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Sparkling wines are relatively new in the Willamette Valley. Chris Berg, the current winemaker for the Laurel Ridge Winery, is one of the few local winemakers who specializes in making “Methode Champenoise” style sparkling wines.
Rick DeFerrari, of Oregon Barrel Works makes hand-crafted, wine barrels from Oregon and French oak woods, to achieve the desired blend of characteristics individual winemakers are looking for. Wine barrels used in the aging process play an important role in imparting the final taste to the finished wines.
For James Frey at traesatum Winery and Vineyards, the blending process in winemaking is the critical last step before the wine goes to bottle.
Remy Drabkin grew up in a community where exciting new winemakers were helping to shape the nascent wine industry in Oregon. She always knew she would grow up to become a winemaker too.
David and Diana Lett moved to Oregon in 1965 and soon began planting the first cuttings of Pinot Noir on their new property they called, Eyrie Vineyards. We speak to Jason Lett about the vineyard he has run since 2005, and his father’s legacy.
In this first video in the Yamhill Valley Wine Series, we provide a brief glimpse of some of the upcoming stories (including a program schedule) that will be published over the next 5 weeks.
Jeanne Carver describes how her ranching business had to come up with a new marketing approach to address declining markets and competition from overseas.
Adapted from the original Food.Farmer.Earth story about Kathryn Yeomans and her pop up restaurant event The Chef, The Farmer, and the Pop-Up Restaurant.
In my previous post, I skimmed the surface of the massive regulations which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to reduce human exposure to pathogenic organisms originating from fresh fruits and vegetables. The draft Produce Safety and Preventive Controls (for handling facilities) regulations are the first steps towards implementing the Food Modernization Safety Act (FSMA) of 2010.
Independent filmmaker, Deborah Koons Garcia talks about her latest film Symphony of the Soil, and some of the ways that she brings together animation, watercolor images, and original music, to provide a better understanding about soil, and to encourage a closer connection to nature.