Archive for the ‘Pinot Gris’ Category

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Stiletto Wine ~ The making of a wine brand

Stiletto Wines is brought to us by Middleton Family Wines. Middleton is based in Washington State, and these wines have been carefully selected and imported from Sicily. Four generations of family have been contributing to this company. According to them, “Our family has been working the land since 1898, when we started a lumber business in Aberdeen, […]

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The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery Set Out New Marketing Directions

On Thursday, June 13, The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery set out new marketing directions. At each and every turn, presenters took on the challenges before them, while exploring Oregon’s internal strengths and weakness, as well as their external opportunities and threats, as regards Oregon’s Pinot Gris. The leader of […]

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The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium is announced by Oak Knoll Winery

The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium is announced by Oak Knoll Winery, as Oregon Pinot Gris continues to gather national awareness and the effort for understanding it continues. It will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Oak Knoll Winery. This year’s focus is going to be “What the marketing efforts for Oregon […]

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19th Annual Pacific Coast Oysterwine Competition Seeks 10 Best West Coast Wines for Oysters

Personally, I believe that an Oregon Pinot Gris is the perfect match for this one… But then, I’m somewhat connected and invested in Oregon Pinot Gris’ success. Still, I don’t get myself involved if I don’t believe in the product in the first place. If I advocate for it, it’s because I love it… So, […]

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King Estate ~ An Oregon Winery worth visiting, either in person or by enjoying their wines

[Images of King Estate are from Nicolette Renee of Simply Colette.] The advantage of having someone who “knows someone” in any location around the globe always advances the quality of your visit. In this case, it’s my Oak Knoll boys in Oregon… Oak Knoll Winery was the first winery in Willamette Valley’s Washington County; the history is […]

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Holiday White Wine ~ Oregon Pinot Gris is a perfect match for holiday foods

The range of flavors from Oregon Pinot Gris is similar, I’ve personally found, to California Petite Sirahs… The range being huge! It’s a winemaker’s palate; and I’m not referring to a wine palate, I’m referring to an artist’s palate. Just as an artist begins his or her oil painting by filling the palate with all […]

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Oregon Winemakers define their own Pinot Gris style to Paul Gregutt

At the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium presented by Oak Knoll Winery, Paul Gregutt was asked to return as the keynote speaker. The reason for this is multilayered. First and foremost, Paul’s been writing about Northwest wines for over 25 years. He’s tasted Oregon Pinot Gris during that time, now understanding them better than […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium ~ What individual Oregon wineries can do to market the benefits of their own Pinot Gris

At the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium presented by Oak Knoll Winery, Paul Gregutt was asked to return as the keynote speaker. The reason for this is multilayered. First and foremost, Paul’s been writing about Northwest wines for over 25 years. He’s tasted Oregon Pinot Gris during that time, now understanding them better than […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium Sheds More Light on Oregon Pinot Gris as a Regional Specialty

Starting with Wine Enthusiast’s Paul Gregutt’s keynote speech, the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium sponsored by Oak Knoll Winery, was off and running. Paul Gregutt’s no stranger to Oregon wines, having written about the Northwest since the mid 1980s. His first assignment came from Harvey Steiman at Wine Spectator, as a matter of fact. […]

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Pinot Gris ~ Comparing (light) apples, to (medium) oranges, to (heavy) pear flavors

I just read a story by Joshua Mason on SCNOW, Published: August 14, 2012 entitled, A pinot gris for every taste, darnit. The title totally intrigued me, because I’m working with a group of Oregon wineries on a Pinot Gris project to get publicity for their variety. (Of course, I was intrigued.) Joshua has lived […]