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The Best Time of Year to Visit the Willamette Valley

What to Consider The Willamette Valley is famous for its wine, especially Pinot Noir. While it's becoming a more popular tourist destination for wine tastings, as well as delicious food, the weather in Oregon can be unpredictable. Rather, Oregon is not particularly...

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Final Step in Tasting | Drink & Think

Alright. You’ve done all the hard work and have learned our wine tasting basics. Now it’s time for your reward. Drink your wine! Besides actually getting to enjoy the wine, (because, you know. That’s why we are here. To drink wine.) the act of sipping, swishing and...

Look Before You Drink

Now that you have read the basics of wine tasting, let’s dig deeper into the four major steps. While Michael Scott may have it down when it comes to identifying wine, giving the wine a visual examination is the first step in tasting. Many wine experts will suggest...

How To Taste Wine | The Basics

Do you know the most important component to consider when wine tasting? Get ready… It’s YOU! That’s right. You. The drinker. Yes, there are techniques, etiquette, abilities, etc. that are involved in tasting a wine. But at the end of the day, YOU are all that matter....

Oregon Wine 101 | American Viticultural Areas

Where a wine comes from matters, end of story. Every wine region imparts its own unique imprint on the wine it produces. To designate where different grapes are grown and where the wine is produced, countries have their own system of regional classifications. In...

Learn the Basics | Oregon Chardonnay

There are few things in the world of wine more divisive than Chardonnay. The same grape, treated in different ways produces wine with almost zero similarities to each other. One end of the spectrum is rich, oaky and buttery, while the opposite end is fresh, light and...

Get to Know the Signature Grape of Oregon | Pinot Noir

If the world of wine was a high school, Pinot Noir would be voted “Most Likely to be Everyone’s Friend.” Pinot Noir gets along with all types of drinkers - somms, experts, wannabe experts, wine snobs, novices, social drinkers, and newbies. You can find Pinot Noir...

Riesling | The Hidden Gem of Oregon Wine

When many people think of Riesling, a tall, blue bottle filled with sweet wine might pop in their mind. While this isn’t an entirely incorrect imagination of Riesling, this aromatic, versatile and often under-appreciated grape can be so much more. RIESLING BASICS...

Win a Wine Flight at 10,000 Feet

To celebrate Oregon Wine Month in May, we’re offering an immersive 3-night wine and food getaway unlike any other. Enter now for your chance to explore the soil, sea and air of Oregon’s terroir. One grand prize winner and guest will soar above the vines for a...

Video: The Wines of Oregon by GuildSomm

You know GuildSomm, right? They’re a nonprofit international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals that promotes education, collaboration, and healthy debate. Or more succinctly, GuildSomm is the world’s premier sommelier organization....

Developing Regional Taste Profiles

To develop a taste profile of a region, soil type or style you could visit dozens of wineries one at a time… or you could join one of the many collaborative tastings throughout May and easily explore a variety of producers. Penner-Ash Wine Cellars by Carolyn...

Oregon Wine Trail Los Angeles Photo Round-Up

On April 24, 2018, the Oregon Wine Board hit the trail with 50 Oregon wineries and our friends at Olympia Provisions, Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a grand happening of Oregonian wine, food and personality at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles....

Your Table is Ready

More than 150 restaurants across Oregon and beyond are celebrating Oregon Wine Month throughout May with Oregon wine flights, specials and pairings. What’s more, we’ve partnered with OpenTable to make finding and reserving your spot easy. To see all 150+ restaurants,...