Oregon Wine

    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.

      It’s not just for Pinot anymore !

      Wine Ramblings - - 5 readers - Minimus, Natural? No7, 2013 Region: Applegate Valley, Oregon, USA Grape: Syrah Price: 26$ When you say Oregon wine you think Pinot Noir, and so do I. I mean, I spent a long weekend sampling Pinot Noir after Pinot Noir and enjoying myself immensely. That’s why I was surprised when a waiter recommended an Oregon Syrah to go with our dinner.

      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

      … American Wine Story, the latest documentary on wine, was officially released on Monday, October 13th. The film’s plot is described thus: “After an upstart winemaker’s untimely death, his sister steps in to try to save his fledgling winery for his eight-year old sold. The movie blends this with other tales of risk and re-invention in the wine…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      Fries Family Wines creates program for non-profits

      …., 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 in Prosser, Wash…

      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

      … by Alexandrine Roy, a fourth-generation winemaker from Burgundy, France. Other gold medal winners came from nearby Cathedral Ridge Winery and Maryhill Winery. The competition was conducted by Great Northwest Wine at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River. The judges included wine professionals from Oregon, Washington and California. Best of show…

      6 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      American Wine Story | A Documentary

      …), and available worldwide at americanwinestory.vhx.tv Featured in the film: A to Z, Newberg OR Airlie Winery, Monmouth OR Amigoni Winery, Kansas City MO Boedecker Cellars, Portland OR Brooks Wine, Amity OR Bull Run Distillery, Portland OR Chehalem Wines, Newberg OR Carlisle Winery, Windsor CA Cartograph Wines, Healdsburg CA Dos Cabezas Wineworks…

      4 readers - By The Thirsty Kitten

      Label Lust: Minimus Vermentino

      …Label Lust: Minimus Vermentino Word of Minimus Wines, located in Oregon, came my way via the Northwest Wine Anthem. So when I saw one of their offerings, a Vermentino, available by the glass at Seattle’s Matt’s in the Market, I pounced. What a fantastic lunchtime wine. You don’t often see domestic versions of this Italian grape (aka “Rolle…

      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…

      2 readers - By Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem

      October outlook warm, dry for Northwest wine industry

      …” rather than “global warming.” Jones notes the East Coast experienced a cooler-than-normal summer, “continuing a pattern that we have seen for nearly two years now — warm/dry west, cool/wet east.” In September, precipitation was mixed, Jones noted, with above-normal recordings in the Puget Sound and the northern Cascades, continued moderately dry…

      6 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Meet the Winemaker: Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      …, Adam’s 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…

      1 readers - By Christine Campbell/ The Alcohol Professor