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March 22nd is a wonderful day to taste wine in Portland. Get off your duff!

Is this your vineyard?

Looks again like a wonderful line-up of wine tasting options. Check out your usual haunts, and then consider any options you might find elsewhere in the list. Two wine shops have yet to send their emails, or post to their website. Each is reliable, so check back be fore you go out. Here are some videos of use, to some… maybe.

News you can… well, it’s an ad for a cool product: Introducing CORKCICLE - For perfect wine

Uh, hem… apparently they are happy in Sonoma. Apparently… Happy WE ARE FROM NAPA AND SONOMA WINE COUNTRY #HAPPYDAY March 20th

And something regarding this blogger’s favorites: One Minute Wine: White Bordeaux

Here’s your lineup for this week

Barrel Fine Wine + Tasting Bar

14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160

Portland, OR 97229

Celebrate Columbia Valley Wine Week!
”The Columbia Valley AVA is Washington’s all-encompassing region with some 11 million acres of land in all. Included within its confines are other AVA's including Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills and Wahluke Slope. This region embraces a diverse collection of world-class vineyard areas each possessing a unique combination of climate, topography, and soils that define the aromas and flavors of the wines.
”Join us this Friday as we welcome back Tom Gory with Galaxy Wines.
”Just come on in, no reservations necessary!”
FRIDAY March 21st, 2014
The Line Up:
2013 Barnard Griffin, Rose of Sangiovese, Columbia Valley
2012 Tamarack Cellars, Chardonnay, Columbia Valley
2011 Independent Producers, 'Bacchus Vineyard' Merlot, Columbia Valley
2012 Syncline Cellars, Subduction Red, Columbia Valley
2011 Gramercy Cellars, 'Lower East' Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

The Cellar Door

4525 SW Condor Avenue

Portland OR 97239 (Map)

Phone: 503.221.7435

”Friday, March 21, 3:30 - 6:30
”Given the title, I hope we don't hear from the NCAA Tournament lawyers in regards to featuring wines from this Adriatic wine zone
”Drop by to taste 2 reds and 2 whites from Central Italy's Cinderella wine region of Le Marches
- 2012 Bisci Verdicchio di Matelica”


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

Everyday Wine
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10

Friday, March 21st
Montinore Estate, OR; $15

Great Wine Buys

1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897

March 21
Austrian Grüner Veltliner. Come learn your Wachau from your Kremstal, Kamptal and more. Dry world-class whites in a category all their own. Brundlmayer, Nikolaihof, Ott and more. $15

John's Marketplace

3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred:

Friday, March 21 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--

”Olivier Rochelois of Petit Monde Imports will be pouring selections from France:

”Domaine de Chiroulet, Terres Blanches, Cotes de Gascogne, 2011 $11.99

While the grapes that make up this blend (Gros Manseng, Ugni Blanc, Sauv Blanc) may not be the most familiar, the quality, flavor, and freshness in this wine will surprise you for it's accessibility. This bottle from southwestern France is lively, bright, with lots of acidity.

”Chateau de Breze, Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Saumur, 2012, $15.99

While many may limit their rosé consumption to the days where the temperature is above 80, this rosé may change that protocol. 100% Cabernet Franc, from organically farmed, centuries old estate in the Loire Valley. The wine has weight and structure, without being fruit forward and overly ripe. It has the perfect balance of weight to acidity that allow it to pair perfectly with fall flavors and comfort cuisine.

”Domaine de L'Idylle, Mondeuse, Savoie, 2012 $16.99

Mondeuse is a red grape that is indigenous to the Savoie in eastern France. This wine will surely make you a believer in its merits as it is medium bodied, clean and compelling. Plenty of fruit and spice, without being heavy or rich. It's unique, it's well made, and it's thoroughly enjoyable!

”Domaine de Brin, "Petit Brin", Gaillac, 2011 $13.99

Produced by the 26 yr old winemaking protégé Damien Bonnet, this wine is a great introduction to the reds of southwestern France, specifically Gaillac. The estate grown, organically farmed fruit yields a wine that is rich and lively, opulent and expressive. Based on Merlot, but blended with indigenous varieties Braucol and Duras, this is a unique wine and exceptional value.

