E & R Wine Shop


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 if that’s not bad enough, poor Austria mostly just gets banished to Germany’s misunderstood coattails even though it has its own wonderful wines of a completely different style and expression. Can we just clear the air of all the bad stereo-types and inaccurate expectations already?We’ve selected top wines of an array of different grapes, colors and styles from two of our favorite German and Austrian import portfolios to offer a friendly comparison of what they both do so well and uniquely from one another (and elsewhere). Come for the Riesling (both DRY and not), stay for the Elbling.

Casual walk-through format with experts on hand.AUSTRIA
Malat 2009 Brut
Stift Göttweig 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé
Sattlerhof 2012 Südsteiermark Sauvignon Blanc
Knoll 2013 Pfaffenberg Riesling
Veyder-Malberg Kreutles Grüner Veltliner
Preisinger 2013 “Basic” (Zweigelt + Blaufränkisch)
Reinisch 2012 St. Laurent
Weninger 2012 Höchaker Blaufränkisch
Stein  2014 Rosé Secco (Sparkling)
Hild 2013 Elbling Trocken
Jochen Beurer 2011 Gipskeuper Riesling
Weiser-Kunstler 2013 Estate Riesling Feinherb
Keller 2013 Von der Fels Riesling Trocken
Vollenweider 2008 Krover Steffensberg Riesling Spatlese
Holger Koch 2012 Spatburgunder
Enderle & Moll 2013 Liaison Pinot NoirFriday, May 15th5:307:30PM
Please let us know if you plan to join us.

Every Day Wine

Oregon Wine Month – Drink Local

Europa Wine Merchant

Drinkin’ Pink!


John’s Marketplace

Kara Kuehl of Vehr’s Wine will be pouring selections from Oregon, California and Argentina

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

Zinfandel! Come get your purple teeth on. Taste Zins from a variety of regions known for this lusty grape

Magnolia’s Corner

California Wines

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Different Styles of Dry Rosé

Oregon Wines on Broadway

Sayonara Suckers!
Rames is in town for a visit!  Come raise a glass of Marc Hebrart & wish me well on my adventure to Japan!
Here’s the flight!

Blanc de Blancs
Cuvée de Reserve
2009 Special Club
Flight $24

Pairings Portland

Free DJ Night Fundraiser!Famous Female Firsts of the Northwest

The Portland Bottle Shop


5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants


4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

The Swick-Day Experience!

From Portland to New York City, sommeliers, wine buyers and critics have been abuzz about the new wines from Joe Swick and Brianne Day. And rightfully so. Many of you have enjoyed Brianne’s Pinot Noirs over the past two years, but now she has a sparkling Malvasia, a barrel fermented rosé  made with Tannat and Côt and a red wine made with Cabernet Franc, Tannat and Côt for us to try.

Joe Swick has a vast winemaking resume that stretches from Portugal and Italy to west coast wineries like Kosta Browne and Domaine Serene. Joe has struck out on his own and his non-vintage Pinot Noir “Autre Monde” recently took Storyteller by storm. This Friday evening you will get a chance to check out his other Pinot Noirs as well as a beautiful white wine.

That’s a pretty nice lineup for a free tasting so come on over Friday night to support these hard working young winemakers!

6-9 pm, free.


Off the Beaten Wine Path- French Wines less traveled!!

4:30-8 pm, fee.

Wineup Wine Merchants

Spirits tasting

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


KERMIT LYNCH tasting at E & R tonight! KERMIT LYNCH tasting at E & R tonight!


This sounds AWESOME!!!!!

From E & R Press release:


FROM 5:30-7:30
$15 per taster



Piedmont’s Benevelli Piero

Tentatively pouring:

Liguria’s Punta Crena

Tentatively pouring:

Tuscany’s Villa di Geggiano

Tentatively pouring:
Chianti Classico
Chianto Classico riserva
Bandinello igt

Emilia-Romagna’s Fattoria Moretto

Tentatively pouring:
Pignoletto Secco
Lambrusco Grasparossa Secco
Lambrusco Grasparasso Monovitigno
Lambrusco Rosato

Friuli’s Kante

Tentatively pouring:


The possibly inimitable (former E&R wine shop teammate) Lyle Railsback- of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant- will be on hand with a handful of chic wines from Sicily, Alto-Adige and elsewhere. He’ll be able to pour wine and chat with you at the same time (“he speaks good english”) about wines Italian.
Thursday April 30
$15.00 per taster
Please reserve ASAP via this email or at 503.246.6101


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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Two Great Wine Tastings in Portland Today!

April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 Great Wine Buys A Beaujolais and Mâconnais Primer – with Export Manager Aurélien Fiardet Terroirs Originels is a group of like-minded artisan growers united under one export umbrella whose goal is to gain more recognition for traditionally-made wines of Beaujolais and Mâconnais. Individually their main focus of course is producing the best wine […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

Cork Wine Shop RED BLENDS Friday, April 10th From Bordeaux to the Cotes du Rhone, Tuscany to Chile, Washington to California, there is no shortage of red wines that are made from blending different grapes together. We’ll pick 4 of our favorites for this Friday’s tasting and share them with you, along with the stories […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland On Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Great Wine Buys The Many Faces of Chenin Blanc Sparkling, dry, fruity; from France’s Loire Valley, South Africa, Washington; such a versatile varietal, it’s worth knowing more. FREE Liner & Elsen A mixed bag of goodness: Les Costieres de Pomerols Picpoul de Pinet, Dom. de la Biscarelle Côtes-du-Rhône, Patton Valley Pinot […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Cork Wine Shop Willamette Valley Pinot Noir E & R Wine Shop TBD Every Day Wine France Europa Wine Merchant Vin de Garde, Savoie & Rhone Valley Great Wine Buys No tasting (Spring Break) John’s Marketplace Tim O’Brien of Palm Bay Imports will be pouring selections from Italy, Argentina and Chile 5-7 pm, $5. Liner & […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

Cork Wine Shop DAY WINES with Brianne Day Friday, March 6th . Later start time! 5pm – 7pm We recently featured three red wines from DAY WINES and now with some Spring releases poised to hit the shelves, we’ve invited Brianne Day to stop by this Friday night and pour what she’s created for you. I think […]

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Saturday Tasting at E & R Wine Shop With 16th Annual Music Day

December 20, 2014

SIX CRUS OF PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO Taste through some of the top terroir of Barbaresco Six Produttori Cru 2009 wines! -Asili -Paje -Muncagota -Ovello -Rio Sordo -Pora 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.

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Friday Wine Tastings Tonight In Portland! December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

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 […]

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