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13thJan, 2022

Newhouse Introduces Legislation to Support Agritourism in Central Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Representatives Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) introduced the Accelerating the Growth of Rural Innovation and Tourism Opportunities to Uphold Rural Industries and Sustainable Marketplaces (AGRITOURISM) Act. The bill would create an Office of Agritourism at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to serve as a dedicated voice for agritourism businesses in the federal government and to consolidate information on federal resources available to [...]

6thJan, 2022

U.S. Cities Where Cost of Living Rose Fastest Over the Past Decade

Throughout the second half of 2021, economic observers have expressed concerns that the U.S. economy is in the midst of an inflationary period. Ongoing supply challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic have driven up costs in many key consumer spending categories. Aggressive federal stimulus measures have pumped more money into the economy throughout the pandemic. Workers’ wages are rising, particularly at the lower end of the wage scale, [...]

6thJan, 2022

Katy Perry launches De Soi sparkling ready-to-drink non-alcoholic apértifs to redefine celebration for the wellness mindset

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Global pop superstar Katy Perry launches De Soi (pronounced de swa), a line of sparkling ready-to-drink non-alcoholic apéritifs with natural adaptogens to indulge sensibly and redefine celebration for the wellness mindset. In partnership with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and AMASS, a portfolio of premium botanic beverages and self-care products, and its Master Distiller Morgan McLachlan, De Soi has launched in time for Dry January [...]

5thJan, 2022

Santa Margherita USA acquires majority ownership of ROCO Winery

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Margherita USA, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, has acquired majority ownership of ROCO Winery in Oregon. ROCO Winery was founded in 2001 by Rollin & Corby Stonebraker-Soles. Located in the Willamette Valley region, ROCO wines are highly regarded, with significant critical acclaim. Under the winemaking leadership of Rollin, ROCO Winery produces a range of wines, including pinot [...]

4thJan, 2022

Registration is open for the 2022 Oregon Wine Symposium

Portland, OR, January 4, 2022 - Ice storms and restrictions on public gatherings can’t stop the demand for Oregon wine education, and in the case of the Oregon Wine Symposium, the show must go on. The annual event, held virtually for the second time in its 17-year history, is shaped by industry volunteers who make up the Education Committee that carefully evaluates and designs the curriculum around the [...]

4thJan, 2022

Topo Chico® Hard Seltzer kicks off 2022 with new Topo Chico Ranch Water Hard Seltzer and national brand expansion

CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Topo Chico® Hard Seltzer is kicking off the new year with a bang by launching its highly anticipated Topo Chico Ranch Water Hard Seltzer in select regional markets and releasing its variety pack nationwide. Inspired by the taste of the popular cocktail recipe made famous by Texas bartenders, Topo Chico Ranch Water Hard Seltzer features real lime juice and a refreshing, crisp taste. [...]

30thDec, 2021

Champagne Collet Releases Limited-Edition Commemorative Bottling “Cuvée n°21” to Celebrate 100 Years

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Champagne Collet, established in 1921 as part of the oldest Champagne cooperative in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, is proud to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. The Champagne Producers Union was also formed in Aÿ in 1921 to counter fraudulent production and garner recognition for their unique terroir. Raoul Collet founded the house of Champagne Collet with a desire to maintain stability [...]

17thDec, 2021

Tourissimo Unveils NEW Cycling Tour Exploring Prosecco Wine Region of Italy

(Bridgewater, MA) -- Tourissimo, a leader in active travel to Italy, is thrilled to announce a NEW 7-day "Grappa and Prosecco" cycling tour of the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore Prosecco wine making area of Italy. Guests will learn about the ancient origins of wine making and how the reputation and qualities of the wine have evolved throughout the centuries. The cycling is just as varied and dramatic as the Vento [...]

15thDec, 2021

HighBridge Premium Cannabis Partners With Great White Industries of Arizona

PHOENIX, Dec. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- HighBridge Premium Cannabis is pleased to announce the recent signing of a Beverage Production Agreement with Great White Industries. Located in Phoenix, Great White is a leader in the Arizona Cannabis Industry. "Using their unique proprietary methods and techniques from around the world, Great White is the prefect HighBridge Premium partner," said Dr. Susanne MacMahon, spokesperson for HighBridge. Adding, "This partnership will [...]

15thDec, 2021

Reustle Wins Gold at Sommelier Challenge!

This year's Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition held in San Diego, California awarded Gold medals to six out of six wines entered by Reustle - Prayer Rock Vineyards. Leading the way with a 93 point rating was the 2019 Syrah - followed by the 2019 Malbec (92 points), 2019 Syrah Reserve (92 points), 2018 Pinot Noir Reserve (91 points), 2018 Tempranillo Reserve (91 points), 2019 Gruner Veltliner (90 points). [...]

13thDec, 2021

Fetzer Vineyards Achieves Regenerative Organic Certification™ for Winery and 100% of Estate Vineyards

HOPLAND, Calif., Dec. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fetzer Vineyards, the largest winery in the U.S. certified as a B Corporation and a leader in regenerative winegrowing, announced it has achieved Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC) for all of its Mendocino County vineyard holdings and winery. Fetzer Vineyards is the world's largest winery to obtain ROC certification, and is the third winery to certify to the standard, which publicly debuted in [...]

9thDec, 2021

FULLERTON WINE BAR & TASTING ROOM WELCOMES SEASONED CHEF, ROB GRISHAM, ALONG WITH NEW DINING MENU

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 9, 2021) – Fullerton Wine Bar & Tasting Room has welcomed seasoned chef, Rob Grisham, along with a new menu of dishes made from scratch, available daily at its Portland location at 1966 NW Pettygrove Street. Chef Grisham has designed the new menu with the same care and craft in which Fullerton’s wines are created, with a culinary perspective that brings simple, refined dishes with [...]

