Say What?

What is your favorite quote?

OWP asked wine industry members:


“Every once in a while, even a blind squirrel finds a nut.” —Anonymous

Jason Marvin, Pike and Western Wine Shop, Seattle (“To spin it in the wine world, even a bad vintage can yield
a great wine. Or even a bad winery can make a good wine. Not sure who said it first, but I love it.”)


“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”  —Joan Collins

Jason Hanson, Hanson Vineyards, Woodburn


“Make wine, not war.” —Several Oregon winemakers, circa 2003

Doug Tunnell, Brick House Vineyards, Newberg


“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change.” —Wayne Dyer

Maureen Lee, Maryhill Winery, Goldendale, WA


“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” —Anonymous

Lauren Smith, Corkscrew Wine Bar, Portland


“I once had a customer ask if our wines were, ‘Salmon Safe.’ I replied that our wines were ‘salmon friendly,’
as we make both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. I told her, ‘You could either bake or barbecue the salmon.’ Her friends laughed, she was appalled.”

—Tom Schaad, August Cellars, Newberg


“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” —Mae West

Jonathan Oberlander , J. Scott Cellars, Eugene

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