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So far Kai McMurtry has created 16 blog entries.

Al MacDonald / LIVE Wine Studies Scholarship Fund

August 15, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Oregon wine industry employs many promising young people of color. Our goal is to provide assistance to first-generation students enrolled in the Wine Studies Program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR. Funds will be used to help defray tuition costs and other educational expenses. Participating students must enroll or be enrolled in classes and [...]

Update Your Tasting Room Listing Information

August 15, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Tasting Room Listings|

In anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Oregon Wine Touring Guide, which will be released in February, please take a few minutes to ensure that the information the OWB has on record about your tasting room is accurate. For convenience, a visual tutorial is available on the Touring Guide Toolkit. Update Your Tasting Room Listing Now   [...]

Wine Enthusiast Call for Wine and Announcements

August 14, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Wine Enthusiast is producing a special “bookazine” focused on the Pacific Northwest. Writer Paul Gregutt will be covering many Oregon wineries, winemakers and wine tourism opportunities. Paul has specifically asked for more Oregon wines to review, as well as to be notified of any new releases and announcements. Please add his email to your media lists: paulgwine@me.com [...]

Aug. 22 Workshop: Breeding Grapes for a Changing World – European Hybrids

August 14, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Vineyard sustainability can be more than a reductionist practice of removing off-farm inputs such as pesticides and fertilizers, or adding biodiversity to the ecosystem.  It can also change the fundamental nature of grapevine cultivars that are used to make wine, for example, by adopting hybrid varieties that are tolerant to diseases or other biotic or [...]

Northwest Wine Radio Call for Wineries

August 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Northwest Wine Radio, a weekly interview with winemakers, brewers, cider makers and distillers of the Northwest, is seeking wineries for their early 2018 calendar. Taping takes place on select Mondays in Seattle and participation is free. View the complete casting call.  

Letter from Tom Danowski | August 15, 2017

August 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, You may have seen a news article a few months ago quoting the Chief Executive in charge of Napa Valley’s legendary Silver Oak Winery, David Duncan, who said: "Following Napa, the next hot area is Oregon." Based on the smoky, hot weather we all endured during the first 10 days of this month, [...]

Linfield College Launches New Wine Archive Website

August 14, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The Oregon Wine History Archive (OWHA) was founded at Linfield College in 2011. The archive's mission is to collect and preserve all aspects, stories and regions of the Oregon wine industry. As the archive grows and develops new efforts to engage students, faculty and the broader wine industry are essential. In response, a new, user-friendly website [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | August 1, 2017

July 31, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, As you begin to anticipate the coming harvest and crush, I want to bring a few important updates into your news feeds. They involve recent developments relevant to our entire wine community and are attributable to the work of the Oregon Winegrowers Association. I’m probably repeating myself, but let me distinguish the Oregon [...]

Delta Air Lines Call For Wines

July 31, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Delta Air Lines invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018-2019 Delta Wine program. The RFP and bid sheet will provide detailed information on the opportunity and process. All proposals are due on Fri., September 15.  Please email your completed bid sheet to Yan Zhang.  Please plan to join the conference call with the [...]

First Aid and CPR Training | Aug. 9, 2017

July 27, 2017|OWB Blog, Workshop|

The Wine Studies program at Chemeketa Community College is offering a workshop on first aid and CPR essentials and blood-borne pathogen protection protocols in advance of harvest. The 1-day workshop provides documentation for successful completion of the course so you can receive a CPR/First Aid card through the American Heart Association. First Aid and CPR Training 9 am-4 pm (Bring your own lunch) Wednesday, August 9 Chemeketa Eola Campus, 215 Doaks Ferry [...]