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Call for Wine: Vinous seeks wines for the annual Oregon report

March 3, 2021|Calls for Wine|

You may remember the call for wines last March which resulted in two beautiful articles in Vinous; Oregon Pinot Noir: The Winning Streak Continues and Oregon Outside the Pinot Noir Box. Reviewer Josh Raynolds is again calling for wines and asks for winemakers to send samples to reach him by Monday March 15. Please drop in [...]

Call for Wine: Wine & Spirits seeks Riesling for August 2021 issue

March 2, 2021|Calls for Wine|

For its domestic focus on Riesling, Wine & Spirits is now accepting Riesling for its August 2021 issue. The window is open from March 1, 2021 until March 19, 2021 and they ask that winemakers use the online form to submit wines. Once you have submitted your form, you will receive a confirmation email with a [...]

OWB’s 2021 PR Outreach Plan

February 1, 2021|Media Relations|

The 2021 PR Outreach Plan will work to keep Oregon wine top of mind  in seeding stories to press.. This plan supports these pillars of our strategy: Enhancing the Reputation of Oregon Wine: We support this with positive story generation to press, gathering thoughts and ideas from winemakers and pushing out story-starters in our electronic [...]

Call for Wine: Wine Enthusiast Spring 2021 issues

January 26, 2021|Calls for Wine|

Paul Gregutt has sent a reminder to all Oregon wineries that he is currently reviewing new releases for the upcoming Spring 2021 issues of Wine Enthusiast. You'll note a handful of Oregon's wineries are mentioned in this article, 10 Vineyards Behind the World’s Most Famous Wines, published January 25.  Deadline is March 2, 2021. If you [...]

2020 Oregon Wine Information Sharing Task Force (ISTF) Meeting Notes

November 9, 2020|Media Relations|

OBJECTIVE STATEMENT FOR THIS MEETING: To share ideas with fellow regions (i.e. what’s worked and doesn’t work) that may be helpful to other regions in Oregon, thereby strengthening the statewide wine industry as a whole To meet once or twice yearly and provide a face-to-face forum to discuss high-priority topics To help regions on making [...]

Call for Wine: Wine & Spirits seeks Syrah, Rhône-Style Red Blends for its February 2021 issue

September 24, 2020|Uncategorized|

Wine & Spirits October 2020 Wine & Spirits is now accepting Syrah and Rhône-Style blends for its February 2021 issue with a submission window open until October 9, 2020, and again from Oct. 12-30, 2020, according to its submissions calendar. The feature is called Warming Winter Reds. Please following the new tasting protocol [...]

Call for Wine: 2021 McMinnville Wine Competition

September 23, 2020|Calls for Wine|

The 2021 McMinnville Wine & Food Classic Wine Competition is now open for wine entries. Held January 9th, 2021, for the first time in 28 years all wineries producing Oregon wines are invited to enter this annual competition. The 15-person judges' panel will include returning wine writers including Michael Alberty, The Oregonian, Eric Degerman of [...]

Oregon wine industry statewide points for 2020 wildfires in Oregon

September 10, 2020|Media Relations|

Many people are asking about the fires and the impact on wineries. It is devastating, and it's important to remember the fires are a larger scope of issues outside the Oregon wine industry and are similarly affecting a wide range of farm crops up and down the US west coast, Washington to California. It is too [...]

Call for Wine: Sip Magazine is accepting entries for their 2020 Best of the Northwest Wine awards

August 31, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

From Kristin Ackerman Bacon, Sip Magazine publisher: I know harvest is upon us and you’re probably busy getting ready for that, but who couldn’t use a little extra recognition these days? As you might have seen in our recent announcement that this year due to the restrictions with Covid and public gatherings we will be [...]

Call for Wine: The Wine Advocate is now accepting 2018 wines for its annual Oregon Report

August 27, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Erin Brooks, the Wine Advocate reviewer for Oregon, will be accepting samples from all appellations beginning now through Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Due to the pandemic, Erin will not be visiting Oregon in person this year but instead will have samples shipped directly to her home in Napa and will be coordinating with winemakers via [...]