Archive for the Tag 'Oregon'


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!”


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: […]


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.] […]


Today is “hug your sales person” day

I’ve performed a good deal of sales in my time… I’m still doing it in a very soft way, because PR is sales… It falls under the category of Sales and Marketing. I’ve done winery sales, too, so I feel like I can address this one pretty well. Proprietors, it’s great that you think your […]


Apolloni Vineyards hires Kevin Green as full-time assistant winemaker

Green holds degrees in Winemaking and Viticulture from Chemeketa Community College in Salem, as well as a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


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 […]

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 […]


Tartan Wines and Scottish Roots

Tartan Wines and Scottish Roots … I’m going to start with Scottish Roots. You’ll perhaps understand why I was very curious when approached to taste Tartan Cellars’ wines. With the early help of a family member, and then with the help of the Internet, I’ve traced my roots. Making it somewhat brief here: Charlemagne (April 2, […]


Oregon, Get Your Gris On!™

Oregon, Get Your Gris On!™ is an event that’s a result of the 2013 Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, sponsored by Oak Knoll Winery. Oak Knoll is the leader in the Oregon Pinot Gris movement, and took to heart what wine writer Paul Gregutt has had to say for the last three years… “You need to […]


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 […]