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05/24/18

Demeter, the ancient Greek goddess of grain and fertility, is the name of a modern international organization that since 1928 has fostered biodynamic agricultural practices that recognize and nurture the living ecosphere of soils, plants and animals.

05/24/18

A three-round fight for the right of Washington wineries to operate up to four satellite tasting rooms in addition to one at their production facilities resulted in new legislation last year, but few wineries have exercised the privilege

05/24/18

"The tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden is a beautiful example of what a business can achieve when it engages a unified design-build team right from the start," says Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of ILFI.

05/23/18

More, and earlier, activity noted this year, extension educator says.

05/22/18

The potential for marijuana cultivation doesn't render a property with poor soils suitable for agriculture, according to Oregon's Land Use Board of Appeals.

05/22/18

A lawsuit filed by Townsend Farms of Fairview, Ore., claims a California nursery caused $2.5 million

05/22/18

Larger wine makers will need a permit beginning in 2019 to release wastewater; regulations address no documented pollution.

05/22/18

Kontos Cellars is making tracks in the wine industry with a new designated-driving initiative. Effective immediately, tasting fees will be waived for each person or group with a sober, designated driver present.

05/22/18

Released by RewardExpert, the new ranking saw over two million wine reviews and ratings from the CellarTracker app being analysed to determine the best locations across the country, both in terms of quality of quantity, with some of the results proving to be surprising. By matching the reviews of bottles to specific registered wineries, the study was able to produce a ranking of the best wine producing areas of the United States down to three-digit zip code levels.

05/21/18

Owner Ryan Harms more than doubled production at his Tualatin facility in the past two vintages, trailing only A to Z Wineworks in total production according to the PBJ. His winemaking team, spearheaded by New Orleans native JP Caldcleugh, rolled out 211,000 cases from the 2016 vintage. Last year, they crushed 448,000 cases worth of wine for their trio of brands, which are dominated by the exploding success of their entry-level Underwood tier.

05/21/18

Finely tuned shades and hues ranging from blush and coral to berry jam. Harbertson, a wine researcher at Washington State University Tri-Cities, has become an expert in the science of pink-esque pretty. He and graduate student Caroline Merrell conducted a study by tracking color changes that occur during fermentation and after the rosé is bottled. Published in Catalyst, a journal by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, they found that sulfur dioxide management is an important factor in developing the color of rosé wine.

05/18/18

A Vancouver teenager charged in juvenile court with starting an explosive wildfire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge by tossing a lit firecracker into the woods is set to return to court Thursday

05/18/18

Adams County officials hope a new industrial wastewater treatment plant and water reuse facility wil

05/18/18

Rangeland Fire Protection Associations, Interagency Fire Center prepare for wildfire season.

05/18/18

"Never the twain shall meet." This line from Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The Ballad of East and West," comes to mind when considering the life of a winemaker and wine grape grower. Those two jobs require an entirely different skillset, and excelling at one profession does not guarantee you can succeed at the other. In fact, it is actually quite rare. Thankfully for wine enthusiasts of our region, Tad and Sarah Fewel, and their Zillah winery, Cultura - are the exception.

05/17/18

Katie Sadler, Certified Specialist of Wine, joined Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars on May 1 as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the two Walla Walla estate wineries. Sadler's 9-years of Washington wine experience in working with wholesalers,hosting tradeand media and work ing to promote the Walla Walla Valley primed her for the position.

05/17/18

Six GOP legislators lost to their primary opponents in Tuesday's primary election, creating a surprising shakeup in key leadership seats in Idaho's GOP-dominated Statehouse

05/17/18

There is a long legacy of taxpayer-funded mine cleanups at many sites where companies went bankrupt and abandoned polluted sites.

05/17/18

No Republican has won an Oregon governor's race since 1982.

05/17/18

In years past, Democratic strategists have generally conceded the district. Not this year.

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