May 2016 – current

2016 Accolades – Feature Stories, Review, Mentions


  • Michelle & Kurt Winner 8/17 Michelle & Kurt visit John at the inaugural Vegan Food & Wine pairing. They interview, photo, taste and write for both publications: Honest Cooking and Culinary Traveler

  • Rachel Signer (VinePair) 8/10 Umpqua Valley and TesoAria are mentioned in this romp around Oregon Wine Country by Rachel and Oregon Wine Board: Vinepair

  • Urban Life Bliss 8/3 Reviews Vegan Food & Wine Pairings for “Where to Eat & Drink in Portland” TesoAria: Urban Bliss Life

  • Terry & Kathy Sullivan (Wine Trail Traveler) 8/4 Terry & Kathy Sullivan travel the world reviewing wine regions and write of their experiences. They recently visited John at the Portland tasting room for lunch and wine pairing: Wine Trail Traveler

  • Great Northwest Wine 7/27 Reviews the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc with an “Outstanding” rating! Check out the review here: Great Northwest Wine

  • Eric Degerman (Great Northwest Wine) 7/23 Eric covers the vegan food & wine pairing story, as well as history of TesoAria, and results from multiple wine competitions, and he loves the Bulls Blood! You can read the story here: Great Northwest Wine

  • Jim Gullo (Sip Northwest Magazine) Summer 2016. Jim visits John Olson at the Winery in Roseburg. He tours, tastes and interviews John, and deems him “a great Oregon character”.

    The article starts on page 38:Sip Northwest

  • Mary Cressler (Vindulge) 7/7 Mary & husband Sean visit, sip, taste and review Thursday night Vegan Food & Wine pairings at the Portland tasting room: Vindulge

  • Barb Randall (Pamplin Publications) 6/30 Barb & Mark Randall visit for Portland Tasting Room on Pizza Tuesday, spend some time eating, drinking and chatting with John. Barb tells the TesoAria story in Lake Oswego News: Barb Randall Article

  • Erin Lynch (Platings and Pairings) 6/29 Erin attends Vegan Thursday food & wine pairing and writes and photographs her experience for her #WineWednesday column: Vegan Thursday

  • Mattie Bamman (Eater PDX) 6/23 Eater PDX searches the city for the best happy hour deals and TesoAria PDX is applauded: Best Happy Hour Eats

  • Molly Woodstock (Portland Monthly Magazine) 6/20 Molly attends the inaugural Vegan Food & Wine Dinner on 6/16 and shares her experience with photos by Kurt Winner in “The Balance”: Shut Up & Eat Your Vegtables

  • Northwest Travel Magazine 6/14 Editor Allen Cox reports on his lunch and wine tasting at the PDX Tasting Room, Bulls Blood and the restaurant offerings: NW Travel Magazine

  • Wine Industry Network 6/13 Wine Industry Advisor afternoon newsletter picks up the Vegan Thursdays press release: Wine Industry Network

  • Oregon Wine Press 6/1 The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc is recognized in this month’s “Cellar Select” feature as a wine of quality and value amongst many other submitted for this issue: Oregon Wine Press

  • Eater PDX 5/25 Mattie Bamman, Editor of Eater Portland visits, dines, tastes wines and photographs some Vegan dishes for his news release on the Vegan Food & Wine Pairing Thursdays: Portland Eater