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Kelsey Glasser, sommelier and owner of Arden, a Pearl District restaurant featuring Northwest cuisine and Oregon wines. ##Photo provided

A Web of Buys

Virtual tastings spin new avenues

 

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Joyful Noise winemakers/owners Deven and Calli Morganstern. ##Photo provided

Teuton Its Horn

Joyful Noise crafts Germanic masterpiece

 

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Saffron Fields Vineyard owners Angela Summers and Sanjeev Lahoti outside the tasting room. Summers holds their flower children; Yorkshire terriers Daisy (left) and Iris. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Sanjeev Lahoti (1964–2020)

Honoring Saffron Fields' co-founder

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An artist rendering of the soon-to-be-open Amaterra in Portland. ##Image provided

New Arrivals

New and existing wineries share exciting details

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Oregon-made Pinot Meunier ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Merry Meunier

Fruity red an unexpected, offbeat holiday delight

 

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Ken and Grace Evenstad ##Photo provided

Ken Evenstad (1943–2020)

Remembering the Domaine Serene co-founder

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Ankeny Vineyard new owner Rod Phelan. ##Photo provided

Ankeny 2.0

New owner hits “refresh”

 

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Thanksgiving Weekend in Wine Country 2020

COVID-19 precautions must be followed

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Argyle Winery s2020 Art of Sparkling winning labels for the special annual collection. ##Photo provided

Word around Wine Country

News briefs from November 2020

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Winemaker/sommelier Jess Pierce. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

A Small Wonder

Earth-conscious wine saves Thanksgiving

 

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¡Salud! Live Auction: Lot 2: French Connection (32 bottles of wine from Oregon wineries and their French counterparts) ##Photo provided

¡Salud! Online

Annual auction reimagined

 

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Renee Neely (left) and Laurie Lewis of Hip Chicks Do Wine in Portland. ##Photo by Erica Ann Photography

Portland’s Hippest

Urban brand reflects on two-plus decades

 

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Jim Schaad of August Cellars. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Jim Schaad (1959–2020)

Remembering the August Cellars' founder 

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Molé Poblano paired with Alumbra Cellars 2019 Mezcla Pinot Noir. Recipe from Miguel Marquez, based on his abuela’s recipe served in Mexico City since 1961. ##Photo by Kathryn Elsesser

Spice, Fruit, Acid, Earth

Matching Mexican fare with Oregon wines

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Top-quality fruit at 2Hawk Vineyard. ##Photo provided

Harvest 2020

Lower yields, high quality fruit and plenty of challenges make for historic vintage

 

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From left: Omar Garcia; Omar Chavez, Hawks View vineyard supervisor; Natividad Ramos; Marco Coronado; Alejandro;  Moreno Velador; DeAnna Ornelas, AHIVOY president; Daniel Barajas; Alejandro Avalos Corona; Miguel Angel Azua; Don Crank, Hawks View Winery winemaker and AHIVOY instructor; Elizabeth Cryan, Spanish support facilitator; Sergio Reyes; Adrian Mendoza; Ben Hernandez; José Martinez Lopez; Elena Rodriguez, AHIVOY education committee member. ##Photo provided

AHIVOY Presses On

Hispanic group raises funds for education

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JP Valot, Valcan Cellars

Malbec Unplugged

Valot goes “Bare” with nation’s first white Malbec

 

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Lytle-Barnett owners Antony Beck (left) and Andy Lytle. ##Photo provided

Bubbling to the Top

Lytle-Barnett rises to the Champenoise challenge

 

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(From left): Troon Vineyard 2019 Piquette!; Johan Vineyards 2019 Piquette; Roots Wine Co. 2019 “Lora” Piquette; The Marginy 2019 Piquette. ##Photo by Hilary Berg

A Bet on Piquette

Taking a chance on inexpensive, fizzy fare

 

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Guests chat in Erath Winery’s new Downtown Portland tasting room. ##Photo by John Valls

A Pearl in the City of Roses

Erath moves tasting experience to historical Portland building

 

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CJ McCollum takes a peek at fermenting Pinot Noir during a tour at Adelsheim Vineyard, where winemaker Gina Hennen makes his wine, ##Photo by Justin Tucker / Nine Eighty Four

Blazing a Wine Trail

NBA star launches Willamette Valley brand

 

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