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The Grapevine Newsletter is distributed every two weeks to members of the Oregon wine community. These members include all winery and vineyard employees, regional associations, legislators and wine industry academics.

Oregon wine continues to shine in 2017 vintage Oregon Report in The Wine Advocate

April 23, 2020|Categories: 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. [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Bulletin

April 22, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, You don’t need to love Hollywood to appreciate how celebrity duo Ashton and Mila (Kunis) Kutcher are raising funds with their new Quarantine Pinot noir. Made in [...]

PPE Advisory for Working with Pesticides

April 17, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Viticulture + Enology|

Kaci Buhl, associate professor in the OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences and statewide coordinator for the Pesticide Safety Education Program, shares the following advisory and resources regarding personal protective equipment for those working with pesticides. Personal [...]

Local Small Business Grants and Loans

April 16, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mia Noren of Crosswater Strategies (lobbying partner of Oregon Winegrowers Association) provides this rundown of funding available to small businesses in Oregon. She says: "Some grant windows are open only for a few days and it [...]

Special Alert: New COVID-19 Resources Available on the Toolkit

April 15, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, It's easy sometimes to forget the power in a simple gesture of heartfelt kindness. You may have heard OWB Board Chair Bob Morus drove from Hood River [...]

Grapevine Newsletter April 14 2020

April 14, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR APRIL 14, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM KAI MCMURTRY Hi Friends,   I’m writing from my home [...]

International Newsletter April 13 2020

April 13, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive, International Marketing|

View this email in your browser INTERNATIONAL MARKETING NEWSLETTER APRIL 13, 2020 International Developments Recap of Activities Event Updates Other News INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS  As the global situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change daily, [...]

COVID-19 News and Related Opportunities

April 8, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As businesses adapt to today’s temporary commercial restrictions, the OWB is consolidating resources crowdsourced from our community to deal with immediate circumstances while also developing new [...]

International Wine Report seeks Oregon Rosé and Tempranillo for Annual Reports

April 2, 2020|Categories: Calls for Wine|

International Wine Report and Washington Wine Blog writer Owen Bargreen CS is collecting rosé for his annual 2020 Rose Report, and a new request for Tempranillo from Oregon for his 2020 report. He writes: There [...]

Special Alert: Navigating COVID-19 Financial Resources

April 2, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please check in and view new material in the OWB's COVID-19 Oregon Wine Industry Toolkit. With many in the industry facing tight deadlines for decisions and expressing [...]

Grapevine Newsletter March 31 2020

March 31, 2020|Categories: Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MARCH 31, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM JESS WILLEY Hi everyone, I hope this finds you and [...]

To Be Welcoming: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Curriculum from Starbucks

March 30, 2020|Categories: Education|

A note from OWB Education Manager Bree Stock MW: While it’s currently hard to imagine welcoming visitors in our tasting rooms, there will be a time when we are back to offering tasting experiences on-site. [...]

Call for Samples: The Globe and Mail

March 30, 2020|Categories: Calls for Wine, International Marketing|

Christopher Waters, Wine and Spirits columnist with Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper, writes: I'd like to invite members to share upcoming and existing releases for review.  I'm interested in products that have continuous, existing or upcoming releases including [...]

WSET Diploma Flexible Payment Offerings

March 30, 2020|Categories: Education|

Below is a message from Adam Chase of Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School Several of you have told me you have some extra time these days given the Covid 19 situation, but I understand that money [...]

International Wine Review seeks Oregon Rosé samples, focus on Pinot Noir

March 26, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Vinous accepting samples for the Oregon Report through April 17, 2020

March 26, 2020|Categories: 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. [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Updates & Opportunities

March 26, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, I’ll open with an important reminder to please ask anyone in your network who is not already receiving Oregon Wine Board notices to sign up here so we [...]

Advice for Virtual Meetings

March 24, 2020|Categories: Announcement, COVID-19 Toolkit|

A Note From the Desk of Christina DeArment: OWB's Resident Millennial  Like much of the country, the OWB is working tirelessly to make the abrupt shift from hosting occasional conference calls to relying on [...]

Special Alert: COVID-19 Update | March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   I’ll open this second installment in OWB’s series of Special Alert bulletins with a reminder to view the Oregon Wine Board’s COVID-19 toolkit, which is packed [...]

Decanter’s Charles Curtis MW seeks Oregon Chardonnay samples by April 18

March 20, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

Wine Enthusiast Seeks Virtual Tasting Stories

March 19, 2020|Categories: OWB Blog|

A freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast wants to know what wineries in Oregon are doing with virtual tastings. If interested, please copy / paste the questions below into an email to Sally Murdoch, OWB communications [...]