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 [...]

Writer Jeff Gordinier requests Pinot Noir for Esquire Magazine

November 27, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Esquire Magazine Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 Website For a spring 2019 entertaining story in Esquire Magazine, beverage and lifestyle writer Jeff Gordinier is seeking samples of Oregon Pinot noir. Jeff has written for the NY Times, Details, the LA Times and many more high profile titles, and you can read some of his recent [...]

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 [...]

SavorNW Wine Awards 2019 Competition Accepting Entries | Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

November 5, 2018|Calls for Wine|

The SavorNW Wine Awards, one of the largest competitions focusing on wines from Pacific Northwest wine regions, is open for entries. The SavorNW Wine Awards are now accepting entries for their 2019 competition. Designed to showcase Northwest wines and wine regions, the SavorNW Wine Awards expects more than 700 wines for the judging which is [...]

San Francisco International Wine Competition Now Accepting 2018 Entries

October 8, 2018|Calls for Wine|

The 38th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC), which will be held Nov. 17-19, is now accepting entries. The SFIWC judging panel, comprised of 60 experts who will blind taste through thousands of entries over the course of three days, includes Robert Whitley of Wine Review Online, Eduardo Dingler of Morimoto Restaurants, Traci Dutton of the [...]

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 [...]

2019 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration Call for Submissions

September 10, 2018|Calls for Wine, OWB Blog|

The 2019 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration is set for Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg. All wineries, regardless of previous participation, wishing to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration (OCC), must submit samples for a blind panel tasting comprised of retailers, sommeliers and winemakers. Wineries may [...]

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 [...]

2018 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

August 9, 2018|Calls for Wine, OWB Blog|

In its 51st year of existence, the American Wine Society (AWS) invites commercial wineries to compete in the 2018 AWS Commercial Wine Competition being held Oct. 30-31. The AWS is the largest consumer-based wine organization in the United States. It has conducted this prestigious Commercial Wine Competition annually for over 30 years. This Competition provides [...]