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COVID-19 News and Related Opportunities

April 8, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As businesses adapt to today’s temporary commercial restrictions, the OWB is consolidating resources crowdsourced from our community to deal with immediate circumstances while also developing new programs to prepare for the emerging opportunities to come. OWB’s educational priorities reflect a more expansive outlook during this global [...]

Special Alert: Navigating COVID-19 Financial Resources

April 2, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please check in and view new material in the OWB's COVID-19 Oregon Wine Industry Toolkit. With many in the industry facing tight deadlines for decisions and expressing increasing interest in the federal government’s emergency financial aid, additions to the Financial Assistance and Business Resources section of the [...]

Grapevine Newsletter March 31 2020

March 31, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MARCH 31, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM JESS WILLEY Hi everyone, I hope this finds you and your families faring as well as may be expected during these strange and uncertain times. Like you, we here at [...]

To Be Welcoming: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Curriculum from Starbucks

March 30, 2020|Education|

A note from OWB Education Manager Bree Stock MW: While it’s currently hard to imagine welcoming visitors in our tasting rooms, there will be a time when we are back to offering tasting experiences on-site. It is also likely that international travel will continue to be limited and we should expect an influx of local [...]

Call for Samples: The Globe and Mail

March 30, 2020|Calls for Wine, International Marketing|

Christopher Waters, Wine and Spirits columnist with Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper, writes: I'd like to invite members to share upcoming and existing releases for review.  I'm interested in products that have continuous, existing or upcoming releases including VINTAGES or Classics products. Upcoming themes include alternate packaging, Italian whites and south of France. Ongoing interest in rosés, sparkling wines [...]

WSET Diploma Flexible Payment Offerings

March 30, 2020|Education|

Below is a message from Adam Chase of Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School Several of you have told me you have some extra time these days given the Covid 19 situation, but I understand that money is tight.  We have worked out with WSET that if you are interested in starting the first part of the [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Updates & Opportunities

March 26, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, I’ll open with an important reminder to please ask anyone in your network who is not already receiving Oregon Wine Board notices to sign up here so we can add their contact details to our files. Keeping informed and making thoughtful decisions are especially critical to the success [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Update | March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   I’ll open this second installment in OWB’s series of Special Alert bulletins with a reminder to view the Oregon Wine Board’s COVID-19 toolkit, which is packed with an assortment of resources and informational materials to address many of the most frequently asked questions.   A special [...]

Wine Enthusiast Seeks Virtual Tasting Stories

March 19, 2020|OWB Blog|

A freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast wants to know what wineries in Oregon are doing with virtual tastings. If interested, please copy / paste the questions below into an email to Sally Murdoch, OWB communications manager, and she will compile them for the writer. Please answer the questions as fully as possible. The deadline to [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Toolkit

March 17, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, With historic announcements coming almost every day about new virus-related social practices and policy actions, the Oregon Wine Board managers and Directors have been focused on ways in which we can offer the most useful advice and support. The game changed quickly and dramatically yesterday when our [...]