All posts by Eric Degerman

  • 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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  • Barnard Griffin plants first kiss with Sangiovese rosé on Valentine’s Day

    RICHLAND, Wash. — Barnard Griffin Winery’s Rosé of Sangiovese has blossomed into a harbinger of spring each year for wine lovers touring the Yakima Valley around Valentine’s Day. And for the past decade, Barnard Griffin arguably has...

    • Posted February 12, 2018
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  • The 24th annual Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic will celebrate its 10th year at the Evergreen Space Museum on March 10-12, 2017.
    Barking Frog Winery uses Sangiovese to top Sip McMinnville judging

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Ron Helbig of Barking Frog Winery, in the heart of Pinot Noir country, reached into Washington’s Yakima Valley and wowed judges with a 2013 Sangiovese to win best of show at the 25th annual...

    • Posted February 10, 2018
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  • ‘Style council’ to lead Oregon Chardonnay Celebration

    NEWBERG, Ore. — Many of the state’s top winemakers continue to offer an array of complex and delicious Chardonnay, which makes it easier for organizers of the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration to develop an intriguing theme each year....

    • Posted February 5, 2018
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