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Every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 pm, Andy Zalman sits at table 49 at Higginsrestaurant. One wine rep after another pitches him their latest cellar stock, in hopes he’ll order a case or more. Zalman, a legendarily cool wine director who only bothered to pass his first sommelier exam at age 50, looks across the table at much younger faces and puts them through their paces.
“Listen, when you go to your next place—and this is going to sound like I’m being an asshole,” he says, without a trace of pretension, “Cahors is pronounced kah-hor ...(Read Full Article)
The Painted Lady can add another award to its growing list of accolades: the Newberg eatery has been named the top Willamette Valley regional restaurant that advocates for Oregon wine.
The Oregon Wine A-List Awards held an industry awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland last week to announce the top award-winning restaurants statewide. Oregon Wine Press and the Oregon Wine Board had previously announced a longer list of 72 establishments that won honors in January. The winners have now been narrowed down by region.
Nineteen Willamette Valley restaurants made the cut in January, including in Newberg and ...(Read Full Article)
24 at the Oregon Wine Industry Awards Dinner, held as part of the Oregon Wine Symposium in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. Owner Christopher Czarnecki received the award recognizing the restaurant for its support of Oregon wine . The Oregon ...(Read Full Article)
By OWP Staff/Contributors
Just as a sommelier might recommend a wine for your meal, may we suggest a restaurant? A place that not only serves incredible food and features superb service, but also one that advocates Oregon wine?
Presented by the Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine Board, the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards have been created to honor those restaurants celebrating the state’s diverse wines and as a guide for all of you, seeking a thoughtful Oregon selection of wine wherever you dine.(Read Full Article)
The Oregon Wine A-List Awards, sponsored by the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Wine Press, previously were known as the Superior Cellar Awards. But this year organizers retuned the program with a new name and purpose — to promote restaurants and ...(Read Full Article)
By OWP Staff
The Oregon Wine Press, in association with Oregon Wine Board, congratulates the following restaurants honored in the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List. Formerly the Superior Cellar Awards, the program pays tribute to restaurants that display a commitment to presenting and promoting the diverse wines of Oregon. The A-List is also a guide for consumers to find restaurants, both in-state and out, that promote and feature Oregon wines in concert with their culinary programs.(Read Full Article)
“The Oregon Wine A-List Awards guide consumers to restaurants, both in-state and outside of Oregon, that promote and feature Oregon wines in concert with their menus and cuisines,” Ellen Brittan, Oregon Wine Board chairwoman, stated in a news release. “We’re very proud of each A-List Award winner’s commitment to Oregon wines.”
Each A-List restaurant also was a candidate for one of the seven Oregon Wine A-List Regional Star Award as the year’s most outstanding restaurant supporter within its area ...(Read Full Article)
The people have spoken, the votes were tallied and the winners of the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards have been announced. Last fall, the Oregon Wine Board and the Oregon Wine Press asked for your help in choosing restaurants and sommeliers that go the extra mile, promoting Oregon wines. All the winners make the wines from our state a priority in their dining establishments.(Read Full Article)
Do you have a favorite restaurant that you think best promotes and embraces Oregon wines? Or maybe a special sommelier who makes divine recommendations for wines grown and made in our state? Well, don’t hesitate to spread the love– nominate them for an Oregon Wine A-List award.
The 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards (formerly known as the Superior Cellar Awards), sponsored by the Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine Board, is open for nominations through November 30, 2014. Created as a way to guide consumers to restaurants that offer a selection of Oregon wines, the A-List has several categories ...(Read Full Article)
Formerly known as the Superior Cellar Awards, the Oregon Wine A-List Awards is being brought back into the spotlight with sponsorship from the Oregon Wine Board and Oregon Wine Press. The rebranded Oregon Wine A-List Awards program honors restaurants and restaurant professionals that demonstrate outstanding commitment to advocating and celebrating the quality and diversity of the wines of Oregon.
The Oregon Wine A-List Awards is essential in guiding Oregon wine enthusiasts to restaurants that promote, feature and celebrate the wines of Oregon on their wine lists; in addition to, offering menus and cuisines that are complementary to the great wines ...(Read Full Article)
Honoring Oregon’s Drink Local Ethic
Oregonians are rightfully proud of our regional culinary bounty. We like knowing the name of the farm where our favorite chef gets his or her heirloom tomatoes. We’re not afraid to ask the source of the lamb on a restaurant’s menu—and to choose something else if the lamb came from New Zealand. We’re proud to know that the lentils used in our soup were grown in Washington. And who among us ever consciously buys Atlantic salmon, even (or especially) if it was farmed locally?
