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Jennifer Cossey Hendrickson


Jennifer Cossey Hendrickson discovered her interests in wine while persuing her undergraduate art degree in Northern California. Since then she has earned her master’s degree in business and has worked in a variety of capacities in the wine industry. She works and lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley as wine director and sommelier at Paulée Restaurant in Dundee. She is a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a certified specialist of wine through the Society of Wine Educators. She is a contributing writer and columnist for Sommelier Journal, Oregon Wine Press, Wine Business Monthly, Northwest Palate Magazine, 1859 Magazine, Wine Press Northwest, Mix Magazine and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Recent Articles

local | Food

Q&A With Wine Writer Katherine Cole

OPB | May 7, 2014 midnight

Katherine Cole believes that great wine should be accessible to everyone. That philosophy helped inspire her new book, Complete Wine Selector.

local | Food

Holiday White Wines: Oregon Offers More Than Pinot Noir

OPB | Nov. 27, 2013 midnight

Traditional red wines like Oregon Pinot Noirs are great, but a white wine can bring an unexpected twist to a Thanksgiving table. See some suggestions for Oregon holiday whites.

Arts | Food

Filmmaker Q&A: Jessica Pierce On Mosel Bridge Documentary

OPB | Sept. 10, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Portland sommelier Jessica Pierce will be in Germany this fall shooting a documentary about a controversial highway bridge proposed for the Mosel Valley.

local | Food

How Weather Affects Oregon Wine: What You Can Expect From 1990-1999 Vintages

OPB | June 19, 2013 7 a.m.

Sommelier Jennifer Cossey sampled 11 Pinot Noir wines that were produced from 1990–1999. Find out what she discovered about the weather’s impact on these vintages.

local | Food

A Conversation With Susan Sokol Blosser: Her Next Steps

OPB | April 2, 2013 7:15 a.m.

Find out how the former president of Sokol Blosser Winery got started in the wine industry and learn what she's doing now.

local | Food | NW Life

Dining in Oregon's Wine Country

OPB | March 8, 2013 7:30 a.m.

Wondering where to eat in Oregon's wine country? Sommelier Jennifer Cossey shares some of her favorite Willamette Valley restaurants.

local | Food

Local Whiskey Strikes A Chord With Oregonians

OPB | Feb. 1, 2013 7:30 a.m.

McMenamins, Clear Creek and Ransom are three of a small handful of local craft spirit producers who have introduced Oregon's whiskey lovers to a new way of looking at, tasting and talking about this brown spirit.

Food

Oregon Wine 2012: A Year in Review

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Despite a challenging economy, during 2012 we witnessed the opening of several new Oregon wineries, as well as new educational programs and the first-ever "Oregon Wine Month."

Food

Southern Oregon Winemakers Try Their Hands at Tempranillo

OPB | Nov. 27, 2012 7:15 a.m.

Tempranillo, a Spanish grape capable of creating deep-colored and long-lasting wines, is becoming popular with some local producers.

Food

Local Winemakers Enter Super-Premium Chardonnay Market

OPB | Aug. 5, 2012 5 p.m.

Oregon winemakers are trying to set themselves apart by producing high-end, super-premium Chardonnays.

Food

Winemakers Put Down Urban Roots

OPB | June 7, 2012 5 p.m.

Winemakers are increasingly setting up shop in Portland, offering a taste of wine country within the city limits.

NW Life

Pain & Gain in Wine Country

OPB | May 10, 2012 8 p.m.

Looking for a chance to challenge yourself this summer? These three Willamette Valley events offer tough routes, stunning scenery and a good glass of wine at the finish line.

Food

Tasting the Willamette Valley

OPB | March 22, 2012 6 p.m.

There's more than just wine to taste in Oregon's wine country. Check out three places to tickle your taste buds.

Food

Try Port for a Valentine's Day Treat

OPB | Feb. 13, 2012 4 p.m.

Looking for a perfect complement to those Valentine's chocolates? An Oregon-made Port-style wine might be just the ticket.