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Columns 2004

2/04 Christina Kelly's Wine Tales
“ Don’t Always Count on Sharing
Wine Passion in the Home ”

2/04 Kathy Reese on Oregon Wine Country
My Wine is Single!

1/04 Christina Kelly's Wine Tales
2004 New Years NW Wine Resolutions

1/04 Cole's Oregon Wine
Top Ten Highlights of 2003

The trends, the people, the wineries that made news in 2003

1/04 Oregon Wine Festivals Begin
Kathy Reese on what to do this winter


Newsletters 2004

3/28/04 Beaux Freres, Penner Ash, A to Z

3/05/04 Robert Parker 94 Points for 2002

2/9/04 Vintage 2003-
Part 1- "What the Grapes Gave us"
Part 2- Barrel Tasting Results- Brick House, Patricia Green Cellars
Part 3- Washington 2004 Worries
Part 4- Washington's Winter Weather Cycles-periodic devastation
Update on Betz Family WInery- new releases

2/04 Pocketbook Sale

1/20 Year of the Vineyard
Avalon announces our theme for 2004- The role of the vineyard in the creation of Northwest Wines

1/12 Top Ten Lists 2003
Christina Kelly's Ten NW Wine New Years Resolutions

Newsletters 2003

12-9 Newsletter - Thanksgiving Wrapup
Brick House Vineyards
Evesham Wood Profile
New Wine Releases

12-2 Newsletter - Domaine Meriwether celebrates the Lewis & Clark Centennial
Shea 2002 Sam Tannahill,
Hottest new big reds

11-20 Newsletter - Gypsy Dancer
Gary Andrus Interview
Benton Lane "healthiest" Pinot noir
Canon de Sol story
OR Thanksgiving Wine Touring

11-13 Newsletter - New Releases
Gypsy Dancer Estates-
Gary Andrus's new winery
Andrew Rich- Cab Franc and Single vineyard Cab

11-4 Newsletter - History of Oregon Wine
The History of Oregon Wine by Lisa Shara Hall
About Oregon Pinot noir
Owen Roe New releases
How & Why Pinot noir Ages

10-22 Newsletter - Preview of Fall
Wine Spectator reviews
Andrew Rich Winery
Hells Canyon Winery
Beran Pinot noir
Dining in N Willamette Wine Country

10/8 Newsletter- Harvest 2003
Cole Danehower on the harvest
Fielding Hills Winery
Caon de Sol
Carlton Winemakers Studio
Wine Touring

9/29 Newsletter- Abeja Winery
Cristom 2001 Pinot noirs
Jezebel from Peter Rosback
Columbia Cascades Region Overview
Oregon Wine Board

9/16 Newsletter
Townshend Cellar Profile
Italian Varietals Thrive
in Pacific NW
Canon del Sol Syrah
Canoe Ridge Vineyard profile
Harvest Preview

9/11 Newsletter
Cataclysm, Light and Passion
How Washington came to produce some of the World's Greatest Wines
Canoe Ridge's New Winemaker
Wine Tales
Owen Roe Release
Patricia Green Cellars Releases

8/30 Newsletter
" Inside Scoop" on Wine Labels
Oregon Wine Touring- new columnist Kathy Reese
" What got grabbed First"- Jean's Kitchen Counter Chronicles

8/19 Newsletter
New Wine Spectator Reviews
Jean's Finds in
the upper Yakima
Darren Dimmick's "Solera"
Sheridan Vineyards Red

8/08 Newsletter
International Pinot Noir Celebration
A photo journal
Mike Etzel's "Les Cousines"
Jean's report on the IPNC

7/31 Newsletter
McCrea Cellars is Hedonistic
Francis Tannahill Winery
Patricia Green Sauv Blanc
Abeja Cab

7/24 Newsletter
Zelma Long Interview
Patricia Green Cellars
" Dollar Bills Only"
Broadley declassified Pinot

7/16 Newsletter
LA County Fair top Cab
Jean's Kitchen Sink-
Harvesting herbs

7/10 Newsletter
Woodward Canyon Winmaker
Seven new Appellations
Pixel the Wine Dog
" Ugly" Wine

6/26 Newsletter
Bob Bertheau returns to WA
Townshend Cellars
Summer seafood recipes
Broadley steal of a deal

6/15 Newsletter
Harlequin Cellars
Tyrus Evans Wines
Kathy Casey on cheese
NW Style Section

6/02 Newsletter
Woodward Canyon History
L'Ecole Story
Northstar's new Winemaker

5/21 Newsletter
Pharmacists as Winemakers
Betz Family Wines
Del Rio Vineyards
Host a wine tasting!

