COMMENTARY

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Q&A: Madeline Puckette

Wine Folly's charismatic educator

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Turning The Tables IX

Interviewing the interviewers: Tamara Belgard Turner

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Grape Whisperers

Oregon winegrower recounts career and life

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A Vine Lesson

Grapevines offer metaphor for life 

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It’s rare to see a dozen 1983 Pinot noirs, all but one from the Willamette Valley.

Aging Gracefully

1983 Willamette Valley Pinots still showing plenty of life

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Get Schooled

Mimi Martin's Wine & Spirit Archive educates professionals and enthusiasts

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Grateful Blending

Giving thanks today and every day

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Josh Kimball selling wine in his shop in downtown Jacksonville. ##Photo provided

Go Au Naturel

Two shopkeepers passionate about natural wines

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Turning The Tables VIII

Interviewing the Interviewers: Pat Hellberg

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Don’t Let Smoke Get in Your Eyes 

Appreciating Oregon’s 2020 vintage

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Q&A: Levi Seed

Dining Room Manager and Lead Sommelier at The Joel Palmer House

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River’s Edge Winery Cascade Pétillant Naturel of Pinot Noir has notes of strawberries, biscuits and raspberries. ##Photo By Robin Renken

Extraordinary Elkton

Discover the AVA's unusual wines

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Southern Strides

Embracing variety key to success

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Level the Playing Field

Eliminate the gender wage gap 

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Q&A: Dr. Liz Thach, MW

Wine writer, consultant, distinguished professor of wine

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Turning the Tables VII

Interviewing the Interviewers: Marissa Ooyevaar

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A is for Authentic

Oregon wineries keep it real

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Jay Boberg during harvest at Bishop Creek Vineyard.##PHOTO BY Matthew Luczy

Q&A: Jay Boberg

Hitting all the right notes

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All For One and One For All

By Barbara Barrielle While filming a documentary on wine country wildfires and climate change, I spoke with Paul Draper, winemaker at Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello and Lytton Springs in California. He shared ...

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Here comes the rain again

By Michele Francisco Despite copious amounts of Vitamin D supplements, I continue struggling with this year’s endless wet weather. While I write this in mid-June, it’s raining… again. ...

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All fun, no work

My name is Michele Francisco. I am so honored to be the new editor of Oregon Wine Press. I look forward to making new friends with those of you I have not yet met. Reflecting on my education and career, ...

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