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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Calls for Wine and Media Opportunities–July 2018

July 5, 2018|Calls for Wine, Media Relations|

Here’s a list of publications seeking wines to sample and wine competitions too, listed by deadline: Wine & Spirits, Holiday Wines (Due Jul 13) Best of the NW from Sip Northwest (Due Jul 13) 10th Annual Sommelier Challenge (Due Jul 20-Aug 24) Wine Enthusiast, Sparkling Wines (Due Jul 27) California Winery Advisor (Due Jul 31) The [...]

The Business of Oregon Wine Featured at 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium

November 29, 2017|Media Relations, Oregon Wine Symposium|

November 29, 2017, Portland, OR. . . With a bountiful harvest in the books and statewide revenue up 12% this year, the business of Oregon wine is on many people’s minds as the 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium ramps up for its Feb. 20-21 return to the Oregon Convention Center. Three tracks—wine business, viticulture and enology—will [...]

Calls for Wine Submissions: Due December 2017 – January 2018

November 28, 2017|Calls for Wine, Grapevine, Media Relations|

Carving out a little time now may net some good media gains and publicity for your wines in the new year. Here is a rundown of writers and publications seeking wines to sample and wine stories to write, listed by deadline: Wine Enthusiast, April 2018 (Due Dec. 1) Growler Magazine (Due Dec. 4) Connoisseurs' Guide [...]