Hey, it’s a New Year, old wine new wine, or how about old-world new-wine…Italy sound okay? Well, yeah, it does, so here’s a three part series of videos on the Wines of Italy!!!
The Wines of Northern Italy
Feel educated, informed… now feeling like you’d like to taste some! So very conveniently, we have another Friday of wine tasting in Portland! Okay, people taste and drink wine every day of the week, but of course it’s on Friday’s that the local wine shops present cost-effective tastings of a number of related wines to help you to discover or sharpen you pallet! If Italian wines are not being tasted, see if they have any by-the-glass you could try? Wine shops find success via service, so ask them. They are anxious to earn your trust; to become your “Go-To” for wine.
We have a few more wine shops holding tastings this week, and the usual cast of “late to post” shops that we may be able to update before noon on Friday.
Please take, or meet, friends as wines always best that way!
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97229
Join us Tuesday thru Friday 11 AM - 8 PM.
Join us Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM.
Call for directions 971-245-600
Nada, no info; do have Friday tastings though
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
FRIDAY SIPS - White Burgundy, Cameron Pinot & Rioja
Drop by to taste the three scrumptious selections listed below!
Today, January 10, 3:30 - 6:30
2011 DOMAINE CHAPUIS BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE
"Domaine Chapuis is a small estate based in the northern sector of Burgundy's Macon region, specifically the village of Mancey. Having been referred to this Domaine a couple of years ago, we are once again pleased to offer up the new vintage of what has become a terrific Cellar Door favorite in our rotation of White Burgundy wines that represent first-rate value.
"Aged without the influence of new oak (only 1-3 year old barrels are used), this wine is for those who appreciate the purity and definition of origin that Chardonnay brings forth. Forthright scents of mineral combine with orange, pear and anise to lead into an overachieving texture that has plenty of range, depth and flavor. Plenty of cut on the back end and finishes extremely long for white Burg under 20 bucks. Try it with roasted chicken or a fish done with a nice sauce. We were able to score 25 cases (16 are left) and while it sounds like quite a bit, they will sell out as previous vintages done. Translation, if you like French Chardonnay at a good price, order yours now!"
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Cork is currently closed for a hiatus.
We're tending to the barrels at the Viola Winery
and getting our first batch of 2013 wines
ready for bottling and release in late Spring 2014.
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday, January 10th
Wine Traditions Portfolio - Loire Valley, France; $12
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Now that the New York Times has given its blessing, let’s taste some impressive 2011 Oregon Pinot Noir. Antica Terra, Thomas, Dom. Drouhin, Soter & more. $20
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, January 10 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
Kara Kuehl of Vehrs Wines will be pouring selections from Italy, Spain, Washington and California:
Martin Ray Russian River Chardonnay 2012 - Sonoma County, CA $13.99
Perfectly balanced aromas of baked apple, citrus, toast and floral notes delight the nose and continue as flavors in the juicy, round mouth. Pair this rich, refreshing Chardonnay
with light fish dishes, a variety of salads and mild cheeses.
Barinas Roble - Jumilla, Spain 2010 $9.99
100% Monastrell –Barinas is the name of the small village where the wine is made in the region of Jumilla, Spain.
Barinas Roble is a delicious wine made with Monastrell grapes (Mourvedre) from the 25-30 year old vines. Deep red in color, it exhibits a perfume of blackberries and blueberries, spices, vanilla and coffee beans. Elegant, balanced & polished, it has long pleasant finish.
Feudo di Santa Tresa Cerasuolo di Vittoria- 2011 Sicilia, Italy $15.99
Cerasuolo is a classic blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, both indigenous varietal of Sicily. Well rounded with intense ruby color. Soft and full of elegance.
Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato Sicilia – 2011 Sicilia, Italy $15.99
Frappato is a native Sicilian varietal that has a thin skin and large berries. It contributes fresh fruit character to the Cerasuolo di Vittoria blend is lively, fruit-forward wine when vinified on its own.
Smooth, lively acidity, well balanced with a spicy, long-lasting after taste.
Statti Gaglioppo Calabria Gaglioppo 2012 Calabria, Italy $15.99
100% Galioppo Rosso
As with so many other “ancient” grape varieties, especially ones that are situated in Southern Italy, there is some notion that Gaglioppo is originally Greek. Recent genetic studies do suggest a strong relationship to a rare Sicilian variety called Frappato.
Ruby red with intense aromas of cherry and spices. Generous flavors of almonds, figs and pears.
Revelry Cabernet 2010 - Columbia Valley, WA $11.99
Washington State’s Cabernet Sauvignon is distinctive for its deep red fruit qualities, defined tannin structure, and developed balance. At Revelry Vintners we source our Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, targeting warm growing sites. It is in these areas [Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, The Wahluke Slope] that the “King of Grapes” ripens most intensely.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is dark in color and has a wonderful balance about it.
Fess Parker Frontier Red Lot 90, Central Coast, CA $10.99
Red blend of dark fruit aromas black cherry and blackberry along with pepper jump from the glass. Added notes of smoke leather and vanilla complete this incredible bouquet. Cranberry and red currant combine with smoke and dark chocolate flavors that accentuate the sweet mid-palate and help produce soft velvety finish. Enjoy with everyday cuisine, backyard BBQ’s or simply on its own.
And there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk...
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Saturday Afternoon Tastings ::
Our select samplers are poured on Saturday, starting at noon and until the well runs dry. There is no charge.
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
No Tasting info posted
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
WINE TASTINGS are held every Friday from 5-7:30 pm. We pour a selection of 5 or 6 different wines and the cost is $10 per person, unless otherwise noted.
No tasting info posted
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
JANUARY 10TH: NORTHERN ITALIANS! Dig into some tasty treats from the Marche, Veneto, Tuscany & Lombardy. $15.00
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
Portland: We are CLOSED for the winter! Re-opening scheduled for April 2014.
SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wne)
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
VINO’s Friday Flights happen every Friday evening from 4:30 until 8:00. You get a flight of five wines for $10, and we will usually have 2 or 3 bonus pours for a nominal extra charge. You can drop in anytime, and all are welcome from newbies to wine know-it-alls. We always provide the bread to cleanse your palates and please feel free to bring snacks and other nibbles with you!
NO Info provided yet, will date
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
Friday, Jan 10
4 – 7 PM
TASTING: Casa Bruno
3037 N. Williams A
503 619 1918
The first hosted wine tasting of 2014,
A new rep, and some New Wines
Tonight Friday January 10 from 6-8 in the Cellar Dwellers Lounge, Aaron Hartig of Vinifera Imports is bringing some Interesting Italian wines for us to try. Let's show him some WineUp love, welcome him to the fold and pick up a bottle or two
Here is what he's bringing
Soligo Brut Prosecco
Icardi Cortese 2011
Brigaldara Valpolicella 2011
Caruso & Minini Nero D'Avola 2007
Conte Vistarino Sangue Di Juda 2012
See you tonight
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
World Class Wines offers regularly scheduled Friday night wine tastings at our
Lake Oswego shop from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Six wines for $15.00 with an optional
$5.00 bonus pour; Includes light appetizers and SABERING of our nightly bubbly!
First time ever: no tasting posted.