Terroirist Tuesday: Oregon Wine Month 2014

 Welcome to binNotes’ Terroirist Tuesday.Today’s Topic:  Oregon Wine Month – May 2014

by L.M. Archer, FWS

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 OWM logo May 2014

Where will you be May 1- 31, 2014?  If you’re an Oregon wine lover (especially pinot noir), you’d best walk, run, drive, or wing west for annual Oregon Wine Month. Wine, dine, groove and art-walk your way through a wine region inhabited by folks with a healthy respect for the land, and a passion for crafting quality pours. Here’s the scoop:

LOOK: Calendar of Events: Learn more about Oregon Wine Month events here.

LEARN: AK Air’s Oregon Wines Fly Free Program

When? Starting May 1.

How? Simply show your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan membership and in-bound boarding pass (paper or digital) when you visit any of Oregon’s 300 participating tasting rooms.*

What? Any custom or winery created case of wine checks for free as baggage on your returning domestic Alaska Airlines flight.

Where? Oregon Wines Fly Free applies to departures from four Oregon airports – Eugene, Medford, Portland and Redmond – as well as Washington state’s Walla Walla.

Who? View the current list of *participating wineries. Note: Check back daily for participating winery list updates.

LISTEN: NW Vine Time

Listen to Northwest Vine Time Radio’s host Brian Bushlach dish with various Oregon wine luminaries, including:

May 3: Explore Southern Oregon wines with emerging stars Herb Quady of Quady North and Linda Donovan of Pallet Wine Company.

May 10: Uncover Columbia Gorge’s stellar scenery and spectacular diversity with Bob Morus of Phelps Creek and Robb Bell of Cathedral Ridge.

May 17: Preview South Willamette Valley’s Memorial Day weekend activities and wines with Ray Walsh of Capitello and Lorne Mews Benton Lane Wineries.

May 24: Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Northern Willamette Valley’s rising stars Jesus Guillen of White Rose and Remy Drabkin of Remy Wines.

Note: The show airs on KXL FM 101 in Portland,  KIRO in Seattle, KPNW in Eugene, KFLS in Klamath Falls, KTIL in Tillamook, KWRO in Coos Bay, KLOO in Corvallis, KCMX in Medford and KACI in The Dalles.


What are you waiting for? Lose yourself in Oregon Wine Month…and remember…what happens in OWC stays in OWC…Cheers!

Care to share your own OWM experience? Leave a comment below, or tweet @binnotes.


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