UNBELIEVABLE Kermit Lynch Wine Tasting at E & R’s 15th Birthday Bash!  This could be the BEST TASTING EVER in Portland!  Think I’m speaking in hyperbole? Check out the press release from E & R for proof!
APRIL 18, 5:30-7:30

~E&R’s 15th Anniversary
Celebration Kick-Off Event~


The “OLD WINES”- Group 2- is sold out! Thank you! 

~Space for the main event is filling up~
We have added FIVE new wines and four brand NEW Kermit producers- each of which will be an Oregon premiere:
Chateau Deux Rocs
Domaine Les Mille Vignes
Domaine Vinci
Vignobles Brunier
While Kermit is unable to attend the tasting, he will be with us all in spirit!




$15.00 per taster.
Reservations are required via this email or at 503.246.6101

Alsace– Albert Boxler- Pinot Gris Grand Cru “Brand” 2011
Burgundy– Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis 2012
Burgundy– Domaine Colin-Deleger– Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru “Les Demoiselles” 2006
Burgundy– Domaine Pierre Guillemot- Savigny Les Beaune “Serpentieres” 2011
Burgundy– Domaine Robert Chevillon– Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Roncieres” 2007
Burgundy– Domaine Gachot-Monot– Cotes de Nuits Villages 2012
Burgundy– Domaine Roulot– Bourgogne Rouge 2006
Beaujolais– Jean Foillard– Morgon “Cuvee Corcelette” 2012
Beaujolais- Domaine Diochon- Moulin a Vent 2011
Beaujolais- Charly Thevenet “Regnie” 2010
Bordeaux- Chateau Moulin- Canon Fronsac 2010
Champagne– Champagne J. Lassalle- “Imperial Preference” NV Brut
Corsica– Domaine de Gioielli– Coteaux du Cap Corse Blanc 2011
Irouleguy- Maison Arretxea- Irouleguy Rouge 2008
Jura- Jean Francois Ganevat- Poulsard Old Vines “Cuvee de L’enfant Terrible” 2011
Languedoc- Domaine D’Aupilhac- Coteaux du Languedoc “Lou Maset” 2011
Languedoc– Chateau de Lascaux- Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge 2010
Languedoc- Chateau Deux Rocs
Languedoc– Chateau La Roque– Pic Saint Loup 2011
Languedoc-Domaine Les Mille Vignes
Languedoc-Domaine Vinci
Languedoc- Grange des Peres- Vin de Pays de l’Hérault Rouge  2010
Loire– Andre-Michel Bregeon- Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2011
Loire- Hippolyte Reverdy- Sancerre 2012
Loire- Champalou- Méthode Traditionelle Brut
Loire– Chateau d’Epire– Savennieres 1980
Loire- Charles Joguet- Chinon “Clos de la Dioterie” 2010
Provence- Domaine Terrebrune- Bandol Rouge 2009
Rhone- Vignobles Brunier- Le Pigeoulet Rouge 2012
Rhone– Auguste Clape– Vin des Amis 2012
Rhone– Les Pallieres- Gigondas “Les Racines” 2009
Rhone– Kermit Lynch Selections- Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2012
Rhone– Domaine du Joncier- Lirac Rouge 2012
Rhone– Domaine Sang des Cailloux– Vacqueyras Rouge 2011
Rhone- Vignobles Brunier– Chateauneuf-du-Pape “La Roquete Piedlong” 2011
Roussillon– Chateau La Tour Vieille- “La Pinede” 2012
Savoie- Lambert de Seyssel- Méthode Traditionnelle “Petit Royal”  Brut NV

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht– 90′s tba
Domaine Coche-Dury– 90’s tba
Domaine Raveneau–90′s tba
Domaine Tempier– 90′s tba
Domaine Chave– 90′s tba


Wine Tastings in Portland:  Friday, April 11, 2014

E & R Wine Shop

No tasting (See Kermit Lynch tasting next week!)

