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09/19/18

Joe Wagner doesn't deny that he vinifies and finishes his wine in California, but he rejects allegations that he buys bulk juice for Elouan or the other labels. The fruit, he says, is kept cool with dry ice and shipped south in refrigerated trucks from the Willamette, Umpqua and Rogue valleys. "We believe we're working within the regulations with the way we're appellating things as 'Oregon,'" Wagner said, adding he's also been in touch with the TTB and is confident he's in the clear.

09/19/18

An ambitious new vineyard atop one of Washington's top AVAs is on a different path

09/18/18

U.S. Bureau of Land Management fire-fuels specialists in southwest Idaho late this year aim to seed forage kochia in sagebrush steppe where they've been clearing roadside fire breaks.

09/18/18

When Debbie Frol began working for the Clubb family in 2002, L'Ecole No. 41 might have been best known for its whimsical label, a child's drawing of the historic Frenchtown schoolhouse west of Walla Walla.

09/18/18

Competing in the Willamette Valley Vineyards' grape stomp isn't just something to brag about on social media, but it could send you on an all-expense-paid trip to Santa Rosa, California

09/17/18

Former Washington State quarterback Drew Bledsoe talked with SWX's Sam Adams today about how Hilinski's Hope and "Be Bottle" raised $28,000 to help student athletes and mental illness.

09/17/18

Oregon's vineyards are proving attractive to many winemakers, but it seems it is irresistible to one particular nation.

09/17/18

Linfield College in both Portland and McMinneville, in prime wine country territory, has long been a top wine school. It is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, known for making some of Oregon's best Pinot Noirs, and also hosts the annual International Celebration of Pinot Noir conference and rowdy gathering.

09/17/18

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation presented a check for $15,000 to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) at an event held in Benton City yesterday. The NWIRP provides legal services to thousands of immigrants and their families in Washington State helping them to navigate the complexities of the United States immigration system.

09/17/18

Copper Cane LLC of Rutherford "may not be in compliance with federal and Oregon wine labeling and advertising regulations," the Oregon Liquor Control Commission said in a complaint letter to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau on Sept. 6 ...

09/14/18

Brent Stone's responsibilities increased earlier this year when he was promoted to the new role of chief operating officer. He will continue as the winemaker but will also be in charge of the day-to-day winery operations.

09/14/18

Ken Wright and David Adelsheim are ringing the village church bells to warn Willamette Valley wineries about a pair of threats: colleagues who are losing sight of the value of the Willamette Valley name and outsiders looking to exploit it. They've proposed significant wine labeling reforms to attack these problems, and they have the clout of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association behind them. How this fight plays out may well decide what the Willamette Valley looks like for decades to come.

09/14/18

Rucker, winner of two James Beard Foundation medals, is no stranger to awards. His previous restaurants, Le Pigeon and Little Bird Bistro, took home The Oregonian's annual Restaurant of the Year honors in 2008 and 2012, respectively. With Canard, he completes the treble: Canard is our 2018 Restaurant of the Year

09/13/18

L'Ecole N° 41, one of Walla Walla's early founding family wineries, announced today industry veteran Constance Savage has joined the winery as its new general manager. L'Ecole's current general manager Debbie Frol will retire at the end of 2018.

09/12/18

The property, which has been listed for sale for about a year-and-a-half through Group One Sotheby's International Realty in Boise, is the only winery in Eagle, home to 12 varietals, with around 40 acres of vineyards and nearly 800 additional acres of plantable terrain and land for future development, according to Sean Hart, a real estate professional with Group One.

09/12/18

Oregon producers are making delicious Oregon versions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux blends, Malbec, Tempranillo and Syrah

09/12/18

What you need to know about the state's prospective new appellations

09/11/18

"It's just been a near-ideal, near-perfect growing season," says Steve Warner, president of the Washington Wine Commission.

09/11/18

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression, and for carmenère, with me, that impression was thin, reedy, herbaceous and short. I don't remember the bottle, but it came from Chile in the 1990s, when growers and winemakers had just uncovered carmenère's identity and were still sussing it out

09/11/18

Cabernet Sauvignon has firmly planted itself as the premiere grape of Washington. Here are the wines to know.

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