Archive for the ‘Oregon’ Category

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Oregon Pinot Gris ~ Oregon’s Second Largest Grape Crop

Keynote Speaker Paul Gregutt of Wine Enthusiast magazine said, “Stop with the Alsace and Italy comparisons. It’s time to talk Oregon!”

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There’s something so visceral about a new client ~ Aberrant Cellars

Aberrant Cellars, a Willamette Valley wine producer… Hello Pinot Noir and Pursuing the Profound ab·er·rant ˈabərənt,əˈberənt/ adjective: aberrant departing from an accepted standard. Biology diverging from the normal type. This was the birth of Aberrant Cellars… This is brand is a combination of old world, new world, and some modern attitude. From his Website: Introducing: […]

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Get Your Gris On – Think Appetizers

On November 14 and 15, 2015, Oak Knoll Winery is again getting its Gris on. Long standing proponent of Oregon Pinot Gris, Oak Knoll Winery has historically supported this variety. And, it has good reason to do so… Pinot Gris is the state’s largest wine grape crop. Many would love to have Chardonnay catch up […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris is getting its Gris On, Redux

Oregon Pinot Gris is once more Getting its Gris on, with a statewide tasting to celebrate this varietal wine. Oregon, Get Your Gris On!™ is wine and food nibble tasting event for consumers and is happening at wineries that want to join the fun, on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, 2014. The second […]

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Writing you don’t see, revealed… Cadaretta’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard

Cadaretta Wine’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard is a story that I wrote for our client. Because it’s for their Website, it’s got a copyright on it and stories like this I never put onto my blog ~ like so many other internal documents that I produce daily. But this one has just stuck with […]

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Community Involvement + Art Student = Win Win Education

In giving back through community involvement, something special has been going on at Oak Knoll Winery for years. Considered “the people’s winery” by Portlandians, Oak Knoll conducts an annual wine label art contest tied to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, a non-profit organization celebrating everything Portland and Oregon. The festival has an annual attendance of […]

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November update from our Oregon producer friends

I get to work with a lot of different wine companies, so I asked for a November update from our Oregon producer friends… I mostly wanted to know what harvest was like for them, even though some are still finishing up on harvest. This is why, I know, that the following wine companies were so […]

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Wine Writer Andy Perdue of the Northwest

Wine Writer Andy Perdue of the Northwest is a great find for anyone in or interested in the wine business, or  anyone simply wanting to learning more about wine. As Eric Degerman just told me, “Andy, my business partner and friend for more than 20 years… [inspires me]. He’s a tireless worker, a skilled writer, a […]

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Wine Writer Eric Degerman

Wine writer Eric Degerman and I met this past June. When I was organizing the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, sponsored by Oak Knoll Winery, the team of Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue were called upon to deliver the keynote speech. I had heard about Andy, but Eric was a background singer for me, which I […]

Oregon Get your Gris On

Oregon, Get your Gris On ™ ~ Will you be there to be Foursquare? It’s coming right along…. On August 17 and 18, 2013, each winery below will be focused on their Oregon Pinot Gris…Oregon’s Other Pinot, with an Oregon Get Your Gris On!™ day. Oregon, Get your Gris On!™ ~ Will you be there to […]