2009 Stangeland Rosé

Summer of wine: 2009 Stangeland Rosé1 min read

This is the first entry in a series that Michele and I are calling our “Summer of Wine.” We are exploring our wine refrigerator, pulling out white and rosé wines that are a bit older. Sadly, neither of us is great at tracking what we buy and drink, and more importantly, do

Why Wine? An Interview with wine writer Karl Klooster3 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Enso Winery

Support local winemakers and experience the PDX urban wine movement3 min read

The PDX Urban Wineries are having a party this Sunday and everyone’s invited! This unique group of winemakers make the grapes do the commuting by producing their wines in Portland. Wine lovers all over the city can celebrate by toasting with many new releases and old favorites made by
SE Wine Collective taps

Eco-friendly wine growlers make their way from Europe to Oregon3 min read

Europeans have long enjoyed wine on tap and in jugs and bottles to go so it’s only fair that Oregon should join in the fun. Last year, our state passed a wine growler law that was quickly bogged down in red tape and bureaucracy. Happily, that red tape at the federal level has been unt
R Stuart Wine Bar

Memorial Day holiday weekend wine tasting in the Willamette Valley9 min read

The many wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley have awoken from their wintery slumber and are having a big open house this Memorial Day holiday weekend. Everyone does something a little special; some offer food, music, library wines from the cellar or souvenir glasses to take home. C
Coopers Hall

Tap into Coopers Hall, Portland’s newest urban winery & taproom2 min read

Forty-four wine taps are an inspiring sight behind the bar of Portland’s newest urban winery, Coopers Hall Winery & Taproom. The latest ChefStable project, Coopers Hall is located in a unique building (formerly a car mechanics shop) in the heart of Southeast, adding another stop t
Rebecca Shouldis

Why Wine? An Interview with Rebecca Pittock Shouldis of Ghost Hill Cellars3 min read

This is part of a series introducing you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this grou
Oregon Wine Symposium

Portland hosted annual statewide wine industry symposium3 min read

Grape growers, winemakers and just about everyone else in Oregon’s wine industry attended the Oregon Wine Symposium (OWS), that recently took place in Portland. The event, coordinated by the Oregon Wine Board, brought people from across the state to learn, buy new products and service
Julia Crowley

An Interview with Julia Crowley, Founder of Wine Julia, a wine blog4 min read

This is part of a series to introduce you to interesting people in the wine industry. For many, the journey into wine is not only intriguing but often quite an adventure. These talented individuals are what make the wine industry what it is today so follow this series to meet this gro
2012 Chehalem Gruner

The most memorable Pacific Northwest wines of 20134 min read

After sipping hundreds of wines over the past year, here is a list of the most memorable wines this writer tasted in 2013. Kudos to the hard-working winemakers, wineries and vineyards who spent longs hours to make these beautiful and delicious wines. It was a true honor to savor the r
Harvest 2013

2013 Oregon Wine Harvest Report5 min read

Provided by the Oregon Wine Board Oregon’s 2013 wine-grape harvest may be best remembered as a play in two acts, with a wet intermission. The 2013 harvest was definitely not for the faint of heart. What looked like a potential uneventful and easy harvest going into September turned ou
Salud

¡Salud! raises $710,000 toward medical coverage of Oregon’s wine workers5 min read

Last month’s two-day ¡Salud! event, the Big Board and live auctions raised just over $700,000. As the main fundraising effort of the non-profit that supports medical access for Oregon’s seasonal vineyard workers and their families, these dollars will contribute to the organization’s c