The annual Oregon Wine Experience,¬†formerly known as the World of Wine,¬†is being held this week (August 17-23, 2015) at Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville, Oregon. Over 50 southern Oregon Wineries and hundreds of wine lovers participate in a series of events, classes, competitions, dinners and tastings spread out over the week.¬†It is sponsored by the¬†Southern Oregon Winery Association and Asante Foundation, and is a benefit for Children’s Miracle Network and other healthcare programs supported by Asante.
The kickoff event is a first of its kind “barrel auction” where full barrels of wine donated by several wineries are auctioned off after attendees experience¬†a “barrel tasting” directly from the barrels.
Some of our products were front and center¬†at¬†the barrel auction event. ¬†An Oregon Wine Experience logo’d barrel sign is shown prominently displayed at the entrance to the event below. ¬†We also provided a carved and painted sixteenth barrel carving with the name of the winery and the wine for¬†each of the auctioned wine barrels, which was used in the auction to identify the wine being auctioned, and also given to the winning bidder.
Another interesting form of barrel art was on display at the event. ¬†Several artistically painted whole wine barrels from a number of local artists decorated the venue to¬†be auctioned off later in the week. ¬†These barrels were on display in various locations around the Rogue Valley leading up to the event.
For more information on the Oregon Wine Experience and the events see: ¬†www.theoregonwineexperience.com/the-event/
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Wood barrels have been used for centuries to store, and often age or cure, a broad range of food and drink. Today, wood barrels have been replaced by more modern and cost effective containers, with the notable exception of oak barrels for ageing and flavoring wine and whiskey, and more recently, ‚Äúcraft‚ÄĚ beverages including other spirits and beers.
Definitions & Origins
‚ÄúHeraldry‚ÄĚ is the practice of designing, displaying, and recording coats of arms and related badges. It originated in the Middle Ages out of the need to distinguish knights and other combatants when their identity was hidden by armor. Over time, a formal system of rules spawned a wide variety of forms of heraldic art.
Though heraldry dates back to 12th century Europe, it is still very much in use today by many countries, cities and towns, as well as organizations and families around the world. Heraldic societies exist to promote education and understanding about the subject. Today we‚Äôre seeing a resurgence of interest in heraldry, due in large part to renewed interest in family history and ancestry.
There is a lot of confusion and miss-use of terms in the world of heraldry. We‚Äôll try to clear that up here with some brief definitions paraphrased from Wikipedia (see their definitions for much more extensive information.)
Producer of high-end decorative wine d√©cor and barrel art introduces products to enrich hospitality dining & drinking experiences at HD Expo trade show in Las Vegas
Gold Hill, Oregon, May 5, 2014 ‚Äď eWoodArt.com announces that it now designs and produces custom decorative wood art for the hospitality industry as well as high-end consumers and selected reseller markets. Their focus on decorative and functional barrel, cask & tank art made from retired wine and spirits barrels, or made from scratch to look like the real thing, has been expanded to address the larger scope and scale of the hospitality space.