COMMENTARY

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Get Schooled

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

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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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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

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 Thack, 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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Troon team members with their diplomas after completing the Equitable Food Initiative training.##Photo PROVIDED

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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Turning the Tables VI

Interviewing the Interviewers: Annelise Kelly

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Q&A: Hilary Berg

Former Oregon Wine Press editor Hilary Berg first started editing the magazine in 2006. While at the helm, she oversaw countless issues and her influence on Oregon’s wine industry is hard to quantify. ...

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Cal Knudsen strolling through his vineyard. Taken by the Vancouver Sun Newspaper in 1983 while he was CEO of MacMillan Bloedel, a major Canadian forest products company. ##Photo by Vancouver Sun

From Inconspicuous to Illustrious

Compared to other pioneering Oregon wineries— Hillcrest Vineyard (Richard Sommer), Charles Coury Winery, The Eyrie Vineyards (David Lett), Ponzi Vineyards, Erath Winery, and Adelsheim Vineyard— ...

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Roots Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton AVA. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Back to My Roots

My time at OWP means the world

 

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