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									8 A — DAILY COURIER, Grants Pass, Oregon • MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2009




Writer uncorks secrets of wineries                                                                                                                                                               Engagements
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Becker-Bancroft
Book looks at                                                                                                                                                                                        Jolee Jean Becker and Ryan
                                                                                                                                                                                                 J. Bancroft announce their
California                                                                                                                                                                                       engagement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The bride-to-be is the daugh-

artisan wines,                                                                                                                                                                                   ter of Janis Rosine and John
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Michael Becker of Newport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     A 1997 graduate of Newport
their creators                                                                                                                                                                                   High School, she attended the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 University of San Diego and is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 manager of Mo’s Restaurants.
By Kathleen Alaks                                                                                                                                                                                    The prospective groom is the
of the Daily Courier                                                                                                                                                                             son of Nylla and Dale L. Ban-
    The main difference between                                                                                                                                                                  croft of Grants Pass. A 1991
wine writer Judy Reynolds and                                                                                                                                                                    graduate of Grants Pass High
the artisan winemakers she                                                                                                                                                                       School, he attended Oregon
writes about is perspective.                                                                                                                                                                     State University and is
    “When they look at a glass of                                                                                                                                                                employed as the golf superinten-
wine, they see a work of art,”                                                                                                                                                                   dent at Salishan Resort in
Reynolds says. “When I look at                                                                                                                                                                   Gleneden Beach.
a glass of wine, I see a story.”                                                                                                                                                                     The wedding is planned for
    Reynolds shares two dozen of                                                                                                                                                                 Feb. 21, 2009, in Cancun, Mexi-
those stories in her new book                                                                                                                                                                    co.
“Once Upon A Vine… The Secret
Stories of California’s Artisan                                                                                                                                                                  Seymour-Cohen
Wineries,” which published in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kori Seymour and Tom
December. In the 175-page
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cohen announce their engage-
paperback, Reynolds weaves
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ment.
together personal accounts of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The bride-to-be is the daugh-
the lives of the people who bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ter of Patrick and Jennifer Sey-
wine to life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 mour of Grants Pass.
    “What ties them all together
                                                                                                                                                                                                    She is a 2005 graduate of
is the passion and the hard work
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Grants Pass High School and is
that all these people put into
                                                                                                                                                                                                 currently a senior at Portland
their wine,” she says. “These
                                                                                                                                                                                                 State University.
people are dedicated to creating
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The prospective groom is the
the best expression of the land
                                                                                                                                                                                                 son of Richard and Susan Cohen
where the grapes came from
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Grants Pass.
and they go the extra mile to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    He is a 2002 graduate of
produce that.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Grants Pass High School and
    A freelance writer for nearly
                                                                                                                                                                                                 also received a bachelor’s
25 years, Reynolds has written
                                                                                                                                                                                                 degree from the University of
hundreds of articles for medical,
                                                                                                                                                                  KATHLEEN ALAKS/Daily Courier   Washington. He works for Inter-
industrial, trade and travel jour-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 national Sports Management in
nals. Since 1990, she has written
                                     Judy Reynolds relaxes at home with some of the wines that she wrote about in her new book, “Once Upon A                                                     Portland.
newsletters for the California
                                     Vine… The Secret Stories of California’s Artisan Wineries.”                                                                                                    The wedding is planned for
Wine Club, the umbrella for five
                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 27, 2009, at the Applegate
national wine-of-the-month clubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Valley Ranch.
all featuring California wines.                                                                                   with a self-sufficient, sustainable   with six cats, a retired race-
    That job has her traveling                                                                                    agriculture farm.                     horse and a mule. In addition to
California’s wine country three        By the book                                                                   Reynolds says that, though         writing, she is an avid horse-             Pasta ideas on Tuesday’s
or four times a year, touring the                                                                                 she’s far from being a wine con-      back rider and traveler.                   Food page in the Courier
vineyards and interviewing the         ■ WHAT: Book signing by Judy                                               noisseur or even a wine aficiona-         “Once Upon a Vine,”
winemakers and winery owners.          Reynolds, author of “Once Upon                                             do, she can still appreciate the      Reynolds stresses, is not about




                                                                                                                                                                                                  ADAPT
    “I’ve had the unique opportu-      a Vine… The Secret Stories of                                              way wine looks in the glass, how      wine appreciation or education,
nity to get to know their stories,     California’s Artisan Wines”                                                the smell can remind her of the       it’s not a tasting guide or a tour
how and why they created the                                                                                      place where she saw the grapes        book. It is about looking at wine
vineyard and their wines,” she         ■ WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb.                                             growing, how the flavor can           in a friendly, enjoyable way.
says. “Some of the people I met

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                                       7                                                                          change over time.                         “I’m not a wine journalist or
just really stuck in my mind, or       ■ WHERE: Oregon Books, 937                                                    “It can be such a delightful       a wine critic,” she says. “I come
their stories stood out as espe-       N.E. D St., Grants Pass                                                    surprise,” she says.                  to wine for the story. I have a
cially inspiring or interesting or                                                                                   A Southern California native,      strong commitment to inviting
funny.”                                ■ GET A COPY: The book is                                                  Reynolds graduated form the           wine off of its pedestal and to sit      DUII ASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                      FREE
    Like the story of Lane Tan-        available in Grants Pass at Ore-                                           University of California, Berke-      beside you as a friend, rather
ner, the chemistry major who           gon Books and Elegance, and                                                ley, with a degree in anthropolo-     than be intimidated by it.”
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got a job at a northern California     online through www.onceupon-                                               gy and social science. She and
winery and so impressed Andre          avinethebook.com and                                                       her husband Mark Flynn moved              Reach reporter Kathleen
Tchelistcheff, the father of Cali-     www.amazon.com. It sells for                                               to Grants Pass in 2002. They live     Alaks       at     474-3815     or
fornia wine making, that he con-       $20.                                                                       on rural acreage south of town        kalaks@thedailycourier.com
vinced the winery owner to hire
him as their new enologist, even
though at the time she didn’t
know what the word meant. (It’s
a wine making specialist.) Later,
                                     the first women winemakers in
                                     California and now has her own
                                     winery in Santa Barbara
                                                                          cock, who takes a philosophical
                                                                          approach to his winemaking. Or
                                                                          of Timm and Sharon Crull, who
                                                                                                                         Make Valentine’s Day Special with
Tanner went on to become one of         Or, the story of Brian Bab-       combine their Quarry Vineyards


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   Calvin R. Robinson married
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