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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 [...]

International Wine Review seeks Oregon Rosé samples, focus on Pinot Noir

March 26, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

The International Wine Review seeks rosé of Pinot noir for its 2020 Annual Rosé Review. In the editor's words: "This year our focus on rosé tastings and report will be on rosé of Pinot noir. We’re more than willing to taste rosé from other varieties, but our focus will be on Pinot noir. And since Oregon is [...]

Vinous accepting samples for the Oregon Report through April 17, 2020

March 26, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Josh Raynolds is currently accepting wines for his upcoming Oregon Report in Vinous (105,700 monthly visits), and due to shipment complications in regard to COVID-19, he will extend his deadline to Friday, April 17, 2020. There are no vintage requirements nor specific variety request for this opportunity; there are also no restrictions on amount of [...]

Decanter’s Charles Curtis MW seeks Oregon Chardonnay samples by April 18

March 20, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations, Uncategorized|

Wine reviewer Charles Curtis MW has been commissioned to write an article for a summer issue of Decanter. It is a long-ish article on Oregon Chardonnay and for this, he is gathering samples from Oregon producers. No vintage specifically, but the Chardonnay must be available in New York, at least to ship directly to customers. [...]