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Letter from the OWB Chairman | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog, Trade Marketing|Tags: |

Dear friends, Distribution and the 3-tier system continue to be ongoing and heated topics of debate in our industry. Recently I had the opportunity to attend my 25th Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) [...]

Nominate an Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year

May 22, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, Trade Marketing|Tags: , |

Oregon Wine Month would not be possible without the hard-working distributor sales reps that call on top accounts, get those by-the-glass features and secure incredible retail display activity. In recognition of this, the OWB will [...]

Post Your Solar Eclipse Events

May 19, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

As you're no doubt aware, a total solar eclipse will roll across Oregon on Aug. 21. The path of totality - that is the narrow band that will experience total darkness - will make North [...]

Replay of Silicon Valley Bank’s DTC Wine Sales Videocast

May 19, 2017|Categories: Consumer Marketing, Education, Grapevine, Market/Economic Research|Tags: |

On May 17, Silicon Valley Bank presented a live videocast about the latest trends in direct-to-consumer sales. SVB also shared the results of their 2017 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Survey and discussed the highlights. Watch a replay of [...]

Travel Oregon’s Matching Grants Application Period Opens Jul. 10

May 18, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

The Travel Oregon Matching Grants Program makes awards available to eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the development and improvement of local communities throughout the state. These projects support Travel Oregon’s mission of ‘a [...]

Chehalem to Give $40k Worth of Wine to Charity

May 17, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, OWB Blog|Tags: , |

[NEWS RELEASE] Chehalem Winery is launching its inaugural Making a Case for Giving campaign to celebrate Oregon Wine Month. In an unprecedented move, Chehalem plans to give away at least 100 cases of wine, worth [...]

Oregon Coast Aquarium Seeking Wineries for Fundraising Event

May 17, 2017|Categories: Grapevine|Tags: , |

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is celebrating its 25-year history, and embarking on a major capital campaign to remodel and expand the Aquarium in Newport. They plan to hold a Special VIP Event this summer to [...]

Enter Sip Northwest’s Best of the Northwest 2017

May 17, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: , |

Sip Northwest is now accepting submissions for its sixth annual Best of the Northwest issue! Out in October, this issue will feature the top picks for wine, beer, spirits and cider the region has to [...]

Honest Cooking Seeking Sparkling Wines and Rosés

May 17, 2017|Categories: Calls for Wine, Grapevine|Tags: |

Honest Cooking is creating two new wine guides for summer: Stellar Summer Sparklers and Rocking Rosés. They are seeking wines to include in these guides. Summer Sparklers This will be Honest Cooking's biggest ever guide [...]

Updated Spring 2017 Weather and Climate Summary and Forecast

May 10, 2017|Categories: Grapevine, Weather & Climate Forecasts, Winery & Vineyard Report|Tags: , |

On May 10, Dr. Greg Jones of Southern Oregon University published an updated Spring 2017 weather and climate summary and forecast. This report looks back at April conditions, provides an updated drought watch, and forecasts [...]