Another week, another glorious day on which to taste wine! A WEEK DAY! Oh, how wonderful is that!
A much more complete listing, yet some which want you to guess what they are offering; so be it. There are some wonderful options, including one really nice offering of new arrival whites!
Take a look, and remember, wine tastes better when you share the experience with friends, maybe a new one!
Drink safely, now your tasting
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
Take a chance, they old tastings, put them to the test
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
FRIDAY SIPS - ROBUST REDS FROM RIBERA DEL DUERO
Come in and taste 3 different and diverse full-flavored Tempranillo wines from Spain's revered Ribera Del Duero Region
Today, January 24, 3:30 - 6:30
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.
Check back to this website for updates on our plans for
reopening cork and the tasting room for Viola Wines
If you'd like to order any current Viola Wine releases,
please send us an email and we'll get back to you on availability.
VIOLA WINES + cork wine shop
2901 NE Alberta Street
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday, January 24th
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Alsatian whites are soulful wintertime companions and we’ve got some top new arrivals. A few Marcel Deiss, several Domaine Weinbach …Rieslings, a blend and single varietals. $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 24 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
Aaron Coe of Casa Bruno will be pouring selections from Oregon, Italy, France and Spain:
2012 Ca del Baio Chardonnay “Luna d’Agosto” $14.99
Straw color yellow with greenish highlights; fragrance delicately floral and fruity, with notes that remind of citrus and exotic fruits; flavour dry, cool, long, with a slightly mineral aftertaste.
2009 Holloran Riesling $13.99
Nice dry Riesling. Very Alsatian for an Oregon white.. nice petrol and oily rag notes on the nose. A bit of grapefruit mixed with floral notes of lilac. Heavily perfumed and a bit musty. Taste is full bodied with the continued citrus notes.
2011 Domaine La Paradis Chinon $11.99
Always a favorite, value-priced Chinon, perfect for everyday drinking. The color of polished garnets, it has bright red and black fruit aromas and flavors, a hint of a violet and pepper, and a vein of spice threaded carefully through from start to finish. Perfect with charcuterie, cool weather braises or grilled lamb chops with gremolata.
2009 Eguren “Mercedes” Cabernet Sauvignon $10.99
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Deep ruby. Smoky cherry, tobacco, licorice and minerals on the vibrant nose. Juicy, bright and firm, with good freshness and thrust to the dark berry and bitter cherry flavors. Gentle tannins give grip and a slightly hard edge to the refreshingly bitter finish.
2012 Ca del Baio Nebbiolo $14.99
Complex nose of leather, flowers, and fennel. Has a fairly meaty grip, with fleshy bold tannins. Long, powerful finishing that begs for some Piemontese food. Drinks better than some producers entry level Barbaresco…
2012 CBGC Malbec $11.99
This affordable gem was made from Columbia Valley grapes by one of our favorite local wine guys, John Grochau (GC in the name), in collaboration with his PDX distributor Casa Bruno (CB). This dark, ripe, über-drinkable bottle was a huge hit at last Friday’s flight of NW reds. Blackberry, plum, coffee, and black pepper waft from the glass on flow seamlessly across your palate. This is extremely well made juice at this price, and many a producer of $20+ Washington malbecs should pay close attention.
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
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.
January 24 - White Burgundy0
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland
JANUARY 24TH: SPANISH NEW RELEASES! Sample through wines from Rioja, Toro, Somantano & more $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
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Weekly Guest Winemaker with Herb Quady from Quady North
Fri, January 17, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
“If it is VINO who must support Spanish culture, then so be it. This Friday we will amply demonstrate that Spain still has much to be proud of, if not the royal family then certainly their viticulture. Across the country we’ll explore what is always so delicious, and more importantly affordable, and give even the most diehard Spain-o-philes something to get excited by. These wines, as they always do, are such remarkable deals. As more and more intrepid importers explore ever deeper into Spain’s formerly little known wine regions our lives only get more satisfying. These are wines from vineyards that are 50 to 100+ years old, and the wines they produce at the prices asked are incredible. I hope you’ll make time to show Spain some love tomorrow, and maybe put a smile on that tired face up above.”
-2012 BODEGAS ATALAYA Garnacha “Laya” (Almansa) $9.50
-2008 COVILA Rioja Crianza (Rioja) $16.95
-2011 BARAHONDA Barrica Monastrell-Syrah (Yecla) $16.95…92 pts-Wine Advocate
-2012 BODEGAS LA CARTUJA Priorat (Priorat) $17.95
-2010 TORREDEROS Ribera del Duero Crianza (Ribera del Duero) $17.95
And then some not-to-be-missed bonus pours fit for a king….
Bonus #1- 2011 NITA Priorat (Priorat) $23.95
Bonus #2- 2010 JIMINEZ-LANDI “Sotorrondero” Garnacha-Syrah (Mentrida) $24.95…90 pts-Wine Advocate
Bonus #3- 2001 LOPEZ DE HEREDIA Rioja Reserva “Tondonia” (Rioja) $44.95…truly one of the legends of Spain, Heredia is as traditional as it gets. Remarkable, pure, character driven wines made from 100% tempranillo. As Neal Martin of The Wine Advocate said in his95 point review of this wine, ” …it has withstood the tide of corporatization and homogeneity, and epitomizes timeless, artisan winemaking in their own individual, almost solipsistic manner. Technology is noticeable by its absence here. Lopez de Heredia is the apotheosis of traditional, classic wines: taut, fresh, bucolic, utterly charming and amazingly long-lived.”
Yes, these are something to get excited about! See why from 4:30-8:00 tomorrow, and be sure to bring a plate or two of your favorite tapas with you. The cost is ten dollars for the first five, and a bit more for the world class bonus pours. See you here!
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
Friday, Jan 24
4 – 7
Tasting Cask Wine Brokers
3037 N. Williams A
503 619 1918
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!
January 24th Pinot Noir