Wine News from Around the Web

We’ve scoured the corners of the internet so you don’t have to. Squeeze the last out of your summer tomato harvest with recipe ideas from Food52, and get up to speed with the buzz on ice in wine and champagne. Here is your link love from the wine industry this week!

Post Olympic Impact on Brazil’s Wine Industry


With the closing ceremony under a week ago, the wine industry in Brazil is celebrating the opening of new doors and greater exposure. Read more here.

Bad Weather Takes a Toll on French Wine 


With heavy spring frosts earlier this year, the French wine industry is expected to produce nearly 25% less than last year according to the International Business Times. Champagne-producing regions were especially hard hit, with harvest in those regions already a week behind their typical harvest calendar. Read more here.

The Be-All-End-All Tomato Sandwich—& 4 Ways We Couldn’t Leave it Alone


Photo: James Ransom via Food52

Snag the last of your tomatoes from the garden or stock up on fresh heirlooms at the farmer’s market to make these combos. We definitely have the savory french toast version on the menu this weekend. Looking for a wine pairing? Our Chardonnay would pair perfectly, or if you’re looking for a red, our Oregon Roan would also be a lovely addition.

Are You Using an Ice Bucket All Wrong?


Author Anthony Giglio admits this might be “ the most ridiculous rant you’ve ever read” but he continues, nonetheless, illuminating the correct and incorrect ways to use an ice bucket to chill wine.

It seems that ice and wine seem to be the two buzzwords of the summer, with the New York Times recently exposing the latest (and arguably biggest) summer wine trend, Champagne on ice. Even self-described “wine snobs” are giving wine on ice a try this summer.

With trends like Frozé and increasingly popular wine cocktails, traditionalists seem to continue to broaden their horizons, simply out of pure curiosity. We admit we’re pretty curious to try this Raspberry Limoncello Procecco cocktail before it cools down any further.


Photo: Chungah Rhee

But even if a wine cocktail does sound refreshing in the summer months, here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we’re looking forward to the cooler fall temperatures to enjoy some Oregon Pinot Noir!