COMMENTARY

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.

Biodynamic Benefits

Kevin Chambers challenges last month’s guest column

Dueling Wine Dudes

Portland restaurant sommeliers put to perfect-pairing test

Salivating with Excitement

Before you read this issue of the Oregon Wine Press, you may want to find a napkin, because I have feeling you will salivate; and this ink will smudge when wet.

A Double-Edged Sword

Top reviewers have the potential to make or break a winery

An Unserene Scene

Litigation between a noted winery and former winemaker uncharacteristic of close-knit Oregon industry

Gathering Grapes and Stories

The leaves are turning, the weather is cooling, and I couldn’t be happier. While I do enjoy sunshine on my face and garden-fresh tomatoes, I am always grateful when the summer ends and fall begins.

Oregon Wine: Now More than Ever

Our state offers a rich sense of place, personality in every bottle

Pinot Gris vs. Pinot Grigio

Popular white differs widely between Oregon and California

Thanks Be to Wine

I am so grateful November is here and the mad hours that made up October are in the past. In Oregon, most wineries worked long hours this crush to bring in what looks to be a bumper crop of great proportions.

Drunk on Mare’s Milk

Kumis: Mongolia’s fermented beverage of choice

The Locals’ Vintage

Why Oregon’s 2007 Pinot Noirs are some of my faves, seriously

A Date with Doon

America’s most outspoken winemaker writes irreverent, insightful and immensely entertaining book

Stocking Stuffed with Great Reads

With December’s arrival, we at the Oregon Wine Press are getting into the holiday spirit.
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