The selection is thinner, yet some real gems so get out there! There’s a tasting fitting anyone’s price range, so take a look, collect a friend, or some friends and taste wine while catching up on holiday happenings!
The holiday’s are over, thought they tend to wind down due to gatherings and the season’s known sporting events, so please be careful!
Here’s this week’s slate of opportunities. Updates will be made so check back for complete information.
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday night flights (5-9pm)
Open, No Tasting
1401 SE Morrison, Portland (503) 233 8060
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
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 4th our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --5.00 fee--
Mr. Mike pours
1) Palo Negro (Bodega Reyter) Sparkling Wine $9.99 Valle de Uco- Mendoza -Argentina
(90% chardonnay, 10% chenin blanc)
2) Casa Lapostolle 2001 Sauvignon Blanc --Chile $7.99 dry white
This wine is crisp and concentrated with fresh aromas and flavors of melon and citrus. Enjoy with a shellfish, seafood and spicy foods.
3) Evolucio Furmint --Hungary $11.99 dry white
Furmint is an obscure grape used to make Hungary's great dessert wines, but this version is dry and fruity.
4) Chateau Pineraie 2009 Cahors AOC $13.99 dry red
True old school Cahors. (85% malbec 15% merlot) Earthy malbec at its finest.
5) Domaine de Nizas 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc AOC $9.99 dry red
Peppery and spicy. (syrah, mourvedre and grenache)
6) Kopke 2010 Duriense Tinto "850" $8.99 dry red
A blend of indigenous Portuguese varietals. Great winter weather chaser.
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Jan. 4 Start 2013 right with an array of great white Burgundies
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
January 4 - Loire Valley
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
Now open every Friday night in Portland!
Friday, January 4th, 2013
Join us at Scott Paul PDX Friday night Jan. 4th from 5-8pm to kick off the new year with a flight of great Burgundies under $35! “Bourgogne” is the entry-level classification on Burgundy, but in the hands of masters like Michel Lafarge, Benjamin Leroux and Huber-Verdereau the wines can be stunningly delicious, not to mention amazing values. We’ll be pouring the 2010 Bourgogne Blanc from Benjamin Leroux, the 2010 Bourgogne Passetoutgrain from Lafarge, the 2009 Bourgogne Rouge from Huber-Verdereau and the 2010 Bourgogne Rouge from Benjamin Leroux, plus our current-release Scott Paul Pinots too. $10 tasting fee, refundable with any 3-bottle purchase of the featured wines.
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
Friday, Jan. 4th, 2013
“This tasting could have been just another ho-hum examination of Barbera. Believe me there’s a flood of it. That isn’t good enough. Not ever, not at VINO, and certainly not if I expect you to pay for it! Instead, I took the time to dig deeper, discarding wannabe producers who talked a big game but weren’t worthy of being set in front of you.”
“Our lineup is a knock out, top to bottom. I would willingly, even giddily, drink any of these bottles at any time. The lineup is that strong. With the quality of great Barbera being offered, you don’t need to venture much past the $30 a bottle mark to drink something profound, as you’ll see Friday. Heck, even at $16.95 you’ll be slurping one of my current favorite wines from anywhere. Enough build up. Here’s the definition of “worthy”….
-2009 ARALDICA Barbera d’Asti “Albera” $11.95…90 pts-Wine Spectator
-2011 PICO MACCARRI Barbera d’Asti “Lavignone” $14.95…90 pts-Wine Spectator
-2010 RAPOLINO Barbera d’Alba “Pian Romualdo” $16.95…from one of the greatest Barbera vineyards.
-2008 COPPO Barbera d’Asti “Camp du Rouss” $18.95…90 pts-Wine Advocate
-2009 CABUTTO Barbera d’Alba Superiore $23.95…those with long memories amy remember this as a huge hit at a tasting about 8 months ago. Shocked, happily, it is still around.”
And then we go boldly to bonus land….
Bonus #1-2007 ELIO GRASSO Barbera d’Alba “Vigna Martina” $24.95…a beautiful vineyard site made by one of Piedmont’s top producers.
Bonus #2-2004 CANTINE VALPANE Barbera del Monferrato $29.95…Gorgeous, consumed happily by myself and friends at a recent dinner at Ava Gene’s.
Bonus #3-2009 SOTTIMANO Barbera d’Alba “Pairolero” $30.95…91 pts-Wine Advocate: “…a pure, stunning expression of fruit. This is a fab
Woodstock Wine & Deli website in transition
4030 SE Woodstock Blvd
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Pinot Noir with the Etzel Brothers, Coattails and Horsetails!