5/08 Newsletter
Forgeron Cellars
Joe Dobbes
Steve Girard, Benton Lane
Washington Wine Regions
Northstar Winery

4/25 Newsletter Northstar Winery

4/16 Newsletter

4/09 Abacela Interview

4/09 Newsletter

3/30 Patricia Green Interview

3/30 Newsletter

3/29 Owen Roe Quarterly Newsletter

3/25 Sineann, interview with Peter Rosback

3/17 Allen Shoup's Long Shadows Winery

Newsletters 2002

12/12 Gary Andrus purchases Lion Valley Vineyards, The struggle to Sparkle, Cole on sweet wines

12/06 Ken Wright Futures, "Homer" for Shea, Laurent Moves on from Willakenzie

11/26 Shea Vineyards named one of top US Pinot Vineyards

11/20 Former Gov Goldschmidt starts Winery, Andrew Will

11/13 Interview with founder of Delille Cellars, Dunham Cab, Beaux Freres retaste, toasty oak week 2

10/31 Patty Green 2001 Pinot noirs, Beaux Freres "Wild Thing"

10/24 On Wine Ratings, Andrew Will Winery

10/18 Distefano, Andrew WIll, Solena

10/14 Chehalem, 2002 harvest notes, Seven Hills Merlot

10/03 Cristom, Oregon Harvest, DiStefano Interview

9/19 Spring Valley Uriah, Columbia Crest Walter Clore, Lowdown on Blended Wines

9/12 Archery SUmmit, Cristom, Cole Explains it all

9/05 NW Red Wines

8/29 Kiona Cab, Pinots under $20

8/16 Carlton WInemakers Studio, Dr Loosen

8/03 Seven Hills 93 Point Wine!

7/30 Academy of Wine and IPNC Report

7/26 Washington State Fair Wine Medals

7/25 Camaraderie Cellars

7/19 SALE

7/15 Walla Walla 2

7/11 IPNC

6/30 Walla Walla

6/20 Wine Spectator top rated Wines

6/10 Patricia Green Cellars Futures, Viognier

5/05 Screwtops fo Argyle, Wine Spectator NW wine scores, Cole's new marketing column

4/30 New Wineries, Argyle releases, coupons

4/17 Oregon Seeks 6 new appellations in Yamhill Cty, Owen Roe Releases

4/14 Oregon's Pinot Trio, Eroica, Woodward New Releases

4/05 Sale and Caedence Winery

4/01 12th aniversary sale!

3/31 Broadley, Sineann, Big Reds, lots of new articles

3/21 Table Rock, Bergstrom, Eroica

3/12 Eroica!

2/27 David O'Reilly—Owen Roe, Sineann, O'Reilly



Meet the people of the Pacific Northwest Wine World.
Since 1999, Avalon has published interviews with Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia's most interesting wine people. Read the fascinating stories behind the wines you love, and develop a more in-depth understanding of how wine people think.
Winery Profiles
Learn about the wineries- read about their history, people, wines, vineyards, successes and challenges, and get a sense of the who, what, when, where of the winery.
Feature Articles
Each month Avalon publishes feature articles on different aspects of the Pacigic Northwest wine world. Historical tales of each state's wine industry, geological tales of how the geography and climate of the Northwest evolved, reports on different wine regions, and food and travel info are included.

Columns and Opinions
Read the musings of wine writers Cole Danehower and Christina Kelly, and keep up with Wine Press NW's "Wine of the Week". Avalon owner Jean Yates talks wine from her "Kitchen Counter Chronicles", and occasional guest writers talk NW wine.

Avalon's Monthly Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter consolidates all of our new articles and wine releases, , and twice a year, our two big sales. We publish the first info about new, hard to get releases and give our readers advance notice so they can grab the hard to get wines before they disappear.

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Paley's Place and Dusky Goose Pinot noir- new article
Wine Spectator rates Oregon's 2002 vintage 97 points

New section- under $20 Pinot noirs
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