Leading Northwest Food & Wine Publications Merge

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Expanded coverage meets growing consumer demand for accessible insider information on Pacific Northwest food, wine, and travel

Pacific Northwest food and wine lovers will soon be enjoying a broader range and depth of tasty culinary coverage, thanks to the just-announced merger of two of the region’s most respected food and wine publications, Northwest Palate magazine and the Oregon Wine Report.

“By combining our ownership of these publications under the single Northwest Palate brand, we are better able to satisfy the public’s fast-growing hunger for easily accessible, and in-depth, insider information on the Northwest’s phenomenal food and wine scene,” said co-publishers Cole Danehower and Cameron Nagel, in a joint statement.

Northwest Palate, founded in 1987 by Cameron Nagel, is the longest-running and most successful consumer magazine focusing on food, cooking, dining, wine, and culinary travel in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho. Available by subscription and at bookstores, newsstands, winery tasting rooms, and culinary destinations throughout the region and nationwide, Northwest Palate reaches 45,000 consumers in the U.S. and Canada six times a year.

“The Northwest Palate brand is unique and compelling—it celebrates the epicurean lifestyle of the nation’s most vibrant and creative culinary region,” said Danehower, a James Beard Journalism Award-winning writer who joins Northwest Palate as co-owner. “I am truly thrilled by what the new Northwest Palate can do for the legions of curious food and wine lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”

“In twenty years of publishing Northwest Palate, I have never been more excited about our region’s culinary culture,” agreed Nagel, co-owner and co-publisher. “Around the country, people envy the range and quality of ingredients we have here, as well as the creative spirit we bring to the epicurean lifestyle. When you look at the expanding numbers of Northwest wineries, restaurants, chefs, cheese producers, farmers’ markets, gourmet shops, fine meat purveyors, organic orchards, small seafood suppliers, and individual food crafters—well, it’s breathtaking for us to be at the heart of such dynamic growth, and in a field that is so important to the quality of so many people’s lives.”

Under the new ownership arrangement, Northwest Palate will continue to be published bimonthly, providing feature stories on the sources and styles of Northwest foods and wines, regional culinary travel destinations, as well as restaurant and chef profiles, easy-to-use recipes, culinary events and news, wine reviews, and buying recommendations.

“We’ve had a winning recipe for twenty years,” says Nagel. “With this merger, we’re adding some new ingredients that should keep us cooking for the next twenty!”

About Northwest Palate Launched in 1987, Northwest Palate is a regional consumer magazine covering the food, wine, and culinary travel of the Pacific Northwest. Published six times a year, with a readership of 45,000, Northwest Palate is the leading publication in its market. Content includes feature stories on regional culinary ingredients, artisans and destinations, plus wine reviews and profiles of restaurants, chefs, farmers, culinary events, and recipes. For editorial guidelines, contact Angie Jabine, Editor, at 503-224-6039 or angie@nwpalate.com. For marketing and advertising information, contact Cole Danehower, Co-Publisher, at 503-224-6039 or 503-753-8061. Visit Northwest Palate magazine at http://www.nwpalate.com.

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