For just $5, you can celebrate the end of the crazy holiday season without all the fuss but with all the fun. The tasting will start off with Bohigas Brut Rosat, a Cava from spain. Dry, crisp, but with that yeasty fizz and lovely rose color. This isn't your typical bubbly.
From Spain, we'll move to Austria, where you can sip on a 2011 Waldchutz Gruner Veltliner. This is a refreshing sipper, and it has a wonderful zing and steely minerality.
Soon we return to the Pacific Northwest and our home territory of the Willamette Valley. Laura Volkman's 2010 "St. James" Estate Pinot Noir is elegant and refined. This is a Pinot Noir of which Oregon can be proud.
Pinot Noir is to Oregon as Syrah is to Washington. From the Columbia Valley of eastern Washington, Spofford Station brings a spicy and full-bodied Syrah from 2005, which was a great year for Washington wine.
Not to be forgotten, California wine has been brought into the fold at Oregon Wine Sales with Gamble FamilyVineyards from the famed Napa Valley. Taste the terroir with Gamble Heritage Sites Zinfandel blend. This is a wine not to be missed.
Just a hop outside of Portland, you can taste the world of wine at The Friendly Vine in Forest Grove, all through the representation of Oregon Wine Sales. If you like what you taste, feel free to buy a bottle.