Archive for the Tag 'Oregon wine'

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The Curious Oregon Pinot Gris

IMAGE Copyright: rfoxfoto / 123RF Stock Photo Pinot Gris is a mutation of Pinot Noir. In a blind tasting, when placed with other white varieties, look for the telltale pink rim around the edge of the glass. You’ll guess this one correctly every time, and people will think you’re a genius for being spot on. […]

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Aberrant Wine Cellars ~ Eric Eide Artisan Winemaker

Quirky is how I think of Eric Eide of Aberrant Cellars, in the best possible way. When in rock n’roll radio, I had my own set of stars. Today’s stars are just as talented, but in the world of wine. Both music and wine need to be in a perfect balance of art and science […]

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Jackson Family of Wines, Go Get ’em in Oregon!

When word spread in Oregon that the Jackson Family was moving in the entire state of wine was abuzz “What’s it all about,” they whispered? I thought, “Well, this is going to shake things up a bit.” [Image is a Stonestreet cat, one of the wine companies that is now in the Jackson Family portfolio.] […]

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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 […]

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Press Release: *Only* One-Page is still very important

Today, more than ever, the writing of a one-page press release is critical, in order to get a wine writer’s attention. Why? Writers are getting more mail than ever, and it’s mostly electronic. Who has time to read a new version of War & Peace? A press release is only intended to get a writer’s […]

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J Vineyards 2.0

When you’re making the best, why would you bother to go after the rest? Varietal wines, that is… This is the time of shrinking shelf space. What once was, is no longer available. I learned in sales years ago that supermarket chains squeeze the daylights out of wineries, in order for wine to be on […]

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Second Annual ~ 2012 Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium ~ Presented by Oak Knoll Winery

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. The best and brightest talent in Oregon is once again gathering to discuss the potential of Oregon’s Pinot Gris, putting Oregon on the map as “the Pinot state” (both Gris and Noir), at Oak Knoll Winery. My friend and president of Oak Knoll Winery Greg Lint travels the United States […]

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Cool weather could be an advantage to this year’s Oregon wine vintage

Carefully watching Oregon’s weather isn’t a pastime. I’m keeping up with what’s happening to our Willamette Valley client Oak Knoll Winery and its neighbors [Image: Patty Skinkis] Just getting a press release from Oregon State University giving me up-to-the-minute info about their 2011 growing season, therefore, was a fascinating read. Then I realized, this is […]