Daily Wine News: Oregon Wine

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-13-2021

Willamette Valley vineyards. (Wikimedia)

The University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, estimated the farm gate value of Oregon’s wine grape production fell by $80 million in 2020 — off about 34 percent. Combined with the lighter crop and fears of smoke-affected wines, the 2020 harvest saw a 29% drop in grape production, about 30,000 tons less than 2019.

The European Union has announced that wines produced in the Willamette Valley will receive new protection under its Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) program.

After 20 years with Decanter, Jane Anson is leaving to set up her own site, reports Vitisphere (article in French).

Gordon Dutt, father of Arizona wine industry, has died in Tucson at 91.

In Wine Enthusiast, Hannah Selinger on what she discovered about her self by working in wine in restaurants.

Bailey Berg charts the rise of next-generation wine coolers in the Washington Post.

Elsewhere in Post, Jyoti Madhusoodana explores the effects of wildfire on wine’s taste.

Jeff Siegel delves into wine’s gender-split statistics in the Wine Industry Network.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy explores the darker side of rosé.

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