*Selections with an asterisk =  wines that sound cool to the crüe at portlandoregonwine.com

 

Every Day Wine

local winery: Seufert redo!

Europa Wine Merchant

New Importer

Owen Kotler Selections from France and Italy (including a cool sounding wine from Mt. Etna*)

Great Wine Buys

Northern Piedmont Nebbiolo  
Little known even to many Italian wine fans, the cool-climate provinces of Vercelli and Novara in northern Piedmont and Valtellina in Lombardy are home to some beautiful long-lived Nebbiolo-based wines. Come take a tour off the beaten path as we explore a range of prices and vintages. Alberto Crespi 2011 and Conti 2010 from Colline Novaresi, Le Piane Boca 2008, Monsecco Ghemme 2007 and AR.PE.PE. Valtellina Sassella Riserva 2010. $17

John’s Marketplace

Dave the Wine Guy will be pouring some favorites from Oregon, Washington, Spain and France.

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

Great wines of Saint Aubin, Burgundy, France

Flight of Five: $21

1. 2010 Henri Prudhon et Fils, 1er cru, Cuvee les Rouges-Georges

2. 2011 Henri Prudhon et Fils, 1er cru Sur le Sentier du Clou

3. 2012 Domaine Vincent Prunier 1er cru Sur le Sentier du Clou

4. 2012Domaine Vincent Prunier 1er cru Cru la Chateniere

5. 2013Domaine Sylvain Langoureau 1er cru En Remilly

Super Pour: $6

6. 2012 Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet, St Aubin 1er cru En Remilly 

Super Duper Pour: $8

7. 2012 Antoine Jobard 1er cru Sur le Sentier du Clou

Magnolia’s Corner

Chuck Whitman Pouring Galaxy Wines (including two Kermit Lynch wines)

6-9 pm, $14

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Finally, at – 20 Degrees;ITALIAN REDS ($15)

2012 Reverdito, Barbera D’ Alba   $12
Piemonte

2011 Tascante, Ghiaia Nera   $20
Mt Etna, Sicily     100% Nerello Mascalese

2012 Poderi Sanguineto, Rosso Di Montepulciano   $24
Tuscany/ Prugnolo Gentile, Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo

2010 Olivella, Racemo   $24
Lazio      Cesenese, Sangiovese

2012 Cantine Vietti, Nebbiolo Perbacco   $25
Piemonte

Premium Pour ($5)     
2010 Campogiovani, Brunello Di Montalcino   $52
Tuscany

Oregon Wines on Broadway

Dosnon & Lepage

“May as well be Chablis with bubbles.”

Pairings Portland

WINE MEETS TAROT, AND TAROT MEETS WINE!!

Tarot readings and wine pairings

The Portland Bottle Shop

Wines and artist Nate O’Neill

5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

TBD, 4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

New Arrivals from British Columbia, Oregon and Spain!

Defeating the “dog days” of August requires a special wine tasting filled with exotic offerings. If you join us this Friday evening you will have the opportunity to taste new wines from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and Spain’s Basque country (thank you Ameztoi!). In addition, I’ll have Marcus’ 2011 Whistling Ridge open (provided there’s any left to sell) and two new wines from a local outfit known as 5Q. This winery has intentionally operated in secrecy for a couple of years now, but the four people involved recently revealed their identities and are anxious to tell their story. Intrigued? All will be revealed Friday night. There will be no charge for this tasting.

To offer you one last temptation, I will be sharing free bonus pours from Josh Bergstrom’s new project, Gargantua! Josh is anxious to make world class Syrah while at the same time exploring the different terroirs of the west coast. Even though these wines won’t be released until the fall of 2015, I will be pouring them Friday night to see what folks think. Both wines were made in Oregon but one is made with fruit from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in California and the other with grapes from the Folin Vineyard in southern Oregon and two Willamette Valley Vineyards owned by David Adelsheim and Steve Doerner of Cristom fame. Josh does plan on making a third wine using fruit from Washington, but that has to wait until next year. If you would like to be the first kids on your block to try wines from the Gargantua Project, be sure to head over here Friday night!

6-9 pm

Vino

4:30-8 pm, fee.

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Wines from my favorite estate EVER(?!) Antica Corte di Pallavicina are being poured at E & R Wine Shop after a FOUR YEAR quest to get them here.  They have arrived and if the “Fior Fiore” rosé we tasted last night is an indicator, they are great!  The press release below is no exaggeration, Wine Geeks Unite!
From E & R Press Release:
A TASTING WITH HIGH DEGREES OF
CHICNESS
GEEKNESS
CHEAPNESS
(no way a scene to be seen at)

Starring:
11 wines from Emilia: 

10 bubbled, 6 USA Premieres
~Corte Pallavicina~ and ~Cantina Paltrinieri~

& & & & & &…..

