pacificwild Catering’s Assistant General Manager, Lindsay Pearson, was recently a guest on KXL’s morning radio show to discuss the Oregon Convention Center’s recently announced offering of kegged wine from Coopers Hall.
During her interview with KXL, Lindsay said: “Kegged wine for us is important because number one, it's sustainable. Number two it's innovative and we’re supporting a company that is right in our backyard. Cooper’s Hall is 0.7 miles away from us. And so when we’re supporting someone in our neighborhood it makes it even easier.”
As Lindsay emphasizes, kegged wine has many advantages including freshness with some of the wines staying fresh for up to 6-8 weeks, which goes a long way in reducing waste. In addition, kegged wine is a win for event planners looking to reduce their environmental impact. Each keg equals twenty-six wine bottles, or 120 glasses of wine, which significantly reduces an event’s footprint in an easy way.
Currently, pacificwild has two kegged wine offerings from Coopers Hall - Willamette Valley Pinot Gris and Cascadia Red. Additional wine selections from Coopers Hall are available in kegs if event planners are interested. However, kegged wine isn’t the only option available for clients! Bottled wine from award winning local wineries is still available for all events.
To listen to Lindsay’s full interview on KXL, check out the audio segment provided by KXL Radio.
About the Oregon Convention Center
The Oregon Convention Center is owned by Metro and managed by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission. OCC is a sustainably operated LEED® Platinum facility that hosts groups from around the world and brings millions of dollars into the Portland and Oregon economy.