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Just down the hall from our bomb shelter was the family party room, with the iconic bar my Dad manned
Just down the hall from our bomb shelter was the family party room, with the iconic bar my Dad manned
Steve Sherburne

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Barrel Fine Wine + Tasting Bar

14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160

Portland, OR 97229

5 wines - $8. bucks - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

FRIDAY July 18th, 2014

Ghost Hill Cellars with Drenda Bayliss and Bernadette Bower!
Ghost Hill Cellars is an Oregon winery focused soul-ly on Pinot Noir.
Excellent wine starts with an excellent vineyard. The beautiful rolling hills made up of sedimentary Willakenzie series soils are perfect for the propagation of the hard to grow, but very rewarding, Pinot Noir grapes. Ghost Hill Cellars continued effort is to produce delicious and elegant wines from the grapes grown in their estate vineyard. The Bayliss-Bower Vineyard is part of the family's 234-acre section of land in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The first vines were planted in 1999. Currently, all 15 acres of vines are Pinot Noir of the following clones; Pommard, Wadenswil, and Dijon Clones 777, 114, and 115. One hundred percent of the fruit used to produce the wines for Ghost Hill Cellars comes from this estate vineyard.
The legend of Ghost Hill dates back to the late 1800's when a miner took a respite on their property after prospecting and was slain during the night for his gold. His searching spirit inspired the name and reminds us of the treasures the land continues to give. “
Join us this Friday as we welcome Drenda Bayliss and Bernadette Bower. Just come on in, no reservations necessary!

The Line Up:
2013 'Spirit of Pinot Noir', Rose
2012 Pinot Noir Blanc
2011 Pinot Noir Estate
2011 'Prospectors Reserve' Pinot Noir
4 wines - $8. bucks - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
+ Special Bonus Pour

The Cellar Door

4525 SW Condor Avenue

Portland OR 97239 (Map)

Phone: 503.221.7435

"Bring Your Friends to Friday Sips"


TODAY, FRIDAY JULY 18, 3:30 - 6:30

“Drop by today to sample 4 insatiably delicious White Burgundy wines on display for your tasting pleasure. Essence of “French Chardonnay, the featured wines are highlighted below. We'll may open a red from the region as well.

$17.99 BTL./$215.88 CASE

“Domaine Chapuis has become a firm fixture in our line-up of $20 French Chardonnay wines from Burgundy that we offer every year. 2012 is our 3rd vintage that we are offering, and what a stunner it is!! Based in the northern reaches of the Macon region, specifically Mancey, this Domaine's white wine is one for those who appreciate purity and detail as it is aged without suffering in new oak.
”2012 is superior to the delicious 2011 and is on par (but different) than the super 2010. Sterling aromas of mineral, lemon-tart, pear and nectarine, this is a wine of both dimension and dexterity. Richly-textured from being in neutral wood for 6-9 months, plenty of livewire tension to support the intensity. Handsomely crafted with terrific breadth of flavor that extends all the way back to the tangy, classy finish that possesses sneaky extension, this wine is perfect for roasted or grilled chicken, mushroom pasta and just about any fish preparation

$17.99 BTL./$215.88 CASE

A 30 acre Domaine that has been in the Morin family since 1650, Olivier Morin took a long, strange trip into the world of wine. After studying oenology in Beaune, Olivier worked for 10 years in radio as both an announcer and as a night-time DJ before giving up the rock~n~roll lifestyle to take over the family Domaine alongside his brother in 1992. The appellation of Chitry is bucolic beauty at its finest. Located in the Yonne, slightly under 10 miles from Chablis yet with both similarities and differences in soils and overall terroir.
”I almost cringe when pundits refer to this as ‘baby Chablis', mostly because the wines from this region maintain their own personalities quite well. There is piercing minerality here but there is also an abundance of yellow apple, white flowers and subtle peach tones. In the mouth it seems to pirouette like a ballerina on speed before it gains depth and tenderness with a combo of marine and fine spice aspects arriving on the finish. Tres prêt a boire! Enjoy with scallops, prawns or soft-ripened cheeses.

