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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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April Showers Bring May Flowers and Bloom for Oregon Wine

Oregon is officially declaring May 2012 as Oregon Wine Month, to recognize the importance and impact of wine in Oregon’s economy. It’s only been two decades since Oregon political leadership—the governor and legislature—acknowledged the importance of Oregon wines by designating a month of official recognition. below, an April rainbow over Willamette Wine Country Other than [...]

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Pork Loin Roast Kissed with Baked Apples & Cider Gravy

Avalon’s Senior Editor Christina Kelly chose this dish to pair with Evesham Wood’s Le Puits Sec Pinot noir. Tasting note: Fresh black cherry and raspberry, with a dusting of Christmas spice towards the back of your palate. The heart-melting interplay of sweet fruit, juicy acidity, a savory-resin awesomeness and classic Le Puits Sec dried herbs [...]

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Marcus’s Beer Braised Chicken

For those who saw this on last night’s Facebook post, here’s the recipe: Heat a small amount of butter in a dutch oven, brown 4 chicken thighs skin side down, turn and repeat. Remove browned chicken and half the fat, add one diced onion, cook for 3-4 minutes, then add 1/2 inch segments of celery [...]

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New 94 Pt Oregon Pinot noirs Wed Nov 23

Breaking news: today’s Wine Spectator Insider has three 94 point Oregon Pinots. And like usual, we have them all. Maysara, Shea, and Brittan. Happy Thanksgiving! Wine Spectator 94 Points Maysara Winery McMinnville Estate Cuvee Pinot noir 2009 $29.66 in any 12 bottle order $32.95 retail Wine Spectator – “Supple, sumptuous and distinctive for its range [...]

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Wine Spectator Top 100 #25 – Owen Roe

Wine Spectator’s Top 100 #25 Wine Spectator announced its Top 100 Wines of 2011 this morning. It’s the most anticipated wine ratings announcement of the year. As we predicted, Owen Roe’s Ex Umbris Syrah 2009 is not only in the Top 100, it is #25. Wine Spectator Top 100 #25 93 Points Owen Roe Ex [...]

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Scoop – The Economy is Thriving – in Oregon Wine Country

Christina Kelly wrote an article for us today, scooping just about everyone with the news that a study commissioned by the Oregon Wine Board showed that the economic impact of Oregon’s wine industry nearly doubled to $2.7 billion since the last study in 2005, stunning industry leaders who were prepared for declining numbers in a [...]

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Oregon Wine- Grapes Are Barely There

The 2011 vintage is turning out to be one of the slowest starters ever. Here’s a picture of a grape cluster on June 20th 2011.

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Avalon’s June Wine Club News

Wine club members get 15% off reorders of all club wines! It’s easy: join a club, get the discount. This month the Reserve Pinot Club features our Winery of the Year for 2010 – Arterberry Maresh. JUNE SELECTIONS Arterberry Maresh Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir 09 $55/$46.75 J. Albin Laurel Vineyard Pinot noir 08 $29/$24.65 Rasa [...]

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Full Boxes of Empty Slot Wines

You ever walk down the aisle of a wine shop and the shelf/box/slot for the wine you really wanted to try is empty? Ever repeat that process three or four times and just leave?  Seems like there’s tons of blowout prices out there, but who wants another b-flat wine, even if its cheap. As the [...]

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