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Portland wine shops are open this Friday. Taste the wine.

My Mom, Kathryn Sherburne, when she had her greatest influence on yours truly
My Mom, Kathryn Sherburne, when she had her greatest influence on yours truly
Steve Sherburne

Here we are, at the second Friday of May, and the weather is… well “is.” But, the wine is fantastic! See more sparkling in this weeks tastings than any this year, to date; there’s a tasting of ‘St Joseph Rouge,” a “Châteauneuf-du-Pape Extravaganza”; pink wine, selections from “Oregon Wine Management,” “French Mountain wine,” and much, much more, so take a look! But first …

This week’s video selection:

Cheap Pinot Noir, Any Good Ones? - Episode #259

Opus One, Insignia, Mondavi and Caymus Taste Off. Do I Need

Small Production California Pinot Noir Tasting -- Episode #906

Now, more informed, interest increasing… check-out selections for Friday:

Barrel Fine Wine + Tasting Bar
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160

Portland, OR 97229

“Join us this Friday as we welcome Mick Beard, formerly of Cornell Wine Company.
Just come on in, no reservations necessary!
Join us this Friday as we welcome back Zach Pearson with Vinum Imports.
”Just come on in, no reservations necessary!

FRIDAY May 9th, 2014
”The Line Up:
2008 Agusti Torello Mata, Brut Reserva, D.O. Cava, Penedes, ESP
2012 Scarpetta, Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Friuli, IT
2013 Boedecker Cellars, Pinot Noir Rose, Willamette Valley, OR
2012 For a Song, Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA
2012 Domaine La Manarine, Cotes du Rhone Rouge, FR”

The Cellar Door

4525 SW Condor Avenue

Portland OR 97239 (Map)

Phone: 503.221.7435

Discovering the Northern Rhone's St-Joseph region
”Friday, May 9, 3:30 - 6:30

The long and narrow band of land that stretches from just south of Cote-Rotie to just above Cornas in the Northern Rhone is home to some compelling wines. Drop by this Friday May 9 to experience 2 terrific Syrahs from St-Joseph along with a delicious white
- 2010 Courbis St-Joseph Rouge
”- 2009 Monier St-Joseph Rouge
”- 2012 Marthouret St-Joseph Blanc


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, May 9th
PINK WINE All Night Long; $15

Great Wine Buys

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

May 9
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Extravaganza!
Eight pre-release 2012 vintage samples followed by older vintages for comparison including Clos des Papes 2011, Vieux Donjon 2009, Brusquières 2000 and more. Only $10 for 2012 samples, $15 for older wines. See Special Events for more details.

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, May 9 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--

“Margo Durdel of Oregon Brand Management will be pouring selections from Oregon and France:
”Chateau Mouret Graves 2012 $15.99
Aromatic, Minerally. 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon.
”Graves is a sub-region of the Bordeaux wine region in south-western France. The name is also used in the appellation AOC Graves. The name derived from the area's gravel soils, which help to create the distinctive profile of Graves wines. Refreshing green fruit, fresh grass and light floral notes on the foundation of bright acidity and stony minerality is the hallmark of the Grave character. Wonderful companion to various kinds of light meals. Also great for sipping or picnic. If you are a Sauvignon Blanc fan, you will not regret taking this bottle home. Food Pairing: Chicken, Seafood, Vegetable, Soft Cheese.
”Colene Clemens Rose 2013 $18.99
Colene Clemens captures the ethereal "prettiness" of Pinot noir rosé. Delicate and fresh in the best of ways. Consistently among the finest Oregon pink wines. Peaches and strawberries, mouthwatering and rich. - Marcus
Winemaker Steve Goff says: "I try to keep it simple and pure, I'm not into heavy, ponderous rose. I've always been a big fan of classic Cote de Provence style rose. Pale in color, lightly extracted, with just a kiss of some red fruit. I know those wines are different varietals (Cinsaut and Grenache) but stylistically that is what's always in my mind when I make this wine." -- Avalon Wine
”Libra Pinot Blanc 2012 $13.99
Full, bright flavors of pear, honeycomb and pie crust give this dry Pinot Blanc a sense of weight and impact. Fruit from Southern Oregon’s warm Rogue Valley was whole cluster pressed, then fermented in stainless steel and kept on the lees in tank for 5 months for clean, fresh, and juicy character.
”Dopp Creek Pinot Noir 2011 $18.99
A gorgeous bright ruby color betrays flavors to come, and entices you into the first sip. What follows is pure joy for the palate –bright impressions of cranberry, pie cherries and pomegranate juxtaposed with cinnamon, smoke and spice. The wine is fantastically vibrant, leading to a clean and refreshing finish. 92 pts. -- Vino de Vino
”Fausse Piste Garde Mangre Syrah 2012 $19.99
The Garde Manger is classic Syrah with red and blue fruits, grilled herbs, and a meatiness that reminds me of venison chops fried in bacon fat. I'm really impressed by the balance in all the Fausse Piste wines - they make great sippers and food wines alike. - Marcus
”Chateau Les Verriers Bordeaux 2010 $9.99
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 % Cabernet Franc
Brillant color, red fruits and spicy aromas, this wine has a concentrated structure with a great finish.
”And there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk...”