$25.99 BTL./$311.88 CASE

Hypnotized and Naked. Damn, that would be a great title for a country music record but it could also be the title for just about any delicious unoaked Chablis. In this case with an artist on the level of Louis Michel, it would be akin to country music royalty like Johnny Cash.
”Before I expound any further with today's words, I must make a proclamation regarding Chablis. "Chablis is a region and village in France where Chardonnay is grown, not a jug wine!" We can thank the jagoffs at Gallo for that. The merde they call Chablis has NOTHING to do with the small region which surrounds the VILLAGE of Chablis in France! One of the grand scale producers, Louis Michel's 2012 is nothing short of stunning. The old vine intensity is evident as soon as you put the glass to your nose, this is essence of Chablis, possessing scents of oyster shell, wet stone and gunflint abound as well as some subtle citrus scents. Rich and pronounced texture with excellent tension, laser-focus and grip. The finish is long, stylish and definitely a gift from the soil, this scintillating white Burgundy can be enjoyed with crustaceans or grilled salmon done on a plank. No problem to age 4-6 more years as well.

$29.99 BTL./$359.88 CASE

“These days, Pouilly-Fuisse's wines are not what you perceive from 25 years ago. Becoming popular in the 80s, seemingly everyone jumped aboard the wagon which caused overproduction which resulted in an inevitable quality slippage by the latter part of the decade. After the decline of its popularity, aside from 2 Domaines, this is an appellation that struggled through most of decade of the 90s. However, something occurred while the wine was out of favor; the farmers took over and small Domaines came to the forefront making better wines than ever. It used to be Domaine Ferret and Chateau Fuisse that were the best and the gap was very large. Now the gap has shrunk tremendously and someone like Pierre Vessigaud (along with many others) who followed their path, is making wines on par with these two stalwarts.
”With Pierre's wine, Vieilles Vignes really means something. Farmed organically from 30 small parcels and with 40-80 year old vines, this wine is so damn good and won't cost a second mortgage to drink and age. The finesseful use of oak (no new barrels) meshes in nicely with the entire package as the wine unfolds and shows off nectarine, orange and underlying saline and stoniness. Hints of spiced butter come through and brings forth even more character. In the mouth it is lacy and shows impressive graceful movement beneath all of the saturation and depth from the old vines. Serious detail, class and electricity on the everlasting finish which leaves the drinker wanting more Think Pouilly-Fuissé doesn't age??? Pierre opened up a 2007 when I visited the Domaine back in February and it was sterling. Have this over the next 6-8 years with richer seafood like sole, crab or salmon.”


2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211


Friday 2pm - 7pm

Saturday 2pm - 7pm

Everyone is welcome to stop in and shop during our public hours.

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

Friday night flights (5-9pm)

“Friday, July 18th
PINKS - Round II; $15.”

Great Wine Buys

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

July 18
Champagne and Sparkling! It's tough to beat the feeling of a mid-July Oregon Friday night so let's make it even better and drink some bubbles! New and old favorites from both Champagne and non-Champagne regions including Chartogne-Taillet, Bérêche, Denois, 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, July 18 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--

“Kyle Chaney of Corridor No.5 Imports will be pouring selections from Italy and France:

“Vin Giocondo Falanghina 2011 $9.99

Hillsides of Ponte and Benevento district, Sannio – Campania with

South-west exposure - 300 meters above sea level.

“The Vin Giocondo is straw yellow in colour with fine aromas of

mature exotic fruit. Full in the mouth, finishing nicely and

supported by an good freshness

“Marotti Campi Luzano Verdicchio 2012 $13.99

Straw yellow color with light green reflections. Aromas of acacia, broom and wildflowers, chamomile with typical hints of almond. Dry, savory, mineral, with hints of green apple and pleasantly almond finish.

“Scarbolo Sauvignon 2012 $14.99

An amazing value. This 100% Sauvignon blanc is very structured with stone fruit layers of mango, peach and apricot. Complex herbaceous notes on the palate with harmonious minerality notes on the intense finish. Paired with parmesan, sesame and horseradish crusted salmon.

“AIX Rose 2013 $13.99

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Counoise

A pale, bright pink robe. The nose has a lot of finesse, with aromas of red berries and yellow grapefruit. The wine has a soft, floral mouth attack with good texture and a nice, long aftertaste.

