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Shea Wine Cellars
2004 Pinot noirs
Tasting Notes
and Reviews-
A new level of Excellence

Evesham Wood
"Think Globally, Harvest Locally

by Alison Ruch

Shea Vineyard
In Depth Tour,
Block by Block

Oregon Harvest
2005
Mid-Harvest
Report

Bottling the
2004 Vintage
From Vine to You

Betz Family Winery
New Winery,
New Syrahs

October 2005

Josh Bergstrom
on Oregon's
2004 Vintage

Avalon Recommends:
Our Favorite Wines September 2005

It's Harvest Time 2005,
and Winemakers
Rock the Cellar!
Music Winemakers
Make Wine To

My Secret Ingredient: Smoked Spanish Paprika
by Michael Sherwood

Smoked Spanish Paprika Recipes
by Michael Sherwood

IPNC 2005
A Review
by Prince of Pinot

Mystic Winery
Gettin’ Purple
with Mystic Winemaker
Rick Mafit

Smokin!
Smoking Meat

NW Style
Expertise and Recipes from a Smokin' Guy

Temperance Hill Vineyard
Manager Dai Crisp on Grape Vines and Great Wines

Wild West Walla Walla
Washington Wineries Rival Napa, Without the Crowds

Think Pink!
Pacific Northwest Rosé

Lone Canary Winery
A Winery with
a Flock of Many Colors

Working Girl
WInes

You Go Girl- Working Girl Wines the Product of Real Working Women

Oregon Wine Dinner:
The Asparagus Challenge

The Okanagan
Valley

Pioneers & Innovators

Canadian
Ice Wine

The Washington Wine Industry
has a Friend in the Governor’s Mansion

Beyond
Expectations
On the
Pinot Noir Trail

Taste
Washington:
It's Hip to Spit

Latitude 46° N
Winery

Belle Vallée Cellars

Champagne-
Not just for Breakfast Anymore

Champagne Cocktails-
A Compendium of Recipes and Lore

Oregon Pinot noir- What to Expect in 2005

Dueling Crabcakes-
Mike Sherwood on
NW Food & Wine

"Must-Have"
Big Reds-
new Releases

Penner-Ash's
New Winery-
A Photo Tour

Ken Wright's Tyrus Evan

Vacuvin vs Private Preserve

Interview-
Veronique Drouhin

Dubrul Vyd
has Own Winery

Washington's
New Superstars

Stoller-
21st Century Vineyard

Sineann-
A True NW WInery

Aging-
Aren't We All

Cole on the
2004 Harvest

Charlie Hoppes
& Fidelitas
"Cream of the Crop"

Ciel du Cheval
Vineyard

Washington's
New Superstars

Fall Mushrooms
and Northwest Wines

Nota Bene-
First Release of Wines from Another Boeing Guy

2002 Vintage-
and the
Climate Changes
that Brought It

Winemaker Interview
Trey Busch
Basel Cellars

Cool Climate
Viticulture

Is This the End of the Willamette Valley’s Great Vintages?

What's so Scary
about Screwcaps?

by Cole Danehower

Corral Creek Vineyard

Aging Wine

Saviah Cellars
A Sense of Place

Shea Vineyard
In depth

Weather and Winemaking


Balcombe
Vineyard

Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Cataclysm, Light
& Passion:
Washington Terroir,
soils, and Light

About
Oregon Pinot noir

Avalon on Northwest Wine
Articles, Interviews, Features

Vineyards
Articles about the famous vineyards of the Pacific Northwest, and information about the world of wine grape growing. 2004 is Avalon's "Year of the Vineyard" and we profile ten top vineyards in Oregon and Washington. Also read about trellising, grape varietals, soils, and lots more.

 
Interviews
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.
 
Northwest Wine University
The Science of Tasting, conducting a wine tasting or wine competition, corks versus screwcaps, Soils and how they influence the flavors of wine, Trellising grapes- art and science, articles about each of the major grape varietals, how to read a wine label, and winemaking and viticultural methods.
 
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 Pacific 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
New Section- $20-$30 Oregon Pinot noir

November 4
Under $25
Big Red Wines
Local and Small Production Wines

November 2
Under $25 Pinots
New Releases

October 30
Oregon's 2004 Vintage- Shea Wine Cellars

October 29
Owen Sullivan's
BSH!!

October 20
Newsletter

October 18
WA Cult Big Reds
Mark Ryan,
Woodward, Abeja

October 5
New "Insider"
2004 Pinots

October 2005
Newsletter

September 20
Wine Spectator
New OR WA Wine Ratings

September 13
Andrew Will
2003 Red Blends
Champoux, etc

September 12
Owen Roe 2004
Sharecroppers,
Ex Umbris, O'Reilly's

September 9
Bergstrom
2004 Wines
Released

September, 2005
Value Pinot noirs
720 Cellars, Ransom, Lumos, McKinlay, O'Reilly

September, 2005
New Releases-
Classic Reds

September, 2005
New Releases
Best Value Big Reds

September, 2005
New Releases-
OR Best Pinot noir

August 21, 2005
New Wine Releases

August 27
Daedalus
Pinot noir
New Wines

June 7, 2005
New Wine Releases
Dusky Goose, Alpine, Ribbon Ridge, Chehalem, Et Fille

May 27, 2005
Archery Arcus,
D'Vine Syrah,
Gypsy, Archery Summit, New Wines

May 12, 2005
New Wine Releases
& Sales
Staff recs, sales,
Wine Spec

May 7, 2005
New Wine Releases

Focus on Bergstrom Winery

May 5, 2005
New Wine Releases
2003 Pinots,
K-Vintners Special Cuvee,
More Summer White Wines

April 26, 2005
New Wine Releases
Focus on Hamacher Wines

April 22, 2005
New Wine Releases
2003 Pinot,
Sale Pinot,
Riesling,
White Wines

BY Jean Yates

April 2005
New Wine Releases Reviewed
by Jean Yates

March 2005
New Wine Releases Reviewed
by Jean Yates

March 2005
Oregon Pinot noir-
What to Expect in 2005

by Jean Yates

February 2005
Washington "Big Reds"
Cellar Selections
and Bargains

by Jean Yates