4 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      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.…

      3 readers - By Sip With Me!

      Winners from inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition

      … Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Gorge, $25 Cerulean Skies 2010 Nebbiolo, Columbia Gorge, $30 Cerulean Skies 2010 Merlot, Columbia Gorge, $25 Coyote Wall 2013 TYKHE Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Gorge, $24 Domaine Poullion 2010 McKinley Springs Vineyard Pierre, Horse Heaven Hills, $26 Heart Catcher Wines 2011 Volcano Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel, Columbia Gorge…

      6 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      American Wine Story | A Documentary

      … 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 wine…

      4 readers - By The Thirsty Kitten

      Label Lust: Minimus Vermentino

      …, which has the wonderful touch of coming with deviled eggs instead of the tratiditional hard-boiled. Are you hankering for more Souther Oregon wine knowledge? Check out not one, but two podcasts. The first with Clive Purshouse of the aformentioned Northwest Wine Anthem. The second with guest Herb Quady, Winemaker at Quady North. Getting To Southern…

      4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

      Gorgeous in the Gorge

      …, to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, the Gorge has a little bit of everything. The Gorge, is a study in contrasts, sort of. It's in Washington and Oregon. It's in the temperate rain forest on it's western edge, and the dry grasslands that transition to desert at it's eastern edge. While many wine growing regions might point to topographical anomalies…

      2 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

      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…

      6 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Meet the Winemaker: Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      … parents, were inspired to name their vineyard “Elk Cove” after a herd of 50 elk wintered in their valley just beside their trailer/make shift home. Elk Cove Vineyards, like most Oregon wineries, is very passionate about Pinot Noir and it makes up the majority of their wine. I sat down with Campbell and enjoyed meeting a talented yet incredibly…

      1 readers - By Christine Campbell/ The Alcohol Professor