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 [...]

Wine Press Northwest seeks Oregon Syrah

January 6, 2020|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Wine Press Northwest Magazine is seeking Syrah wines produced by Northwest wineries with fruit from Washington, Oregon or Idaho. Entries must be at least 75% of the variety. Top judged wines from the competition will appear in 20,000 copies of Wine Press Northwest magazine and online at winepressnw.com. Wines earning the top rating of "Outstanding" [...]

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. [...]