Karl Klooster

Features Editor Karl Klooster focuses on people, local history and wines.


Marcus Larson/News-Register##Knudsen Vineyards managing director Page Knudsen-Cowles discusses the just-released
2013 Dundee Hills chardonnay during a luncheon at the Knudsen Cabin.

The Cork: Knudsen releases its first chardonnay

After more than four decades of involvement in the wine industry, I am always delighted to spend time with younger wine professionals who are representing the industry well. If there’s any field ...

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The Cork: Don't be mis-lead by crystal wine glasses

Minimizing the health risks of those gorgeous glasses

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The will in Willamina

Karl Klooster Klooster is the News-Register's regional editor and wine columnist. > See his column When you negotiate the westbound bend of the Sheridan-Willamina Highway, also known as ...

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Symposium spells progress

Annual event underscores wine industry success Anyone who wants to discover what’s what with Oregon wine should attend the annual Oregon Wine Symposium. This event serves as the showcase for an ...

Karl Klooster/News-RegisterPatrons enjoy wine and food at Chapter 24 during its Spanish-style Valentine’s Day festivities, which included salsa dancing.

Wine so fine, my Valentine

Oregon wineries aim for the heart

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterCarlton community leaders meeting at Barrel 47 Restaurant: from left to right, Carol Fredrick, Charan Cline, Kevin Martin, Kathie Oriet, Chad Olsen, Karen Wright, Ken Wright, Amber Horne and Scott Bernards.

Great little town on the go

It wasn’t too many years ago that the economic engines driving the city of Carlton were wheat fields, hazelnut orchards, landscaping nurseries, grazing lands and timber stands. Even though they ...

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Chapter 24 writ large

High-end Dundee winery releases new $300 wine

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On the courthouse steps

Significant increase in sheriff’s sales since real estate calamity hit in 2008 

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Montalieu conveys his view

Bordeaux-born winemaker embraces Willamette Valley

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Music Man plays swan song

Frank Messina retiring as Yamhill-Carlton High School band leader

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Local practice nears 100 years of tradition

Chiropractor is third to carry forward local lineage that began in 1921

Being Bob, book four

Native son has had a long and colorful run

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterThe Eola Hills Wine Cellars tasting room at Third and Evans streets features antique furnishings and decor items that can be enjoyed while sipping in comfort.

All within a three-block walk

Wine sipping aplenty along McMinnville’s main street

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Learning how to learn

Sheridan school emphasizes experiential insight and hands-on outreach

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