It’s 2013!!! Will this be an amazing vintage year for every single wine you love to drink???!! Sure. Well…
Tasting wine is about finding wines you love, as every year is a new vintage year, and new expressions of the grape soil, etc oh, and vintner,,, a new adventure!
Speaking of new adventures, we have three videos, all hilarious takes on starting and running a winery! First, the decision to start winery, second buying from a wine sales person, and lastly, a lesson on what wine really means to other earth. Enjoy these! But, if you don’t, watch again!
We have some very, very, very nice tastings this week; Burgundies, Pinots, Piedmont and Tuscan Reds, and a Cab focused tasting, and many others, so please check out the list.. there’s even a nice Grenache and Syrah tasting!
It’s going to be cold, so red wine seems perfect, grab some friends and visit one, two or more local wine shops. Remember, wine tasting doesn't have to be about big wine consumption. There are many ways to taste while minimizing your actual consumption. Ask the shop you visit for suggestions; that’s part of their job, and the tend to love what they do!
Here’s this week’s slate of opportunities. Updates will be made so check back for complete information. Remember, taste wine safely! It’s the Oregon way!
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
“Friday, Jan 11 – Everyday Reds • 4pm - 7pm
The first full week of the year for us is always about refilling our under $20 section that gets hit hard during the holiday shopping season. So as we wrestle the next few days with a sea of cardboard boxes, we'll cull together our 4 favorite new arrivals to share with you in the main flight this week. And as there is always something hiding in the corners we want to share, expect a few bonus pours as well. As usual, our Friday Night Flights run from 4pm to 7pm or until the bottles are empty. Main Flight $10*, Premium Pours for an additional fee.”
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday night flights (5-9pm)
Friday, January 11th
CLOSED for Private Event @ 7pm
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
2010 Oregon Pinot Noir. A classy vintage that tastes better every day. Shea Wine Cellars, Belle Pente, Drouhin, Thomas and an older vintage for the bonus. $17
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Jan 11th our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --5.00 fee--
Ellen from Lemma Wine pours
Big reds from Piedmont Italy and a few terrific values for under ten bucks from California.
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
January 11 – The Great Northwest Wines
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
JANUARY 11TH: GLORIOUS TUSCAN REDS! Chianti Classico, Rosso di Montalcino, Super Tuscan, Brunello! $15.00!
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
Now open every Friday night in Portland!
Saturday, January 12th, 2013
In Portland - Friday night Jan. 11th 5-8pm
In Carlton – Saturday Jan, 12th 12-5p
Since taking over the winemaking at the ultra-prestigious Domaine Comte Armand in 1999 at the tender age of 22, Benjamin Leroux has been on the radar of Burgundy lovers everywhere. He started his own domaine in 2007, and has been hailed as the best young winemakers in Burgundy and one of the best winemakers in the world by critics around the globe.
We’re thrilled to pour and offer a selection of Ben’s seamless, elegant wines. UPDATE – Here are the flights for this weekend:
Friday night in Portland - 2010 Auxey-Duresses Blanc, 2009 & 2010 Savigny-lès-Beaune, and 2010Chambolle-Musigny. ($10 tasting fee)
Saturday in Carlton – 2010 Auxey-Duresses Blanc, 2010 Puligny-Montrachet, 2010 Chassagne-Montrachet, 2010 Savigny-lès-Beaune, 2010 Volnay, and 2010 Chambolle-Musigny! ($20 tasting fee)
Tasting fees are refundable with any purchase of three bottles or more of the featured wines.
Come join us for some of the best wines being made in Burgundy today
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
“Cabernet sauvignon… is the American wine that most of us cut our red wine loving palates on. And you know, these are still pretty tasty bottles of red wine! I’ve gathered a few of my favorite players from north and south and I can promise you there will be something you will love here. I’m not rooting for either side to come out on top. I’m guessing like most of you I just want to drink really well at a reasonable price, and have some fun while I’m doing it. Hence…..”
-2009 HEALDSBURG RANCHES Cabernet Sauvignon “North Coast” (Cali.) $10.95
-2010 MILBRANDT VINEYARDS Cabernet Sauvignon “Traditions” (Wash.) $14.95…90 pts-Wine Spectator
-2010 SEAN MINOR Cabernet Sauvignon “4 Bears” (Cali.) $15.95
-2010 MARIETTA CELLARS Cabernet Sauvignon “Sonoma” (Cali.) $20.95
-2009 MCKINLEY SPRINGS Cabernet Sauvignon “Horse Heaven Hills”(Wash.) $20.95
And for the main event….
Bonus #1- 2009 HEDGES CELLARS Red Mountain (Wash.) $25.95
Bonus #2- 2008 DOMAINE EDEN Cabernet Sauvignon “Santa Cruz” (Cali.) $29.95…91 pts-Wine Advocate
Bonus #3- 2009 WALLA WALLA VINTNERS Cabernet Sauvignon “Walla Walla Valley” (Wash.) $36.95
So much to look forward to! Make sure you stop by anytime between 4:30-8:00. The cost for the first fine wines, as it has always been and apparently always will be, is just ten dollars with a bit more for the bonus pours. Bring your favorite nibbles and we’ll see you here!
Woodstock Wine & Deli website in transition
4030 SE Woodstock Blvd
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Grenache & Syrah