Taste through some of the top
terroir of Barbaresco

Six Produttori Cru 2009 wines!
-Rio Sordo

1-4 PM  
$5.00 per taster. Fee
refundable with purchase of
any of the wines being poured.

20% any six bottles
while supply lasts.


Every Day Wine

Italy with Small Vineyards this Friday!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy–this Friday, wine importer and educator, Tom Kelly, joins us to share seasonal selections from his Small Vineyards portfolio. We’ll be tasting an interesting variety of Italian direct imports – including a stunning small batch Orvieto that is great with winter fare (only 700 cases made) and a big-gun Marche with huge structure for under $30 bucks. From fascinating affordable Salice Salentino to doggone luscious Barbera to tried and true Sangiovese, we’ll be pouring classic, hand-picked, approachable and wildly delicious old-world wines… bring a (fennel sausage?) pizza! Wow, and again wow. Tom is back in town for one night only.

Something for everyone in this lineup. Hope you can join us!

– 2013 Cantina Altarocca Orvieto Classico, Umbria.
– 2012 Palama Salice Salentino, Puglia.
– 2012 Poderi Elia Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont.
– 2011 Perazzeta ‘Rita’ Sangiovese, Tuscany.
– 2009 Marchetti Conero Riserva, Marche.

Europa Wine Merchant

Galaxy Wine Co.

Champagne and other bubbles

John’s Marketplace

Anna Goodman of TGIC Wines will be pouring selections from Chile and Argentina

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

Bring on the 2012 Burgundies! A grand tasting of recently-arrived selections from Burgundy.

Magnolia’s Corner

Mitchell Wine Group Presents Spanish Wines

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Grower Champagne ($30)

NV R. Dumont & Fils, Brut   $40
Aube 90% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay

NV José Michel, Blanc De Noirs Brut   $45
Moussy 100% Pinot Meunier

NV Savart, Bulle de Rosé Brut   $55
Montagne de Reims 82% Pinot Noir, 10% Chardonnay, 8% Red Wine

NV Gaston Chiquet, Blanc De Blanc d’Ay Brut   $63
Dizy 100% Chardonnay

2008 Pierre Gimonnet, Oenophile Extra Brut   $85
Cuis 100% Chardonnay

Premium Pour ($10)

2007 Henri Billiot & Fils, Cuvee Julie Brut   $100
Ambonnay 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay

Oregon Wines on Broadway

Champagne Pierre Callot making its OWOB debut this Champagne Friday!

Top of the line and oh, so tiny!  Join us for our this Champagne Friday and take a bottle home for the Holidays!

Here’s the line up:
Blanc de Blancs NV
Grand Reserve Brut NV
2007 Millesime

Flight of 3, $25elebrating Famous Female Firsts of the Northwest

The Portland Bottle Shop


5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

BEST OF SPAIN 2014! Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat & more

4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

Bubbles and Bordeaux!

This will be quite the free tasting, with two different bottles of Margaux, including the Maison Sichel, being poured alongside two different Lelarge-Pugeot premiere cru champagnes. Not enough? How about a pour of the 2010 Sichel Sauternes, the declassified sticky wine mentioned earlier in this newsletter? That’s all part of the free tasting.

There will be a truly “super pour” available and it is a  classified growth from Bordeaux’ 1966 vintage. There may even be another surprise waiting for you, so please do not miss this tasting.

6-9 pm


Best of 2014, Part I

-2012 DANIEL DEFAIX Petit Chablis (France) $15.95…Tasted July 11th
-2012 SHENANDOAH Zinfandel Amador Old Vine (Cali.) $9.95…March 28
-2011 CHATEAU COUSTARELLE Cahors (France) $13.95…June 27
-2011 BARAHONDA “Barrica” Monastrell-Syrah (Spain) $16.95…January 17
-2010 ANDREW RICH “Mesalliance” Malbec-Merlot-Syrah-Cab Franc (Or/Wash) $21.95…July 3
And what a bevy of bonus beauty to pick from! Here’s the first top three….
Bonus #1-2011 LOVE & SQUALOR Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” (Or.) $23.95…Feb. 7
Bonus #2-2011 BASTIDE-BLANCHE Bandol (France) $29.95…June 13
Bonus #3-2010 OLIM BAUDA Barbera d’Asti “Nizza” (Italy) $34.95…October 17

4:30-8 pm, fee.

Wineup Wine Merchants

Paul Markgraf from Columbia Distributors. He’s bringing some GREAT Italian wines for the holidays

5-7:30, $5 (waived with purchase)





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