Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving and Wine in the Willamette Valley

Here's an interesting article by Willamette Valley writer Rachel Bucci that was in the New York Times online today. The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has put out an app that is billed as, "The official mobile wine tour for the Willamette Valley!" Just in time for the Thanksgiving wine event in the valley.

Read all about it here...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter 2012 Anniversary Issue In The Works

It's hard to believe that we're coming up on our 2nd anniversary. It's not easy to launch a new publication, but we've made it this far and the future looks pretty darn bright. Willamette Valley Life seems to resonate with a lot of valley folks and many have mentioned to me that it's their favorite publication. That is both gratifying and scary.

Gratifying, because a lot of work and thought goes into each issue and it's nice that people notice. It's also scary because we have to do it all again with each issue. It seems I'm always a little terrified before we begin each new issue, but then we get into the rhythm of it and everything is suddenly okay. Funny how that works.

I heard last night on the news that we might expect some snow down at the 1,000 foot level today. That would be super. Don't you just love watching the changing seasons of the valley? Back in my home state of Texas the seasons were brown and green and then back to brown again.

Enjoy the season with your loved ones and I'll see you in a few days.

-Randy Hill