All posts by Eric Degerman

  • 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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  • Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge headlines Northwest Wine Encounter

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A trio of famed Walla Walla Valley producers, led by Norm McKibben of Pepper Bridge Winery and Seven Hills Vineyard, will join the lineup for the third annual Northwest Wine Encounter on June 1-3...

    • Posted March 19, 2018
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  • Precept names Mouat as Canoe Ridge Vineyard winemaker

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Haydn Mouat, a winemaker from New Zealand who is well-acquainted with the Walla Walla Valley, has been hired by Precept Wine as head winemaker at Canoe Ridge Vineyard. Precept CEO Andrew Browne named...

    • Posted March 18, 2018
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  • Taste Washington turns 21 this week

    SEATTLE — Organizers for the 21st Taste Washington continue to create unique experiences for Washington wine lovers as the annual springtime festival showcases the nation’s second-largest wine region. As it has in recent years, the event centered...

    • Posted March 17, 2018
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  • $6 million donation by Domaine Serene owners to boost Linfield wine studies

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Grace and Ken Evenstad of Oregon’s iconic Domaine Serene Winery helped Linfield College take a major step with its blossoming wine education program Thursday when they announced a $6 million donation to the Willamette...

    • Posted March 8, 2018
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  • Idaho Wine Commission presents lifetime award to Bill Stowe

    BOISE, Idaho — There were several rounds of applause this week during Idaho Wine Commission’s annual meeting in Boise, but the loudest stemmed from the standing ovation for Bill Stowe, founder of Indian Creek Farm Winery and...

    • Posted February 16, 2018
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  • Cinder Wines buys Tempranillo fruit from famed Abacela

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho — An Arctic blast and a horrific hailstorm in the Snake River Valley led Cinder winemaker Melanie Krause, one of the Pacific Northwest’s top talents, to the region’s epicenter of Tempranillo – Southern Oregon....

    • Posted February 15, 2018
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