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    1. Oregon Wines in NYC

      Explore Aftertaste by Lot18 (Apr 7 2015)

      Oregon Wines in NYC

      If you have nothing to do on April 14, get yourself a ticket to Pinot in the City at City Winery (6-9pm). Actually, if you already have something to do, cancel. You want to be at this tasting.

      While a ticket costs about the same as a high-end bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot, this event is very much worth the time and expense. There will be 50 Willamette winemakers on hand, each pouring plenty of their wines. This is a rare chance to meet the people who make some of the best Pinot on earth, all in one place – and ...

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    2. Columbia Gorge wineries offer passport to April events

      Explore Statesman Journal (Mar 30 2015)

      Columbia Gorge wineries offer passport to April events

      The Columbia River Gorge isn't just about waterfalls.

      It's also about wineries.

      And the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association has banded together to put on the seventh Columbia Gorge Passport Month in April.

      The association is selling passports for $25, and passport holders get access to exclusive offers including discounts and unique experiences at 24 Gorge wineries all month long including special events such as the Columbia Gorge Grand Tasting in Portland on April 10, Food and Wine Weekend on April 11 and 12, Gorge Grapes Weekend on April 18 and 19, and Barrel and Reserve Tasting Weekend on ...

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    3. Weekend Wine Event “Clinks” Glasses For Clean Water

      Explore GoLocalPDX (Mar 27 2015)

      The Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) is bringing together 22 wineries that are each committed to clean and plentiful water in Oregon for a weekend long, water-loving event: Clink for Clean Water.


      According to the OEC, Oregon’s wine industry has led the way in environmental stewardship.

      Wineries participating in Clink are each examples of that stewardship.

      In the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, Bethel Heights–near Salem–is committed to the two-year process of on-site visits and regular training of the live certification. They are using fewer and less toxic pesticides and fertilizers, promoting biodiversity on the farm to ...

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    4. Celebration of Syrah Grand Tasting

      Explore enobytes.com (Mar 27 2015)

      On Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, McMenamins Edgefield Winery will hold its 14th Annual Celebration of Syrah, a two-day revelry of wine, food and fun.

      The 74-acre Edgefield property will host winemakers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who will showcase their best Syrahs throughout the weekend. Syrahs are bold inky-colored reds, made from a grape originated in France’s Rhone Valley. Celebration of Syrah events range from $45 for the Grand Tasting to $95 for the Viognier Reception & Gourmet Syrah Dinner; there is something for everyone.

      Why not stay the night or the whole weekend at Edgefield ...

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    5. Wine Spectator’s ‘8 Names To Know’ Coming To Portland on April 4

      Explore Portland Food Events (Mar 16 2015)

      Wine Spectator’s ‘8 Names To Know’ Coming To Portland on April 4
      ight Willamette Valley wineries recently named Wine Spectator’s “8 New Names to Know” will come together for a tasting event of the hottest brands in Oregon wine country on Saturday, April 4 from 12 – 4pm at Red Slate Wine Co., 107 SE Washington St. Guests are invited to enjoy food from Olympia Provisions and wine from Angela Estate, Artisanal Wine Cellars, Aubichon Cellars, Big Table Farm, Chapter 24 Vineyards, Eminent Domaine, Harper Voit and Tunkalilla Vineyard. Take advantage of this unique opportunity with some of today’s top new names in Oregon wine and prepare to stock your wine ...
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    6. April is Columbia Gorge Wine Passport Month

      Explore Sip With Me! (Mar 16 2015)

      April is Columbia Gorge Wine Passport Month

      Mark your calendars, next month will be the 7th annual Wine Passport event in the Columbia Gorge wine region!   

