All posts by Eric Degerman

  • constance savage lecole no 41 120x134 - Wine Marketing Roundtable set for April 8 in Walla Walla
    Wine Marketing Roundtable set for April 8 in Walla Walla

    Marketing maven Marilyn Hawkins formalized the agenda for the Monday, April 8 seminar as part of her on-going Wine Marketing Roundtable series through the Walla Walla Community College Department of Continuing Education. Among the headliners is Constance...

    • Posted February 14, 2019
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  • erin aycock jeremy petty walla walla vineyard management washington state penitentiary feature 120x134 - Walla Walla prison proposes plan for inmates to tend vines, hops
    Walla Walla prison proposes plan for inmates to tend vines, hops

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – There are hurdles to climb, yet there’s a growing sense of optimism that Jeremy Petty will be planting wine grapes and hops inside the fence at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla....

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • maryhill winery barrel room principal courtesy maryhill winery feature 120x134 - Maryhill Winery springs into Vancouver, then Woodinville
    Maryhill Winery springs into Vancouver, then Woodinville

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – By the end of the 2019, no producer in Washington state will operate more tasting rooms than critically acclaimed Maryhill Winery and owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold. The Leutholds are poised to unveil their...

    • Posted January 28, 2019
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  • chris upchurch feature 1 120x134 - Jason Gorski takes over reins at DeLille Cellars
    Jason Gorski takes over reins at DeLille Cellars

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – DeLille Cellars, one of Washington state’s leading wineries, announced Wednesday that Jason Gorski has been promoted to replace co-founder Chris Upchurch as director of winemaking and viticulture. Gorski has seen production grow from 10,000...

    • Posted January 24, 2019
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  • derrek vipond long shadows vintners courtesy trellis growth partners 120x134 - Walla Walla Vintners makes winemaking change
    Walla Walla Vintners makes winemaking change

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Haladay family started a new chapter at historic Walla Walla Vintners on Monday when they brought in Derrek Vipond to take over as head winemaker. Vipond, 34, left his job as assistant...

    • Posted January 15, 2019
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  • mike dunne 2019 san francisco chronicle wine competition feature 120x134 - Famed writer Mike Dunne tastes trends at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
    Famed writer Mike Dunne tastes trends at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Mike Dunne is one of the 140 people who worked the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, and nearly every one of the organizers, judges and volunteers views the scribe’s job with various levels...

    • Posted January 13, 2019
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  • san francisco chronicle feature 120x134 - Alumni, College Cellars of Walla Walla rock San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
    Alumni, College Cellars of Walla Walla rock San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. – The 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition generated more critical acclaim for the Pacific Northwest, and much of it stems from College Cellars of Walla Walla and alumni of the community college’s vaunted winemaking...

    • Posted January 12, 2019
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  • oregon tempranillo celebration steven addington photography 120x134 - Oregon Tempranillo Celebration returns to Ashland for 2019
    Oregon Tempranillo Celebration returns to Ashland for 2019

    ASHLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Tempranillo Alliance recently announced that its fourth annual Oregon Tempranillo Celebration will return to its roots in Southern Oregon on Jan. 18-20. Last winter, organizers found a warm response in Portland for...

    • Posted December 24, 2018
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  • ciel du cheval red mountain october 2015 120x134 - College Cellars of Walla Walla again tops Tri-Cities Wine Festival judging
    College Cellars of Walla Walla again tops Tri-Cities Wine Festival judging

    KENNEWICK, Wash. – College Cellars of Walla Walla, the winemaking program for Walla Walla Community College, remained at the head of the class for the Tri-Cities Wine Festival by using a 2016 Barbera to claim the title...

    • Posted December 18, 2018
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  • taste washington feature 120x134 - Taste Washington 2019 tickets now available
    Taste Washington 2019 tickets now available

    SEATTLE — Tickets are on sale for Taste Washington 2019, billed as the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States. The Seattle-based festive runs March 28-31 and return to the CenturyLink Field Event Center....

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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