Why then do we so meekly ...(Read Full Article)
By Cole Danehower
Oregonians are rightfully proud of being pioneers in the farm-to-table dining movement.
Our foodie communities celebrate the bounty of local farms by sourcing produce and proteins from just down the road, and our restaurants — many with national reputations — prominently display on their menus the neighborhood sources of the ingredients in their dishes.
Local food—we Oregonians live the ethic!(Read Full Article)
Why is it important to support Oregon wineries?
As a person who loves to travel, I love tasting the wine and foods of the places I visit. In France, I eat French food and drink French wine. When I get to Japan, I’ll eat Japanese food and drink saké. When people travel to Oregon, they want to experience all we have to offer. Our wine list is exclusively Oregon because I want to offer a broad selection of the old, the new, from the Northern Willamette to the South.(Read Full Article)
The name has changed, but this fall the Oregon wine industry continues its search for restaurants and sommeliers who support, promote and pour wines from the state.
According to spokesman Cole Danehower, “The goal of the program is to guide consumers to restaurants who advocate and celebrate the quality and diversity of the wines of Oregon.”
Results are intended to help guide consumers to restaurants in and outside of Oregon that feature the ...(Read Full Article)
You shop local, you eat local—you even vacation local. But are you choosing to drink local? We have a world-class wine region right at our fingertips, yet sometimes it’s easier and cheaper to order a wine from the menu that’s been imported from France, Italy, Australia or Argentina than it is to order a wine produced less than thirty miles from the restaurant.
Fortunately, restaurants are increasingly supporting the Oregon wine scene. Some menus have extensive bottle selections that include hard-to-find library wines. Others list a variety of wines by the glass or host special winemaker dinners ...
Routines. We all have them. Several are necessary. Without routines, many tasks would not get accomplished. Without routines, many of us would be lost in this world — this writer is one of them.
The same can be said of breaking routines. We have all done it. It is necessary. If you never ventured outside your comfort zone, you’d miss out on all that life has to offer, including food.(Read Full Article)
Red Hills Market may look old; its Victorian false-front features populate a hundred Western towns and movies. Even its concept is something of a throwback to the good old days of handmade food and wine chosen by a proprietor more likely to hug you than shake your hand.(Read Full Article)
Wine tasting really works up an appetite, and not surprisingly, Oregon wine country is full of great restaurant options, whether you're craving the full white linen experience or just want a humble burger.(Read Full Article)
Lifelong luxury hotelier Pierre Zreik has spent much of his career in the Willamette Valley, and it seems as if the acclaimed Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg will keep him in Oregon wine country well beyond the resort’s fourth anniversary in September.
“We are surrounded by close to 200 wineries,” said Zreik, the resort’s managing director. “Oregon has over 530 wineries. I recall when I came here in 1994, there were only 72 wineries. I remember that vividly ...(Read Full Article)
WHY IS PORTLAND, ORE., such a great food city? I put the question to a restaurant critic friend. Because of Oregon Pinot Noir, he said. This seemed like a plausible explanation. After all, many great food cities are near great wine regions. But that wasn't what my friend meant. It was because Pinot Noir was such a great food wine.
But why is Portland such a great wine city? Much less has actually been said about that. And yet Portland has lots of impressive restaurant wine lists and first-rate shops with interesting wines from all over the world. In ...(Read Full Article)
You can follow any number of paths into winemaking. You can apprentice at a winery, study oenology and viticulture at the university level or take extension courses.
Or, you can work full time in New York City while studying with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, then devote your evenings and weekends to a second job in one of the nation's best-known wine shops.
That's how Michael Claypool got into it. Weekdays, he'd be at a New York marketing firm. Evenings and weekends, you could find him selling wine at the renowned Astor Wines & Spirits in Greenwich Village ...(Read Full Article)
When you’re thinking about enjoying a glass of Pinot Gris, regardless of the region from which it came, the Oregon Pinot Gris site has the best “Food Recommendations” page, in three easy categories: Vegetarian Dishes Fish and Seafood Dishes Meat Dishes Each recipe suggestion within the categories has a link to an external site with [...](Read Full Article)