Archive for the Tag 'Brittan Vineyards'

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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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Will capitalism eventually cannibalize itself? (Rant of the week)

These are the things that keep me up at night. What made me ask this question? Talking with a winery president, who shared that wholesalers no longer want a 25 percent mark up on an incoming winery’s product. The big guys have grown to currently be taking a 33 to 34 percent markup. Now that’s […]

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2011 Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium ~ June 9, 2011 ~ Presented by Oak Knoll Winery

The best and brightest talent in Oregon is gathering in Hillsboro”s Willamette Valley to discuss the potential of Oregon’s Pinot Gris putting Oregon squarely on the map as “the Pinot state” (both Gris and Noir). Think red or white Pinot, think Oregon… Oak Knoll’s President Greg Lint has told me, “With its unique climate, soils, […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery ~ Bringing out the winemaking stars!

It’s been a long time coming… Jose and I sat with Greg Lint, president of Oak Knoll Winery, and winemaker Jeff Herinckx about three years ago and talked about creating an Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium that would begin to define an Oregon style. With the popularity of this variety still gaining steam, and Oregon having […]