      And though there's plenty to enjoy in the Gorge, you don't even have to make a special trip to be able taste Gorge wines!
      Portland Grand Tasting
      Friday, April 10, 2015
      1900 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
      Tickets are $35 each, including a Passport ($50 value), or $25 without a Passport. Tickets include a souvenir glass and a preview of 23 different wineries along with appetizers from Eat Tray Chic. After last year’s ...
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    7. ¡Salud! to Syrah

      Explore Portland Food Events (Mar 9 2015)

      ¡Salud! to Syrah

      The first leaf buds may just be appearing on the grape vines, but McMenamins is already busy preparing for the 14th Annual Celebration of Syrah at McMenamins Edgefield Winery, taking place this April 10 and 11. The two-day revelry of wine, food and fun will bring wine lovers to the scenic vineyards of Troutdale, Oregon, to sample more than 100 wines from 35 wineries, including: Quady North, Tranche Cellars, Dominio IV, McCrea Cellars, AniChe Cellars and Alexandria Nicole Cellars.

      For nearly fifteen years, the Celebration of Syrah has been the largest gathering of Syrahs in the U.S., bringing ...

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    8. Get turned on to Oregon chardonnay

      Explore Statesman Journal (Mar 9 2015)

      Get turned on to Oregon chardonnay

      Oak and chardonnay — such fickle friends. Too much oak, and you feel like you're drinking turpentine or licking a barrel. In the past, it has left me with this nagging feeling that it's a crutch used to hide fault in a particular chardonnay.

      Over-oaked chardonnays have turned a lot of people off from chardonnay. Especially because so many new wine drinkers are exposed to inexpensive, and often over-oaked, chardonnay.

      Oregon, however, produces some wonderful chardonnay. And by and large, you'll find a more restrained use of oak here. You actually get to taste what the chardonnay tastes ...

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    9. Savor Cannon Beach draws wine lovers to Oregon coast

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Mar 9 2015)

      Savor Cannon Beach draws wine lovers to Oregon coast

       As winter transitions into spring, so too does a fairly recent Northwest wine tradition take place with the annual Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival.

      The event takes place March 12-15 in this coastal community. Dozens of wineries from throughout the Pacific Northwest are participating in tastings, seminars and meals. Space is limited to 100 or fewer participants in the seminars, while up to 500 wine lovers will take part in the Wine Walk, which fills Cannon Beach’s downtown corridor.

      Here is a look at this year’s festivities:

      Savor Cannon Beach schedule

      Oregon wine

      Savor Cannon Beach will take place ...

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    10. The entire US vinvästkust to Stockholm in March 2015-02-26

      Explore WOW NEWS (Feb 26 2015)

      For the first time, a complete troop of producers from the West Coast of the US to Sweden.

      US west coast on the rise.

      US west coast on the rise.

      The US West Coast wines are on the rise. On March 13, collected the three states of Oregon, Washington State and California under the same roof for the most comprehensive test of wines from the US West Coast carried out in Sweden.

      From north to south the west coast a large area with large differences, every state and every district has its own unique character. Meanwhile, there are many similarities. Several producers from California starts producing ...

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    11. Oregon Chardonnay Symposium closes in on another sellout

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Feb 26 2015)

      Oregon Chardonnay Symposium closes in on another sellout

      Next month’s Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will return to Stoller Family Estate having grown from last year, and yet the March 14 consumer event in the Dundee Hills is tracking to be another sellout.

      “We allotted about 250 tickets, and I’m at a little over 200 sold with about a month out,” co-founder Paul Durant of Durant Vineyards told Great Northwest Wine. “We’re getting close.”

      The fourth annual symposium will be led by acclaimed sommelier Rajat Parr. The James Beard Award-winning author, whose winery projects includes Seven Springs Vineyard in the Eola-Amity HIlls, will moderate the technical tasting ...

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    12. Clink! A Taste of Oregon exhibit visits History Museum

      Explore Hood River News (Feb 23 2015)

      Celebrate the wonders of Oregon wine and the people who make it possible in Clink! A Taste of Oregon Wine, a traveling exhibition curated by the Oregon Historical Society in collaboration with local history organizations and industry leaders. This unique, engaging exhibition, which will be on display at The History Museum from March 1-April 30 tells the stories of some of the individuals and institutions that propelled Oregon wine onto the national and international stage.

