SOURCE: Entrepreneur Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

March 14, 2016 12:22 ET

Sip Your Way Into Spring With a Sparkling Preserves Cocktail

Columbia Empire Farms Offers a Variety of Oregon-Produced Preserves Perfect for Stirring Into Your Next Cocktail

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) -  The transition from dreary winter to cheerful spring is one of the most anticipated times of year. And with the change in seasons, comes a change in cocktails. In anticipation of the first day of spring, Columbia Empire Farms is sharing a delicious and easy recipe for the perfect springtime sipper -- a sparkling preserves cocktail.

Columbia Empire Farms offers a wide selection of Oregon-made preserves such as Marionberry and Huckleberry, both of which would be perfect in this two ingredient drink. Pair the preserves with something bubbly from Oregon, because remember -- what grows together, goes together.

SPARKLING PRESERVES COCKTAIL

INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon of preserves

5 ounces of Oregon sparkling wine

DIRECTIONS

Add preserves to a sparkling wine glass.

Pour in sparkling wine.

Stir gently with a small spoon and enjoy!

Columbia Empire Farms, located in Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley, also produces syrups, honeys, pie fillings, barbecue sauces, vinaigrettes, hazelnut confections and other treats using freshly harvested ingredients from the farm. The farm's vertical method of farming includes growing and harvesting its 900 acres of berries and hazelnuts, which then become the many delicious products available online and in select retail stores nationwide. Gift baskets are also available.

For more information or to order online, visit www.columbiaempirefarms.com.

About Columbia Empire Farms
Columbia Empire Farms, established in 1976 in Sherwood, Oregon, cultivates 900 acres of berries and hazelnuts. Owned by Robert B. Pamplin Jr., this family farm produces its own preserves, jams, fruit spreads, syrups, butters, pie fillings, barbecue sauces, pepper jellies, vinaigrettes, honeys and hazelnut confections -- all right on the farm using freshly harvested ingredients. Whether it is the Marryin Berry made from locally grown Marionberries or hazelnuts roasted to perfection and covered with handmade chocolate, Columbia Empire Farms thoughtfully crafts products that showcase the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. For more information or to order online, visit www.columbiaempirefarms.com.

About Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. has earned eight degrees -- including two doctorates -- in business, economics, accounting, education and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist and author of 23 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. For more information, visit www.pamplin.org. For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.

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