"The worries are over for now," said Dan Partridge, a spokesman for the state Department of Ecology. "Right now, snowpack and stream-flow figures and all the indicators make it pretty certain that we won't have to worry about any kind of statewide drought."
A state advisory board is asking Oregon Governor Kitzhaber to approve an emergency drought declaration in Crook County. Should the Governor approve that request, Crook would become the fifth Oregon county to declare a drought emergency so far this year.
Nearly two years after the California giant bought the winery, we have a pretty clear picture of what Columbia Winery will look like. It is smaller, more nimble, more focused and poised for the national spotlight.
Prominent biodynamic Willamette Valley winery appoints Jessica Pierce to Director of Wine Education and Communications position. Bringing a vast amount of international experience in all aspects of the wine and food worlds to the post, she will focus on bringing the Brooks message to trade and consumers.
Today's roundup provides some useful information when it comes to saving a few bucks includes a couple of words we never in our wildest dreams - or fears - thought would makes its way into our report. More on that in a minute. The numbers are in from Washington's 2013 wine harvest and they are impressive. The 210,000 tons of wine grapes clipped in the Evergreen State last year were up 12 percent from the previous year's record harvest, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The water situation in eastern Oregon will be particularly tight in 2014. A series of rainstorms has done little to improve the water supply outlook, Owyhee Irrigation District officials told about 200 farmers March 4.
A bill that would have allowed small, specialty wine and beer shops to sell craft liquors failed in a House committee. The law privatizing liquor sales only allows for hard liquor to be sold in stores larger than 10,000 square feet
Long-time Troon winemaker Herb Quady and Troon associate Brian Gruber are setting off in a new direction, but not leaving their wine-making roots behind. The duo has launched Barrel 42, a custom winemaking venture, at the SOS complex on Stewart Avenue in south Medford, a spot that the property owner says he hopes one day will be a tourist-oriented wine and food destination.
the study was less a study-as in something published in a peer review journal- than a PowerPoint presentation of preliminary data by long-term opponents of privatization and members of organizations that have a vested interest in preventing privatization
A rapidly evolving weather pattern will make for an exciting but difficult forecast in the coming days. Drastic weather swings are likely early next week, as eastern Washington quickly transitions from winter to late spring in a few days time.
The French, particularly in Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley, have known that for decades - even centuries. In the Pacific Northwest, particularly Washington, wineries have been moving toward more red blends for the past 20 years
Oregon chardonnays are finally coming into their own. As Harvey Steiman writes in the Feb. 28 issue of Wine Spectator, "the interplay of vivid flavors against a razor-sharp, mouthwatering balance has emerged as the signature style of Oregon chardonnay, while more and more versions hit the sweet spot of vibrancy and character."