      Clink! traces the history of Oregon wines from the earliest vineyards to legislative efforts to control alcohol during Prohibition to the resurgence of the wine ...

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    13. The Clone Wars: The Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      Explore nwwineanthem.com (Feb 23 2015)

      The Clone Wars: The Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      In 2012 Paul Durant of Durant Vineyards and Erica Landon, of Walter Scott Wines collaborated on the first of what has become an important and successful annual event, The Oregon Chardonnay Symposium . The event has sold out every year (maybe go buy your tickets before you finishing reading this. ) This year the technical panel and tasting is being moderated by Rajat Parr, and will include some of the Willamette Valley's most vocal champions of the clone debate.

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    14. The 2015 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium is coming!

      Explore Vindulge Wine Blog (Feb 9 2015)

      The 2015 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium is coming!

      Raise your hand if you love Chardonnay!

      Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      That should be all of you! Because those of you who think you don’t love Chardonnay have just been drinking the wrong Chardonnay. That’s right. I said it. Back in my winery working days you were my absolute favorite guest.

      Me: “Would you like to try our Chardonnay?”
      Chardonnay Hater: “No. I don’t drink Chardonnay?”
      Me: “Could I convince you to at least give it a taste? If you don’t like it you can always dump it out in the spit bucket. No harm, no risk.”
      Chardonnay Hater: “Well ...

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    15. Remembering the Greatest

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Jan 27 2015)

      Remembering the Greatest

      Date: March 7, 2015, 7 p.m.

      Location: Seven Feathers Casino Resort

      Address: 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville

      Website: www.umpquavalleywineries.org

      Tickets: $75–$100

      Greatest of the Grape, celebrating its 45th year March 7, is Oregon’s oldest wine festival and first of its kind on the West Coast. Originally called the Oregon Wine Festival, it was established in 1970 by Richard Sommer of HillCrest Winery and Paul Bjelland of Bjelland Vineyards, pioneering winemakers in the Umpqua Valley.

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    16. Results Are In – 40 Oregon Chardonnays to be Featured During 2015 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      Explore therealwinejulia.com (Jan 10 2015)

      In early December, I was one of several people chosen to blind taste 96 Oregon Chardonnays that were submitted for the 2015 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium Of those 96 Chardonnays, our small group of sommeliers, wine buyers, winemakers and wine writers were selected to narrow in on 40 that best represent our region’s distinctive Chardonnays.

      Oregon Chardonnay fills the flights of wine to be blind tasted by the judges.

      Oregon Chardonnay fills the flights of wine to be blind tasted by the judges.

      The blind tasting took place at Portland’s Red Slate Wine Co., owned by Sommelier David Speer, the same owner of the popular Champagne Bar, Ambonnay, located in the same building ...

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    17. Heart of Willamette Wineries 5th Annual Barrel Tour – Feb. 7

      Explore therealwinejulia.com (Jan 10 2015)

      February 7, 2015, the Heart of Willamette Wineries Association is hosting its 5th Annual Barrel Tour.  A guided bus tour will take wine enthusiasts to four participating wineries; including, Namaste VineyardsTreos WineEmerson Vineyards and Benton-Lane Winery.  Each winery will offer three wine selections, including a barrel sample, and will pair their wine with appetizers while participants can learn about the craft of winemaking.

      HOWW photo from visit corvallis

      photo: visitcorvallis.com

      Wineries of the Heart of Willamette Wineries Association are all within 35 miles of Corvallis, in the heart of beautiful rolling hill Willamette Valley wine country.  Take advantage of the tour dates ...

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    18. Early bird discount ends Dec. 31 for IPNC

      Explore Statesman Journal (Dec 19 2014)

      Pinot noir lovers take note: early bird discount pricing ends Dec. 31 for the International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville.

