Multi-State Sommelier Tour
In 2016, OWB participated in the first ever multi-state sommelier tour with California, Washington and New York. This tour was funded through a special joint cooperator grant and due to the success last year the funding was renewed for 2017. OWB will be hosting 16 Danish sommeliers from October 1-3 during their visit to Oregon. While here they will taste wines from over 15 Oregon wineries before they depart for Washington and California. The group is made up of some of the most influential Danish sommeliers working in various markets in the country.
Annual Trade Tastings in Osaka and Tokyo – Registration Open
The Oregon Wine Board and the Washington State Wine Commission will be hosting annual trade tastings in Osaka and Tokyo in January 2018. This is an opportunity for wineries looking for representation in Japan to pour their wines for on premise buyers and importers. If you have representation in the market, you are encouraged to participate through your importer in. For more information and to register click here. If you have any questions, contact Margaret Bray or Marie Chambers.
Annual Tasting Tour and Prowein – Registration Open
In March 2018, OWB will be returning to Europe with stops in London, Copenhagen and Prowein Dusseldorf by hosting trade and consumer tastings, and master classes. All tastings will be hosted with Washington State and in Copenhagen, with California. Please see below for more information and to register. You can choose to register for all events or for individual events if you are unable to attend the entire schedule.
This is the first year that OWB will be hosting two days of events in London. Monday, March 12 will be a series of Oregon-focused master classes, followed by the popular Magnum Opus event in the evening. The Magnum Opus event is casual tasting with top trade featuring large format bottles, older vintages and special bottlings. Tuesday, March 13 will be the annual trade tasting at which tables will be set for importersand individual wineries to pour their wines. New to market wineries will be highlighted in order to attract top importers to the tasting. Additional details will be released as the event planning takes place. Click here to register.
The annual Go West! Tasting with Washington and California will be on March 14 in Copenhagen. The day include the main trade tasting, a short consumer tasting and master classes. The top Danish trade including importers, sommeliers and media will be invited and it is expected that over 400 people will attend. Space is limited for this event, so register now to secure your spot.Click here to register.
The Europe tour will finish in Dusseldorf for Prowein 2018. Prowein has now become the premier wine trade event in the world and is a great opportunity to have your wines tasted by the wine trade from not only Europe but all over the world over a three-day period, March 18-20. Prowein provides great exposure to the world wine market but success there relies upon doing work ahead of time and setting meetings to help secure representation. Click here to register.
Toronto Tasting and Events – Save The Date
After hosting one of OWB’s largest and most successful international events this year in Toronto, OWB is returning to build upon the hype and excitement for Oregon wines in that market. There will be two days of events and tasting on April 9-10, 2018. Scheduled for April 9 are master classes and tastings for select trade and media. The April 10 events will include a Northwest salmon bake and trade tasting, with a small consumer tasting to follow. Additional details will be released as the event planning takes place,
but please hold the date so that you can join one of the most exciting international events for Oregon this year.