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 it even better and drink some bubbles! New and old favorites from both Champagne and non-Champagne regions including Chartogne-Taillet, Bérêche, Denois, and more. $15

John’s Marketplace

Kyle Chaney of Corridor No.5 Imports will be pouring selections from Italy and France

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

It’s a Pinot Blanc Celebration! Pinot Blancs from Alsace, Oregon, Italy, Germany, and more!

Magnolia’s Corner

Estelle Imports Presents an Old World Wine Tasting

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Whites from Six Different Terroirs

2011 Domaine Schoenheitz, Pinot Blanc “Val St. Gregoire”   $16
Alsace, France

2012 Domaine Wachau, Gruner Veltliner “Terrassen” Federspiel   $17
Wachau, Austria

2013 Sigalas, 75% Assyrtiko- 25% Athiri   $19
Santorini, Greece

2010 Vigneti Massa, Timorasso Derthona   $29
Monleale- Piemonte, Italia

2012 Domaine Michel, Vire Clesse Tradition   $25
Burgundy, France

Premium Pour ($7)     
2012 Arterberry Maresh, Chardonnay “Maresh Vineyard”   $75
Dundee Hills, Oregon

Oregon Wines on Broadway


Charming and Pretty inside and out: this Friday July 18, 2014

Always an OWOB favorite, these wines are zippy and dynamic with terroir focused juice and awesome ageability.

Flight of 4, $28

NV Blanche
NV Noire
NV Rosé

Pairings Portland

Join us for a 5 wine flight with a 5% giveback to a local non-profit

The Portland Bottle Shop


5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

A Tasting of Fausse Piste Wines with Jesse Skiles!

Dear friend of Storyteller Wine Co. Jesse Skiles is finally free to join us for a Friday night tasting! Jesse is a CIA trained chef as well as a winemaker and for the last few years he has been making amazing food at his own restaurant, a place called Sauvage.

Recently however, Jesse’s wife Marina gave birth to a delightful little girl by the name of Sofiya and he had some decisions to make. He could run a winery and help take care of a newborn or he could help out with the baby and run a restaurant. But he decided it was impossible to do all three and do them all well. Many Portlanders, including myself, were distraught over Sauvage’s closing but there is a silver lining: Jesse now has time on a Friday night to come play with us at Storyteller!

Jesse makes excellent wines with traditional Rhone grapes like Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne and Viognier. Folks around here love his wines, but now they have begun to show up in the best restaurants and wine bars in places like NYC, Seattle and San Francisco. This Friday is also Jesse’s birthday so you just know there will be some surprises in store. And Jesse says “baby really does need a new pair of shoes” so come join the fun and take a few bottles of Fausse Piste wine home with you. There will be no charge for this tasting.

6-9 pm, free.


World Wide Pinot Noir!

-2012 VINI Pinot Noir “Thracian Valley” (Bulgaria) $8.95
-2012 CONO SUR Pinot Noir “Reserva Especial” (Chile) $13.95
-2009 DOMAINE 7 TERROIRS Bourgogne Pinot Noir (France) $15.95
-2012 J. HOFSTATTER Pinot Nero “Meczan” (Italy) $20.95
-2010 GROCHAU CELLARS Pino Noir “Willamette Valley” $23.95
And the world iof pinot becomes ever more mind blowing with our bonus selections…
-2012 PETER SCHANDL Pinot Noir “Wachau” (Austria) $23.95
-2012 WALTER SCOTT Pinot Noir “Clos des Oiseaux” (Oregon) $36.95
-2005 DOMAINE NICOLAS POTEL Beaune “1er Cru Teurons” $49.95…Just had a bottle of this from my own cellar two nights ago. Classic red Burgundy that though not cheap, is a great “relative value”.- BB; 90 pts-Wine Spectator: “Smoky black cherry aromas and flavors are attractive in this chewy red, which is lush and open for the vintage.”

4:30-8 pm, fee.


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 lead us through a crackerjack tasting of some of California’s most compelling new wines; several not available in Oregon up until his event here on July 24

July 24 at 6:30. Very limited seating. $25.00 ($7.50 refundable for attendees toward the $35.00 retail purchase price of of Jon’s book.) Jon will lead us through a tasting of a number of the new wines of California, several never in Oregon before. This will sell out, we suggest interested parties call asap.


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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The Notorious Hardy Wallace in Portland at Storyteller Wine Company Friday Night!

June 17, 2014

  We first met our friend Hardy Wallace at the Natural Process Alliance in Santa Rosa, California in 2010 after he won the groundbreaking internet competition at the  Murphy-Goode Winery.  Since 2010, Hardy started his own label with partner called “Dirty and Rowdy Family Wines” where they make “honest wines that we want to drink.” […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 14, 2014

E & R Wine Shop Gooooooooooooooooaaaaaal! World Cup Wine Tasting – Free, from noon to five PM. Pepiere Cab Franc Rose, get it while you can! Southern French super natural Syrah from dynamic Burgundy duo, Sarnin-Berrux. *Delicious* new Washington Malbec from Savage Grace Wines (psst, it actually tastes like Malbec… rather than a mouthful of […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

  Wine Tastings in Portland:  Friday, June 13, 2014 Ambonnay Wine Bar Oysters at Ambonnay! You all have asked for it since I opened, its finally happening.  I’m teaming up with Foster’s Craft Cooking to do oyster stand at Ambonnay for the night.  We’re doing and east coast/west coast rivalry with Hama Hama Oyster Co […]

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Marcel Deiss Tasting Notes, E & R Wine Shop Anniversary Tasting

June 8, 2014

The Best Wine Tasting of All-Time?  At least for us at it was, especially when you consider how EVERY wine tasted great top to bottom.  As part of E & R Wine Shop’s 15 year anniversary, they hosted Mathieu Deiss (Great-Great Grandson of the founder) for a tasting of 21 wines last week.  The […]

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