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Wine Enthusiast wants to receive new Oregon wine releases regularly

January 3, 2019|Calls for Wine|

Have you sent Paul Gregutt of Wine Enthusiast magazine any of your new wine releases lately? If not, now's a great time--he'd like new releases sent to him on a regular schedule, and, he writes, "by so doing, wineries become eligible for in-person visits and inclusion in many other features and stories." See the Wine [...]

Sunset Magazine needing off-dry Germanic/Alsatian style whites-expired

December 19, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Sunset Magazine Submission Deadline: January 1, 2019 Website What began as a small story has now opened up to a larger article on dry/off-dry Germanic Alsatian white wines in a May 2019 issue of Sunset Magazine. New editor-in-chief Matt Bean (a former editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and earlier SI.com and Entertainment Weekly) is seeking off-dry [...]

Influential writers at The Wine Advocate and James Suckling publish 2016 Oregon Reports

December 3, 2018|Announcement, Calls for Wine|

Oregon fall vineyard by Carolyn Wells Kramer On November 15, 2018 the results from two important Oregon comprehensive tastings were published; first, The Wine Advocate’s Oregon report from this past summer was completed and posted, rounding out the total number wines to 1,121 reviewed across 15 AVAs, the most ever. And second, the James Suckling [...]

Esquire requests Pinot Noir –expired

November 27, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Esquire Magazine Submission Deadline: ended Website For a spring entertaining story in Esquire Magazine, the beverage and lifestyle writer is seeking samples of Oregon Pinot noir. You can read some of his recent Esquire food and drinks articles here. Esquire reaches almost 800K readers in print, and 21 million readers online each month. The submission window [...]

The Drunken Cyclist seeks Oregon Brut and Brut rosé for review

November 26, 2018|Calls for Wine|

The Drunken Cyclist website Submission Deadline: November 26 - December 7, 2018 Website Jeff at The Drunken Cyclist website is seeking Oregon Brut and Brut rosé to review, the results of which he plans to publish before Christmas. He is hoping to get a couple dozen or so wines to taste in two categories: Brut [...]

A Tribute to Winemaker Jesus Guillen and a Fundraiser for His Family

November 18, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Oregon's wine community was stunned on Nov. 5 when friend and winemaker Jesus Guillen passed away unexpectedly after losing a battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife, Yuliana, and 10-year-old son, Adrian. On Nov. 24, Winter's Hill Estate will host a one-day wine tasting and sale of Guillen Family Wines, at which all tasting fees [...]

Enobytes.com is seeking Oregon wines for its Syrah Report

September 26, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Enobytes.com Submission Deadline: October 1 - November 15 Website Enobytes.com is seeking Oregon Syrah for "Syrah and Shiraz from Around the World," which will publish March 2019. Please send 1-2 bottles between Oct. 1 and Nov. 15 with tech sheets and retail price. Also include: (1) why you believe your area is superior for growing [...]

Ken and Grace Evenstad pledge up to $500,000 for research on red blotch virus

August 26, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Grace and Ken Evenstad, founding owners of Domaine Serene Winery in the Dundee Hills, have pledged up to $500,000 for a critical new research project specific to Oregon and designed by OSU and USDA research scientists. The initiative focuses on eradicating the ever-increasing threat of grapevine red blotch virus and will bring together a new [...]

James Suckling submissions full

August 21, 2018|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

UPDATE 10/5/18: Submissions for the James Suckling tasting are now full. Any samples sent for review will be returned. Thank you. James Suckling contributing editor Nick Stock is headed to Oregon and the OWB is helping facilitate a comprehensive tasting for him, to be held the week of October 22.  Nick is inviting Oregon winemakers [...]

Calls for wine: 2011 Pinot noir retrospective

August 13, 2018|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

While many critics judged the 2011 Pinot noir vintage in Oregon harshly, Dr. Owen Bargreen of the Washington Wine Blog would like to revisit the vintage. In his words, "...a cool growing season doesn’t necessarily translate to poorly made wines; A cool growing season can lead to some highly complex wines. A 2011 retrospective could offer [...]