Grapevine Newsletter August 18 2020

August 18, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR AUGUST 18, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends,   Let us extend one more offer to anyone interested in providing their feedback on the Oregon Wine Board’s performance over the past year. And thank [...]

Vinous rates the 2018 vintage as one of the best ever for Pinot noir in Oregon

August 17, 2020|Uncategorized|

You may remember in March 2020, Josh Raynolds, editor of Vinous put out the call for us to gather as many wine samples as producers could send him right as stay-at-home orders were issued to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  This was a poignant time for wine and wine writers who  had planned annual [...]

Grapevine Newsletter August 4 2020

August 4, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR AUGUST 4, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM DONNA MORRIS Greetings Friends,   I’m pleased to have the opportunity to update you on a strategic initiative of great importance and interest to our industry. As shared during our [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: New Harvest Prep and DTC Resources

July 29, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As wine supply and demand continue searching for an equilibrium, Wines Vines Analytics recently presented some data on underlying channel dynamics. Overall, they reflect ongoing softness in domestic wine sales. U.S. dollar volume in June was $3.4 billion and wine spending for the preceding 12 months reached [...]

Call for Wine: Nick Stock at James Suckling opens tasting window for next Oregon Report

July 27, 2020|Calls for Wine|

Nick Stock in early 2020 Editor's note: as of 9/2/20, the window has been extended through October to submit wines, but please email Nick first. As COVID-19 keeps Oregon in a holding pattern with most media visitors, Nick Stock, executive editor at JamesSuckling.com will be tasting the next round of wines from his [...]

Grapevine Newsletter July 21 2020

July 21, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JULY 21, 2020 Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI Dear Friends,   This is the fifth and final reminder that the governor’s Executive Appointments Office is accepting application materials from wine industry members interested in serving on the Oregon Wine Board [...]

COVID-19 Photography Best Practice and Call for Photos

July 20, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, OWB Blog|

View this email in your browser COVID-19 PHOTOGRAPHY BEST PRACTICE Share your compliant images with fans and OWB Photo courtesy Adelsheim Vineyard It is critical that we set and meet visitation expectations as an industry. We want guests to arrive in wine country expecting consistent compliance with health precautions such as PPE and safe distancing to [...]

Support Vineyard Steward Education through AHIVOY

July 16, 2020|Education|

Photo courtesy AHIVOY AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad) is a nonprofit organization creating opportunities and empowering Latinx and Hispanic vineyard stewards of the Willamette Valley to overcome socio-economic challenges. The organization seeks to provide education and professional development, paving the way for Oregon’s hard-working vineyard stewards [...]

COVID-19 Bulletin: Resources for Workplace Safety

July 15, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, As our industry counterparts in areas of California react to reinstated restrictions on indoor tasting room service, Oregon winery owners need to be aware of some less intrusive but important recent announcements here. First, Governor Brown and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) this week restricted social gatherings [...]

Grapevine Newsletter July 7 2020

July 7, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR JULY 7, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Opportunities Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM TOM DANOWSKI   Dear Friends,   With the pace of wine country reopening activities temporarily slowing in some areas, winery tasting room staff members may have a few minutes to read over [...]