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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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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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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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Simple Machine winery after the disastrous fire that ravaged the town of Talent in Southern Oregon. ##Photo provided

Wildfire Impacts

http://gottwines.com/Talent winery incinerated; industry assesses smoke effects on hanging fruit

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Oregon Sets Sale

Consumer compass points in right direction

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Earl and Hilda Jones of Abacela Winery. ##Photo by Andrea Johnson

Triumph of Tempranillo

Abacela honors 25 years of leading an American-Spanish wine revolution

 

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Longtime Central Oregon winegrower Kerry Damon at Redside Ranch. ##Photo provided

Center of Attention

Wine industry grows steadily in the high desert

 

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Artist Sheree Brand’s paintings adorn Ponzi Vineyards’ new “Together” series of wine labels. ##Photo courtesy of Ponzi Vineyards

Wine for Human Rights

Local producers encourage change with special brands

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With provided tablets, guests can discover the many women of Stoller’s Legacy series.##Photo courtesy of Stoller Group

Virtual Success

Stoller finishes one-of-a-kind hi-tech experience center

 

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From left: Donna Stoney, Jarod Sleet and Chevonne Ball #Photos by Kathryn Elsesser

Shine a Light

Illuminating Oregon’s talented Black community

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