COMMENTARY

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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On July 6, Oregon wine industry members gathered at Sokol Blosser in Dundee to discuss immigration and other topics with U.S. Rep. David Wu.  Photo by Karl Klooster

Straight Talk at Roundtable

Winemakers meet with congressman to discuss industry issues
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My Other Car Is a Bicycle

If you want to soup up your sustainability, look no further than local wineries and vineyards for inspiration.
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Bill Hatcher

Remaking Oregon's Image

OWB needs to overhaul its marketing of the state
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Emotional Weather Report

Enjoy live music while we wait for sunny skies.
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All Eyes On the Sun

Growers track effects of cool temps, hoping for a warm catch-up
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It's Oregon, Take a Hike

Sunny summer adventures featuring a welcome foreign object in the sky await you this month.
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Dean Sandifer

The Great Recession

Tough financial times for high-end Pinot Noir producers
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Keeping Score on 5034

Reaction to House Resolution immediate and resolute
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