2020 Oregon Wine Information Sharing Task Force (ISTF) Meeting Notes

November 9, 2020|Media Relations|

OBJECTIVE STATEMENT FOR THIS MEETING: To share ideas with fellow regions (i.e. what’s worked and doesn’t work) that may be helpful to other regions in Oregon, thereby strengthening the statewide wine industry as a whole To meet once or twice yearly and provide a face-to-face forum to discuss high-priority topics To help regions on making [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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. [...]

Markham Heid, freelancer for Time, Men’s Health, Prevention and Shape seeks Oregon Chardonnay

January 31, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Freelance writer Markham Heid is seeking Chardonnay for an article he's writing. Markham writes for Time, Men's Health, Prevention, Playboy, Food & Wine, Vice Media (Tonic), MSN and Women's Health Magazine, and he's also a freelance editor for Prevention. Here's an example of his work. Winemakers from around the state are welcome to send up to two [...]