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Students discover more about wine during summer program


Photo courtesy of Linfield Center for the Northwest
The Oregon Wine Industry Experience interns sit down with many of the A to Z Wine Works staff to get a better understanding of various types of jobs the industry has to offer.

Students who participated in “The Linfield College Oregon Wine Industry Experience” found ways to further their interests and find new ones this summer.

The program was set up by Linfield Center for the Northwest to give Linfield students a taste of the wine industry. Seniors Shelby Duarte and Kelly Carmody both participated this summer and are still participating in the program.

This summer students visited vineyards and wineries around Oregon, learning everything about the wine-making process.

“We learned about all areas of the wine industry, such as wine-making, food and wine pairing, biodynamic farming, how to drive a forklift,” Duarte said. “We got a general overview of all the subjects and to hear a lot of different wine makers.”


Photo courtesy of Linfield Center for the Northwest
Interns senior Caren Siegel (left), junior Jessie McGraw (center) and senior Shelby Duarte test their skills to see which scents they could identify in the wine they sampled at A to Z Wine Works.

Both Duarte and Carmody did not really understand wine until they participated in the program.

“When I started the internship, I definitely wasn’t a big wine drinker, but I’ve tasted so much wine now,” Carmody said. “I’ve come a long way from thinking it tastes like bad grape juice. It definitely has all these flavors and undertones to it.”

“I didn’t [like wine] at first,” Duarte said. “But once I started in the program, I tasted good wine.”

For the harvest, Duarte and Carmody work with two different wineries. Carmody interns with Dominio IV, a winery on Fifth Street, and Duarte has a job working in Ponzio Wine Bar’s tasting room.

“I’m learning something new every day,” Duarte said. “My wine manager who has been in the wine industry for 35 years also says there’s always something to learn.”

The Oregon Wine Experience Program also finds a way to tie into a student’s interests.

According to Duarte, most of the participants are marketing majors and using the experience as an opportunity to get some real world experience. Spring Term 2014, the students are allowed to find an internship that interests them.

Carmody is an electronic arts major, which is a combination of mass communication, computer science and the fine arts. Her hope with the wine industry experience is to get a job advertising different wineries and vineyards.

“It would be amazing if I could get a job in the wine industry,” Carmody said. “That’s something I’m going to pursue. I definitely want to do something in videography and graphic design. I feel like there’s a lot of room in the wine industry for that.”

Carmody would like to possibly make videos or labels for wineries. She and her roommate senior Caren Siegel, who is also a participant in the program, created some wine labels this summer.

They received advice from Andrea La Rue of Nectar Graphics on how to improve them and plan to use them in the spring.

Duarte is a marketing major and hopes to acquire a marketing job at Ponzi Wine Bar.

“If there isn’t anything available through Ponzi, I will reach out to other wineries,” Duarte said. “I really like the wine industry here.”

In a marketing job, Duarte would be able to put a lot of what she has learned as marketing major to the test.

“I think they’d manage their social media, doing events, working with distributors, meeting with sales reps and teaching them about their product,” Duarte said about marketing jobs in the wine industry.

The participants will also go abroad as part of the program this Jan Term. They will visit Burgundy, France to compare Oregon wine and French wine.

Gilberto Galvez / Features editor

Gilberto Galvez can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com.


TLR looks forward to a new school year

Although summer is drawing to a close, and classes are in full swing, The Linfield Review has a lot to be excited about this year.

last school year, members of the mass communication department were busy readying a student media convergence room for all campus media organizations to use.

The room was finally completed this summer and can be found int he basement of Renshaw.

Now, the Linfield Review, KSLC, Wildcat Productions and CAMAS have a work area of our own to produce materials for the Linfield community. The room was made possible through a generous donation from the grandmother of a previous Review editor.

The Review’s goal for the room is to promote collaboration between all student media groups and offer the opportunity for student to express their creativity whenever they please.

However, in order to use the room, you must be a staff member of one of the organizations.

But don’t fret. If you are interested in becoming involved with The Linfield Review, there are positions still available.

The review is seeking a copy editor, online editor and illustrator at this time. Previous experience at a newspaper is not required.

For more information about open staff positions, please visit www.linfieldreview.com, and look under the ‘Jobs’ tab.

Applications, along with work samples or a resume are due noon Friday Sept. 7 to Renshaw 102B. They can be slipped under the door or left in the drop box next to it.

For those simply wanting to keep up on happenings around campus, look for the Review at popular spots, such as Renshaw, Dillin, Riley, the post office and more.

We publish every Monday afternoon throughout the year, expect during breaks and January Term.

For more information about the Review, feel free to email me at linfieldrevieweditor@gmail.com

Jessica Prokop/Editor-in-Chief

Local waterpark prepares to make a splash

Photo courtesy of Kasey Richter

Photo courtesy of Kasey Richter

Photo courtesy of Kasey Richter

Photo courtesy of Kasey Richter

Linfield students staying in McMinnville can add something new to their list of summer plans — the “Wings and Waves Waterpark” at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum.

The park is set to open its doors to the public June 6 with a Grand Opening Celebration, after more than two years of planning and construction.

“We were looking to attract a younger demographic,” Kasey Richter,  class of ’09 and director of Public Relations for Evergreen Museum, said. “We knew there was nothing else in the area like it.”

The creation of the park included planting a Boeing 747 jetliner atop the building where 10 water slides, a wave pool and a children’s museum will be housed.

Not all of the slides are inside the building. Several of the slides begin inside of the 747 itself, exit the plane and re-enter the building into a pool inside.

Educational exhibits designed to inform visitors about the role that water plays in society are inside the building.

The park isn’t only for education. Some features of the park are designed purely for fun, including the slides that begin inside the plane.

“There may be educational information on the stairs and in the lobby of the 747, but not on the slides themselves,” Richter said.

While the park is geared toward a younger age group, many Linfield students said that they are excited to visit the park this summer or next year.

“I will most definitely try to make it to the water park this summer,” senior Benton Canaga said. “It looks pretty cool from the outside, and I want to check it out.”

The park also has the potential to attract visitors to McMinnville, senior Allison Navarro said.

“I don’t know if the water park will single-handedly make McMinnville a destination, but I think it will attract people from surrounding areas, as a water park is sort of an oddity in the Pacific Northwest,” Navarro said. “I also think a lot of McMinnville residents will be interested in going.”

Junior Kirstie Franceschina agreed.

“I think it might bring more people to McMinnville through the summer months as a day trip or family destination,” she said.

Admission to the park is $30 for visitors over 42 inches tall. The price is $25 for those under 42 inches and admission to the children’s museum is $15.

The price of admission may be a deterrent for college students looking to visit the park because there is not a Linfield student discount.

“I might attend the waterpark once or twice this summer, but $30 is a little too expensive for me,” Franceschina said.

Brittany Baker/Staff reporter

Brittany Baker can be reached at linfieldreviewfeatures@gmail.com.