~little niblets of pork
and parmigiano~

August 14, 2015
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
$12.00 per person

THE GREATEST WINES FROM ITALY?
-NOPE.

THE MOST PLEASURABLE AND
FUN TO DRINK?

-DAMN, THEY’RE RIGHT UP THERE.

YIPPEE!!
THE USA PREMIERE
OF THE WINES OF

ANTICA CORTE PALLAVICINA FARM

(some of the pallavicina wines)

Antica Corte Pallavicina Premieres:
(these are not Lambruschi)
“Vino Fortana”
“Fior Fiore”
“Rosso del Motto”
“Tamburen”
“Strologo”
“Carlo Verdi”

featured grapes @ this tasting:
ancellotta
fortana of taro
fortanina
maestri
salamino
sorbara

WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR
FROM THESE TWO?
(alberto and barbara paltrinieri)
Yes!
And a case or two of real Lambrusco from the masters at Cantina Paltrinieri. Four of their five wines to be tasted:
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While we have no reservations about these wines, we suggest you consider having some by an email reply to this message or calling at 503.246.6101
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Special Austria/Germany at E & R, Plus (Everything Else) Wine Tastings, Portland: Friday, May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

E & R Wine Shop AUSTRIA & GERMANY VARIETY SHOW As fun as it would be to call this tasting a showdown or a taste-off, it’s just not…Germany produces some of the most terroir-expressive wines in one of the most marginal wine-producing climates on earth, but its beautiful and singular wines are painfully under appreciated. As […]

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Big Italian Kermit Lynch Tasting Tonight at E & R!

April 30, 2015

  This sounds AWESOME!!!!! From E & R Press release: KERMIT LYNCH: SENDING ITALIANS  FOR A BIG TASTING! THURSDAY APRIL 30 FROM 5:30-7:30 $15 per taster 20+ WINES FIVE IN-PERSON WINEMAKERS Piedmont’s Benevelli Piero Tentatively pouring: Dolcetto Barbera Nebbiolo Barolo Liguria’s Punta Crena Tentatively pouring: Rossesse Vermentino Mattaossu Rosato Pigato Tuscany’s Villa di Geggiano Tentatively pouring: Chianti […]

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Wine Tastings, Portland: Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

Cork Wine Shop IBERIAN INVASION – Welcoming the BOYS D’ANGUERA Friday, April 24th . Special time: 4pm – 6:30PM We will send off the month of April in Spanish style, with the first ever visit of Joan and Josep d’Anguera to our beautiful city. They will be here pouring all of their new vintages from their winery in Montsant, […]

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Two Great Wine Tastings in Portland Today!

April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 Great Wine Buys A Beaujolais and Mâconnais Primer – with Export Manager Aurélien Fiardet Terroirs Originels is a group of like-minded artisan growers united under one export umbrella whose goal is to gain more recognition for traditionally-made wines of Beaujolais and Mâconnais. Individually their main focus of course is producing the best wine […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

Cork Wine Shop RED BLENDS Friday, April 10th From Bordeaux to the Cotes du Rhone, Tuscany to Chile, Washington to California, there is no shortage of red wines that are made from blending different grapes together. We’ll pick 4 of our favorites for this Friday’s tasting and share them with you, along with the stories […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland On Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Great Wine Buys The Many Faces of Chenin Blanc Sparkling, dry, fruity; from France’s Loire Valley, South Africa, Washington; such a versatile varietal, it’s worth knowing more. FREE Liner & Elsen A mixed bag of goodness: Les Costieres de Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet, Dom. de la Biscarelle Côtes-du-Rhône, Patton Valley Pinot […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Cork Wine Shop Willamette Valley Pinot Noir E & R Wine Shop TBD Every Day Wine France Europa Wine Merchant Vin de Garde, Savoie & Rhone Valley Great Wine Buys No tasting (Spring Break) John’s Marketplace Tim O’Brien of Palm Bay Imports will be pouring selections from Italy, Argentina and Chile 5-7 pm, $5. Liner & […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

Cork Wine Shop DAY WINES with Brianne Day Friday, March 6th . Later start time! 5pm – 7pm We recently featured three red wines from DAY WINES and now with some Spring releases poised to hit the shelves, we’ve invited Brianne Day to stop by this Friday night and pour what she’s created for you. I think […]

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