COMMENTARY

Aug. 11, looking east from Snow Camp lookout within the 2002 Biscuit Fire, which burned 500,000 acres. The huge plume center stage marks the Klondike Fire; to its left low and along the ridge is the Taylor Fire — stopped along the Rogue River west of Grants Pass. The Klondike Fire was not suppressed until out of sight on the left side, charring more than 175,000 acres. The Chetco Bar Fire, to the right and out of view, annihilating 191,000 acres in 2018. ##Photo provided

Wine Country Forest Management

By Pete Buffington | Abiqua Wind Vineyard Had the public lands in Southwest Oregon (Klondike Fire) and Clear Lake/Mendocino (Ranch Fire and Mendocino Complex) been managed for something more than ...

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Kevin Zraly

Kevin Zraly ##Photo provided Kevin Zraly is a legendary New York-based author and beloved, longtime wine instructor. Between 1976 and 2001, he held the position of wine director for the prestigious ...

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Jim Bernau Responds

WVV founder counters Copper Cane’s Joe Wagner

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##Photo courtesy of Pfeiffer Winery

Getting the Willamette Valley Right

By Danuta Pfeiffer | Pfeiffer Vineyards To be clear, the Willamette Valley is cleaved between Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range. It is more than 100 miles long and spans 60 miles ...

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Eating It Up

Devour the holidays, one course at a time

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Jon Bonné

Currently the senior contributing editor for PUNCH (punchdrink.com), Jon Bonné has become one of the most influential and widely read American voices on wine over the past 15 years. For nearly a ...

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The Changeup: Awash with Questions

Exploring the Copper Cane AVA conundrum

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Soldiers on the move through rough French terrain during World War I. ##Photo Provided

Wine and Power

A palimpsest for a special Armistice Day

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Joe Wagner Responds

Copper Cane owner explains his side of the story

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Harvest underway at Resonance Vineyard. ##PHOTO BY ANDTEA JOHNSON

Sunshine daydream

This year’s harvest simply too good to be true

 

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Wine on the Go

Innovations signal bustling, exciting times

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Welcome to the Club

Navigating the winery member’s maze

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Kurt Russell

Hollywood icon a winemaker at heart

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Cringe and Croon

Summer pests worthy of a country western hit

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Andrea Slonecker

Andrea Slonecker ##Photo by Eva Kolenko Originally from Nebraska, Andrea Slonecker moved west to pursue her culinary dreams in her adopted city of Portland. In addition to penning her own cookbooks ...

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Making Room

Exploring Oregon’s tasting room of the future

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A vineyard laborer picks Grüner Veltliner at Raptor Ridge’s estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. ##Photos by Andrea Johnson

Energy Well Spent

Power to the people who unify, not divide

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Deborah Brenner

Deborah Brenner ##Photo Provided After more than 20 years in the male-dominated field of high tech and owning a marketing and public relations firm, Deborah Brenner realized, during a fortuitous trip ...

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Wine on the Brain

Authors examine tasting through brain searchery

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Wine Julia ##Photo Provided

Wine Julia

Julia Crowley makes name for self with great energy and dedication to Oregon

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##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser.

Oh Yes, We Can

Pulling the tab on portable perfection

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