Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wine News Weekly

A quick look at news in the wine industry

Oregon- Growing the awareness of all varietals not just Pinot Noir faces Tom Danowski, Executive Director of the Oregon Wine Board according to Wines & Vines interview. Working closely with Travel Oregon and The Washington State Wine Commission, he hopes visitors to the state also incorporate winery visits into their travel plans. Expanding distribution, imports and getting more Oregon wine on restaurant wine lists are just some of the tasks on his agenda. I agree Oregon wine should be enjoyed by all wine lovers. We will keep checking back on their progress.

Napa Ca- Winemakers and Vineyard owners are extremely please with this years harvest. The abundance of fruit and quality have some proclaiming wines will rival the 2007 vintage. Cynthia Cosco of Passaggio Wines and Michael Gann of Gann Family Cellars who I have talked with both said they are excited about their 2012 fruit. Full healthy clusters with amazing flavor, it's great to see after a couple challenging harvests. Provided the economy continues to improve California winemakers should see a welcomed uptick in sales.

Iowa- The Iowa Wine Trail consists of the cities Anamosa, Baldwin, Bankston, Clinton, Decorah, Fredericksburg, Lisbon, Marquette and West Branch. Scenic hills and cliffs await the traveler with many of the wineries open daily for tastings. Stay at a cute bed and breakfast or shop local at downtown specialty shops. There is something to see or visit for everyone. Check out more by clicking the link Iowa Wine Trail

Wine Joke Of The Day:

Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

Have A Great Wine Week!


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