COMMENTARY

OWP’s Got All the Dirt

From exploring Oregon’s AVAs to the latest news, OWP has it covered

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Here Comes the Judge

If you like Oregon wine, follow the action on SB 444

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Dick Erath

Q&A with Dick Erath

Wine pioneer retells industry’s earliest efforts to produce Pinot Noir

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Drew Bledsoe during harvest at Artifex Wine Company in Walla Walla.

Quarterback to Doubleback

Former NFLer shares key plays in regards to his new wine venture

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High-Class Problem

Top-tier restaurants struggle in recession-hit, cart-crazed Portland

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Patrick McElligott talks with a customer at the Oregon Wine Tasting Room near McMinnville, which he managed for 28 years.

Wine Man with a Will

Retailer, instructor and marketer shares insights on Oregon wine

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Joshua Shaham, Cathy Whims and Hilary Berg talk pizza and passion at Nostrana in Portland.  Photo by Andrea Johnson.

A True Labor of Love

Whether it’s pizza or a publication, take pride in what you do

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A New Look, a Look Back

By Hilary Berg, OWP Editor You hold in your hands the new and improved Oregon Wine Press. As you can see, it is now flat and stapled, which is much easier to handle; and the design has been spruced up, ...

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Vertical: A Novel Idea

By Hilary Berg, OWP Editor  As the days get shorter and the rain settles in for a long winter, I find myself looking forward to spirited holiday get-togethers, as well as cozy nights curled up on ...

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A Change of Palate

Moving away from the big boys and on to food-friendly finds

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Bob Kerivan of Bridgeview Vineyards in the Illinois Valley accepts the Founders Award at the 2009 Oregon Wine Symposium Industry Awards Dinner. Kerivan would like to see the gallonage tax applied
to a greater number of wineries throughout the state. Photo by Andrea Johnson.

Tax Too Lax?

Rogue Valley winery owner wants gallonage tax increased

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Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Harvest

As I write my editor's note for November’s — today’s date is Oct. 19 — harvest has just barely begun.

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Sustaining an Industry

Today, both consumers and wineries have unique opportunities

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Generic vs. Geographic

New association begs question of best bets for marketing industry

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Photo by Claudia Lucero

Just Do It Yourself

by Hilary Berg, OWP Editor "I could make that." Simply uttering this phrase makes me sound like my Grandma, which alarms me and warms my heart at the same time; but, I admit it, I say it all the time. Usually, ...

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Bill Steele, co-owner of Cowhorn Vineyards &
Gardens in Jacksonville, looks at a chestnut tree
in the orchard where he plans to add late-fruiting
cherries for the Ashland Co-op. Photo provided.

Botanical Sanctuaries

Growing more than just grapes offers owners healthier land and additional economic opportunities

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Case for Equal Space

Sonoma County label ruling gives pause for others elsewhere

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Oregon Wine: A Good Egg

The chicken coop craze that has swept the foodie nation has hit wine country, too.
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Break Out the Bubbles

Celebrate everyday with sparkling, a food-friendly option
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Gregory Dal Piaz of Snooth.com takes notes
as Lisa Shara Hall of Wine Business Monthly
sips a dessert wine during the Oregon Riesling
Alliance tasting at Nick’s Italian Café in Mc-
Minnville. Photo by Marcus Larson.

Resurgence in Riesling

Noble German grape regains ground in Oregon
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Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day, Every Day
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