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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


Europa Wine Merchant

New Oregon releases from Bow & Arrow, Arterberry-Maresh, and more

Every Day Wine

Italian Barbera

5-9 pm, $12.

Great Wine Buys

No tasting

John’s Marketplace

Dave the wine guy will be pouring selections from Oregon, Spain, France and Argentina

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

No tasting

Magnolia’s Corner

Wines of the Southern Hemisphere

6-9 pm

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

2012 Oregon Pinot Noir (& one little 2013) ($15)

I know, I originally planned to pour a Red Burgundy as the premium but in the interest of having the best wines possible in the flight I couldn’t bring myself to do it. As I tasted thru loads of Pinots for this tasting I couldn’t find one Burgundy that warranted inclusion. 2011 is the current vintage for the reds from the Cote d’ Or and while the whites are stellar the reds are a bit tight and lean………….hum, reminds me of our own 11′s. One thing that’s important to remember when contemplating Burgundy; vintage quality for the whites and reds do not often match up. A great vintage for white does not mean a great vintage for red! But now back to our own Pinots. As I tasted thru our locals I was struck by the quality across the board of the 2012′s. It’s one of those vintages that what nature gave you was easy to turn into excellent wine. Not the case in 10 & 11. When I tasted the Brick House and the Lenne Estate I couldn’t bring myself to leave one of them out. So I decided to do dueling premiums. You can choose to do a flight of five, six or seven. If you look at the AVA’s (American Viticultural Area’s) we have covered many of the finest and it will be a good way to taste the difference in, say, the Pinots grown in Dundee to the ones grown in Chehalem etc. The flight is loaded with full, velvety 2012′s and it’s a great vintage for drinking early or laying down for the mid term. We were blessed with this vintage as the better 2010′s and 2011′s may turn out better in the long run than the 12′s but they need some long, cool sleep to show their best. Do not open your Thomas’ or Arterberry’s too soon. They need time but will reward those who can wait. As for the 12′s, have at em. Simply delish

Oregon Wines on Broadway

Want to taste the goods of Ambonnay on a budget? Don’t miss Coutier this Champagne Friday

Flight of 3, $16

Brut Tradition
Blanc de Blancs

Pairings Portland

Meet Terry Sullivan of Upper Five Vineyard

The Portland Bottle Shop


5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

NEW RELEASE ITALIANS!  Highlights from our August newsletter!

4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

Local Heroes!

“Local Hero” is not just a fine film based in northern Scotland, it’s also the theme for this Friday’s wine tasting. If you drop by between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00PM you will be able to try four newly released wines from local winemakers Brianne Day (Day Wines) and Justin Paul Russell (Jasper Sisco Winery). Best of all, both winemakers will be in attendance to pour their wines.

In addition to Brianne and Justin’s latest wines, I will be pouring (if any is left) John Paul’s 2012 Dundee Hills Reserve Pinot Noir. It’s going to be a free tasting and I will have Roman Candle pizza on hand for you to snack on while you sip.

This is going to be a fun one, I hope you can join us!

6-9 pm, free.


Company’s Coming!

-2012 MONTINORE ESTATE “Borealis” 36% Muller-Thurgau, 30% Riesling, 20% Gewurztraminer, 14% Pinot Gris $13.95
-2013 BOEDECKER CELLARS Pinot Gris “Willamette Valley” $17.95
-2013 BOEDECKER CELLARS Rosé Pinot Noir $14.95
-2012 MONTINORE ESTATE Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $18.95
-2012 BOEDECKER CELLARS Pinot Noir “Oregon” $21.95
And then these guys start to get really serious….
Bonus #1-2012 MONTINORE ESTATE Pinot Noir “Estate Reserve” $28.95
Bonus #2-2012 BOEDECKER CELLARS Pinot Noir “Cuvée YC” $44.95
Bonus #3-2011 MONTINORE ESTATE Pinot Noir “Swan Song” $46.95….this is the first, and only, time these last two exceptional pinots will be offered outside of the wineries. Yes, I am quite pleased!

4:30-8 pm, fee.





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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 with a harmonious flavor and balanced finish
  • La Salette Valpolicella Classico DOC - Fresh bouquet with a fruit nose with cherry notes, soft with balanced acidity
  • Lechthaler Teroldego Rotaliano DPO - Bright nose of ripe black cherry, flavor is smooth with cherry, black raspberry, earth, and a touch of spice with ample acidity and medium tannins.

As usual the tasting is complimentary, with special pricing on beverages we are pouring.


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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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014

  Friday, July 18, 2014 Every Day Wine PINKS – ROUND II (French); 5pm-9pm; $15. Europa Wine Merchant Petit Monde Wine Merchant Brut, Blanc, Rose´, et Rouge Vins de la Valleé de la Loire Great Wine Buys Champagne and Sparkling! It’s tough to beat the feeling of a mid-July Oregon Friday night so let’s make […]

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Special California Wine Tasting with Author Jon Bonné at E & R Wine Shop

July 13, 2014

From E & R Press Release: Author Jon Bonné, a two time James Beard Foundation Award winner, is the wine columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle. Jon has contributed to  Saveur, Decanter, Food and Wine and other publications. He drinks and writes about wines from all around the world. Jon will be at E&R to […]

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Portland Wine Tastings: Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 12, 2014

E & R Wine Shop   Great Wine Buys New Small Vineyards Italians. Tom Kelly is flying up from San Francisco to show off our new direct-import selections. Come say hi as we taste a range of wines from up and down the boot. FREE Lilac Wine Though it will be about as hot this […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014

E & R Wine Shop free today (6/28) from noon-5 -american premiere of sugame tuscan pink -chad stock’s sparkling blaufrankisch -new vintage of monte santoccio valpolicella -sugame sangiovese-based red from greve Great Wine Buys New Wave California Landless winemakers,inventive blends, European-inspired styling, obscure varietals…it all adds up to exciting wines that are not your father’s […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

  Friday, June 27, 2014 Every Day Wine South America; 5pm-9pm; $15. – NV Bodega Norton Brut Rose, Mendoza, Argentina – 2013 Montes Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca, Chile – 2011 Kaiken Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina – 2011 Montes Twins (Cabernet/Malbec), Colchagua, Chile – 2005 Santa Ema ‘Amplus’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Cachapoal, Chile Europa Wine Merchants Casa Bruno Imports- […]

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Felipe Crowned King of Spain, Plus, Friday Night Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

    Way back in 1982, I attended a seven week boys’ camp in the middle of the woods in Maine.  It just so happened the Prince of Spain attended for a few weeks that summer as well!  So congrats, King Felipe, on being crowned King!   I remember body guards were crawling hidden all […]

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