Ken Wright Pinot Tasting at Great Wine Buys Today

Ken Wright Tasting at Great Wine Buys Today

 

Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Great Wine Buys

Ken Wright Cellars
Julianne Nelson from Ken Wright Cellars pours current Pinot Noir releases PLUS 2015 barrel samples. Cool! FREE

Liner & Elsen

Wines from La Belle France:

Dom. Gonon Macon-Bussieres

Ch. d’Orschwihr Pinot Gris

Jean-Francois Garlon Beaujolais

Bichot Savigny les Beaune

Jean-Philippe Padie Petit Taureau

and Jerome Calmes Minervois Les Vialas

Vino Wine Shop

 We are open limited hours this weekend, Saturday only 114pm. We will make it most assuredly worth your while to stop by as corks will be popped on some rather seriously delicious wines, including what has become my current favorite old vine zinfandel from California and an extremely ridiculous buy on a fabulous Prosecco (think was $18.95, now $13.95!!). Plus a few other taste treats thrown into the mix as well. Time is limited this weekend, so take full advantage!
2013 ST. AMANT Zinfandel “Mohr-Frye Ranch” $18.95…true, classic old vine California zin that come from own-rooted vines that range from 70-115 years old!!!
2013 LOVE & SQUALOR “Garageland” Pinot Noir $20.95…an homage to The Clash that is, like everything from winemaker Matt Berson, tunefully delicious!
2013 DI MAJO NORANTE Sangiovese $10.95…super bargain Italian sangiovese with a nifty 90 point score from The Wine Advocate attached!
n/v NINO FRANCO Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut “Rustico” $13.95 (was $18.95)…this is an exceptionally well made Prosecco from the heart of the Valdobbiadene, the home of the finest Proseccos, and Nino Franco is rightfully considered one of the finest producers in the whole AOC. This is most definitely not mass produced, character-less fizz. Finely made, exceptionally balanced,very flavorful,  and a must if you appreciate great Prosecco. The Wine Spectator had this to say: This spicy Prosecco has good cut to it, with firm acidity backing aromatic notes of orange blossom, green apple and almond…with a hint of smoky mineral supporting subtle ripe apple, floral and nut notes.” At this¨über-affordable price and five buck a bottle discount, it is unquestionably the best Prosecco buy in town!!

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Great Wine Buys

Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and BBQ 
Gordon Rappole wants to show how well Zinfandel goes with BBQ so…he is bringing BBQ! Lusty Zin & Petite Sirah with a sample size Podnah’s BBQ sandwich. FREE

Liner & Elsen

Jackson Maberry will pour a superb set of wines from Seven Hills Winery in Washington. Plus, wines from here and there: Giocato Sauvignon Blanc (Slovenia), Matello Pinot Noir Whistling Ridge (Oregon), and Falchini Vernaccia Vigna a Solatio, Falchini Paretaio, and D’Angelo Aglianico del Vulture (Italy).

Vino Wine Shop

There is good news on your weekend horizon if you’re the type who appreciates free wine tasting. Meaning I’ll expect to see every one of you at some point Saturday 12-6 (note 1 hour later opening!) or Sunday 12-5. As always I have somehow managed to find some rather impressive bottles to share at equally enticing prices. Besides, I’m guessing you don’t get to drink near enough Barolo, right? The one we’re pouring this weekend I just tried yesterday and I have to say it is world class and superb for the $$. Add on the other  delectable delights and why would you not show up?!
2010 CASCINA TIOLE Barolo $36.95…nebbiolo as it should always be done!
2012 UMANI RONCHI Rosso Conero “Serrano” $13.95…a super value Italian red that totally over-delivers in character and flavor!
2013 CONO SUR Cabernet-Carmenere “Organic” $10.95…this is your bbq special!
2013 CHATEAU D’ORSCHWIHR Pinot Gris”Bollenburg” $17.95….I thought this was a stunning single-vineyard Alsatian pinot gris at this price. Me thinks you’ll agree!

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Portland Wine Tastings: Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

    E & R Wine Shop 21 Italian wines to taste! From and or including: Alto-Adige Aosta Amarone Arneis Barbaresco Barolo Bruna Erbaluce Friuli Fumin Gorleri Lo Triolet Meggiolaro (premiere) Moscato Nebbiolo Piccola Nera Ripassa Ruche Skerk Valtellina Vermentino (final list in progress) Informal tasting. $15.00 per taster Reservations please. 5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine […]

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Special Friday Tasting at E & R Wine Shop: 21 Wines from Italy

September 25, 2015

I will post the rest of the tastings later today, but tonight is a special tasting at E & R which features some good ones!  Here are the details from E & R: 21 Italian wines to taste! From and or including: Alto-Adige Aosta Amarone Arneis Barbaresco Barolo Bruna Erbaluce Friuli Fumin Gorleri Lo Triolet […]

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Cheese Bar- Thursday Tasting: Autumnal Italian Reds

September 24, 2015

 Italian Reds Tasting, Thursday, September 24th, 5:30-7:30pm Please join us tomorrow evening as Chris Davis of Estelle Imports pours four fabulous red wines from their Italian portfolio. Fall has officially begun, so stock up on your red wine for those chilly fall evenings! Here is what Chris will be pouring: 2014 La Fraghe, Bardolino, Veneto […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015

  *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 […]

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SPECIAL TASTING: Pallavacina at E & R Wine Shop (My favorite wines ever!)

August 6, 2015

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 […]

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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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