Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Tasting and Review Program

September 22, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, OWB Blog|

The letter below was shared by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, announcing its 2018 editorial and tasting/review schedule. Submission deadlines and instructions are included within the linked documents. Dear Submitter: Another year is upon us, and with it comes more opportunity to have your wines, spirits and beers reviewed by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The 2018 editorial year [...]

Registration Open for the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium

September 22, 2017|Education, Grapevine, Oregon Wine Symposium, OWB Blog|

Registration is open for the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium, Feb. 20-21 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The Symposium comprises two full days of global wine industry experts sharing the latest advances in viticulture, enology and the business of wine, making it a must-attend event for everyone from winery and vineyard owners to sales [...]

Upcoming OSU Study on Oregon Wine Clubs: Your Participation Requested

September 13, 2017|Grapevine, Market/Economic Research, OWB Blog|

Wineries across Oregon have been contacted and invited to participate in the research described below. If you have not been contacted but would like to participate in the study, please contact James Sterns at OSU. Dear friends, During the past year, Oregon State University business and economics faculty conducted a listening tour around the state [...]

Letter from the OWB Chairman | September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, Autumn in our wine industry: a time for harvest to commence and the timeless annual transfer of natural and artistic expression from the vine to winemaker to consumer. Autumn is also a particularly important time on the business side. In the wine trade, the acronym OND (October, November, December) marks the time when [...]

Submit Nominations for the 2018 Oregon Wine Industry Awards

September 8, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Each year at the Oregon Wine Symposium, industry leaders are recognized for their contributions to the Oregon wine industry. Nominations for the Oregon Wine Industry Awards are now open. Award recipients will be recognized and celebrated at the Awards Luncheon at the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium. Nominations close Nov. 15 with award recipients being selected and [...]

Oregon Wines Fly Free – Fall 2017 Promotion

September 8, 2017|Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Oregon Wines Fly Free, OWB Blog|

This fall, we are working in collaboration with our partners at Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines to promote Oregon Wines Fly Free through a consumer sweepstakes. One lucky winner and guest will fly to Oregon, spend 3-nights in the Columbia Gorge and enjoy a custom wine-bike tour. Sweepstakes entries are being captured by Travel Oregon [...]

Measures for Mitigating Smoke Taint in Wines

September 6, 2017|Education, Grapevine, OWB Blog, Viticulture + Enology|

Prepared by Bree Boskov MW, OWB Education Manager With wild fires blazing across much of Oregon and smoke now hanging in many of our winegrowing regions, the Oregon Wine Board is making available to the industry current research, articles and suggestions on how to handle grapes to mitigate smoke taint in wine. Smoke residue contains [...]

Letter from Tom Danowski | August 29, 2017

August 28, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, Thank you to the growers and winemakers from around the state who answered the call to provide input helping guide the Oregon Wine Board in allocating resources addressing our industry’s challenges and opportunities. As promised, we raffled off five tickets to the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium to those whose names were chosen randomly [...]

TEXSOM 2017 Sponsorship Recap

August 28, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|

The annual TEXSOM conference is considered by many to be the most prominent and influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., offering seminars, networking opportunities and rare chances to taste premium wines from around the world. The conference boasts an impressive list of attendees including sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributor/importer executives and sales reps, [...]

Apply Now to be Considered for the Oregon Wine Board of Directors

August 28, 2017|Grapevine, OWB Blog|

There are expected to be two (2) openings on the nine-member Oregon Wine Board starting in Jan. 2018. Applications for those positions are being accepted until Sept. 30. The governor’s Oregon Wine Board appointees are also invited to stand for ratification by members of the Oregon Winegrowers Association to serve concurrently on both Boards of [...]