Archive for the Tag 'Greg Lint'

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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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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 isn’t as sexy as other white wine varieties in Oregon, but…

…it is the work horse. And, if Oregon is going to be known for more than being a one-hit wonder, something of substance has got to pull the wagon. Last year, as I spoke with one of my sweetest winemaking friends ~ Robert Brittan ~ when telling him about the Oregon Pinot Gris symposium, he […]

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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 […]

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The 10 keys for any publicist

What it takes to develop the craft: Excellent oral communicator Both oral and written. Love to read, learn, and listen A writer’s writer Otherwise, how are you going to get the attention of any professional writers? Personable Because it’s all about sincerely making new friends, and keeping them. Well versed in psychology Make sure that […]

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Lessons in Oregon, Beginning with The Early Pioneers at Oak Knoll Winery

There’s nothing more stimulating and inspiring, as a wine publicist, than visiting a client. When it’s in another state, the experiences are intensified, because it’s not a day-trip into another valley, it’s a plane ride away. This means that it’s going to involve a week of my life, which becomes totally focused. In this case, […]

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Jeff Herinckx, Winemaker for Oak Knoll Winery

[Winemaker Jeff Herinckx] Starting tomorrow, winemaker Jeff Herinckx of Oak Knoll Winery will have a monthly posting on this blog. Each month Jeff and my partner Jose Diaz have a conversation about what’s happening at Oak Knoll Winery, which is Jeff’s Winemaker Journal recording. That means that each month I’m also reading what’s happening at […]