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Wine & Spirits submission window opens for Riesling, Zinfandel and more Jan 6-21, 2020

December 27, 2019|Calls for Wine|

The submission window for Wine & Spirits Magazine has opened for the following wines, to be accepted between January 6-21, 2020: Riesling, Zinfandel, Mixed Blacks (including blends with Petite Sirah, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, and varietal bottlings). This is for the June 2020 issue of Wine & Spirits. The Tasting Calendar lists the specific tastings that will be the focus [...]

The Benson Hotel in Portland seeks “sipping hour” wineries from Oregon

November 17, 2019|Calls for Wine|

The Benson Hotel in downtown Portland hosts a daily complimentary “sipping hour” from 5-6:00 pm and is seeking wineries to showcase. Assistant restaurant manager Brianne Nofield is looking for wineries interested in booking a date for December, which will kick off their busy season, and also has some weekends available for November as well. She writes: [...]

Wine Spectator Oregon report submission deadline extended to Oct. 31, 2019

October 14, 2019|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

The Oregon tasting report in the Wine Spectator is currently in progress. The magazine prefers to receive samples from Oregon producers throughout the year upon their release on the market, but if you have not yet sent wines that are already on the market this year, there is still time to do so. While the response [...]

Submissions needed for Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book – 2021

August 30, 2019|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

For the third consecutive year, Paul Gregutt will be writing the Oregon section for Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book - 2021. The 2020 edition is just now coming out. For the 2019 edition, Paul cleaned up a significant amount of outdated and/or missing material, and for 2020, he was able to add in a number [...]

Washington Wine Blog: 2012 Pinot noir retrospective

August 16, 2019|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Dr. Owen J. Bargreen CS of the Washington Wine Blog is writing about the 2012 vintage of Oregon Pinot noir and he'd like samples sent to him by September 15. He writes: "Many critics and winemakers alike have heralded 2012 as one of the great vintages for Oregon Pinot noir in the past twenty years. [...]

JamesSuckling.com 2019 scores for Oregon Wines are Out

July 8, 2019|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

As we await the full Oregon report in the next week or so, here are the Oregon reviews from JamesSuckling.com senior editor Nick Stock, who came to Oregon in May. (Note: you will need a subscription to log in and view the scores.) Said Nick: “It should come as no surprise the wines once again [...]

Notes on Submitting Wines for Critics, by Andrew Bandy-Smith

June 17, 2019|Calls for Wine|

Editor's note: Andrew Bandy-Smith is Winemaker and General Manager at Antiquum Farm. He also holds a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild. It was in the capacity of sommelier he assisted the Oregon Wine Board to prepare for the Wine Advocate visit in June 2018. Antiquum Farm did not submit wines for review in [...]

Submit Oregon wines to Sip Northwest’s 2019 Best of the NW

June 12, 2019|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Sip Northwest magazine is accepting submissions for its eighth annual Best of the Northwest issue. Published in November 2019, this issue will feature top picks for wine, beer, spirits and cider the region has to offer and will announce the winners in print SIP Northwest's more than 120,000 readers. The top four winning submissions of each [...]

The Wine Advocate call for wines, all grape varieties accepted

June 11, 2019|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Erin Brooks, Oregon reviewer for The Wine Advocate, has asked to review up to 650 Oregon wines during her visit here in late July. Erin's Oregon report will focus on wines from the 2017 vintage, although she will accept other vintages or back vintages, including 2018s that have been bottled and released (mostly rosés). All grape varieties [...]

Wine Press Northwest seeks sparkling wines for peer review, results in September issue

May 9, 2019|Calls for Wine|

Entry Deadline: Friday, May 31 Wine Submission Deadline: Tuesday, June 4 Website Based in Washington, Wine Press Northwest is seeking sparkling wines produced by Pacific NW wineries with fruit sourced from Washington, Oregon or Idaho. Top judged wines will appear in 20,000 copies of Wine Press Northwest magazine, as well as online. Wines earning the top [...]