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

Great tastings held on the first and third Fridays of each month. We serve a “flight” of five wines and usually a super-pour (extra $ and optional). Informal and fun. Served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tasting fee

No tasting Friday, but. Saturday, “May 10 - Joe Moura from Casa Bruno will dazzle you with the wines of France and Italy: Paitin Arneis Elisa, Abbazia di Novacella Kerner, Marc Colin Bourgogne La Combe, Abbazia di Novacella Schiava, and Ch. Jouclary Cuvée Tradition.”

Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97215

“Join us from 4PM- 7:30PM on Fridays for our tastings



“Friday, May 9th/ 4-7:30 @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

“Let’s face it, this is the coolest tasting of the year so far. The Savoie and Jura regions are located right in the middle of the French Alps, surrounded by cool mountain streams and pristine lakes. These regions are lost in time, immune to current fashion and fancy. The vignerons make wines the way their fathers and grandfathers did. For the most part they’ve never heard of the Spectator or Parker and could care less what other people think of their wines. They make them to go with the food of the area. They make them for themselves and for each other. These are wines in their purest form and taste unlike anything else you’ve ever had. If your taste tends towards big makeup, fancy glitzy fashion and woodsy perfume these are not for you. But if you like something real, really real, unadulterated, authentic and down to earth then I’ll see you here.”

“The Lineup

“ NV Domaine Labbe, Vin De Savoie Sparkling $20

Savoie 100% Jacquere

“13 Eugene Carrel, Jongieux Rosé $12

Savoie 90 % Gamay, 10% Monduese

“10 A & M Quenard, Vin De Savoie “Les Abymes” $18

Savoie 100% Jacquere

“11 Julian Labet, Chardonnay “Les Varrons” Cuvee Julian $32

Cotes Du Jura “Nature”

“11 Benedicte & Stephane Tissot, Arbois Trousseau “Singulier” $30

Arbois- Jura

“Premium Pour ($4)

“11 Stephane Tissot, Cotes Du Jura Chardonnay “En Barberon” $39

Cotes Du Jura “

The Portland Bottle Shop

7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202

May 9 - Chris with Casa Bruno

Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland

“ Every Friday evening we hold informal, drop-in Tastings from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Try a set of six wines on the cheap and broaden your horizons - it’s fun, we promise! Newbies welcome! “

No information posted for Friday, May 9th

Scott Paul PDX

2537 NW Upshur St

Portland, OR 97210

TEL 503 208 2061

Nothing schedule for Friday, May 9th, but there is:

Mother-Daughter Burgundies for Mother’s Day weekend!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Saturday May 10th, 12-5p in Carlton

“Mom deserves great Pinot – and so do all her children (at least all those of legal drinking age!) Join us in Carlton on the day before Mother’s Day, when we’ll be pouring a special flight of wines from Burgundy stars Anne-Françoise Gros (the Mother) and Caroline Parent (her daughter)! Caroline and her siblings are the 18th generation of the family to carry on the winemaking tradition. As you might guess, they’ve gotten pretty good at it”

SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)

TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE

Oregon Wine Month Mentor & Mentee - Thomas Monroe (Division WInemaking Company) and Chris Lubberstedt (Methvin Family Wines)