“Terracruda Vettina Pergola Rosso $9.99

Vernaccia di Pergola (Aleatico) Marche

The Pergola Rosso is predominantly made from a native clone of Aleatico, which is an aboriginal biotype of Pergola. The grape provides this wine with an aromatic complexity both to its taste and to its complexity. “Vettina communicates, through a sensation of youth and aroma, the maximum expression of the territory. Ideal for moment of relax and carefreeness.”

“Vigouroux Cahors 2012 $11.99

This Cahors red wine is medium-to-full bodied and jam-packed with bright black fruit flavors — blackberries, plums, wild raspberries and wild bramble fruits with hints of spice, smoke and a charming earthy minerality. On the palate it has a plump, rounded mouthfeel, with supple tannins, that give just enough grip and structure. Moderately long length with a minerally finish, this is an honest wine that combines a strong sense of place with plenty of fruit flavor.

“ ...and there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk

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

July 18: It’s a Pinot Blanc Celebration! Pinot Blancs from Alsace, Oregon, Italy, Germany, and more!

Mt Tabor Fine Wines

4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97215

Whites From Six Different Terroirs ($15)

Friday April 18th 2014 4 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

“Man oh man, I am totally pumped about this tasting!!!! I have enjoyed all of these wines in recent weeks and each and every one knocked me out. To be able to secure and pour this, the tasting I've had in mind for a while, is unusual in that there is almost always an issue with supply or distributor/ importer F ups. There is something for everyone here. First of all, let's talk Massa Timorasso. Hum, ever had Timorasso before? Neither had I until recently. I have much to say about all of these so to keep it short, this is the most exciting wine discovery of the past year for me and I have the opportunity to discover a lot. I have a great urge to go on forever about this wine but we can talk at the tasting.

“I was lucky enough to be able to score a small supply of the Michel Vire Clesse from Burgundy. The local dist. was out but I was able to get some out of Seattle. Terrific White Burg for $25 (suppress urge to put a bunch of !!!!! in here). We had the Alsace Pinot Blanc from Schoenheitz on the back deck on a recent warm evening and it was just delightful. Sigalas is in the top three of my fave Greek wineries and it's located on the beautiful island of Santorini. Sourced from two indigenous varieties, Assyrtiko and Athiri, this wine will show you how far Greece has come in its chase up the quality ladder. The Wachau is the most important and finest wine growing area of Austria.

“Gruner Veltliner is Austria's own and the Domaine Wachau Federspiel (late harvested and dry) is a great example. And to bring it all to a major climax we have the Arterberry Maresh "Maresh Vineyard" Chardonnay. I have said it before, this wine is historic in that it will show the winemakers (and consumers) in Oregon and the rest of the world the great potential of Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley. Here's the way to look at it. For Pinot Noir, Oregon is the closest thing to Burgundy in quality and style. All you have to do is taste Thomas and you'd be convinced that you were tasting a great bottle of a Premier Cru from Chambolle Musigny.

“Well, it makes sense that Chardonnay would follow. It's taken us time to get the growing and making of Chardonnay down but with the Arterberry Maresh we have an example of the great potential we hold here in the Willamette Valley. There are some that have preceeded it (Cameron, Eyrie) but neither come close to the aromas, textures and flavors Jim Maresh has coaxed from these old vines that his Grandpa planted decades ago. Think Meursault or Puligny Montrachet. That's it. I hope I haven't taken too much of your time but this is an important tasting if you want to taste and learn about great white wine!!!!!!!! (there, I did it !!!!!!) I simply can't wait to taste this as a full flight.”


“The Lineup

“2011 Domaine Schoenheitz, Pinot Blanc "Val St. Gregoire" $16

Alsace, France

“2012 Domaine Wachau, Gruner Veltliner "Terrassen" Federspiel $17

Wachau, Austria

“2013 Sigalas, 75% Assyrtiko- 25% Athiri $19

Santorini, Greece

“2010 Vigneti Massa, Timorasso Derthona $29

Monleale- Piemonte, Italia

“2012 Domaine Michel, Vire Clesse Tradition $25

Burgundy, France

“Premium Pour ($7)

“2012 Arterberry Maresh, Chardonnay "Maresh Vineyard" $75

Dundee Hills, Oregon

“And, don't forget that next week Friday July 25th we'll be featuring The Killer B's; Barolo, Barbaresco & Barbera. If you can't join us this Friday for these delicious whites, we're looking forward to seeing you next Friday!”

Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland

Nothing received, nothing posted, stop buy, take a chance

Scott Paul PDX

2537 NW Upshur St

Portland, OR 97210

TEL 503 208 2061

Nothing schedule for Friday or Saturday, 18th and 19th

SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)

TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE

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.

Charles Smith and Secco Wines!!

”This Friday evening we are tasting through selections from one of the larger personalities in wine, Charles Smith. Charles is a self taught winemaker who has put out some of the hottest wines in the country. This Friday we are tasting a bunch of wines from his line-up out of Washington, along with several wines from Italy. These are not delicate little flowers here, he takes his wines to the edge, yet just when you think it may be too much, they mellow and retreat. Dani, from D'Vine Wines, will be here to pour as you walk your way through the line-up. Join us from 5 - 7:30 pm, this Friday for what is sure to be a great tasting!”

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

July 18, 2014

World Wide Pinot Noir!!

“I’m delving into far flung wine regions like the Thracian Valley of Bulgaria that this is the most wide ranging pinot fest we’ve ever put together. Now I don’t know if pinot noir is what Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev is throwing down with those traditional Bulagarian treats of ezik v maslo or shishcheta, but I do know at nine bucks a bottle he can afford to pair it with anything! In case you haven’t seen Plevneliev’s picture, here he is: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is half-Bulgarian. I’m telling you, Bulgaria is a comer!

“But Bulgaria isn’t all that is on our mind tomorrow. Not when we can also vinously visit Italy, France, Chile, Austria, and Oregon. All without having to stop drinking during takeoff and landing This is going to be a pretty awesome event, and a rather rare treat that will leave you quite impressed and satisfied. How satisfied? This satisfied….
-2012 VINI Pinot Noir “Thracian Valley” (Bulgaria) $8.95
-2012 CONO SUR Pinot Noir “Reserva Especial” (Chile) $13.95
-2009 DOMAINE 7 TERROIRS Bourgogne Pinot Noir (France)$15.95
-2012 J. HOFSTATTER Pinot Nero “Meczan” (Italy) $20.95
-2010 GROCHAU CELLARS Pino Noir “Willamette Valley” $23.95
And the world iof pinot becomes ever more mind blowing with our bonus selections…
-2012 PETER SCHANDL Pinot Noir “Wachau” (Austria) $23.95
-2012 WALTER SCOTT Pinot Noir “Clos des Oiseaux” (Oregon)$36.95
-2005 DOMAINE NICOLAS POTEL Beaune “1er Cru Teurons” $49.95…Just had a bottle of this from my own cellar two nights ago. “Classic red Burgundy that though not cheap, is a great “relative value”.- BB; 90 pts-Wine Spectator: “Smoky black cherry aromas and flavors are attractive in this chewy red, which is lush and open for the vintage.”

“I hear you, “Why isn’t their any California pinot?” Two reasons: if you’re going to kick anyone to the curb, who better than Cali’s overripe pinots; and do we really care about California pinots? So taste the rest of the world by dropping in anytime between 4:30 and 8:00 tomorrow. Ten dollars for the first five; a worthy bit more for the bonus pleasure to come. Bring some nibbles and you will be set. See you here!


July 25: VINO’s Tour de France…the race is coming to an end and we’ll wind our way through the French countryside via wine bottle!”

The Wine Cellar

525 NW Saltzman Rd

Portland, Or

503 643 5655

Friday, July 18

‘Tasting Gamble Family Wines of Napa

4 to 7

WineUP! Wine Shop

3037 N. Williams Av

Portland, Or

503 619 1918

Nothing received, nothing posted, no idea. Take a chance

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

“Italy Friday Night Tasting July 11th 4:30-8:00pmCalifornia Friday Night Tasting 7/18 4:30-8pm

No one disputes that California has some of the best wine growing regions as well as winemakers in the world. Come join us on Friday Night to taste some of these exceptional wines. Rick will be selecting a great variety including reds, whites, and rose'.

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