Every Day Wine

FRENCH, Really Good French; 5pm-9pm; $15.
- 2011 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny Blanc, Loire Valley.
(Sauvignon Blanc & Menu Pineau)
- 2011 Domaine de Veilloux Cheverny Rouge, Loire Valley.
(Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Malbec, Cab Franc)
- 2011 Domaine du Mortier Vin de France, Loire Valley.
  (Cabernet Franc)
- 2010 Domaine Beauthorey ‘Bella Parra’, Pic St Loup, Languedoc.
- 2012 Domaine de la Ferme St. Martin Beaumes de Venise ‘Les Terres Jaunes’, Rhone Valley.
(70% Grenache, 30% Syrah)

Great Wine Buys

Chardonnay, Oregon-Style
Local winemakers are producing excellent Chards that look to Burgundy for inspiration but express Oregon fruit and soil. Let’s try some of our favorites: Adelsheim Caitlin’s Reserve, Domaine Drouhin Oregon Arthur, Walter Scott Cuvee Anne, Eyrie Reserve and St. Innocent Freedom Hill. $16. Bergstrom Sigrid 2011 as the bonus pour (extra).

5-7:30 pm

John’s Marketplace

Our host, JennyRae Foreman will be pouring selections from France,  all  Cotes du Rhone.

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

No tasting (see tomorrow for usual Saturday free tastings)

Magnolia’s Corner

Organic Wine Tasting with Mitchell Imports

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

A Sea of Reds from the Islands of Europe

As you can see, if you looked, we have an eclectic lineup of intriguing wines with grape varieties like Monica Di Sardegna, Montenegra, Callet, Listan Negro, Nerello Mascalese & Cappuccio, Niellucciu and Aleatico. If that’s not enough to give a spell checker a breakdown I don’t know what is. Let me tell you something folks, if you want to be a knowledgeable wine lover you must taste a wide variety of wines and wine types and this is an opportunity that you certainly won’t get every day! Can’t remember the last time your wine group did a flight of the fine wines made from Callet? I don’t doubt it.
2010 Argiolas, Perdera/ Sardinia   $14
100% Monica Di Sardegna

2009 Ca Sa Padrina, Arrel/ Mallorca   $18
85% Montenegra, 10% Cab Sauv, 5% Callet

2009 Gulfi, Nero D’Avola “Nerojbleo”/ Sicily   $20
100% Nero D’Avola

2009 Bodegas Monje, Tinto Tradicional/ Canary Islands   $21
2012 Tenuta Terre Nere, Etna Rosso/ Mt Etna, Sicily   $21
Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio

Premium Pour ($3)      

2011 Gioielli, Ile Beaute Rouge/ Cap Corse, Corsica   $37
50% Niellucciu, 25% Aleatico, 25% Merlot

Oregon Wines on Broadway

Bérêche & Fils this Champagne Friday…

Flight of 3 bubbles paired with artisan cheeses.

Bereche Brut Reserve
Les Beaux Regard
2006 Le Cran
Flight of 3, $24


Pairings Portland

Sip-to-Give Tasting:  Domaine Leon Boesch

The Portland Bottle Shop


5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

THE NEW WORLD! An awesome tasting of delicious reds from Washington, California (Silver Oak), Argentina and more.!

4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

“Daena’s Choice!”

We will be pouring the Cuvée Daena for the very first time in public this Friday evening at Storyteller! I also let Daena choose the tasting lineup and she did a pretty good job, basically picking the wines she has enjoyed drinking over the past few weeks. In addition to her wine, we’ll be pouring John Paul’s newly released 2012 Cameron Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Scott and Dana Frank’s Bow & Arrow Gamay Noir Rosé, a nifty bone dry kabinett Riesling from the Mosel, a tres sauvage little red wine from the Canary Islands that’s made mostly of Listan Negro grapes that grow on 100-year old vines and a very special “super pour.” The “super pour” offering will be the now infamous 2012 Bone & Marrow Pinot Noir from Scott and Dana Frank. Let me give you a small tip, this is a wine you want to taste and a story you want to hear.

The rest of the tasting is free of charge. So come on down this Friday, both Daena’s are looking forward to making your acquaintance!

6-9 pm, free.


Cabernet Shootout- Cali. v. Washington!!

Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement of my run for political office (which has quickly been derailed by a disappointing lack of five figure checks made out to me!), we will celebrate an aspect of American life that is a much more worthwhile, and realistic pursuit. In fact I would put what’s going on tomorrow right alongside that “life and liberty” thing, and it most assuredly has everything to do with the “pursuit of happiness”. Meaning that this must be American Cabernet week, which is quite appropriate locally as I can already smell the fires of a thousand barbecues across Portland this glorious weekend, and nothing goes better with grilled, smoky goodness than our bottles of delight we’ll be showing off tomorrow. It also an opportunity to compare winemaking styles in Washington and California, which is always an interesting and delicious exercise. I don’t think it will take much yo coerce you to come, not just for the wines below but also because it just might time to open up the patio for some outdoor sipping. I wouldn’t say it’s shorts and shirtsleeves weather out there, but definitely pants and light sweater weather. We’ll provide the following soul warming liquids…

