Archive for the ‘Oregon’ Category

Jul 3, 2020

Recent Oregon Wine News – July 3, 2020

Oregon Wineries Adapt to Phase 2 Opening – Oregon Wine Press Historic Applegate vineyard goes Biodynamic – Oregon Wine Press Oregon wineries step up to help couples who were out thousands from wedding plans – KGW-8  American-Made Wines (including Oregonian wines) To Toast the Fourt of July – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Willamette Valley Vineyards to donate $20K with quest for ‘gold’ coins – KOIN News ‘Travel Oregon’ Comes to the Aid of 120 Tourism Industry Organizations – Oregon Travel Daily Sokol Blosser Launches First…

Jun 25, 2020

Recent Oregon Wine News

Six Great Wines From Oregon’s Willamette Valley For July Fourth John Mariani Oregon’s Willamette Valley Welcomes Two New Nested Appellations Oregon Wine Board Wineries Stand Tall In Land Where Pinot Is King: Northwest Oregon Journal & Topics Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Other Terroir-Driven Treasures of the Columbia Gorge Wine Enthusiast Have Recent Campaigns to Support Black Businesses Actually Impacted Black-Owned Wineries? For Some, Yes (Abbey Creek Winery) VinePair A Relaunch and ReBrand of Oregon’s Angela Vineyards Angela Vineyards Tempranillo in…

Jun 18, 2020

Jefferson, Wine and the (Un)Reason of the Mob

Masked and hands sterilized to the hilt, my boy Henry and I took a trip to the bookstore yesterday. For him, we were in search of some new adventures from “Henry and Mudge” and a new tale of the “Magic Treehouse”. The boy is learning to read and these two classics keep his interest and motivate him. I was seeking something new to read on Thomas Jefferson, motivated as I was by a recent incident here in Portland that had…

Apr 27, 2020

A Peek at the Drinking Habits of My Oregon Neighbors

The “Daily Constitutional” appears to be seeing a renaissance in the midst of our quarantined life. Here in our little neighborhood in Salem, Oregon, it’s not uncommon these days to see numerous families out taking their daily walk, usually in the late afternoon. I enjoy the daily walk myself. But perhaps my favorite thing about getting out and taking a stroll is what I learn about my neighbors’ drinking habits. Friday morning is garbage day. So, each Thursday we diligently…

Feb 3, 2020

Bordeaux Provides American Wine Regions With a Very Scary Lesson

It’s quite possibly the most consequentially negative headline I’ve read about wine in 30 years: BOTTOM FALLS OUT OF BORDEAUX PRICES It comes from a February 1, 2020 article by Wine-Searcher written by, “Wine-Searcher Staff”. It describes exactly what it says: “the price of bulk Bordeaux had fallen to less than a euro a liter, with a fair possibility that prices could crash even lower.” What does this mean for many of the producers of Bordeaux wine? “At this price,…