Veuve Clicquot Stacks Up Against Anyone!
The holidays are coming! Or, as they say on “Game of Thrones”, Winter Is Coming and that means Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Veuve Clicquot!
We love Champagne, and we at Portland Oregon Wine find it ironic that while we typically love “natural” wines that are from artisanal, low production wineries, we simply LOVE the mass produced force of nature that is Veuve!
We found this beauty at Trader Joe’s for $54, so far the lowest we have ever seen this pink bubbly. We were concerned it would be flat (we had visions of cases upon cases sitting in a warehouse for years), but no worries for that concern as it was the usual crisp bubbly.
Thanks to photographer extraordinaire Kevin Focht who helped teach me how to capture the essence of Veuve on film. While my photography needs work, at least the subject tasted great!
Saturday, September 27, 2014
E & R Wine Shop
free tasting today from high noon to 5 pm:
-prie blanc from highest vines in italy
-poulsard, trousseau & pinot noir blend from bourdy at arlay in jura
-the oregon premiere of kuen hof’s sylvaner of brixen
-sangiovese from piaggia at carmignano
(chuck & mick, photo op)
Great Wine Buys
German Riesling: It’s Great for Thanksgiving!
We’re always going on about how Riesling is great for Thanksgiving; come taste for yourself. All German today from Hexamer, Dr. Loosen, Pazen and more. From dry to fruitier, these lively whites should wake up your palate on a lazy Saturday afternoon. FREE
Liner & Elsen
Italian Lip Smackers: Falchini Vernaccia di San Gimignano Vigna a Solatio, Terredora Dipaolo Falanghina, Brigaldara Valpolicella, Feudi di San Gregorio Aglianico Rubrato, Tintero Grangia, and Sella & Mosca Tanca Farrà.
Vino Wine Shop
*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
Since we made some last minute changes to our weekend lineup lasts eek, we’ll revisit that list for this week’s FREE wine fat at VINO. From 11-6 Saturday and/or 12-5 Sunday, more of our favorite grape-based delights will be available for your consumption and consideration. Please join in because this is pretty fantastic juice…
-2009 GRIFALCO Aglianico del Vulture “Gricos” $18.95…Grown on the slopes of a volcano in the Basiliucata region, Mount Vulture, I thought this was a standout wine at last Friday’s southern Italian tasting and I wanted to share it with a wider audience. This shows that dark, edgy, beautifully rich flavor that makes me salivate, and is simply a spot on aglianico!
-2012 WHOA NELLY Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $16.95…from Helioterra winemaker Anne Hubatch, this is a delicious bargain in Oregon pinot!
-2012 EOS Petite Sirah “Lodi” $8.95…we had this incredible, bold, bawdy red in a recent Friday Flight and promptly sold out. As did our distributor. Finally it has returned and I have to share. This is a h*lluva lot of wine for under $9!!
-2013 DOMAINE COUET Coteaux du Giennois $15.95…this is an amazing bottle of sauvignon blanc from France’s Loire Valley. Made from biodynamically farmed grapes, this has that steely, mineral-driven intensity that makes me salivate. With Dungeness crab and oyster season upon us, this is the ticket to wine & food paradise!