-2012 STONECAP “Columbia Valley” Cabernet (Wa.) $8.95
-2012 HEDGES CELLARS “Independent Producers” Cabernet (Wa.) $13.95 (label above)
-2012 AVALON “Napa Valley” Cabernet (Ca.) $17.95
-2011 CARTLIDGE & BROWN “C&B Estate –Alexander Valley” Cabernet (Ca.) $19.95
-2010 MCKINLEY SPRINGS “Horse Heaven Hills” Cabernet $23.95
plus bonus wines

4:30-8 pm, fee.

Wine Up on Williams

Friday Night wine Tasting 6-8 in the cellar dwellers Lounge. Sarah Shannon of Don N Sons wines will be pouring for the first time so lets dhow her how we do it WineUp Style, She’s bringing wines from around the world, good stuff too. See you there!


Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 CorksCru TBD 5-7 pm, $5 E & R Wine Shop No tasting Every Day Wine GERMANY & AUSTRIA with Ewald Moseler – 2012 Thomas Leithner Gruner Veltliner ‘Loess’, Kamptal – 2009 Thomas Leithner Zweigelt, Kamptal – 2011 Peter Schandl Blaufrankisch, Burgenland – 2011 Johann Schild Riesling Kabinett, Mosel – 1997 Anton […]

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Brooks Wine Tastings At the Cheese Bar: Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 25, 2014

From the Cheese Bar’s Site: Brooks Wine Tasting this Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 This Thursday, Jess from Brooks Wine will be at Cheese Bar pouring five of their whites. Brooks is an acclaimed organic and biodynamic Willamette Valley vineyard and winery noted for their Rieslings, as well as Pinot Noir. Thursday’s tasting will focus on German whites, specifically: […]

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Friday, March 21, 2014

March 20, 2014

  Do NOT listen to me for advice on how to pick March Madness, last year I was in the 3.7 percentile of ESPN.com’s Tourney Challenge!  It can not get any worse, can it??  Like spawning salmon, I am back swimming upstream to pick a winner (I have not won since I picked Coach Knight’s […]

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Two “Sparkling” Wine Values- Cleto Chiarli and Punta Crena

March 16, 2014

  For the price of one-half a typical grower champagne bottle, we purchased TWO excellent value sparking wines- The Cleto Chiarli lambrusco and the Punta Crena Rose.   The Rose is crisp and slightly cloudy (which we love because that can indicate less filtering), and the mouth feel seems like a hybrid wine to me […]

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Louis/Dressner Selections Importer and Winemakers at E & R Today! Plus, the rest of the tastings for Saturday, March 15, 2014

March 15, 2014

Ok Everyone, clearly the tasting of the month (year?) at E & R Wine Shop, with Louis/Dressner Selections bringing Euro winemakers to town, and as my good friend Russ Jessen says: “They are going to WORK!” Saturday, March 15, 2014 E & R Wine Shop E&r presents… EURO WINE BRIGADE tasting WITH LOUIS/DRESSNER SELECTIONS Saturday, March 15, […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

Tonight’s Wine Tastings In Portland, Oregon: CorksCru Weekly Friday night tastings TBD 5-7 pm, $5 E & R Wine Shop No tasting Friday (see spectacular tasting Saturday, March 15) 5:30-7:30 Every Day Wine French Favorites! The wines of France… balanced with great purity and tons of minerality. This is my kinda wine. If you appreciate […]

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French Wines at Cheese Bar Tonight, Thursday, March 13

March 13, 2014

French Wine Tasting Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30   Just back from a trip to France, Olivier from Petite Monde Wines will be in the shop tomorrow pouring a selection of new French wines. The list includes: Chateau de Brézé, Cremant de Loire Brut Rosé, NV Cabernet Franc Dominique Andiran, “Vain de Ru”, Vin de France, […]

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Great Value Alert- $15 Italian Red from Abbazia Di Novacella

March 2, 2014

    Our latest QPR (Quality-Price-Relationship) find, the $15 Schiava red from Abbazia Di Novacella (Italy’s Alto Adige region) purchased at City Market. Bottom line:  easy drinking, food friendly wine (especially tomato sauce) that is a good value. From the Abbazia Di Novacella website (the description is dead on!): Schiava characteristic Bright pale ruby, fruity […]

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