Oregon Wine Trade Newsletter Launched

November 2, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

The Oregon Wine Board has launched a bimonthly newsletter that aims to educate, inform and engage members of the trade across the world. Ongoing content will include: Sales and education resources Harvest recaps Industry news Media coverage round-up Commentary from Bree Boskov MW, Oregon Wine Board Education Manager The first edition went out to a list [...]

OWB Awarded Grant for Out-of-State Events

November 2, 2017|Consumer Marketing, Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

Save the Date: First event to be held week of April 23 Grant Funds Received The Oregon Wine Board is pleased to announce its success in being awarded a new Specialty Crop Block grant through the Oregon Department of Agriculture and USDA. This new grant augments the industry’s current resources and will enable us to deliver [...]

We’ve Updated the Oregon Wine Resource Studio

October 20, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

Explore new information and download updated materials The Oregon Wine Board is committed to maintaining the Oregon Wine Resource Studio to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date source for Oregon wine education materials. Below is a list of the major additions and updates made available this month. We appreciate your suggestions for content or website functionality. If you have feedback, please [...]

TEXSOM 2017 Sponsorship Recap

August 28, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

The annual TEXSOM conference is considered by many to be the most prominent and influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., offering seminars, networking opportunities and rare chances to taste premium wines from around the world. The conference boasts an impressive list of attendees including sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributor/importer executives and sales reps, [...]

Massachusetts Distributor Seeking New Oregon Producer Partners

July 20, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

Wine Cask Imports, a small importer/distributor in Massachusetts, is seeking to expand its Oregon portfolio. They have been in business for twelve years and their team of four knowledgeable sales-people focuses on the high-population regions of Boston and the North and South Shores. Food friendly wines with minimal chemicals or manipulation, at a good dollar value are their [...]

Announcing the 2017 Oregon Wine Month Reps of the Year

June 29, 2017|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, Trade Marketing|

After extensive deliberation, the Oregon Wine Board would like to congratulate the 2017 Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year Award winners: Brad Hammond of Young’s Market Co. and Margo Durdel of Oregon Brand Management! On-Premise: Brad Hammond, Young’s Market Co. “’For the 2017 Oregon Wine Month, my objective was to spread the love and [...]

Announcing New Partnership With TEXSOM

June 8, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

The annual TEXSOM conference is considered by many to be the most prominent and influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., offering seminars, networking opportunities and rare chances to taste premium wines from around the world. The conference boasts an impressive list of attendees including sommeliers, retail wine buyers, distributor/importer executives and sales reps, [...]

Announcing New Partnership With GuildSomm

June 8, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

"A Tour of Oregon" podcast episode recently premiered  GuildSomm is a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals that helps members expand their knowledge of the wine world, network, and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends. The Oregon Wine Board has partnered with GuildSomm to produce an hour-long podcast and a ten [...]

Letter from the OWB Chairman | May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017|Grapevine, Trade Marketing|

Dear friends, Distribution and the 3-tier system continue to be ongoing and heated topics of debate in our industry. Recently I had the opportunity to attend my 25th Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) convention, where I had meetings with principals from over 40 leading U.S. wine distributors. You may recall that in 2015 [...]

Nominate an Oregon Wine Month Rep of the Year

May 22, 2017|Grapevine, Oregon Wine Month, Trade Marketing|

Oregon Wine Month would not be possible without the hard-working distributor sales reps that call on top accounts, get those by-the-glass features and secure incredible retail display activity. In recognition of this, the OWB will honor two distributor sales reps as Oregon Wine Month Reps of the Year based on performance during May 2017. Who [...]