All posts by Eric Degerman

  • Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic turns 25 next month

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Next month, organizers of the Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic will celebrate the silver anniversary of a festival that’s outgrown the local armory and spent the past decade at...

    • Posted February 3, 2018
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  • Stoller Family Estate takes over full ownership of iconic Chehalem Winery

    DAYTON, Ore. — A quarter of a century ago, Bill Stoller first made his mark in the Oregon wine industry when he became a co-owner of Chehalem Winery with founder and friend Harry Peterson-Nedry. This week, Stoller,...

    • Posted February 3, 2018
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  • Walla Walla’s Corliss family buys San Juan Vineyards

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — Yvonne Swanberg was thrilled to have Michael and Lauri Corliss as her wine club members at San Juan Vineyards. On Thursday, the tables officially will be turned. Great Northwest Wine has learned that...

    • Posted January 29, 2018
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  • Naked Winery employees buy Oregon company

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Peter Steinfeld couldn’t pull it off by himself, so “Team Naked” stepped up and has him covered as the new president and primary owner of Oregon-based Naked Winery. Great Northwest Wine has learned...

    • Posted January 29, 2018
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  • Willamette Valley Vineyards buys Maison Bleue, plans vineyard

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Willamette Valley Vineyards has deepened its relationship with Jon Meuret by purchasing the winemaker’s acclaimed Maison Bleue Winery and dedicating 15 acres of future vineyard in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater to the...

    • Posted January 18, 2018
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  • Barnard Griffin wins rosé sweepstakes again at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. — One of the hottest wines on the U.S. market these days is rosé, and wine judges from the across the country continue to help make the case that Rob Griffin in Richland, Wash., makes...

    • Posted January 12, 2018
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  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition set to go international

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. — As the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition began its final full day, competition director Bob Fraser heard cheers from judges when he announced that next year they also will be tasting wines from...

    • Posted January 11, 2018
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  • Browne Family Vineyards adds downtown Seattle tasting room

    SEATTLE — Browne Family Vineyards will join the list of Northwest wineries who have found that it’s hip to be in Pioneer Square, Seattle’s historic downtown district. The prized Walla Walla-based brand of Precept Wine CEO Andrew...

    • Posted January 11, 2018
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  • Dry December leaves longterm concern for Northwest snowpack

    Vines for wine grapes don’t require as much water as most crops, but the level of precipitation in the Pacific Northwest for the first part of winter 2018 has acclaimed climate expert Greg Jones concerned for irrigators....

    • Posted January 7, 2018
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  • Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cab ranks No. 2 on Wine.com list

    It’s no surprise to see a Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay leading Wine.com’s top 100 list of wines purchased in 2017, but at No. 2 stands the Columbia Crest 2014 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington state. Five years earlier,...

    • Posted December 12, 2017
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