      The premier Oregon wine event includes the Grand Seminar, where participants will learn how wine is made; taste a Champagne flight of three single-varietal bottlings, crafted from pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay; and experience a dosage trial and learn how this step transforms texture, balance and final expression of wine.

      Participants can enjoy plenty of pinot noir and learn from winemakers at seminars, participate in the vineyard tour and lunch, and experience fine meals paired with exquisite wines.

      The ...

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    19. Registration now open for Oregon Wine Symposium

      Explore Statesman Journal (Dec 18 2014)

      With City Winery venues now in New York, Chicago, Nashville and Napa, Dorf is redefining the experience of wine and culture across generations, according to Michelle Kaufmann, communications manager at the Oregon Wine Board . A variety of other sessions ...

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    20. Doug Frost MW to serve as MC for Oregon Wine Symposium dinner

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Dec 10 2014)

      Doug Frost MW to serve as MC for Oregon Wine Symposium dinner

      Kansas City author Doug Frost, one of four people in the world to earn both the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles, will serve as master of ceremonies for the Industry Awards Dinner at the 2015 Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland.

      Oregon Wine Symposium logoThe Oregon Wine Board bills the two-day conference Feb. 24-25 as the Pacific Northwest’s largest wine industry event, thanks in large part to the size of the venue — the Oregon Convention Center, a short walk from Lloyd Center.

      Next year marks the fourth straight year for the symposium in Portland. Scheduled sessions for this winter’s meeting ...

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    21. 96 Oregon Chardonnays in 1 Day

      Explore therealwinejulia.com (Dec 10 2014)

      96 Oregon Chardonnays in 1 Day

      Yesterday, I blind tasted 96 Oregon Chardonnays, and I’m fairly certain that the small group of wine writers, sommeliers, winemakers and wine buyers that were selected to blind taste these 96 wines have tasted more Oregon Chardonnays in one day than anyone else in the world – it was an amazing experience!

      Why in the world would we taste 96 Chardonnays in one day?

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      Glasses filled with our first flight of six Oregon Chardonnays at Red Slate Wine Co. | photo credit: Oregon Chardonnay Symposium

      The Fourth Annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will take place at Stoller Family Estate on March 14 ...

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    22. Celebrate Thanksgiving wine-country style

      Explore Statesman Journal (Nov 25 2014)

      Celebrate Thanksgiving wine-country style

      Fall’s chill is in the air and with the arrival of Thanksgiving weekend, it’s time for another Thanksgiving weekend in wine country.

      With friends and family visiting from out of town, there’s no better way to show off the beautiful scenery of the state than to take them for a tour of wine country and stop off at your favorite wineries as well as explore some new ones together.

      Looking for recommendations? Here’s my list of 5 wineries to put on your tour map this weekend.

      5 to visit

      1. Brooks Winery: With a brand new ...

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    23. Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Nov 25 2014)

      Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland

      PORTLAND -- Bon AppétitPresents Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty, one of the nation's leading food and drink festivals, announced today it will donate its 2014 net proceeds, $62,143, to charitable partners Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon. Feast Portland 2014 welcomed over 12,000 attendees, and hosted 35 events with 84 chefs, 21 artisans, 23 breweries, 39 wineries, and 13 distilleries.

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    24. Wine Country Thanksgiving draws visitors to Willamette Valley tasting rooms: Holiday events

      Explore oregonlive.com (Nov 24 2014)

      Wine Country Thanksgiving draws visitors to Willamette Valley tasting rooms: Holiday events

      More than 165 wineries will invite visitors during the 32nd November holiday weekend in the Willamette Valley with the annual Wine Country Thanksgiving. After the family gathering on Thanksgiving Day, the wineries pull out the stops Friday to Sunday, Nov. 28-30, by offering a variety of wine-themed events, ranging from barrel room tastings to live music and food pairings. Sponsored by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, the weekend is the only time that some of the wineries are open for drop-in visitation. Use the 11-page online brochure, or ask to be mailed a print copy through the website, for planning ...

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