COMMENTARY

OWP Celebrates 25 Years

The Oregon Wine Press was first published in 1984—then called the The Oregon Wine Calendar—by founders and longtime publishers Richard Hopkins and Elaine Cohen.

The First Fruit

Vintage gets going in Marlborough, New Zealand

High Quality Fuels Demand

Oregon wine industry remains positive with its distinct product

More Takes on Economic Times

Shakeout anticipated for Oregon industry over course of recession

A Lady Walks into a Wine Bar…

It is April again, and if you remember last year—grape undies, John Paul, sparkling, a Napoleonesque hat—you know that OWP takes April Fools seriously, well, as much as you can for printed pranks.

Sub-AVAs Undercut Oregon

A closer look at the fragmentation of an industry

The Lowest Hanging Fruit

Online sales, direct shipping bring big benefits to small wineries

Tasting Season in Full Bloom

Throughout Oregon Wine Country, flowers have blossomed, buds have broken and the summer tasting season has begun.

Defending Oregon’s Sub-AVAs

Four noted winemakers respond to Hatcher’s guest column

Winemaking Secrets

No matter the hemisphere, it’s all in the soil

“Lucky” Wine Pioneer Passes

Vineyard and winery owner Cal Knudsen dies at 85

Summer’s a Breath of Fresh Air

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” —Henry James

Setting the Record Straight

Oregon’s 2007 Pinot Noirs are true to form and tasty with food

Farewell to a Mentor, a Friend

Arnold Kohnert (1922–2009)

Exploring Price Perception

Study’s tasters rate wine quality when told its price, or not

Finding the Write Key

To find the right music, I think I need first to look at individual songs. It would be fun if they were wine-related. Let me see what I can find.

Staying a LIVE Vineyard

Organic, biodynamic or LIVE? What makes most sense?

DNA Could Foil Phonies

NYC firm develops label encoding to test for wine authenticity

August Heats Up, Goes Green

Summer has definitely heated up. As I write this letter, it is 100 degrees outside and, except for the few masochists, everyone looks melted, like uncomfortable versions of themselves.

Looking Back at a Busy 2009

As you turn the pages of this issue, you will notice some of our departments are missing—Value Picks, Wine 101, Commentary and so on. No worries. They will be back in February.

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Reader Refutes Guest Writer’s Claim

I am not directly involved with winegrowing but I am an avid wine drinker, a supporter of Oregon wines and an interested reader of your publication. I couldn’t help but notice the glaring falsehood that was stated in the guest column by Evan Bellingar in the August 2009 Oregon Wine Press.
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