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Backyard Golf with Pyrenees Sauvignon Blanc

On a sunny April afternoon it is nice to enjoy a crisp white wine and some relaxing backyard golf. The wine of choice was the 2010 Pyrenees Sauvignon Blanc. A wine that I noticed had been winning its fair share of gold medals at statewide competit…

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"Greatest of the Grape" Winners Announced

The distinctive wines of the Umpqua Valley and Southern Oregon were the celebrated stars of Saturday’s “Greatest of the Grape” wine and food extravaganza held at Seven Feathers Casino Resort.Sponsored by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association, the g…

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Taste them all and vote for your favorite ‘Greatest of the Grape’

Come celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Oregon’s oldest wine and food pairing event – the Greatest of the Grape on March 3rd from 7-11 pm at Seven Feathers Casino & Resort. Twenty-eight wineries will showcase their best wine professionally paired wi…

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Abacela Launches Paramour, Gran Reserva Style Tempranillo

Abacela Launches Paramour, a new American wine style inspired by the great Gran Reserva Tempranillos of SpainAbacela announced the release of its 2005 Paramour, a new American wine style and the winery’s finest and most age-worthy bottling. For winery …

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Pyrenees Vineyards Ask Listeners to Design the Label or New Wine

Leading radio content provider CRN Digital Talk Radio and Pyrenees Vineyards and Cellars are joining together to ask listeners to design the label of CRN’s first ever wine release.“We are extremely thrilled at the listener response to our ‘Name t…

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Optimistic Harvest Outlook

I’m an optimist, and apparently so is Pat Spangler of Spangler Vineyards in his recent interview with Wine Press Northwest:Thursday, Sep. 01, 2011Umpqua Valley grapes look better than 2010By Eric Degerman, Wine Press NorthwestROSEBURG, Ore. — While fo…

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Earl Jones only US Panelist at Tempranillo Event

The Spanish have invaded the Americas again! Well at least San Francisco and New York; their mission being, to promote Tempranillo wines from the world-famous Rioja wine growing region of Spain. Toward this end they held a series of tastings and semina…

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A Look Inside Abacela’s Vine & Wine Center

Wine Press Northwest gives us a detailed look at the Abacela Vine & Wine Center set to open this May.What a great addition this will be to the Umpqua Valley and Southern Oregon. I love the educational signs and design of the new facility (bravo Han…

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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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Non-Bordeaux Beauties

Oregon Wine Press highly recommends a handful of Southern Oregon wines in their February issue.Non-Bordeaux BeautiesAbacela 2008 Tempranillo, Southern Oregon • $20 (1835 cases) The class of a classy class continues to be Abacela’s skillful tak…

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