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Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

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

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Wineries considering extensions of, or changes to, the hospitality and guest service areas on their licensed premises will find value in this summary of OLCC’s Reopening Guidance for businesses in counties approved for Phase I commercial activities. It has been prepared by Davis Wright Tremaine, legal counsel [...]

Update Your Tasting Room Reopening Status for Consumers & Media

May 20, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine|

View this email in your browser HAVE YOU REOPENED FOR ONSITE TASTINGS? Update your status for consumers and media Although many tasting rooms in Oregon are not yet open to onsite visitors - either by Governor's order or choice - wine lovers and media are seeking an accurate and comprehensive resource on where visitors are [...]

IMPORTANT: Guidelines for Reopening Tasting Rooms

May 14, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEW GUIDELINES FOR OREGON WINE TASTING ROOM OPERATIONS Rules and recommendations to prepare for safe reopening A task force comprised of industry members statewide has just released a document outlining Guidelines for Wine Tasting Room Operations in Response to COVID-19. This document has been endorsed by the boards of [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Preparing to Reopen

May 13, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Last week Governor Brown provided further details on the seven prerequisites to be met by counties seeking approval to execute Phase I of the state’s “Reopening Oregon” plan. That 25-slide PowerPoint plan can be found, along with many other resources, in the OWB’s COVID-19 toolkit.   In [...]

Grapevine Newsletter May 12 2020

May 12, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MAY 12, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events COMMUNITY: A LETTER FROM BOB MORUS It seems like years, not months since our annual Oregon Wine Symposium. The educational sessions and vendor displays become a highly anticipated ritual; a rite [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Travel and Wholesale Impacts

May 6, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As we approach the eventual re-openings of businesses and winery tasting rooms, Davis Wright Tremaine, counsel for the Oregon Winegrowers Association, provides this blog post for “Employers Planning to Reopen.” Keep an eye out as you near the end for the “Related Posts” that may be of interest. [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin – Reopening Oregon Framework

April 29, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   Governor Brown’s plan to re-start commercial activities affected by last month’s executive orders continues to take shape. It will be based on this two-part decision model:   I. Gating Criteria A downward trajectory of reported influenza and COVID-19 symptoms over a 14-day period. A declining trajectory [...]

Grapevine Newsletter April 28 2020

April 28, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR APRIL 28, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM MARIE CHAMBERS Dear Friends,   While we are all waiting for business to open up, I’d like to highlight some of the great work our Oregon Wine Board committees have [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

April 22, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, You don’t need to love Hollywood to appreciate how celebrity duo Ashton and Mila (Kunis) Kutcher are raising funds with their new Quarantine Pinot noir. Made in Dundee by Battle Creek Cellars winemaker Sarah Cabot, the wine will begin shipping in May. Media coverage for Oregon wine [...]

PPE Advisory for Working with Pesticides

April 17, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Viticulture + Enology|

Kaci Buhl, associate professor in the OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and statewide coordinator for the Pesticide Safety Education Program, shares the following advisory and resources regarding personal protective equipment for those working with pesticides. Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be in short supply, regionally or nationally, in the 2020 growing season. I’m a member of [...]