COMMENTARY

Friends enjoy the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers’ Magic in the Mountains tasting in Newberg at The Allison Inn & Spa.##Photo by Raymond Hall/Click Photography

Magic Mountain

A fun ride through a complex AVA

 

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Writer Paul Omundson ##Photo provided

Turning the Tables II

Interviewing the Interviewers: Paul Omundson

 

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Where the Wild Plants Grow

Backyard and beyond a feast awaits

 

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Winemaker Corey Schuster of Jackalope Wines. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Fielder's Choice

Meet the white wine never meant to be: Jackalope Wine Cellars 2019 Field Blend. Happenstance never tasted so good. In 2019, Corey Schuster was all set to make a 100% Alvarinho wine for his Jackalope label. ...

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Danuta Pfeiffer
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Q&A: Danuta Pfeiffer

Author, winery owner, history lover

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Jared Collins instructs Briley Ingram (from left), Chloe Warren, Layla Knight, Olivia Davison, Kaydence Vertner and Nole Lawson in the Tiger Vines Vineyard.##Photo by Brett Curtis

Reading, Writing, Rosé

Class always in session for YCHS Pinot Noir vines

 

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Oregon's top grapes: 1) Pinot Noir; 2) Pinot Gris; 3) Chardonnay; 4) Syrah; 5) Cabernet Sauvignon; 6) Merlot; 7) Riesling; 8) Viognier; 9) Cabernet Franc; 10) Tempranillo.

Oregon Grapes at a Glance

Winemakers talk shop on top

 

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Vanessa Block and Michael Sarnoski at the premiere of “Pig.” ##Photo provided

Q&A: Michael Sarnoski & Vanessa Block 

Dynamic duo behind the movie “pig”

 

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Chris and Theo on the ATV with Ditto leading the way.

Balancing Act

Child, work, home, Netflix, etc.

 

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Rich Cushman, Viento Wines. ##Photo by Michael Alberty

Four Under Flor

Abandoned barrels bloom in Hood River

 

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A Rose by Any Name

Strolling a garden, gaining focus

 

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Katherine Cole at a recent book signing hosted at KEX in Portland. ##Photo by Patty Mamula

On the Bubbles

New book sparkles with personality

 

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Old vines at Ponzi Vineyards. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Old-Vine Oregon

Age counts in Pinot Noir plantings

 

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Alban Debeaulieu ##Photo by Alan Weiner

Q&A: Alban Debeaulieu

French-born Oregon winemaker

 

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A.J. Weinzettel ##Photo provided

Turning the Tables

Interviewing the interviewers: A.J. Weinzettel

 

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Dr. David Bruce ##Photo by Jo Diaz

Remembering Dr. David Bruce

A California Pinot pioneer

 

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Redside Ranch Vineyard manager Ryder Redfield (left) and vineyard manager Kerry Damon at the Terrebonne vineyard site where Marquette, a French-American hybrid, grows. ##Photo provided

Marquette Mania

Redside wins gold with Minnesota hybrid

 

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Jim Belushi at Belushi’s Farm in Southern Oregon. ##Photo courtesy of Belushi s Farm

Q&A: Jim Belushi

Entertainer, cannabis farmer, advocate

 

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Libby, the sweet, hobbling hen. ##Photo by Hilary Berg

Duck, Duck, Goose

A coop’s evolving cast of characters

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Alexander Graham Bell calls his momma — I'm assuming — on the device he invented in 1876. ##Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Phone Home

Voices say so much more

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Taxing Matter

Hard facts of recovery funding

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