All posts by Eric Degerman

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.
  • Union Wine Co. doubles production, adds sales reps beyond Oregon

    Union Wine Co., stands at No. 2 on the Portland Business Journal’s latest ranking of Oregon’s largest wineries, and owner Ryan Harms recently added to his growing team. Harms more than doubled production at his Tualatin facility...

    • Posted May 20, 2018
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  • Abacela brings home more gold with Grenache rosé

    HEALDSBURG, Calif. — Abacela in Southern Oregon continues to collect gold medals up and down the West Coast this year in the rosé category as its 2017 Grenache Rosé recently received a double gold medal at the...

    • Posted May 19, 2018
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  • Individual tickets available for 32nd annual IPNC in Oregon

    MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Pinotphiles unable to commit to the entire International Pinot Noir Celebration, one of the West Coast’s most educational, entertaining and delicious wine festivals, can now purchase a la carte tickets for the July 27-29...

    • Posted May 13, 2018
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  • Taste Washington grows attendance by 15 percent

    SEATTLE — Taste Washington broke several records this spring, highlighted by overall attendance of 8,202 to cement its status as the largest single-region wine and food festival in the United States. The 21st year of Taste Washington...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • Tony Rynders helps Open Claim Vineyards start with Chardonnay

    DALLAS, Ore. – Tony Rynders has made some of the Oregon wine industry’s most acclaimed wines for a variety of owners, and today marks the debut for Open Claim Vineyards — one of the Willamette Valley’s up-and-coming...

    • Posted May 3, 2018
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  • Seattle businessmen buy controlling interest in Walla Walla’s Abeja

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – A year ago, Abeja winery owners Ken and Ginger Harrison opened the gate to their iconic wine country inn to help winemakers Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri celebrate their sale of nearby Walla...

    • Posted April 29, 2018
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  • British Columbia wines golden at California’s Pacific Rim judging

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The British Columbia wine industry, led by Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, produced six best-of-class awards at the 33rd annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in Southern California. The two-day judging on the campus...

    • Posted April 21, 2018
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  • Reustle wins 6 gold medals at SavorNW Wine Awards

    CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Stephen Reustle, who opened the 2018 competition calendar in Sonoma with seven gold medals at largest judging in the country, added to his season total with six gold medals to lead last month’s...

    • Posted April 3, 2018
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  • Chateau Ste. Michelle, Maryhill announce winery concert lineups

    As has become tradition, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Maryhill Winery are using the final week of Washington Wine Month to begin the promotion of their annual summer concert series. Headliners at Chateau Ste. Michelle include Jackson Browne,...

    • Posted March 26, 2018
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  • Oregon’s Wine by Joe opens up cans into 14 states as Joe to Go

    DUNDEE, Ore. – Oregon-grown star winemaker Joe Dobbes made Gretchen Boock his first hire for Dobbes Family Estate/Wine by Joe, and 15 years later, she and Kristin Rice are taking the next step with Joe to Go...

    • Posted March 20, 2018
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