Drew Mayer

Walla Walla, Wa – Redefined

OPB.ORG – Walla Walla used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the Washington state penitentiary, where death row inmates once were hanged. But the remote town along the Washington-Oregon border has reinvented itself in the past two decades into a center of premium wines and wine tourism. In the process, …

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British Columbia’s Award-Winning Wines

KELOWNANOW.COM – Okanagan Wine Festivals Society has announced this year’s winners for the British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards. The competition featured 26 different varietal categories, with over 550 wines entered. Fourteen respected judges narrowed the selection down to 141 finalists with one overall clear winner being declared the best in each category. New …

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Northwest Wine Night TV – “The Perfect Summer: Netflix & Chill” (ep 183)

Once again, our little wine party starts innocently enough, after all, we have two bottles of locally-made Syrah to enjoy.  But when it comes to having fun in the summer sun, the stars have dramatically different ideas…especially when they misinterpret a phrase that’s slang for…well…you should just watch. Northwest Wine Night TV is a weekly …

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Review of Washington’s New Liquor Laws

SPOKESMAN.COM – Customers sampling liquor at Washington craft distilleries can have their half shot with water or soda. Charities can auction wine to raise money. Craft distilleries can get a license to store their liquor in a warehouse. Wineries can have twice as many tasting rooms, where they can sell growlers and kegs of their …

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15 Wines That Will Help You Understand Washington

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM – Those adhering today to the legendary prompt of 19th-century America — “Go west, young man” — would serve themselves well by not going all the way west, particularly if the goal is to make Pacific Northwest wine. Coastal Washington has beauty and charms all its own and even produces some of the state’s …

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Great Oregon Wine Company Donates to US Humane Society

PRNEWSWIRE.COM – Great Oregon Wine Company (GOWC), a McMinnville– based winery producing  pinot noir, pinot gris and rose, today announced support between its top-selling wine brand, Rascal®, and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Rascal is a premium Oregon wine, available in pinot noir and pinot gris varietals, produced by the Great Oregon …

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French Investors Are Betting on Oregon

FORBES.COM – Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Home to some of the finest Pinot Noir in the world, fantastic truffles, excellent restaurants, and…French investors? Oui. There has been an influx of money to Oregon by a veritable flotilla of French investors and wine producers. Which, given the fact that Oregon’s marquis wine region hasn’t been on the …

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Wine for Your Pets

CBSLOCAL.COM – A Denver company that makes “wine” for dogs and cats is expanding. Brandon Zavala started Apollo Peak at a storefront in Denver and he’s now opening a 3,000 square foot facility in Golden after seeing a growing interest in his products Apollo Peak makes alcohol-free “cat wine” and “dog wine” in which beets are …

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