Wine Industry http://nwpr.org en Scientist: Climate Change Unlikely To Seriously Affect Northwest Wine http://nwpr.org/post/scientist-climate-change-unlikely-seriously-affect-northwest-wine <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062413AK_Climatewine_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest is well positioned to make wine into the future despite global climate change. So says a scientist who presented his findings on climate change and wine at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Monday.<p>Wine grape vines can be productive for decades. But how will climate change affect that? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:22:02 +0000 Anna King 29893 at http://nwpr.org Scientist: Climate Change Unlikely To Seriously Affect Northwest Wine Oregon Could Expand Use Of Wine 'Growlers' http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-could-expand-use-wine-growlers <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/030613CL_holvey_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is on a trade mission in Germany this week. One item on his agenda is to promote Oregon wines at a major tourism trade show. Meanwhile, back in Salem, lawmakers are trying to make it easier for Oregonians to buy more of that wine.<p>The Oregon House Wednesday approved a measure that would let wine aficionados fill up their own container at a store or restaurant. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:37:33 +0000 Chris Lehman 23869 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Could Expand Use Of Wine 'Growlers' Northwest Winemakers Say 'Normal' 2012 May Make For Great Vintage http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-winemakers-say-normal-2012-may-make-great-vintage <p>Northwest winemakers say they&rsquo;re optimistic that 2012 will turn out to be a great vintage. Many of the region&rsquo;s red wine grapes are just on the edge of starting to change color and ripen. The timing of this color change is a good indication of the coming harvest&rsquo;s quality. Correspondent Anna King reports. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:43:23 +0000 Anna King 12560 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Winemakers Say 'Normal' 2012 May Make For Great Vintage Northwest Wine Industry To Get Boost From Rail Shipping Expansion http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-wine-industry-get-boost-rail-shipping-expansion <p>A company that ships Northwest produce to East Coast markets by rail plans an expansion that will benefit the region&#39;s wineries. Railex has reached an agreement with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to build a massive wine storage warehouse in southeast Washington. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:13:05 +0000 Anna King 11921 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Wine Industry To Get Boost From Rail Shipping Expansion