1. Articles in category: Wine Marketing

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    1. Cellar 503 curates wines for Oregon-obsessed fans

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Mar 12 2015)

      A hobby that turned into an obsession ultimately led an entrepreneur to get into the growing Oregon wine scene by launching a wine club called Cellar 503.

      Carrie Wynkoop, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, started Cellar 503 in November and has quickly found a willing and growing audience for the wines she selects from across Oregon.

      We recently chatted with Wynkoop for the Great Northwest Winecast. Here’s the interview:

      Launching Cellar 503

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      It might seem that Wynkoop would be a natural to get into the wine industry. Her last name, pronounced “WINE-coop,” is a Dutch word for ...

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    2. New Oregon wine club 'not for wine snobs'

      Explore Pamplin Media Group (Feb 12 2015)

      Carrie Wynkoop knows about a former firefighter in Medford who decided to become a winemaker.

      In a part of town that actually is the “middle of nowhere,” she says, he planted his own grapes, built his own winery, makes his own wine and sells it in his tasting room and at one local restaurant.

      The winery — LaBrasseur Vineyard in Eagle Point —produces a rosé pinot noir that’s unusual for its region and “just delicious,” Wynkoop says.

      Which to her, makes it a perfect wine to feature in her new curated Oregon-only wine club, Cellar 503.

      “There’s great wine ...

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    3. Wine growlers still a go

      Explore bendbulletin.com (Feb 10 2015)

      Last year, the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau backed off a proposal that would have required retailers selling wine in growlers to follow regulations that applied to vintners putting wine in sealed bottles.

      Almost a year later, the agency has not published new rules for wine growlers that could apply in places like Oregon, where they are legal.

      Agency spokesman Tom Hogue said Monday the agency was still proceeding with rulemaking for growlers but could not provide a time frame for when its proposed rules would be published.

      Once the proposed rules are announced, the public will have ...

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    4. The Best Wines from The Rocks AVA

      Explore Seattle Magazine (Jan 27 2015)

      The Best Wines from The Rocks AVA

      “Rocks! Rocks!” declares the December 1906 issue of Up-To-The-Times, Walla Walla’s magazine of record until 1930. “The best and largest strawberries grow in among these rocks, and such berries, too, as can’t be raised in the East. The fruit trees are growing here in abundance. The luscious clusters of grapes are still on the vine, unhurt, as yet, by frost, and this is October.”

      As long as farmers have worked the earth in the Walla Walla Valley, they’ve known of The Rocks, a special patch of soil outside the town of Milton-Freewater, just over the Washington border ...

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    5. Getting Schooled

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Sep 30 2014)

      Getting Schooled

      Why would 25 sommeliers, wine buyers and writers board a yellow school bus — without air conditioning — on one of the hottest days of summer? They were eager students ready for an “old school” field trip through the Eola-Amity Hills AVA (American Viticultural Area).

      The People on the Bus

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    6. Virtual Tour Launches

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Sep 1 2014)

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      Wineries360.com — an interactive, virtual media directory and map system created by Portland-based software company and virtual media innovator Visiting Media — is in the final stages of developing an Oregon project in partnership with Oregon Wine Press (OWP).

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    7. Wine on Deck

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Aug 27 2014)

      Wine on Deck

      Portland artist Aaron Voronoff Trotter, creator of Illustrated Playing Cards, has completed his latest series featuring drawings of scenic wineries and tasting rooms from the northern Willamette Valley and Hood River.

      Each card represents a visit to a specific winery, sketched on location and later embellished with watercolor pencil and ink. To achieve the rich wine-soaked color of the box, he submerged the prototype in Oregon Pinot Noir.

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    8. Virtual Tour Launches

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Aug 27 2014)

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      Wineries360.com — an interactive, virtual media directory and map system created by Portland-based software company and virtual media innovator Visiting Media — is in the final stages of developing an Oregon project in partnership with Oregon Wine Press (OWP).

