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Rogue River Rafting & Wine Tour Returning to the Wild & Scenic this July!

Paddle by Day –  Sip Local Wines by NightThe second annual Rogue River Rafting & Wine Tour will return to the Wild & Scenic this July 18th-20th. Floating down the Rogue has never been better as Chris and I will be pairing Southern Oregon w…

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2012 Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and Competition

It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Wine pouring, glasses breaking, bone-chilling temperatures – what is not to love? It’s Oregon’s largest seafood and wine event with over 70 Pacific Northwest wineries p…

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Britt Receives $125k Grant

Congratulations to the Britt Festivals! Last year’s expansion of Southern Oregon wines by keg and bottle was a fantastic partnership and way to promote local wines. Cheers to nights on the Hill!Britt Festivals is pleased to announce the receipt of a $1…

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Friday or Saturday. C St Bistro. Be there!

Come eat and drink with Chris & Christine to celebrate their inaugural release!C St. Bistro (the hottest new restaurant in Southern Oregon) announced the menu for this Friday & Saturday’s wine release dinner. You can’t get much freshe…

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A New Independent Voice in Town

Oregon Wine Geeks, a team of three IT professionals (though the most social IT guys I’ve ever met) by day, wine enthusiasts by night,  have a mission to be the “independent voice of Southern Oregon wine.” Their website, www.OregonWineGeeks.com, fe…

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2 Cases are Off to Float the River

Chris and I are gearing up to host our Rogue River Rafting & Wine Tour with Rogue River Outfitters. Two nights, three days on the wild and scenic Rogue River.Ahhh… this will be me soon.courtesy- Rogue Wilderness AdventuresHere is what we are pack…

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Troon Vineyard reels in ‘Deadliest Catch’ for Astoria Wine Festival

Kado from “The Deadliest Catch” to Make Guest Appearance at Druid’s Fluid booth at Astoria Seafood & Wine FestivalKevin Davis aka Kado may be a familiar face if you watched him go overboard in Season 1 of The Deadliest Catch on the fishing bo…

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Troon 08 Reserve Zinfandel named Best of Show at Astoria Wine Festival Competition

Congratulations to Troon Vineyard for being named one of three Best of Show wines in the Astoria Seafood & Wine Festival Competition for their 2008 Reserve Zinfandel.What a year it has been for Southern Oregon wines and seafood festivals. Firs…

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Rogue Valley Wine book – Coming March 28th

Winemaking in Oregon began more than 150 years ago when Peter Britt of Jacksonville brought grapevine cuttings from California to create his Valley View Vineyard. By 1890, the Southern Oregon State Board of Agriculture forecast a vineyard-dotted Rogue …

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Editor of Enobytes.org Travels to Umpqua Valley and "Shines the Spotlight of Recognition"

Marc Hinton, Editor-at-Large of ENObytes.org recently visited the Umpqua Valley and wrote a very complementary article about the wineries and wines he encountered. I am posting the whole post below to make sure EVERYONE sees it.Umpqua, Jeremi…

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