Saturday, September 27, 2014

E & R Wine Shop

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Gift your palate something new — free tasting today from noon to 5pm.

Syrah…from Piedmont.
Orange Gambellara — what even is that?
Cab Franc: French style, Washington terroir.
And a Grenache that’s not a youngin anymore.

Lilac Wine

Without fuss or to-do, that’s perhaps the most fitting description for the wines of Domaine des Sablonettes, one of our favorite producers in the Loire Valley.  This weekend at Lilac come experience their wines, some of the best we’ve found that are part of the “natural wine” movement, a cadre of grower/producers who rigorously employ biodynamic farming and minimum intervention, using native yeasts, no sulfur or additions, and let the wines truly express where they are from.  That said, the wines are utterly charming, full of character, jovial, gulpable…

Featuring this winery is a real treat, we hope you can stop by!  To use the winery’s words, these are wines that invite us to share “des petits moments et des grands instants!”
As always, tastes are free or stay and have a glass for a few petits sous….

Liner & Elsen

We welcome autumn with these excellent NW wines: Tranche Cellars Pink Pape Rosé, Belle Pente Pinot Gris, Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir, and McKinlay Vineyards Pinot Noir.

noon-5, free.

Portland Wine Merchants

free.

Vino Wine Shop

*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
Speaking of taking up your free time, I assume you’re somewhat curious as to what got me all excited this past week with our VINO E-Special blast. If that might be the case then I can promise your curiosity will be well rewarded as we explore some amazing wines this Saturday from 11-6 and Sunday 12-5 during our FREE weekend tasting. Not just incredible quality to be had, but ridiculous value across the board. Here’s what you need to be filling your glasses with….
-2012 DOMAINE LA GARRIGUE Cotes du Rhone $17.95
-2012 CA DEL SARTO Barbera d’Alba $12..95
-2012 ERCOLE Monferrato Rosso (100% Barbera) $13.95/ 1-liter
-2013 DOMAINE DE LA BREGEONNETTE Gros Plant $14.95…this is my personal wine crush right now!

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Best Restaurant in Portland- Kachka! Best Restaurant in Portland- Kachka!

 

“Kachka is great, Kachka is good, let us thank Kachka for our food.  By Bonnie’s hands we all are fed, give us Kachka our daily cherry dumplings.”

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We LOVE Kachka, our favorite Portland restaurant for hospitality (along with Oven and Shaker) and food.  Plus, all the famous chefs from out of town visiting for FEAST go there!  Paul mixes great cocktails, and the wine list is tight with a few really good offerings at fair prices (try the sparkling Szigeti if you want champagne, very good restaurant value at $60).

Congrats to Kachka for your successes and all the love from the press, you EARNED it!

Horseradish vodka? Yes! Horseradish vodka? Yes!

 

Saturday, September 20, 2013

E & R Wine Shop

NEW FACES OF AMERICAN WINE

MEET THE WINEMAKERS AND TASTE FOR FREE!

Get a taste for the “new California” and keep up with the local homegrown gems!

Casual walk-thru, drop in anytime

Join us tomorrow afternoon to taste and chat with winemakers Eric Railsback of Lieu Dit Winery (Santa Barbara) and Dan Rinkeof Oregon’s Johan Vineyards and Art & Science (Dan’s latest).  It’s harvest time and these busy guy are putting forth some serious effort to be here!

FREE tasting of the following wines…

Lieu Dit 2012 Santa Ynez Cabernet Franc $32.00
Lieu Dit 2013 Santa Ynez Sauvignon Blanc $24.00
Lieu Dit 2013 Santa Ynez Chenin Blanc $27.00
Lieu Dit 2013 Santa Ynez Melon $23.00

Johan Vineyards 2012 Estate Pinot Noir $30.00
Johan Vineyards 2013 Estate Pinot Noir Rosé $17.00
Johan Vineyards 2012 Estate Blaufrankisch $36.00
Johan Vineyards NV Methode Champenoise Brut $42.00

Art + Science 2012 Pinot Noir $36.00
Art + Science 2012 Syrah $28.00
Art + Science dry CIDER! $15.50

Great Wine Buys

Guilty-Pleasure California

Kara Kuehl will pour a variety of California wines that are rich, fruit-driven and a little naughty. FREE

2-5 pm, free.

