Oregon Wine: Big Business Comes to Oregon

The big business of Oregon wine: within the last ten days Precept Brands increased their already major investment in Oregon, Bacchus Equity bought Panther Creek Cellars, and Kendall Jackson bought their first domestic vineyards outside of California, just under 400 acres in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. at right, the Panther Creek Cellars winery Precept Brands just [...]

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Grilled Paprika Chicken with Blackberry Sauce

This recipe for grilled paprika chicken comes to us from the Oregon chef de cuisine, Janie Hibler. Leave it to Janie to marry a chicken rubbed with smoked paprika; rosemary and blackberries… and pull it off. Ingredients: 1 roasting chicken (3- to 4-pound) 2 cups chicken stock 1-1/2tablespoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons coarse salt 1/2 [...]

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Taste Washington 2013 Best Big Reds

Taste Washington 2013 was held in Seattle was last weekend. We were there, dashing between the 225 wineries’ tables to try everything. Here are our favorites. Soos Creek Dave Larsen (below), Soos Creek winemaker and owner, was pouring his two new big reds, Ciel du Cheval and Champoux Vineyards. Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon [...]

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Oregon Wine: 2012 Rosé of Pinot noir – Carpe Diem

Of all Oregon wines, the Rosés tend to come and go most quickly. Add that to the fact that these are from the highly anticipated 2012 vintage, and you need to grab them while you can. Carpe diem. From Oregon’s phenomenal 2012 vintage, we recommend J.K. Carriere’s “Glass” – the gold standard for Oregon Rosés. [...]

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Chapter 24 Vineyards Is Mark Tarlov’s New Oregon Winery

As reported here last week, new Oregon winery Chapter 24 Vineyards  is the latest project of Mark Tarlov, founder of Evening Land Vineyards. Chapter 24 Vineyards is named for the final, 24th book of The Odyssey. Yesterday Tarlov announced more about Chapter 24 Vineyards in an interview with Wine Spectator. He has hired a French [...]

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Oregon Chardonnay Symposium May 4th

Here at Northwest Wine call ourselves Oregon Chardonnay “Crusaders” – out to get Oregon Chard the respect and followers it deserves. Well there’s no better place for you to see for yourselves what we’re talking about than the Second Annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium on May 4th  at Red Ridge Farms, just down the road from [...]

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Chapter 24 Vineyards

Mark Tarlov is back with a vengeance! The master mind behind high flying Oregon winery Evening Land Vineyards has a new project, Chapter 24 Vineyards. Last summer he hired the talented young winemaker Mikey Etzel and his 2012 vintage Oregon wines are now in barrel. If I might speculate about the future – - Mark [...]

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Oregon Wine – News, Wine Reviews, Videos

New Article Belle Pente’s Estate Reserve Pinot noirs – 2006 through 2009 A selection of articles from around the web: New directors appointed to the Oregon Wine Board New Washington State Wine Tour Guide 2013 Online in a fun magazine format reader New Oregon AVA – Elkton Joe Dobbes Secures New Financing New Wine Reviews [...]

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Oregon Wine Review: Beaux Freres Les Cousins 2011

Beaux Freres is one of the first places I think of when Oregon wine comes up in the conversation. Meeting Mike Etzel in 1993 was a touchstone, a marker in time. Watching his development as a winemaker and grapegrower has educated and inspired me. Since 1988 Mike Etzel has walked his land and grown his [...]

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Oregon Wine: January Wine Club Newsletter | Northwest Wine

Northwest Wine’s  January Oregon Wine Club Newsletter is out. All Club wines are 15% off retail for members. Read the January Newsletter  HERE. Wines this month include: Oregon Reserve Pinot noir Club Soter Mineral Springs Ranch 2010 Stevenson Barrie Shea Vineyard 2009 Oregon Insider’s Pinot noir Club Brigadoon Eola Amity Hills 2010 Walter Scott La [...]

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