• Greg Jones serves both as director of business, communication and the environment at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, as well as professor of environmental science and policy.
    Linfield hires Greg Jones to lead wine studies program

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Linfield College in Oregon’s Willamette Valley made international news Friday with its nascent wine studies program by hiring Greg Jones to become its director of wine education. Last year, Wine Business Monthly tabbed Jones,...

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  • Viognier remains a darling in the Pacific Northwest

    Viognier ranks among the most maddening and confounding grapes. It is difficult to grow, and it is equally difficult to make into a balanced and delicious wine. Yet the grape and its often highly floral aromatics has...

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  • Maryhill Winery rosé rises to top of Washington State Wine Competition

    GRANDVIEW, Wash. — Maryhill Winery, a destination for Columbia Gorge travelers, dominated the 34th annual Washington State Wine Competition with a showing of 15 gold medals that included seven best of class awards, best white wine and...

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    Palencia uses Grenache to top Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Victor Palencia, a wunderkind of the Washington wine industry, paced the fifth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition with five gold medals, led by his Palencia Winery 2014 Grenache as best of show....

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  • Spanish red Tempranillo continues to rise in Pacific Northwest

    Thanks primarily to some visionary grape growers and winemakers, the noble Spanish red grape Tempranillo has been coming into its own across the great Pacific Northwest. Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard in the western Yakima Valley...

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon in Quintessence Vineyard on Red Mountain
    Red blends big deal across great Northwest

    In the past decade, the biggest growth in wine has been the category of red blends. Seattle wine shops have mentioned remodeling to accommodate the large number being produced. In our competitions, the category is far bigger...

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  • Reininger, Domaine Serene, Mission Hill go Platinum at Decanter World Wine Awards

    LONDON — Domaine Serene in Oregon, Walla Walla’s Reininger and Mission Hill Family Estate in British Columbia — three of the Pacific Northwest’s top brands — each won best of class awards at the prestigious 2017 Decanter...

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  • Precept Wine teams up nationwide with P.F. Chang’s

      SEATTLE – One of Washington’s largest wine producers has teamed up with a nationwide chain of restaurants to produce a set of wines to pair with their new menu. Precept Wine, based in Seattle, worked with...

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  • Support for Oregon Pinot Noir shows as IPNC nears another sellout

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — This year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration enters its fourth decade, and the delicious IPNC weekend July 28-30 in Oregon with more than 70 winemakers and 60 Northwest chefs is on the verge of...

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  • Cab is king in Washington, across Northwest

    King Cab is all the rage – not only in Washington, but also across the Pacific Northwest. Credible examples are being produced in Idaho’s Snake River Valley, British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Southern Oregon. The noble grape of...

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