Wine, Beer, Cider, and Spirits

Oregon Wine Research Institute

Online Resource

This website provides research-based viticulture and enology information from the faculty team at the Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University. Information is intended for the commercial wine grape industry. Content includes monthly newsletters, technical newsletters, outreach information on establishing and managing vineyards in Oregon, and viticulture, enology, and wine business research updates.

By James Osborne, Patricia Skinkis

This “whey” to make vodka could add value to creameries, lessen environmental impact

News Story

Jun 11, 2018
Researchers say artisan creameries can add value and lessen harmful environmental impacts by converting whey into vodka.
man looking at glass of beer (photo by Lynn Ketchum)

Brassicas and Beer

Hood River County Extension Event

Wed, Sep 12, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free summer gardening seminar series with all seminars held at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe 1410 12th Ave, Hood River from 6-7pm.

Oregon wineries, Wines and Wine Country

Online Resource

Oregon wineries are generally small and decentralized. Most are located in valleys between the Cascade Mountains (stretching the entire length of the state) to the east and Oregon's Coastal Range to the west.

Grape Production in Central Oregon


Considering the cold climate, is it possible to have a viable grape growing industry in Central Oregon? Approximately 50 members of the newly formed Central Oregon Grape Growers and Vintners Association at least believe in the possibility.

By Dana Martin

Brewing beer? Go a step further and grow your own hops

News Story

Jan 5, 2018
Don't forget the trellis when you plant beer's necessary ingredient

By Kym Pokorny

Barley no longer an afterthought in beer flavor

News Story

Nov 27, 2017
Researchers found notable differences in the taste of beers malted from barley varieties reputed to have flavor qualities.

By Chris Branam

Starting a Distilled Spirit Business: A Guide to Completing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Application and Oregon Liquor Control Commission Licensing Process

OSU Extension Catalog

Craft distilling is a growing industry, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for registering a distilled spirit business and getting the proper permits.

By Lisbeth Goddik

British chemist and whiskey expert to head OSU’s new distilled-spirits program

News Story

Nov 2, 2015
The distilling program is the newest offering from OSU's popular fermentation sciences undergrad program.

By Gail Wells

Another reason to drink wine: it could help you burn fat

News Story

Feb 4, 2015
Grape chemicals boost fat metabolism in human tissues

By Gail Wells

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