Oregon: The Taste of Wine

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Both a photographic tour through the burgeoning Oregon wine country and an in-depth discussion of winemaking in the region. Elegant in design and featuring beautiful photography, highlighting many of the most well known wineries as well as the smaller lesser well known gems. It is a tribute to both the pioneers and newcomers of the Oregon wine industry who have made a mark in the international world of wine. Includes a Foreword by Jim Bernau, Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards. Includes a historical time line...

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Overview

Both a photographic tour through the burgeoning Oregon wine country and an in-depth discussion of winemaking in the region. Elegant in design and featuring beautiful photography, highlighting many of the most well known wineries as well as the smaller lesser well known gems. It is a tribute to both the pioneers and newcomers of the Oregon wine industry who have made a mark in the international world of wine. Includes a Foreword by Jim Bernau, Founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards. Includes a historical time line of people and events that made Oregon a respected and maturing wine region. Map of the Viticultural areas of Oregon.

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This hardcover pictorial encompasses both a photographic tour of Oregon's beautiful wine region and a comprehensive discussion of this flourishing industry. A fine accompaniment to Pinot Noir and camembert.
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"This is a beautiful coffee table book. It's not quite a reference and not quite a narrative, but rather a collection of quotes from many of the key players in Oregon, including the often overlooked Southern Oregon regions. Includes some of the best Oregon photography I've seen." — Editorial "Mutineer Magazine"

 One of the best reads for wine lovers."— Wine Spectator magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882407463
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 411,534
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

 I was fortunate to have been born. When the Communists invaded Latvia during World War 2, they arrested my father to kill him because he owned land. Fortunately, some of his buddies tore out the jail window bars to help him escape. After hiding in the forest for months, he finally gathered his wife–my mom–and a few belongings into a wooden horse drawn cart and trudged toward freedom. I was born along the way. Eventually, we immigrated to the United States, where I became a US citizen, graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley, then received a master's degree in fine arts from California State University at Sacramento. After 10 years of teaching high school art and photography, then a year of teaching special education teachers and doing wedding photography every weekend and most nights, my wife put her foot down. Choose one career. In a state of confusion and probably after a beer or two, I choose photography. Being an extreme workaholic, during my chosen photography career–clients include lots of famous architects, National Geographic and Nikon, I wanted to supplement my income by becoming either a tuba repairman (two in my home state of Oregon) or a wine writer (thousands in Oregon). Although my aptitude tests strongly advised against it, I chose to add the wine route to my resume. Now I write, photographs and create videos for a long list of winery clients and publications like Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Sommelier Journal, Oregon Wine Press, Outdoor Photographer and a variety of travel magazines.     I’ve also created two wine-related books; my last, Oregon the Taste of Wine, won a handful of international awards including “Best Regional Book in North America,” and Wine Spectator called it one of the “top reads for wine lovers.”

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Oregon

The Taste of Wine
By Janis Miglavs

Graphic Arts Books

Copyright © 2008 Janis Miglavs
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780882407463

“Most people have never heard of Richard Sommer’s Hillcrest winery. But Richard was an experimenter extraordinaire. There are around eight thousand grape varieties in the world, and he came up with the varieties that Oregon is known for in one place at one time in the early 1960s when people at UC Davis were saying you couldn’t do it in Oregon. He made Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, the whole Cabernet family, Pinot noir, Riesling, Sauvignon blanc, and Gewurztraminer.”

                                           ---page 34, The Roots, the Vision, OREGON: THE TASTE OF WINE



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