Educational Events in Mexico

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

The OWB and the Washington State Wine Commission have received a grant to hold educational seminars in Mexico. The Mexico events will take place in both Cabo San Lucas and Mexico City the week of May 22. The events will consist of educational tasting seminars focused on local media and trade. OWB has sourced wines [...]

Go West and Northwest Wine Tour in March 2017

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

The annual Europe Tour is set for mid-March with stops in London, Stockholm and Dusseldorf. Registration for these events is closed and OWB has a great group of participating wineries to represent Oregon to the world stage in these markets. Held in conjunction with the Washington State Wine Commission, the London event on Mar. 13 [...]

Asia Tour in February 2017

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

Once again the Oregon Wine Board and the Washington State Wine Commission will be hosting the annual trade tasting and educational seminars in Asia. The South Korea event will take place in Seoul on Feb. 6 followed by visits to Japan with events in Tokyo on Feb. 8 and Osaka on Feb. 9. Participating wineries [...]

Educational Events in China

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

The OWB and the Washington State Wine Commission have received a grant for an educational seminar in mainland China. This seminar will take place in Shanghai on Mar. 3 and will focus on media and trade. Debra Meiburg MW will host the seminar, which will include a food pairing component.

Spring Toronto Tasting Set for April

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

Join the Oregon Wine Board for a spring event in Toronto, Ontario. Taking place on Apr. 11, this event is aimed at attracting top-level trade and media in the Ontario market. The main event will consist of an interactive walk-around tasting and salmon bake targeting more than 100 key trade, LCBO buyers and media. Additionally, [...]

Canadian Sommelier Multi-State Tour Recap

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

In October 2016, OWB hosted a group of 12 sommeliers from various regions in Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. This was the first time Oregon collaborated with California, New York and Washington on a successful inbound tour that visited all three West Coast states. After visiting California and attending a New York [...]

SAQ Buyer Trip Recap

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

In October 2016, OWB hosted buyers from the monopoly in Quebec for a three-day tour of Oregon wineries from all parts of the Willamette Valley. As a result, the buyers left with a much greater understanding of Oregon and the quality of the wine being produced here. Upon their return to Quebec, the buyers made [...]

Call For International Success Stories

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

As always, OWB needs your international success stories. Showing the USDA that Market Access Program funds are being used effectively and that activities are resulting in increased international sales and representation for Oregon wineries is essential for continued grant funding. If you have participated in any OWB-sponsored international activities, including inbound trade tours or outbound [...]

Letter from the VP Finance and Administration | January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017|International Marketing, OWB Blog|

Dear friends, We are just about to embark on our busy season of outbound international events, which kicks off with our annual trip to Japan and South Korea. We have worked hard this year to develop an exciting roster of in-market events that go beyond the typical trade tasting, such as creating a dinner event [...]