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Letter from Tom Danowski | April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, We are six short days away from the official kick-off of Oregon Wine Month 2017. If you have not yet seen the Oregon Wine Board’s toolkit, click here to download graphics, print out materials and discover the many ways you can still get involved. And, don’t forget to take advantage of OWB’s increased [...]

Tune in for Oregon Wine Month Takeover of Sip Northwest Live with Brian Bushlach

April 24, 2017|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, OWB Blog|

The OWB is once again partnering with radio host Brian Bushlach of Sip Northwest Live during Oregon Wine Month 2017 to showcase the personalities and qualities that make Oregon wine so distinct. A native Oregonian and wine aficionado, Brian has been bringing the stories of Northwest wine to listeners throughout Oregon and Washington each weekend. In [...]

Calls for Submissions to the 2017 Oregon Wine Competition at the Oregon Wine Experience

April 21, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Posted by: Bree Boskov MW, OWB Education Manager Having been in Oregon for merely a week, I just yesterday learned of the Oregon Wine Competition, taking place this year on Aug. 5-6, through the organizer of the Oregon Wine Experience. It impressed me to find that the competition is limited to just 300 wines, or [...]

Submit New Release Wines to The Wine Advocate  

April 21, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Lisa Perrotti-Brown is planning her review of Oregon wines in June 2017. If you would like to submit your wines for this tasting, please follow the instructions below: Send or deliver your wines and technical sheets to Northwest Distribution and Storage for consolidation by Jun. 2. All wine style and varieties will be accepted, but the samples must be [...]

Register to Participate in the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada

April 20, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, International Marketing|

The 2017 Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada (SMV Canada), the largest international wine competition in North America, will be held from May 25-29 in Quebec City. Respected by wineries the world over, SMV Canada is a source of great pride for Quebec and Canada as it contributes to the discovery of many new high quality [...]

Read the OWB’s International Marketing Newsletter

April 20, 2017|Grapevine, International Marketing|

An update on the OWB's international marketing efforts was published last week. The newsletter included information on international events that have taken place to-date in 2017, as well as information on upcoming events. Contact Marie Chambers if you would like to be added to the international marketing email list. Read the international marketing newsletter.

International Marketing Newsletter – Intro Letter

April 20, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, It has been an exciting start to the year for Oregon wine in international markets. In the past two months many of your industry colleagues have carried the flag for Oregon in seven different countries by participating in Oregon Wine Board-organized trade tastings and educational seminars. Our consistent presence in those markets is [...]

Attend the Export Committee Meeting on Apr. 27

April 20, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

OWB is holding the annual Export Committee Meeting on Apr. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Chemeketa Community College – Eola Center. We are inviting all of you to attend, as we want to ensure that we receive input from as many exporting wineries as possible in our activity planning process. If you would like [...]

Complete our Survey on International Activity

April 20, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

Annually, OWB conducts an international activity survey in order to gather data on winery sales and interest in export markets. This information is essential for planning our annual event calendar. This information is not shared publicly and is only aggregated for our planning purposes. Your willingness to complete the survey is greatly appreciated. Access the [...]

Make a Nomination for Denmark Reverse Trade Mission

April 20, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

We are pleased to announce that the Oregon Wine Board, Washington State Wine Commission, California Wine Institute and New York Wines have received grant funding to host a group of sommeliers in a multi-state tour. A similar tour held last year included sommeliers from throughout Canada, and this year we are shifting the invitation to [...]