2019 Symposium: Viticulture Track Focuses on Vineyard Vitality in a Changing Climate

December 14, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Nowhere in the wine industry does the changing climate have a bigger impact than in the vineyard. The Viticulture Track at the 2019 Oregon Wine Symposium offers new insights and strategies from current research that addresses threats to the vineyard exacerbated by shifting climatic conditions, including water availability and red blotch disease. Every session features a researcher [...]

Grapevine Newsletter December 4, 2018

December 4, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear friends,   We are only six weeks away from the expiration date of the Early Bird discount period, during which you can get the best [...]

ODA Now Accepting Proposals for 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

December 3, 2018|Announcement|

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is now accepting proposals for project ideas as part of US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) for 2019. Approximately $1.5 million is expected to be available to agriculture industry associations, producer groups, processors, commodity commissions, non-profits, for profits, and local government agencies in Oregon. Funding for Oregon’s program is contingent [...]

Influential writers at The Wine Advocate and James Suckling publish 2016 Oregon Reports

December 3, 2018|Announcement, Calls for Wine|

Oregon fall vineyard by Carolyn Wells Kramer On November 15, 2018 the results from two important Oregon comprehensive tastings were published; first, The Wine Advocate’s Oregon report from this past summer was completed and posted, rounding out the total number wines to 1,121 reviewed across 15 AVAs, the most ever. And second, the James Suckling [...]

2019 Symposium: Enology Track Focuses on Mitigating Threats to Wine Quality

November 29, 2018|Oregon Wine Symposium|

Oregon wine is synonymous with quality. But you don't have to take our word for it. Just look at the outsized acclaim Oregon garners in Wine Spectator year after year: 20% of 90+ scores on domestic bottlings, despite producing just over 1% of the country's wine. This is a testament to the caliber of wine - and winemakers [...]

Writer Jeff Gordinier requests Pinot Noir for Esquire Magazine

November 27, 2018|Calls for Wine|

Esquire Magazine Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 Website For a spring 2019 entertaining story in Esquire Magazine, beverage and lifestyle writer Jeff Gordinier is seeking samples of Oregon Pinot noir. Jeff has written for the NY Times, Details, the LA Times and many more high profile titles, and you can read some of his recent [...]

The Drunken Cyclist seeks Oregon Brut and Brut rosé for review

November 26, 2018|Calls for Wine|

The Drunken Cyclist website Submission Deadline: November 26 - December 7, 2018 Website Jeff at The Drunken Cyclist website is seeking Oregon Brut and Brut rosé to review, the results of which he plans to publish before Christmas. He is hoping to get a couple dozen or so wines to taste in two categories: Brut [...]

Grapevine Newsletter November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Oregon Wine Symposium Marketing Education Research Calls for Wine Opportunities Other News Quick Links Upcoming Events LETTER FROM SALLY MURDOCH On Hosting Media and Reviewers Dear winemakers, Oregon wine has definitely piqued media members’ curiosity this past year. Articles mentioning Oregon wine soared from around 12,000 [...]

Culinary Institute of America 2019 Event Sponsorship Opportunities

November 19, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is seeking wine sponsors for the following 2019 events. If any of these align with your brand's goals, please contact Donna Wintergreen at the CIA for more information. CIA's Flavor Summit March 6-8, 2019 | CIA@Copia | Napa, CA The Flavor Summit brings together a select invited group of top food-and-beverage executives, corporate and [...]

A Tribute to Winemaker Jesus Guillen and a Fundraiser for His Family

November 18, 2018|Announcement, OWB Blog|

Oregon's wine community was stunned on Nov. 5 when friend and winemaker Jesus Guillen passed away unexpectedly after losing a battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife, Yuliana, and 10-year-old son, Adrian. On Nov. 24, Winter's Hill Estate will host a one-day wine tasting and sale of Guillen Family Wines, at which all tasting fees [...]