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    9. Oregon wines fly free on Alaska during May

      Explore Wine Press Northwest (Apr 21 2014)

      Oregon wines fly free on Alaska during May

      In honor of Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered to bring back the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Beginning May 1, visitors traveling from Oregon on an Alaska Airlines flight can check a case of Oregon wine for free. Oregon is the first state to partner with the airline on a statewide wines fly free program. More than 250 Oregon wineries joined the program in 2013. Oregon Wines Fly Free has been extended to a year-round program after beginning as a two month test last fall. The pilot program was so popular ...

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    10. West Coast Wineries Take on Europe: Three states combine efforts to promote wines in UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany

      Explore Wines & Vines (Mar 31 2014)

      West Coast Wineries Take on Europe: Three states combine efforts to promote wines in UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany

      A two-year-old bid to build markets in Europe took another step forward this week as wineries from Washington state, Oregon and California banded together in advance of ProWein, being held March 23-25 in Germany.

      Upwards of 100 wine brands from the three states called on London before making what Alex Sokol Blosser of Oregon’s Sokol Blosser Winery called a “lap across Lapland,” with stops in Copenhagen as well as the Swedish cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg.

      “All was wonderful and great for all our wine regions and great for business,” Sokol Blosser told Wines & Vines from his hotel room ...

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    11. Explore wine regions at website

      Explore Statesman Journal (Mar 30 2014)

      The Oregon Wine Board's revamped website at oregonwine.org makes it easier for users to explore other viticultural areas in Oregon and learn more about the predominant varieties of wine made in those regions. It offers a description of the locations ...

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    12. Great Marketing: AVA Trading Cards

      Explore Essential Northwest Wines (Mar 20 2014)

      Great Marketing: AVA Trading Cards

      Great wine is about people as much as it is about place. The people that make up a place—an American Viticultural Area (AVA), or what can loosely be thought of as an American Appellation—the people that make up an AVA are as integral to its character as the soils and climate.

      Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains AVA knows this well, and is as interested in promoting the character of its wine people as it is the character of its wines. So to get their people message across, the folks at the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowershave come up with a ...

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    13. Winery group creates Oregon winemaker trading cards

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Mar 17 2014)

      Winery group creates Oregon winemaker trading cards

      Any wine lover who collected baseball cards as a kid can appreciate the latest promotion launched by Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association — winemaker trading cards.

      Don’t go running into the nearest Plaid Pantry, though. Rather, winesters must visit a participating tasting room in the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association and ask for its Oregon winemaker trading card.

      “People are realizing that there is an entire wine region in the mountains of the North Willamette Valley,” Annedria Beckham, executive director of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers and founder of Beckham Estate in Sherwood, said in a news release. “We successfully grow ...

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    14. Travel Channel International Premieres Episodes Featuring Oregon Wine Adventures

      Explore Home - WRBL (Mar 12 2014)

       An international audience in 130 countries got a taste of Oregon last week when the Travel Channel International (TCI) premiered "Jeni and Olly's West Coast Wine Adventure." The four-part television series will showcase Portland, the Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon over two episodes. The series, broadcast in 22 languages, will show inEurope, the Middle EastAfrica and the Asia Pacific region over a two-year period and was the No. 2 most-viewed program the night it premiered on TCI in the U.K. market. 

      The series encourages viewers to experience the exceptional cuisine of the American West Coast: world-class ...

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    15. Umpqua Valley wine group refreshes brand, website for 30th anniversary

      Explore Great Northwest Wine (Feb 27 2014)

      Umpqua Valley wine group refreshes brand, website for 30th anniversary

       The Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association used the 30th anniversary of the federal government’s establishment of the Umpqua Valley American Viticultural Area as inspiration to create a new logo and redesign its website.

      “Our new branding and website celebrate our rich array of wine varieties and family growers and wineries,” Terry Brandborg, President of the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association said in a news release. “Here in the Umpqua, we invite you to delight and discover in all that we have to offer, including a diverse selection of over 40 wine varieties, warm, personalized tasting experiences at our 22 member wineries ...

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    16. Oregon winemakers debut new iPad app

      Explore kgw.com (Feb 26 2014)

      Oregon winemakers debut new iPad app

      "It puts our story in an interactive, portable mobile format that makes it incredibility easy for them to build the platform that they can tell the story of their own wineries on," said Charles Humble, Director of Communications for the Oregon Wine ...

