Federal Rules Threaten Wine Growlers

EUGENE, Ore. — Federal regulations could threaten a growing trend in Eugene–wine growlers. Oregon passed a law last year making it legal to fill up reusable containers with wine. Since then, growler fill-up stations have been popping up all over the area. Now the U.S. government is asking Oregon to overturn that ruling, saying retailers … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Kicks Off

NEWPORT, Ore. – The coast saw winds of more than 50 miles per hour earlier this week, and though it caused some concern for organizers of the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, the event is up and running for its 37th year. It was opening night Thursday evening for the event, on a much milder … Continue reading »

Interview: Pyrenees Vineyard and Cellar

EUGENE, Ore. — Many like to drink wine, but sometimes choosing which one can serve to be intimidating. You never know if the vintage you’re buying will be good or leave you unimpressed. It’s especially hard when you try to pair your wine with the food you’re serving. Katie Shook, the general manager at Pyrenees … Continue reading »

Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

EUGENE, Ore. – A new partnership will allow visitors to Oregon to bring home local wines, by air. Alaska Airlines, the Oregon Wind Board and Travel Oregon have partnered together to start the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Starting September 10, up to a case of Oregon wine can fly home with visitors free of … Continue reading »

Out & About: May 24th-26th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele: Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to get out to your local wineries; and, the Willamette Valley has plenty of them. Wineries will be hosting open houses all weekend for tastings, music … Continue reading »

Out & About: March 15th-17th

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, KDUK’s Valerie Steele has these suggestions. Out & About Links: Lucky Clover Run MythBusters: Behind the Myths Rhapsody in the Vineyard Dead Man Walking To submit your own event and find more, click here.

Growlers Bill Clears Oregon House

EUGENE, Ore. — Wine lovers might soon be able take some of their favorite wines and cider home in growlers. On Thursday the Oregon House of Representative approved a bill that would allow people to fill up the containers at stores and restaurants. It still has to pass the Senate, but for the most part … Continue reading »

Wine Gala to Show Off Oregon’s Finest

CANYONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon’s oldest wine gala, the Greatest of the Grape, is happening this weekend. The state’s best wines will be showcased at the event, which happens Saturday, March 2 at Seven Feathers Casino Resort and Spa. The event hosted by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association includes nearly 30 wineries that will serve a … Continue reading »

Ducks in Arizona: Harper, Klein & Wines

GLENDALE, Ariz.– Our team coverage of the 2013 Fiesta Bowl continues from Arizona. Sports reporter Erik Elken went to an OPEN Duck practice to size up the matchup Oregon’s defense faces in Kansas State’s Heisman finalist Collin Klein. Sports Director Jake Zivin catches us up with former Duck turned Wildcat Chris Harper. Also, for Oregon … Continue reading »

Ducks in the Desert: Arizona Wines

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Picture Arizona. The desert climate, rocky terrain and Saguaro cacti likely come to mind. But vineyards? Probably not. “In 2000 when I planted by vineyard, one of the jokes on Saturday Night Live was one of the 10 Best Ways to Lose Money was to plant a vineyard in Arizona,” recalled Sam … Continue reading »

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