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Oregon wineries celebrate a very good year

on 28/12/10 at 4:15 pm


At the end of another discouraging year for the state’s economy, there’s at least one economic sector that’s worthy of a toast: is has been a good year for Oregon wineries.

The Oregonian recently reported that the 2008 vintage of Oregon wines is drawing rave reviews from wine publications around the country.

That’s a particular relief, coming in the wake of tepid notices for the state’s 2007 vintage.

Now, I’m no wine expert, but I’ve been a fan of Oregon pinot noir for years, even before I moved here. With that said, though, it’s a good bet that I wouldn’t have been able to discern much difference between the 2007 and 2008 vintages.

But, increasingly, a lot of people can — and that could mean good times for this fascinating (and fast-growing) Oregon industry.

Many of the state’s 400 or so wineries are reporting improved sales over last year.

{Full story via Democrat Herald}

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