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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 [...]

Vinous rates the 2018 vintage as one of the best ever for Pinot noir in Oregon

August 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

You may remember in March 2020, Josh Raynolds, editor of Vinous put out the call for us to gather as many wine samples as producers could send him right as stay-at-home orders were issued to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  This was a poignant time for wine and wine writers who  had planned annual [...]

Call for Wine: Nick Stock at James Suckling opens tasting window for next Oregon Report

July 27, 2020|Calls for Wine|

Nick Stock in early 2020 Editor's note: as of 9/2/20, the window has been extended through October to submit wines, but please email Nick first. As COVID-19 keeps Oregon in a holding pattern with most media visitors, Nick Stock, executive editor at JamesSuckling.com will be tasting the next round of wines from his [...]

Wine Press Northwest seeks fortified wines for competition and editorial consideration

June 8, 2020|Calls for Wine|

Wine Press Northwest seeks fortified wines produced by Northwest wineries. Fruit from Washington, Oregon or Idaho are eligible for submission to this free competition; grape or non-grape wines and must contain at least 17% alcohol by volume. They can be either dry or sweet.They can be labeled as "Port" or "Port-style" or "dessert wine" or [...]

Wineries begin reopening in the state, kicking off with those in 28 Oregon counties

May 14, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Portland, OR … May 14, 2020 – After having closed tasting rooms for almost two months to on-premise wine tastings and consumption, on May 7th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the plans for the Phase One reopening of Oregon wineries and tasting rooms. Oregon winery tasting rooms are greenlighted to start opening [...]

Submit Oregon Chardonnay to Wine & Spirits Magazine for October 2020

May 10, 2020|Calls for Wine|

Please note: the window for submissions for Oregon Chardonnay has been changed to June 8, 2020 to June 17, 2020 Wine & Spirits changed its submission format for its August 2020 issue due to the COVID-19 crisis with new mandates put in place in both Los Angeles and New York City. They were not able [...]

Oregon wine continues to shine in 2017 vintage Oregon Report in The Wine Advocate

April 23, 2020|Announcement, Media Relations|

Prepared by Sally Murdoch, OWB Communications Manager The highly anticipated Oregon Report for the 2017 vintage was published in The Wine Advocate April 23, 2020, and promising scores continue to pave the way for our region. In fact, the 2017 vintage produced the highest proportion of 90+ scores to date from reviewer Erin Brooks, who visited [...]

International Wine Report seeks Oregon Rosé and Tempranillo for Annual Reports

April 2, 2020|Calls for Wine|

International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog writer Owen Bargreen CS is collecting rosé for his annual 2020 Rose Report, and a new request for Tempranillo from Oregon for his 2020 report. He writes: There has been a nationwide resurgence in Tempranillo wines, particularly those crafted in Washington and Oregon. Washington Wine Blog and International Wine [...]