”Jean Louis Denois, "Les Garrigues", Languedoc, 2011 $10.99

Meet your new everyday red wine. From Southwestern France, Denois produces this full bodied, balanced blend of a little bit of everything on his estate. The blend is dominated by Syrah and Merlot, but small bits of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, and Grenache make their way into the mix. For the price you'd be hard pressed to find a bottle that delivers more quality and wine from anywhere, not just France.

”Chateau Lafond, Canon-Fronsac, Bordeaux 2010 $17.99

”This wine exemplifies Merlot based, right bank Bordeaux at it's finest, yet for a fraction of the price point of more renowned estates. Fromt the multi generational team of the Courneaud family comes this stellar offering from one of the best vintages Bordeaux has seen in a bit. Traditionally farmed and vinified, the blend of Merlot and Cab Franc offers lots of rich dark fruit, but also plenty of acidity and tannin that provide the structure and backbone of this well balanced offering.

”And there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk...”

2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)

March 21 - Happy Spring! Great Alsatian wines from the iconoclastic Marcel Deiss

Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97215

Friday, March 21st : No Tasting

“Due to my recent back surgery we will be limiting our Friday tastings in March”

The Portland Bottle Shop

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.”

March 21 - Sherries & Spanish nosh

Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland

MARCH 21ST: SOUTH AMERICA! Argentina, Chile, Uruguay. $15.00.

Scott Paul PDX

2537 NW Upshur St

Portland, OR 97210

TEL 503 208 2061

Nothing scheduled until April 5

SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)

TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE

“Guest Winemaker with Beau Carufel from Random Wines and Kim Kramer from Kramer Wines

When Fri, March 21, 6pm – 8pm

“Description2012 Random Wine Company Tempranillo: $18.75 wholesale 2012 Random Wine Company Petit Verdot $20.00 wholesale About Beau... "New York City, 1983, I was born. I spent some time there before moving (with my family) to San Diego, where I grew up. I worked in wine retail and hospitality for about 15 years, which also taught me a great deal, like what people drink. To this day I still work for a distributor in the Portland Metro area, selling some wine but mostly craft beer. It pays the bills.Random Wine Company was born of my experiences during harvest 2011, where I worked at Kramer Vineyards as their intern. In 2012 I bought some tempranillo and petit verdot grapes from Washington, launching Random Wine Company. My goal is simple, to showcase the great grapes we have here in the Pacific Northwest while doing something a little bit different from most people. For example, at Random Wine Company we strive to avoid using new oak barrels, employ various percentages of whole-cluster fermentations, and work with somewhat obscure varieties."

137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
ph: 503.235.8545

Nothing reported. Stay Tuned to this blog

The Wine Cellar

525 NW Saltzman Rd

Portland, Or

503 643 5655

4 – 7PM

Friday, Mar 21

Casa Bruno and the wines of France

WineUP! Wine Shop

3037 N. Williams A

Portland, Or

503 619 1918

Happy Hour from 2-5 PMWednesday and Friday

Wine Tasting Friday nights 6-8 PM In the Cellar Dwellers Lounge hosted by a winemaker, or distributor offering some great wines from around the world, $10 per person to taste

Friday WineTasting
6-8 PM in the cellar Dwellers Lounge
hosted by
Aaron Bartells of
Southern Wine & Spirits
I wonder what he's bringing,
I'm sure it will be good

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!

Italie! Friday Night Tasting March 21st, 4:30-8:00
Always one of our most popular tastings, Rick has some great wines planned. Umbria, Tuscany, Alto Adige, Tentino and others will be represented.
Have you ever tasted a 100 point wine? There will be one in the premium duo to savor. Your $20 tasting fee will help you check off an item on your bucket list. Italy makes wine to complement food and the wines this night will do so. Tim Shimmel will assist Rick behind the bar. Guado de'

Gemoli 2009 Bolgheri Superiore
100 points Wine Enthusiast

"This small, family-run estate in the heart of Bolgheri has delivered a wine so beautiful and elegant, it is catapulted to the level of landmark vintages of its celebrated neighbors, Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Inky concentration sets the stage for generous, but perfectly integrated, aromas of spice, chocolate and dark fruit. There's firm roundness in the mouth, followed by unforgettable persistence. Hold this wine 15 years or more. " (4/ 2013)

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