Tag Archives: Oregon

• First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

The beautifully grained bike is constructed from about 15 staves taken from second-fill Glenmorangie whiskey casks. The Glenmorangie Original by Renovo bicycle, a collaboration between the famous Scotch whisky producer and Oregon-based wooden bicycle manufacturer Renovo, the unique new bikes can be yours for $7000. They are the first in the world to feature a frame constructed […]

• Beer to be made from sewer water dubbed ‘sewage brewage’

Beer to be made from sewer water dubbed ‘sewage brewage’

Oregon is known for specialty beers, but what about a beer made with sewer water? What if the water was purified to a point even cleaner than drinking water? “I’ve been brewing beer since 2006,” said home brewer Jeremie Landers. It’s not his full-time job, but home-brewing is certainly Landers’ favorite hobby. He’s even converted […]

• Sriracha Beer Is Coming!

Sriracha Beer Is Coming!

Finally. Just in time for Christmas, Oregon-based Rogue Ales plans to release Sriracha Beer. Though it’s likely to be available in only limited quantities, the beer flavored with the world’s favorite hot sauce will likely be offered nationwide. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page, the official release is slated for sometime in December. Further […]

• Conditions perfect for big Oregon wine yield

Conditions perfect for big Oregon wine yield

Oregon’s Dundee Hills suffered from late rains last year that impacted the quality of wine in one of Oregon’s most productive regions. Not this year. Vintners in the Willamette Valley say the conditions have so far been perfect, and early September has given white-grape growers a chance to start harvesting early. The first picking of […]

• Oregon wineries prepare for possible earthquakes

Oregon wineries prepare for possible earthquakes

Oregon winemakers are looking at what happened during the recent earthquake in Napa because they know it could happen here, too. Like many of the Oregon vineyards, Rex Hill Winery in Newberg faces some unique challenges. The owners have an older building, which they improved to make it safer. And they have winery space built […]

Negroni Week Coming Up! Yay!

Negroni Week Coming Up! Yay!

Welcome to Negroni Week, presented by Imbibe and Campari! Inspired in part by Douglas Derrick’s Negroni Social event at Nostrana in Portland, Oregon, and also a collective love of the Negroni and giving back to the community, Imbibe launched Negroni Week, a celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise […]

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• Cool Promotion: Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

Cool Promotion: Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

In honor of Oregon Wine Month, the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines have partnered to bring back the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Beginning May 1, visitors traveling from Oregon on an Alaska Airlines flight can check a case of Oregon wine for free. Oregon is the first state to partner with […]

• Oregon’s wine industry tops 500 wineries in 2012. That’s a lot of wineries!

Oregon’s wine industry tops 500 wineries in 2012. That’s a lot of wineries!

Oregon’s wine industry had more than 500 wineries and production exceeded 50,000 tons in 2012, according to an annual report produced for the Oregon Wine Board. The North Willamette Valley continued to dominate with about 73 percent of the wine grapes crushed in 2012. The Rogue Valley was the second highest producing region with about […]

• West Coast Wineries Are Up for Sale—Quietly

West Coast Wineries Are Up for Sale—Quietly

A wave of recent deals show investors see opportunities in wine, while owners see an exit strategy. With buyers snapping up leading California wineries Qupé, Araujo, Clos Pegase and Mayacamas in recent months, and other players investing in Oregon and Washington, it may seem like the market for wineries is suddenly hot again on the […]

• Oregon Wineries Scramble To Harvest Before Storms

Oregon Wineries Scramble To Harvest Before Storms

The race is on at many vineyards across the Willamette Valley to pick as many grapes as possible before storms move in and potentially do some serious damage. At Archery Summit Winery in Dayton, crews armed themselves with buckets and clippers as they raced to get as many grape clusters off the vines as they […]

• Burgundy’s Louis Jadot Purchases Oregon Pinot Noir Vineyard

Burgundy’s Louis Jadot Purchases Oregon Pinot Noir Vineyard

Négociant buys 32-acre Resonance Vineyard; Veteran Jacques Lardière will make wines. Maison Louis Jadot, the Burgundy-based négociant, has purchased a vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and will produce an Oregon Pinot Noir beginning with the 2013 vintage. Jacques Lardière, who retired as Jadot’s technical director in 2012 after holding the chief winemaking position for 42 […]

• Looking for a job? Oregon wineries face shortage of pickers

Looking for a job? Oregon wineries face shortage of pickers

It may be slim pickings for Oregon wineries this year. We’re not talking about the grapes, but the workers. Some wineries worry that a lack of workers to pick grapes could put this year’s harvest in jeopardy. Because of this year’s warm dry weather, vineyards are expecting an early harvest. Some may start picking grapes by […]

• Wal-Mart Stacking Beer in Aisles to Double Alcohol Sales

Wal-Mart Stacking Beer in Aisles to Double Alcohol Sales

Last September, 500 representatives from the alcohol industry gathered at the Sam’s Club auditorium in Bentonville, Arkansas, for an “adult beverage summit.” Attendees, some of whom had never been to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT:US)’s headquarters, learned how serious the retailer was about selling more alcohol. Executives, who included Chief Merchandising Officer Duncan Mac Naughton, told […]

• House Spirits Distillery inks deal for Aviation American Gin

House Spirits Distillery inks deal for Aviation American Gin

House Spirits Distillery, an Oregon-based craft distillery that is co-owned by NFL legend Joe Montana, has signed a national sales agreement with Blackheath Beverage Group (BBG) of Connecticut for its Aviation American Gin. A result of partnership between House Spirits and mixologist Ryan Magarian, the Aviation American Gin is made from spices such as cardamom, […]

• German Rieslings New Competition: German Pinot Noir

German Rieslings New Competition: German Pinot Noir

German Pinot Noir is rivaling Riesling as the country’s flagship fine wine grape according to the latest edition of the drinks business. Writing in April’s magazine, Anne Krebiehl comments, “Riesling is now at the very top of its game and Spätburgunder [Pinot Noir] is rapidly catching up.” Citing increasing vine age, viticultural progress, warmer vintages, […]