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    17. Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association Celebrates 30-year AVA History with New Branding and Website

      Explore Wine Business (Feb 21 2014)

      The Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association (UVWA) announces its new brand logo and website, plus a series of milestones. This year commemorates the 30th anniversary of the approval of the Umpqua Valley AVA in 1984 and over 50 years of commercial grape growing in the area. It also marks the region’s 44th annual Greatest of the Grape event, being held on Saturday, March 1 at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon. To celebrate these milestones, the UVWA is awarding two complimentary Greatest of the Grape event tickets to its Facebook fans. To be entered into the February 25 ...

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    18. Have a Valentine's scavenger hunt with Chehalem winegrowers: Wine Pick

      Explore oregonlive.com (Feb 11 2014)

      Have a Valentine's scavenger hunt with Chehalem winegrowers: Wine Pick

      I'm not typically one to fall for a marketing ploy, but I must admit that I'm getting a kick out of these winery trading cards published by the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers Association. Each card features a photo — some funny, some serious — of a Chehalem Mountains or Ribbon Ridge vintner on the front and information on acreage, soil type and more on the back. If you're looking for a Valentine weekend action plan, visit as many of the wineries as you can and start collecting cards (you'll have to ask for them — this game is only for ...

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    19. Oregon Wineries Embrace Branded Bottles: Logo from Yamhill Carlton regional association included in mold of Pinot Noir bottles

      Explore Wines & Vines (Dec 2 2013)

      Oregon Wineries Embrace Branded Bottles: Logo from Yamhill Carlton regional association included in mold of Pinot Noir bottles

      A long-term vision to bring appellation-specific bottles to Oregon has been fulfilled in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA with the purchase of 7,500 cases of Pinot Noir bottles.

      The bottles, manufactured at the Verallia plant in Seattle, Wash., are embossed with the name and logo of the Yamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Association, which represents growers in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Approximately 40 wineries could potentially use the bottles.

      The idea of branded bottles for Pinot Noir from the appellation was part of the vision for a new logo the winegrowers association developed in 2006. “We specifically designed it so it could be applied to ...

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    20. When It’s Wine, It Pours

      Explore Oregon Wine Press (Dec 1 2013)

      When It’s Wine, It Pours

      Tourism conference and two wine fests together in Portland

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    21. Oregon wines make long trip to Asia

      Explore Portland Tribune & Community Newspapers (Nov 27 2013)

      International trade — Representatives from local wineries take part in an exploration trip to test the South Korea and China markets.

      Oregon wine may be expanding to South Korea and China after 20 local wineries returned from a four-day tasting in South Korea and China.

      The first tasting took place in Seoul Nov. 11. Dewey Weddington, director of marketing and education for the Oregon Wine Board, said although it is too soon to measure success in wine sales, based on attendance and feedback, the event went well.

      “The wine trade in Seoul is fairly sophisticated and showed keen interest in learning ...

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    22. Wines Take Flight

      Explore opb.org (Aug 19 2013)

      Wines Take Flight

      The bother of sending souvenir wine bottles home can pop an enotourist’s cork.

      No one wants the humiliation of retrieving leaking luggage off an airport baggage carousel. Or to face merlot-stained underwear. Or broken glass poking into silk ties.

      Shipping wine on an airplane or even by truck can be risky and expensive, but Oregon travel promoters are experimenting with an airport giveaway: Pack it safely, check it and you’re home free.

      Starting Sept. 10, passengers flying into Oregon on Alaska Airlines will be allowed to check a case of wine for free on the return flight out ...

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    23. Just the wines, Ma'am

      Explore DailyTidings.com (Aug 7 2013)

      Just the wines, Ma'am

      Amid a cluster of Bear Creek-area tasting rooms where people picnic and linger for hours, winemaker Linda Donovan has opened a different type of wine salesroom.

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    24. Oregon's new "wine growler law" permits selling wine to go

      Explore oregonlive.com (Jul 1 2013)

      Oregon's new "wine growler law" permits selling wine to go

      John Kitzhaber in April and known informally as the "wine growler law" -- was Kara Olmo, co-owner of Wooldridge Creek Winery in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley and a director on the Oregon Wine Board. Olmo spent a relatively stress-free year

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