Wine In The News

Canadian Dollar Decline No Good For Wine

    VANCOUVERSUN.COM – The decline of the Canadian dollar is bad news for import wine drinkers and it doesn’t get much better for homegrown wine lovers, with local prices as high as ever for any wine worth drinking. In B.C., where our ad valorem markup (tax) feasts on the “landed value” of alcohol, get …

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‘Natural’ Wine Niche

    BLOOMBERG.COM – Organic wines are made from grapes grown without herbicides and pesticides. Once harvested, though, chemicals and enzymes can be used in the winemaking process. People who make biodynamic wines are a little … intense. They treat the vineyard as a living system and say all forms of life—animals, soil microbes, vines, other plants—exist …

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Reinventing Walla Walla’s Wine Country

    NEWYORKTIMES.COM – There are only so many occasions on which a responsible adult can justify consuming alcohol and food nonstop for an entire week. Turning 40 is one of them. Such a fate befell my wife, Cary, last August, and so, in a celebratory mood, we set out on a five-hour drive from …

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The Future of Wine

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – A new year always prompts crystal-ball gazing, and the Silicon Valley Bank has obliged with its annual assessment and predictions for the U.S. wine industry. The outlook isn’t all good. Last year, the bank predicted a “breakout year” for U.S. wineries, with a resurgent economy and consumer optimism. This year’s report, written by …

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Washington’s Record-Making Vintages

    WINEMAG.COM – Six years ago, Washington seemed near a tipping point. Supported by strong vintages from 2005–08, this rapidly growing wine region seemed to be emerging from California’s long shadow and ready to gain broader awareness. Then the lingering effects of the Great Recession hit home. Consumers tightened their purse strings and bought …

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Nagel Posthumously Joins Wine Hall of Fame

    CAPITALPRESS.COM – The late Charles Nagel, a Washington State University food scientist, has been selected as the 2016 inductee into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame. The Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center will honor Nagel with the posthumous award during the Legends of Washington wine gala at the center on …

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Napa Moving North?

    CORVALLISADVOCATE.COM – Wine enthusiasts of the Willamette Valley region may rejoice over impending climate change, as warmer weather will likely extend growing seasons and allow for greater varieties within local vineyards. Growing conditions throughout Oregon are expected to reach premium status, similar to current wine country in Northern California. In recent years, Oregon …

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Southern Oregon Wine Tourism Boom

MAILTRIBUNE.COM – The winsome wines of Southern Oregon are gathering acclaim far beyond the Cascades and Siskiyous. An industry once summed up by a collection of one-offs in Ashland, Cave Junction, Roseburg and Ruch during the 1970s now boasts 121 wineries and 226 vineyards on 5,886 planted acres in Jackson, Josephine and Douglas counties. The …

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Linfield College Starts a Wine Program

CAPITALPRESS.COM – Linfield College in Oregon has decided to begin a wine studies program. The private college, located in McMinnville in the heart of the Willamette Valley’s Pinot noir region, will grant students a wine studies minor to go along with their major degree program. Students will learn about the history, culture, production, business and …

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Wine Pairings with Girl Scout Cookies!

POPSUGAR.COM – The only thing that could possibly make Girl Scout Cookies even better is a good wine pairing. And since it’s officially Girl Scout Cookie season (insert praise hands emoji here), the experts at Club W have shared their suggestions. Whether you’re planning a girls’ night in or want to upgrade your solo movie …

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