9thDec, 2021

MGM Resorts Taps Master Sommelier Douglas Kim for Wine Director

LAS VEGAS (December 9, 2021) – MGM Resorts International has named Master Sommelier Douglas Kim Director of Wine with oversight of 350,000 bottles within the MGM Resorts active collection spanning hundreds of restaurants and bars at 13 iconic destinations in Las Vegas including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Park MGM and Mandalay Bay.   “Douglas has been a first-class hospitality professional throughout his career,” said Senior Vice President of [...]

30thNov, 2021

Chateau de Berne Celebrates Top 100 Placement from Wine Enthusiast for Its Inspiration Rose Wine

PROVENCE, France, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MDCV celebrates the top 100 wine placement from Wine Enthusiast Magazine for its Inspiration Rosè, the only Cotes de Provence Rose to be included in the Top 100. Reviewer Roger Voss said, "Aging on the lees has allowed this wine to have the depth and ripe concentration, which contrast well with the bright red-berry flavors and spicy, tight aftertaste. Drink now for best [...]

30thNov, 2021

Wander + Ivy Adds a New Varietal to Its Lineup of Premium, Organic Single-serve Wines — The Italian White

Denver, Nov. 30, 2021 — Wander + Ivy, the innovative woman-owned wine company behind single-serve wines in upscale glass bottles, continues their expansion with the release of its latest varietal, a beautiful Italian White Wine. The new wine is 100 percent Pinot Bianco and is available just in time for the winter holiday season. With lovely floral and chamomile aromas and notes of dried chestnuts, the Italian White [...]

23rdNov, 2021

Light Up the Holidays at Christmas on the Comstock

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (Nov. 23, 2021) –Virginia City, Nevada, offers the perfect holiday celebration to lift spirits and help people to Believe Again, with two weekends of events and a whole month of holiday fun for the entire family. Virginia City is a picture-perfect living vintage Christmas postcard. Take a step back to simpler times as the town transforms with holiday lights, local shops decorated to the hilt [...]

23rdNov, 2021

Keep Soymilk on Hand for Cozy, Celebratory and Convenient Holiday Beverages

Ankeny, Iowa, November 22, 2021— When you stock up on holiday pantry items for the busiest season of the year, don’t forget shelf-stable Tetra Pak cartons of soymilk. Having dairy-free soy eggnog, unsweetened soymilk, vanilla soymilk and chocolate soymilk on hand makes it so easy to add plant protein to your seasonal drink offerings. The Soyfoods Council offers tips that can simplify seasonal drinks and jump-start your own [...]

18thOct, 2021

Wine grapes make Oregon’s top 10 agriculture products list [infographic]

Did you know that Oregon's wine industry is a driving force of the state's economy? In 2020, wine grapes ranked higher than cherries and hazelnuts– two of Oregon's best known agriculture products! Below is a breakdown by value dollar amount. Did you know how important wine grapes are to Oregon's economy? Tell us in the comments!

16thOct, 2021

What Oregon winemakers are saying about the 2021 harvest

Double rainbow over Ridgecrest Vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Photo credit: Harry Peterson-Nedry Wine grape harvest to a winemaker is on par with Christmas for a kid! As the grapes race toward their ripeness finish line, excitement grows with each passing day. Every year Oregon’s vineyards are filled with winemakers tasting fruit and checking sugar levels to determine the best time to pick. However, this year, they [...]

12thOct, 2021

2020 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report

Provided by the Oregon Wine Board In a vintage defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires preceding harvest, and naturally lower yields, Oregon grape production and crush declined substantially in 2020. With lower fruit set leading to lower yields and September wildfire smoke impacting harvest decisions, yield per harvested acre decreased by 24% and harvested acreage declined by 6.4% resulting in a 29% reduction in grape production—more than 30,000 tons less than [...]

7thAug, 2021

More than $700,000 was raised at the sixth annual Willamette: the Pinot noir auction

One of the many exclusive wine lots available for auction News courtesy of The Willamette Valley Wineries Association. Registered trade bidders from across the country vied for the top wines from the Willamette Valley on Thursday, August 5 at the sixth annual Willamette: the Pinot Noir auction held in-person and via live-stream online from WillaKenzie Estate located in the heart of Yamhill, Oregon. The Auction celebrated the 2019 [...]

1stMay, 2021

We’re celebrating Oregon wine month

We're celebrating Oregon wine month During the month of May, we're celebrating just Oregon wines! All are smaller Oregon wineries, some of whom you might not even know. Every bottle is made with love and we can't wait to share them with you! Expect tasting notes on Pinot noir, Gamay, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, rosé, white blends, and sparkling wine over the next 31 days. We hope that [...]

6thOct, 2020

Life is sweet on Candy Mountain

Photo credit: Seth Kitzke Right on the heels of the recent Royal Slope designation, the state of Washington has another new wine AVA, Candy Mountain, granted by the TTB on September 25, 2020. Located in Benton County, near the well-known Red Mountain AVA, the new Candy Mountain AVA is just over 800 total acres, making it Washington's smallest appellation. Candy Mountain is wholly within the larger Yakima Valley [...]

5thOct, 2020

Portland ranks best US city for vegetarians and vegans

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pI8FE1R5dbY Are you looking for ways to up your plant-based diet game? If you live in Portland, or one of the other top ten cities, eating vegetarian or vegan is pretty easy to do. Opting for less or no meat is a great way to show your love for our earth and your body. During this pandemic, meat-processing plants have proven to be hot spots where COVID-19 spreads [...]