Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Organization of the Year: Southern Oregon Wine Institute

Congratulations to Umpqua Community College's Southern Oregon Wine Institute being named Oregon Wine Press' 2010 Organization of the Year!
Abacela supports the growth and education of the wine industry in the Umpqua Valley and Southern Oregon. The viticulture and enology students are the first step to that growth!
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

2009 Albarino wins Platinum from Wine Press Northwest

Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging
Owner Earl Jones was among the first in the Northwest to grow and make wine from this racy Spanish white grape, and he remains one of the best. Albarino is know for its steely acidity and bright purity of fruit, and this is an impressive example - as good as any from Galicia, remarked one of our judges. Its aromas reveal minerality and citrus, while the palate gives way to flavors of lime, tropical fruit and crisp apple. A pairing with crab dip will be heavenly. Won gold at the Riverside International Wine Competition.