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2010-09-09 05:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- De Bortoli Wines, one of Australia's largest and most honored wineries, has selected Leopold Ketel & Partners to provide an array of marketing and public relations services in the United States. Established in 1928, De Bortoli Wines (www.debortoli.com) is a family owned wine company, with vineyards located in Riverina, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and King Valley in Australia and makes a wide range of award-winning wines with character, charm and...

2010-08-20 07:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the gold sponsor of the Trilogy Food, Wine and Art Festival, the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce's largest annual fundraiser. More than 60 vendors will participate with fresh cuisine, local wines and art at the Oakhurst Thoroughbred Farm in Newberg, September 11, 11 a.m. -6 p.m. West Coast Bank Newberg-Dundee Manager-Vice President Nicole McIntyre said, "Supporting the communities we serve and ensuring the success of...

2010-08-19 07:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is a major prize and award sponsor of the first Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon in Yamhill County. Race day is Sunday, September 5,( )2010, preceded and followed by a full slate of activities including catered food, wine tasting, music and games. Regional President Dave Hansen said, "This inaugural Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will draw hundreds of visitors to the gorgeous Willamette Valley, which is recognized as one...

2010-06-30 09:00:00

NEWBERG, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the silver sponsor of Uncorked -The Oregon Wine & Art Auction, The Rotary Club of McMinnville's premier fundraiser. The outstanding food, wine, art and wine auction and entertainment will be held at the Methven Family Vineyards in Dayton, Oregon, on July 10, 2010. Dave Hansen, West Coast Bank Regional President, said, "This exceptional event benefits The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, The Willamette Valley...

2010-06-18 07:00:00

FOREST GROVE, Ore., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is a premier sponsor for the fifth year of "The Main Course," a celebration of Northwest food and wine held on Main Street in Forest Grove, Oregon's historic downtown section. The event supports the Forest Grove Public Arts Commission and features 13 local wineries and a four-course meal from Stecchino's, Forest Grove's newest restaurant. Local music will play throughout the wine tasting and dinner, which will be held...

2010-02-23 07:41:00

WALLA WALLA, Wash., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Wines of Substance has been singled out by Wine Business Monthly (http://www.winebusiness.com) as number two among "Hot Small Brands" for 2009. Since the inception of this annual ranking, the Top 10 Hot Small Brands list recognizes up-and-coming wineries with annual case production under 150,000. Writes Cyril Penn in the February 2010 edition of the magazine, "We gravitate toward wineries and brands that represent market trends or innovation,...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

GOLDENDALE, Wash., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Commemorating their 10th Anniversary and a banner growth and sales year in 2009, Maryhill Winery has two new reasons to celebrate as they roll into 2010. The Winery landed top scores on more than a half-dozen of their varietals in recent reviews from the nationally renowned Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Additionally, the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge - encompassing the Columbia Gorge AVA where Maryhill is located - was recognized by...

2009-12-04 12:56:00

Campaign Expands To Ensure Wine Purchasers Know Where Wines Come From WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Champagne Bureau has launched its "Unmask the Truth" ad campaign, rallying consumers and demanding lawmakers protect wine place names on wines sold in the United States. The ad, which can be viewed at www.champagne.us, features a mask over a sparkling wine bottle mislabeled "American Champagne," and asks consumers to voice their support for truthful wine labels that...

2009-07-21 11:25:00

Award Given on Fourth Anniversary of International Declaration Protecting Wine Place and Origin WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Champagne Bureau is proud to honor wine writers and consumer activists Eleanor and Ray Heald with the Bureau's first annual "Champagne Award," given to the Healds for their tireless commitment to promoting fair and accurate wine labeling. For more than a decade, the Healds have worked to ensure that consumers are protected by advocating for wine...

2009-04-22 09:00:00

Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine Website Launches on Earth Day PORTLAND, Ore., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in 1970, the first Earth Day celebration was held, marking the dawn of the modern environmental movement. In keeping with that spirit, the Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (OCSW) program today launches www.ocsw.org, a website and first step in a movement to help consumers understand sustainable farming and winemaking, from vine to bottle. OCSW was created in 2008 to increase...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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