How to Battle the Heat with Wine

by Zach Geballe

When a heat wave sweeps through the Pacific Northwest, like the one that just passed, it presents a new set…

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Turning off the beaten path and navigating up the long, winding driveway, I found myself crossing over a small bridge overlooking a trickling stream. If I didn’t know any better, I would swear I was about to go on an adventure with four other wine-loving hobbits. This ideal setting has played the backdrop for countless picture-perfect weddings and ceremonies, but today Maysara Winery and Momtazi Vineyards is giving me the chance to enjoy the fruits of their labors.

Summer concerts in the Northwest know no end and continue here with a variety of drink producers happy to host you and rock out. Grab your friends and a lawn chair and get ready to sip and kick back to the sweet sound of summer. Missed our first list of don’t-miss summer musical affairs? Click here to read more.
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It’s happens to all of us: perusing the wine market for a bottle that is both enjoyable and easy on the wallet.
After creating wine for the conventional wine market for several years as the founder of Oregon’s Evening Land Vineyards and now-proprietor of Chapter 24 Vineyards and multi-regional winery Maison l’Envoyè, Mark Tarlov decided to take an unconventional approach: to make “Oregon wine without compromise to a wider audience.

As we already know, great things can happen over a glass of wine. Lifelong friendships blossom, stories are shared and communities are brought together — as is the case for these Northwest wineries who are using their roots for the greater good.
Joe Dobbes is giving back to the community that has stood by him for over 15 years. With the recent release of Dobbes Family Estate’s first rosé, the Oregon winemaker is sharing the success of his latest milestone.

For all that we talk about rosé, we don’t often discuss which grapes are best suited for it. While Americans still shop for wine overwhelmingly based on varietal, I don’t think the same holds true when it comes to pink wine: if anything, people choose based on the color. So let’s examine some of the most common varietals used in the Pacific Northwest for rosé production, and why they work (or don’t).
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Did you know that May 25 — this upcoming Thursday — is National Wine Day? One day out of the year we celebrate our favorites, but some of us don’t mind celebrating great Pacific Northwest wine for the remaining 364. For those who can’t settle on one variety, this list is for you. Don’t let your wallet hold you back from splurging on these affordable, Northwest favorites — each for under $20.

After several consecutive years of hot, early vintages, the Pacific Northwest looks poised for something rather different in 2017. A cold, wet winter turned into a cold, wet early spring, with early stages like bud break several weeks to a month behind previous years in many sites.

Compromised of 18 specific wine grape growing regions, the state of Oregon has diverse climates and locations perfect for growing more than 72 wine grape varietals. Each viticultural area is specific to its geographic location, soil type, climate and topography. In honor of Oregon Wine Month, here is the second installment of getting to know your Oregon AVAs. Missed the Chapter One? Read about the first nine here. Facts provided by the Oregon Wine Board.

Union Wine Co. isn’t afraid to push boundaries. Owner-winemaker Ryan Harms and team have served wine out of a vintage French van; won over the masses with Pinot Noir in a can; explored gutsy flavor collaborations with fellow Oregonian artisans, from a hot sauce brand to a candy shop; and now, they’ve gone and canned sparkling wine.

 
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