When: Fri, May 9, 6pm – 8pm

“Description: Tom & Kate settled in Portland in early 2010 determined to break into the Willamette wine industry, there were very few opportunities in the very challenging economy. Kate was fortunate enough to land a hospitality management job at Penner-Ash and Tom an assistant winemaker job with Chris Lubberstedt at Methven. That relationship to this day is one of the strongest Tom has in the OR wine industry and why Tom asked Chris, his winemaking mentor and great friend, to join for Oregon Wine Month Mentor & Mentee at the SE Wine Collective. They will be tasting a lineup of wines that come from all Methven grapes.”

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

America’s Rhone Rangers, pt. 1- The Great NW!

“Now nto more attractive and delicious matters, which is part one of a two week theme, seeing what our American winemaking brethren are doing with grapes brought over from France but made in an American style. Syrah, grenache, carignan, mourvedre, roussanne, etc. are the classic varietals of France’s Rhone Valley. They’ve been adopted here with ever increasing levels of success as will be amply evident tomorrow. Both in Cali and the NW you’re seeing more and more winemakers exploring the fruit-filled, earthy, peppery mysteries of these red grapes (we do have one white thrown in this week, which I promise you will love), and I have to say I am loving the results. Great intensity, body, and richness, allied withy perfect-for-warm-weather ‘queing season food affinity. In other words, everything I want when I open a bottle of wine! The lineup below is incredibly strong, I think, and showcases what is happening here in the northwest. Next eek we’ll head down south to take the measure of the original “Rhone Rangers in California, but this week it is all regional, all evening….
-2012 J.SCOTT CELLARS Roussanne “Rogue Valley” $17.95
-2013 QUADY NORTH Syrah-Grenache “Rogue Valley” $14.95
-2012 RENEGADE Grenache “Columbia Valley” $16.95
-2011 ANDREW RICH Tabula Rasa Red “Columbia Valley”
-2011 ROBERT RAMSAY Mason’s Red “Yakima Valley” $19.95
”And these bonus selections are absolutely rocking….
”Bonus #1-2010 DOMAINE POUILLON Katydid “Columbia Valley”$24.95
”Bonus #2-2011 SYNCLINE CELLARS Grenache-Carignan “Col. Valley” $26.95
”Bonus #3-2009 aMAURICE Syrah “Columbia Valley $34.95…just tasted through ll the aMaurice wines yesterday and as particularly impressed by their syrah. This is simply drinking beautifully right now with incredible flavor and texture. Really superior juice!- BB; also 90 pts-Wine Advocate: “An outstanding effort, the 2009 Syrah is from the Boushey, Lewis and aMaurice “Estate vineyards. It has a suave, polished profile with creamy raspberry, liquid smoke, bouquet garni and big minerality to go with a medium to full-bodied, balanced and beautifully textured palate. Leaning towards the elegant side of the spectrum, yet with solid richness and a sheen of classy oak, it should flesh out nicely with another year or two in bottle and have upwards of a decade of ultimate longevity.”

“Fun will be had by all tomorrow, I assure you! Stop by anytime between 4:30 and 8:00 for your local flavors. The cost to derive this satisfaction is the usual ten dollars for the first five with a very nominal charge for the bonus delights. Bring some snacks along as this is what these wines are made for. See you here!”

The Wine Cellar

525 NW Saltzman Rd

Portland, Or

503 643 5655

“Tasting: Javier with Pomum wines; 4 to 7 PM”

WineUP! Wine Shop

3037 N. Williams Av

Portland, Or

503 619 1918

Friday Wine Tasting

6-8 PM In the Cellar Dwellers Lounge, meet the winemakers, or direct importers offering great wines from around the world, $10 per person”

No specific information received, nor posted.

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!”
”Oregon Wine Month Celebrates with the Best

“Friday Night Tasting May 9th 4:30-8:00pm

“Oregon Pinot Noir at it's best from Deponte Cellars, Winderlea Vineyards, 1789 and Oliver Cellars with representatives from all 3 wineries in attendance. This is a real great chance to taste pinot noir from different terroirs and winemakers as well as a Melon de Bourgogne and a Pinot Rose'. Should be fun!”

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