KGW interviews Luisa Ponzi on Harvest

Posted Tue, October 11, 2011 in All Posts

Could be a good Oregon wine harvest after all. NEWBERG, Ore. -- Starting this week many vineyards in the Willamette Valley will begin the annual ritual. But, there is some concern about what this year's crop will look like.

Opinions are changing like the weather. Last week the OSU Extension Service predicted this could be the worst  wine grape harvest in decades.

Monday, the tone has change completely. It now reports the cool weather could be an advantage to this year's crop.

For those who actually grow the grapes and work the fields, they are taking these varied...

Dick & Nancy Ponzi to be honored by ¬°Salud! Legacy award

Posted Tue, October 11, 2011 in All Posts

October 10, 2011
20th Anniversary ¡Salud! The Oregon Pinot Noir Auction

The 20th anniversary celebration for ¡Salud!, Oregon’s Pinot Noir auction will take place at Domaine Drouhin Oregon winery and at Portland’s Governor Hotel on November 11 and 12, 2011. Marking this milestone, forty-two of Oregon’s most respected winemakers have created small lots of unique, hand-crafted premier cuvées from the 2010 vintage, exclusively available during the two days.

“The ¡Salud! auction appeals to wine connoisseurs and collectors for the superlative wines and one-of-a-kind auction items,” says...

Harvey Steiman on 2011 Oregon Harvest

Posted Mon, October 10, 2011 in All Posts

Nail Biting in Oregon
Recent vintages challenge vintners, including Josh Bergström

Posted: Oct 7, 2011 11:43am ET

"It would be really nice," said Josh Bergström of Oregon's Bergström Wines, "if we could have a normal vintage again."

When was the last time you had one of those? I asked. "Well," he responded, "maybe someday."

The most recent vintages have tested the mettle of the state's vintners. This one, 2011, has everyone waiting on tenterhooks. It looks to be one of the latest on record. Most vineyards won't start picking until Oct. 15, two to three weeks later than usual....

Ponzi Arneis in Elle Decor

Posted Wed, October 05, 2011 in All Posts

Daniel's Dish: Golden Bowl
With the addition of a few luxurious touches, classic Italian risotto turns into a star performer
Written by Daniel Boulud • Produced By Quy Nguyen • Photo: Kana Okada

Risotto Milanese is an Italian classic. It’s been around for hundreds of years, and its invention has been attributed to an Italian artisan who added saffron to a rice dish as a prank— though it may also be a descendant of “Sabbath rice,” made by Venetian Jews. Either way, it’s a dazzling dish, especially with the finishing touch of gold leaf.

Because there are so few ingredients in the...

Support Pinot Noir by Supporting Those who Tend to the Vines

Posted Tue, October 04, 2011 in All Posts

Tickets on sale now for ¡Salud!, Oregon's premier Pinot Noir barrel auction. This spectacular 2-day event feature's Pinot noir cuvées crafted exclusively for ¡Salud! from 42 of the state's top vintners. Proceeds benefit a unique healthcare program offering medical, dental and preventative care to Oregon's seasonal vineyard workers. Visit for more information.