2018 Northwest Food Show
The OTA has rented a booth at the upcoming Northwest Food Show to be held in Portland on April 22-23. This is a food and beverage industry event (not open to general public) that attracts 2,000-3,000 industry attendees each year. This is a “Pay-to-Play” event for OTA members only, who have an opportunity to have one of their Tempranillo wines poured by trained staff. Due to space considerations, we are limiting the number of wines we pour to 12.
While the OTA is underwriting a majority of the cost, we do need to charge participating wineries. The cost to have your wine included is $150 per wine, plus a case of the wine to pour (any unused bottles will be returned to the winery). Each winery may submit only one wine for consideration, and in the event that more than 12 wines are submitted, we will employ a lottery system to determine which wines will be poured. If you are interested in having your wine included, please download and complete the participation form and send it with a check for $150 to the address on the form. We’ll make arrangements for the wine once the final selection has been made. Time is of the essence, so please act soon!
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2018 ITD Grand Tasting in Portland
The 2018 Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting was such a success that we have decided to return to Portland again later this year. This time, we’ll be hosting a special Grand Tasting centered around International Tempranillo Day (November 8th). This event will also be a “Pay-to-Play” event and will include only a Grand Tasting for industry and consumers (no seminars). We’re still finalizing the details, but please SAVE THE DATE (this will be a one-day event to be held in the time frame of November 8-10). Stay tuned, as more details will follow.
2019 Oregon Tempranillo Celebration in Ashland
We’re already well underway with planning for the 2019 OTC. The event will be held in Ashland at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in mid-January. As always, the event will feature important, topical seminars, a Grand Tasting, and the Critical Wine Evaluation, not to mention the opportunity to hobnob with your fellow Tempranillo producers! As always, there are a multitude of details to work out, but we expect to have the exact dates and time finalized within the next couple months.
Recap of 2018 Oregon Tempranillo Celebration
The 2018 OTC was held in Portland for the first time on January 19-21 and was an unqualified success. We had 27 wineries participate in the two-day event. The seminars were very well received and sparked some great exchanges, particularly the Clonal Aspects of Tempranillo and the Marketing Tempranillo sessions. Meanwhile, the Grand Tasting had close to 300 attendees, including nearly 80 trade and media representatives. We’ll be posting information and photos from the seminars on our website over the next month, so please check it out!