All posts by Eric Degerman

  • Stephen Reustle Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards
    TEXSOM awards Best Syrah to So. Oregon producer Reustle

    Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards in Southern Oregon continues to earn global acclaim for its work with Syrah by capturing the award for Best of Variety at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards last month in Irving, Texas....

    • Posted March 7, 2020
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  • taste washington richard duval images 1979 120x134 - Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of Taste Washington
    Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of Taste Washington

    SEATTLE — In the aftermath of Tuesday’s update by Gov. Jay Inslee on the coronavirus outbreak, the Washington State Wine Commission announced Thursday afternoon the cancellation of Taste Washington, a four-day festival in Seattle that last year...

    • Posted March 5, 2020
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  • mcminnville wine food classic evergreen museum c hillestad photography 120x134 - Gamay, Grenache Blanc steal show at McMinnville judging
    Gamay, Grenache Blanc steal show at McMinnville judging

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — As much as Oregon justifiably brands itself with world-class Pinot Noir, a panel of judges recruited from across the country voted to highlight charming examples of Gamay Noir and Grenache Blanc as the top...

    • Posted February 10, 2020
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  • walla walla valley wine barrel full of money 2019 check presentation 120x134 - Walla Walla Valley wine industry helps raise $55K for food bank
    Walla Walla Valley wine industry helps raise $55K for food bank

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – It began in 2011 as a modest $2,000 fundraiser spearheaded by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, yet this year’s Barrel Full of Money reached impressive new heights when the Blue Mountain Action...

    • Posted December 23, 2019
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  • marcus rafanelli feature photo college cellars 120x134 - L’Ecole No. 41 recruits Marcus Rafanelli to take over as winemaker
    L’Ecole No. 41 recruits Marcus Rafanelli to take over as winemaker

    LOWDEN, Wash. — It sounds odd to matriculate from college back to a century-old schoolhouse, but Marcus Rafanelli couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work again for Marty Clubb at storied L’Ecole No. 41. Only now, Rafanelli...

    • Posted December 3, 2019
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  • ali boyle jarrod boyle destiny ridge vineyard photo courtesy alexandria nicole cellars 120x134 - Alexandria Nicole Cellars uses white Rhône blend to lead Great Northwest Invite
    Alexandria Nicole Cellars uses white Rhône blend to lead Great Northwest Invite

    HOOD RIVER, ORE. — The 2019 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition will be remembered for the domination of the Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2018 Shepherds Mark White Wine, a beautiful and fascinating blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. ...

    • Posted November 7, 2019
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  • maison bleue winery logo 120x134 - Maison Bleue Winery 2016 Voyageur Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $50
    Maison Bleue Winery 2016 Voyageur Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $50

    At one point, Dr. Jon Meuret had no plans to produce wines from the 2016 vintage for his Maison Bleue project. Fortunately, the triathlete changed his mind, and his melange from Les Collines, Stone Valley and Yellow...

    • Posted October 14, 2019
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  • white grapes crush 2018 harvest 120x134 - 'Slow and steady harvest’ forecast for Northwest grapes in 2019
    ‘Slow and steady harvest’ forecast for Northwest grapes in 2019

    The 2019 vintage has entered the homestretch in the Pacific Northwest, and the weather forecast seems to indicate that vineyards are positioned for essentially an uneventful hand-ride through harvest. Greg Jones, a professor at Linfield College in...

    • Posted September 4, 2019
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  • greg koenig feature 120x134 - Koenig wins Idaho Wine Competition for new owners
    Koenig wins Idaho Wine Competition for new owners

    CALDWELL, Idaho – Greg Koenig recently sold his showpiece winery in the Snake River Valley to James and Sydney Nederend, yet the awards continue to pour out of Koenig Vineyards, the latest being best of show at...

    • Posted August 23, 2019
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  • drew bledsoe maura bledsoe justin yax dva agency feature 120x134 - Bledsoe Family Winery set to open tasting room in Oregon
    Bledsoe Family Winery set to open tasting room in Oregon

    Drew Bledsoe and his wife, Maura, decided to raise their four children near Bend, Ore., before the Walla Walla standout announced his retirement as a National Football League quarterback in 2007. On Thursday, the Bledsoes will sink...

    • Posted August 12, 2019
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