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, Spain, specifically showing off how their conversion to Biodynamic farming has really changed their wines, giving them laser focus. Expect a flight of at

least 3 reds (hopefully more!) and special discounts on their wines (arriving imminently) the night of the tasting. And this tasting is FREE so please come give them a warm corkwelcome and check out their scrumptious new releases!

E & R Wine Shop

TBD, but keep an eye out of Kermit Lynch tasting April 29!

5:30-7:30

Every Day Wine

A look at the MENCIA grape from Spain; $12.

Europa Wine Merchant

Two of Oregon’s best up and coming wineries

Day Wines & Holden

Great Wine Buys

There’s a new crop of  Red Burgundy in town that is made by smaller domaines who lack a fancy name but deliver the goods. Discover for yourself F. Gay, Verdet, Meix-Foulot and more. $20

John’s Marketplace

Amalie Roberts of Petit Monde will be pouring selections from France

5-7 pm, $5.

Liner & Elsen

No tasting (see Saturday)

Magnolia’s Corner

Washington

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Oregon Pinot Noir & a Red Burgundy Premium Pour ($15)

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on recent releases from our various AVA’s. I find it amazing how many new wineries are sprouting up. It seems that every week I get a call from numerous new labels wanting space on my shelves. The competition is brutal out there! Anyway, after tasting for the next few weeks we’ll select what we feel are the absolute best and it will be enjoyable to have a Burgundy to compare to our own.

Oregon Wines on Broadway

This Guy.

“Quality is My Truth” is the motto of House Charlemagne and since 1892 they have been showing the quality of their chardonnay, truly the pride and joy of this family. They see their limestone layered parcels in the Cote des Blancs, home of the Chardonnay of Champagne, as primo territory for a superior end result.  While Chardonnay dominates this vineyard, the remaining vines of pinot noir are blended into some selections and shown beautifully in the 100% Pinot Noir Brut Rosé.  

The Line Up:
Brut Nature
Brut Reserve
2004 Millesime
Brut Rosé
flight of 4: $28

Pairings Portland

Ice Cream, Disco, Wine Fundraiser

The Portland Bottle Shop

DWes with Mitchell Distributing

5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

THE REAL RHONE RANGERS! France’s Rhone Valley: They do Syrah & Grenache RIGHT.   $15.00

4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

Fossil & Fawn’s New Releases!

Join us this Friday as we welcome Jim Fischer and Jenny Mosbacher of Fossil & Fawn to the friendly confines of Storyteller Wine Company! Jim and Jenny will be pouring their newly released 2013 Crowley Station Vineyards Pinot Noir, 2014 Pinot Gris as well as their 2013 Pinot Gris to provide a vintage comparison. In addition to the Fossil & Fawn wines, I will be pouring a very special extended skin contact wine from Italy to compare with Jim and Jenny’s extended skin contact Pint Gris.

Not enough for you? How about a sample of the newly arrived Brut Réserve de L’Hommée 1er Champagne from Roger Coulon? That’s all part of the free tasting!

There will also be a very special “super pour” courtesy of the wine library at The Eyrie Vineyards: the 1989 Eyrie Reserve Chardonnay! It’s going to be a great night at Storyteller, I hope you can join us.

6-9 pm, free.

Vino

Italy’s Great Piedmont reds, pt. 2!

4:30-8 pm, fee.

Wineup Wine Merchants

John Hanson, Columbia Distributors

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

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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 possible and as in most industries marketing a small self-run operation isn’t easy. Joining forces in marketing while maintaining complete independence in winemaking allows their authentic product to reach a wider audience. Imported directly into Portland, their wines offer tremendous quality for the money. Aurélien will pour a variety of Cru Beaujolais and Mâconnais whites. FREE.

 

Liner & Elsen

A taste of the Piedmont with Cinzia Travaglini, winemaker for the best wines – and most unique bottles – from Gattinara. From Spain:Benito Santos Igrexario de Saiar Albarino, and Zudugarai Getariako Txakolina.

 

 

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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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CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE CHAMPAGNE!

December 14, 2014

The holidays must be here, champagne is showing up everywhere!  Even on a Sunday!!! From E & R, tasting TODAY! SPARKLING PICKS OF THE SEASON A ’round the world selection of some of the season’s most tasty sparklers We love drinking bubbles year round and are always happy to offer up our suggestions for all your […]

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Special Italian Wine at E & R, Wine Fest at Vino, Plus Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13, 2014

E & R Wine Shop ITALIAN “WINERY OF THE YEAR” CANDIDATE, Weingut Gumphof When it comes to Italy, we have been lucky over the years to have spent so much time there tasting, learning and making friends, so it takes a lot to get us excited. During 2014 we have tasted lots of good wine from […]

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