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01/18/19

The full story on Elk Cove Vineyards ~ and all our Hot Brands ~ will be available in our February 2019 issue of Wine Business Monthly ...

01/17/19

The Auction of Washington Wines' fifth annual Private Barrel Auction will feature 45 auction lots, including 41 exclusive five case wine lots from the state's top winemakers. The auction will take place on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Novelty Hill-Januik winery in Woodinville, Washington. Invited national and local members of the wine trade can bid on these rare wine futures, positioning the Private Barrel Auction to surpass last year's record of $251,500.

01/17/19

When a wine states "Oregon" on its label, the consumer assumes the wine is made according to the standards in Oregon law. When the wine is made in states outside of Oregon, there is no way to insure Oregon labeled wines are made to Oregon's higher standards rather than the lower standards enforced there. Therefore, at the very least, the consumer should clearly see where the wine is produced.

01/16/19

Walla Walla Vintners is proud to welcome its new winemaker, Derrek Vipond, who brings 13 vintages of experience in Washington, California and Australia to the winery. Vipond joins Walla Walla Vintners from Long Shadows Vintners, where he was appointed Assistant Winemaker in 2016. Prior to joining Long Shadows, he was an Enologist at Columbia Winery for four years.

01/16/19

WineBid, the premier online auction marketplace for fine and rare wines, has appointed Russ Mann as CEO and Member of the Board.

01/16/19

Forecasters say a big winter storm is headed for the Sierra and much of northern Nevada, with snowfall possible on valley floors beginning late Tuesday and blizzard conditions expected in the mountains by Thursday.

01/16/19

Washington lawmakers with different views on pesticides agreed that more public funds should be spent training farmworkers to handle chemicals, according to a report released Monday by the Department of Health.

01/16/19

Once you enter Ardor, at the back of Boswell's shop, you will find co-owners Victor Martinez and Ryan Jones holding court behind the wine bar. Martinez is a former lawyer from Los Angeles who gave up filing briefs to get a degree in viticulture and enology from the University of California, Davis. Jones is a North Carolina transplant who sells insurance by day and pitches Ardor's eclectic wine selection by night

01/16/19

01/15/19

The three Northwest legislatures go to work this month, addressing a wide variety of issues that will impact their state's farmers and ranchers. In Oregon and Washington, the changing climate tops the governors' legislative agendas. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee hope to help stanch global climate change by capping carbon production in their states.

01/15/19

Though young, many of them have diversified the style and increased overall quality statewide. The five winemakers chronicled here are among those having an outsized impact on Washington's wines.

01/15/19

The issue stems from a dispute last year between several Willamette Valley wineries and Copper Cane LLC, a California wine producer that purchases grapes from about 50 Oregon vineyards to make Pinot noir and rosé. Two brands in particular - Elouan and Willametter Journal - were accused of having deceptive labels ...

01/15/19

The Haladay family started a new chapter at historic Walla Walla Vintners on Monday when brought in Derrek Vipond to take over as head winemaker. Vipond, 34, left his job as assistant winemaker at Long Shadows Vintners to step into the lead role that has belonged to William vonMetzger for a decade.

01/14/19

Not only do women make up the majority of producers, but they're shaping the future of this Pacific Northwest state's budding wine industry.

01/14/19

Grown in Oregon, yes, but not "Made in Oregon." A complaint about this sign led Oregon regulators to the Trader Joe's in Salem.

01/14/19

With 70% of Oregon's winemakers operating as family-owned small businesses and producing less than 5,000 cases of wine annually, the Oregon Wine Symposium makes it a priority to gear its educational seminars specifically to helping smaller industry players. To be held February 12-13 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, the Symposium strives to empower Oregon wine industry members to protect their assets, mitigate risks, and build sustainable businesses by providing them with means to adapt and be nimble in a fast-paced market.

01/14/19

February is for Foodies in Walla Walla, and this year might be just a bit tastier. Held throughout the month, "February is for Foodies" has long been a unique, annual food celebration that features the best of Walla Walla's culinary scene.

01/14/19

The 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition generated more critical acclaim for the Pacific Northwest, and much of it stems from College Cellars of Walla Walla and alumni of the community college's vaunted winemaking program. Leading the Northwest highlights at the largest wine competition in North America was Aaron Peet, winemaker for Cellardoor Winery in Linconlville, Maine.

01/11/19

The Oregon Legislature released Thursday its initial set of nearly 1,500 bills, resolutions and memorials lawmakers will consider during the 2019 legislative session

01/11/19

The first step to understanding the Applegate's potential is to try some of the wines from Cowhorn, the most renowned producer in the Valley.

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