Here we are, nearing mid-February with an amazing array of tastings this Friday!
You want champagne… TWO tastings! Wine Makers?… how about a Riesling opener and Pinot Noirs running the table next?!
Want reds, tastings, with one on Chile and Argentine wines, another focused on Rioja, and another on three decades of Cab Franc?!!! Oh, and another on wines from Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Mexico.
What are you waiting for!!! Oh, the wild card is a Port and Madeira tasting!
There are some real gems in this week’s offering from and array of wine shops, right here in Portland. Remember if you know of tastings, we are not listing, please comment with the information. We are always seeking wine shops more logistically advantageous for some readers.
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Here’s this week’s slate of opportunities. Updates will be made by noon Friday, so check back for complete information. Remember, taste wine safely! It’s the Oregon way!
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
February 15, 2013
French Wines from Sancerre, Crozes-Hermitage & Burgundy
“Upon meeting Laurent Combier for the first time, one wonders just when this energetic dude finds time to sleep. Along with being one of the top producers of Crozes-Hermitage, Laurent is also a partner in a vineyard in Priorat, Spain called Trio Infernal and is totally committed to the vineyards with both projects.
“Combier’s wines are expressive, full of smoothness, emphasizing Syrah’s fine fruit character and above all, displaying rock-star aromatics. This particular cuvee is the entry into Laurent’s Crozes-Hermitage world. Smoky, peppery and chock full of cassis, currants and cracked pepper. Lavishly flavored with resounding burst, this is showing beautifully and complete along with and having more persistence and length than usual due to the rigorous and meticulous farming employed by Combier. Enjoy over the next 5 years.”
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Friday, Feb 15 • 4pm - 7pm
$10 Main Flight* + Bonus Pours
With new vintages from some of our favorite Rioja producers, like Sierra Cantabria, Mencos and Ostatu now on the shelf, we wanted to open them for you and let you have a taste of how great the current releases are. Main Flight will feature 4 Crianza with a Premium Pour of a Riserva and Gran Reserva planned. Don't miss the chance to get your fill of Tempraillo. Tasting starts at 4pm and goes until the bottles are empty.
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday night flights (5-9pm)
Friday, February 15th
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Port & Madeira. Always a good February night idea. Vintage, 10 year Tawny, & LBV as well as Bual & Malmsey Madeira. $15
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: email@example.com
Friday, Feb. 15th our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$10.00 fee--
A special Champagne Tasting tasting with Doug Culver from C&G wines pouring...
-Claude Genet Champagne NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Chouilly $49.00
-Mignon NV Champagne Pur Meunier Extra Brut $55.00
-Rodez Champagne NV Crayeres $55.00
-Dosnon & Lepage Champagne NV Rosé $65.00
-Francoise Bedel Champagne NV Entre Ciel et Terre $79.00
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Feb. 15 Three decades of Cabernet Francs from Chinon
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
February 15th : Rhone Valley Reds ($15)
This series always provides some of the most authentic, terroir driven wines. We’ll pour the best including Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, Gigondas and a Northern Rhone or two featuring 100% Syrah to compliment the blends from the South
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
February 15 - Local Imbue Vermouths and related cocktails
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
FEBRUARY 15TH: SOUTH OF THE BORDER! A not too miss tasting featuring Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Mexico, yes Mexico! $15.00
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
Join us to celebrate Valentine’s with an All-Champagne flight - the best in Grower Champagnes, our exclusive imports direct from the producers in France.
Portland Flight – Francis Cossy NV Brut, Bruno Gobillard NV Brut, Jérôme Coessens NV Blanc de Noirs, and the Vincent Couche Sensation 1997! $20 tasting fee, refundable with any 3-bottle purchase of the featured wines.
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
Friday, Feb 15th, 2013
“Luckily for you all I have been able to gather three of my favorite people in our business to entertain and inform this Friday. Matt Berson of Love & Squalor, John Grochau of Grochau Cellars, and Brad McElroy of Ayres Vineyard will all be volunteering their time at VINO this week to our benefit. And you won’t just be meeting three of the absolutely nicest guys in our local grape making world, but their wines are truly standard bearers of Oregon excellence.
“This is small batch winemaking at its finest from winemakers who also happen to be ridiculously meticulous when it comes to what comes out of their respective cellars, as will become all to evident with each taste. This is an extraordinary opportunity to get up close and personal (as things at VINO tend to get on Friday anyway, right?) and get some insight into why these wines taste so freaking good. Bring your curiosity, your thirst, and your personal questions as we explore these local flavors with the men who make them happen….”
-2011 LOVE & SQUALOR Riesling “Willamette Valley” $17.95…in case you missed it the first dozens of times I’ve said it, this is the best riesling made in the NW!
-2011 AYRES VINEYARD Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $22.95
-2009 GROCHAU CELLARS Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $23.95
-2010 LOVE & SQUALOR “Behemoth” Columbia Valley Red Wine $13.95
-2009 GROCHAU CELLARS Syrah “Rogue Valley” $20.95
And the satisfaction increases exponentially in bonus land….
Bonus #1- 2010 LOVE & SQUALOR Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $23.95
Bonus #2- 2011 AYRES VINEYARD Estate Pinot Noir “Lewis Rogers Lane” $34.95
Bonus #3- 2009 GROCHAU CELLARS Pinot Noir “Cuvée des Amis” $35.95
Woodstock Wine & Deli website in transition
4030 SE Woodstock Blvd
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
February 15th Chile and South America with Anna from TGIC