Lilac Wine

Not the latest from pop stars like Francis Cabrel or Carla Bruni, but wines that they would surely drink!  Come by Lilac this weekend and sample two French wines new to the Portland market, a white from the Savoie that’s as pure and clean as fresh mountain air, and a new Cote-du-Rhone that’s a sure fire hit.  As ever, Lilac continues to comb the European scene for fresh new talent…or something like that.  All the same, we’re certain you’ll love these!

Noon to 7pm, tastes are free and a glass is only a few euros….See you soon!

Liner & Elsen

Great wines from Europe: Eugène Carrel Jongieux Vin de Savoie, A. Diehl Weisser Burgunder Trocken, Maximin Grünhäuser Riesling Feinherb, Adega Cruceiro Amandi Ribeira Sacra, and Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune.

noon-5, free.

Portland Wine Merchants

free.

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Montaribaldi at Vino Plus Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

  Montaribaldi tonight at Vino Wine Shop, here is a video from the producer (who will be present).  Why not a real Italian wine tasting then dinner next door at the Florentine food cart Burrasca?  You can bring wine there!  See you there! E & R Wine Shop   5:30-7:30 Europa Wine Merchant Amazing Alsatian […]

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Special Thursday Night Bordeaux Tasting at Zupan’s

September 17, 2014

From Zupan’s Press Release Join us  on Thursday, September 25th atZupan’s Burnside, as we welcome Brian Moto, co-founding partner of The Wine Trust, for a select tasting of his well-pedigreed, exceptional imports primarily from Bordeaux. The Wine Trust has a 40-year history as a direct importer & distributor, which allows them to provide a thoughtful array of top […]

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Best Champagne Tasting of ALL-TIME? Tomorrow Night at E & R, You Be the Judge!

September 16, 2014

From E & R Wine Shop’s Press Release: YEARS CALLS FOR 24 OF THE TOP CHAMPAGNES ON EARTH SEPTEMBER 17 @ 6:30 PM Tomorrow night (Wednesday) we continue our 15 Year Anniversary celebration series with a very specially curated selection of Champagne’s finest grower and grandes marques wines. We have scoured near and far to […]

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Wine Tastings for Portland: Friday, September 12, 2014

September 12, 2014

Portland Wine Tastings E & R Wine Shop   5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine French, Really Good French; $12 – 2013 Domaine de la Bregeonnette Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Loire Valley – 2012 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny “Les Veilleurs” Rouge, Loire Valley (70% Pinot Noir, 20% Gamay Noir, 5% Malbec, 5% Cab Franc) – 2011 Domaine […]

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Summer Over? No Way! Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014

  Summer is nearly over, so it is definitely time to “Anchor Down” and prepare for the Portland rain!  We are not ready to stop celebrating summer quite yet, where is the wine at??? Friday, August 29, 2014 E & R Wine Shop Always something tasty 5:30-7:30 Europa Wine Merchant New Oregon releases from Bow […]

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Italian Wine Tasting at the Cheese Bar Tonight

August 21, 2014

From the Cheese Bar: Italian Wine Tasting Tonight, August 21, 5:30 to 7:30 Please join us tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 for our weekly wine tasting. This week David from Vehrs Wines will be pouring three interesting Italian wines. The lineup includes: Maso Poli Pinot Grigio Trentino DOC – Bouquet with a pleasing nose of pear, dry […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15, 2014

  Friday, August 15, 2014   E & R Wine Shop   5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine BBQ Reds; 5pm-9pm; $15 Great Wine Buys No tasting John’s Marketplace Joe Moura of Casa Bruno will be pouring selections from France, Italy, Washington, and New Mexico 5-7 pm, $5. Liner & Elsen A Taste of Corsica: Witness these […]

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Ewald Moseler Special Heymann-Löwenstein Tasting at E & R Wine Shop: Thursday, August 21, 2014

August 14, 2014

  Ewald Moseler is one of the nicest guys in the wine world.  He always has a smile on his face, loves to tell stories of his native Germany, and is a lot of fun!  Our Ewald story:  five years ago Eva and I married in Portland, and her and Ewald share a native country […]

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