Oregon couple launches new Asian American and Pacific Islander food and wine festival
This weekend, wine lovers can enjoy fine sips and bites from some of Oregon’s most popular Asian American and Pacific Islander establishments at the first Oregon AAPI Food & Wine Festival.
How chardonnay reflects Oregon’s changing wine scene
Pinot Noir put Northwest wine on the map, but chardonnay, its white-wine cousin, is having a moment. A new generation of winemakers is pushing the boundaries of what our region can do. With some key scientific advances, and a better understanding of our soils and terroir, Oregon chardonnays are breaking into numerous “best of” lists and commanding premium prices.
Portland’s natural wine fair aims to let grapes shine
The Wild Bunch is a natural wine fair that includes wines from Oregon and across the world.
Weekday Wrap: Oregon winemaking season survives worryingly cold spring; 2 Oregon school districts get electric buses; and Camas considers a utility tax
In other news, Multnomah County Library's downtown Portland location has a reopening date and John Day's lottery funding likely hinges on the $4 million bond on the Nov. 8 ballot.
A good pairing: Northwest scientists helping wineries defeat wildfire smoke
There are 17 researchers working on the issue of smoke-exposed wine grapes between University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, and Washington State University.
Fred Franzia, creator of ‘Two Buck Chuck’ and champion of affordable wine, has died
The California winemaker firmly believed that no bottle of wine should cost more than $10. He created a business that struck bargain wine gold with Charles Shaw — also known as "Two Buck Chuck."
NW scientists discover class of ‘smoke taint’ compounds affecting wine flavor
A research team of scientists in Oregon, Washington, and California have discovered a class of compounds that contribute to that ashy taste – often called ‘smoke taint’ – in wine and grapes that have exposed to wildfire smoke.
Our Legacy Harvested works to diversify the wine industry in Oregon
Tiquette Bramlett is the first Black woman appointed to oversee a winery in a major U.S. wine region. And this year, she will help usher in a new crop of BIPOC wine industry changemakers with her nonprofit Our Legacy Harvested and their inaugural internship program.
Oregon wine industry bounces back after tough 2020 vintage
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and labor shortages were already difficult. Then came the wildfires.
From the court to the vineyard: CJ McCollum talks wine
You're probably familiar with CJ McCollum the basketball star, but what about CJ McCollum the winemaker? We spoke with the Portland Trail Blazer about the similarities between wine and basketball, bringing bottles into the bubble, and how winemakers from different backgrounds can help diversify the wine industry.