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 Noir Rosé, H Pinot Noir, and  Bodegas la Cartuja, La Cartuja Priorat.

Vino Wine Shop

More tasty fun and games await this weekend at the wine shack as more corks are pulled on some of our store favorite wines. Stop by Saturday between 11-6 or Sunday 12-5. This is a rather nice lineup for your FREE sampling pleasure, from the 2012 OWEN ROE Ex Umbris Syrah to the delightfully intense bargain Spanish rosado. Worthy wines await!
-2012 OWEN ROE “Ex Umbris” Syrah $21.95…inexplicably dropped in price this year from $26.95 to $21.95. Who are we to argue??
-2013 DOMAINE DUPRE Regnie “Haut Ronze” $13.95…absolutely ridiculously great Cru gamay at this price. This is a steal! 91 pts-Steven Tanzer/Vinous Media:Deeply pitched dark berry, licorice and violet scents show very good clarity and complicating notes of smoky minerals and botanical herbs. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, with juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors gaining sweetness with air. Rich yet lively Beaujolais with excellent finishing clarity and cling and smooth tannins that come in late.
-2013 TORREDEROS Ribera del Duero Joven $10.95
-2014 INIESTENSE Bobal Rosado $8.95


Cork Wine Shop

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

E & R Wine Shop


Every Day Wine


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 & Elsen

No tasting (see Saturday)

Magnolia’s Corner

Organic Wines

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Heather’s Excellent Wine Adventure Thru Oregon ($15)

Heather Lack of Casa Bruno selects a variety of her favorite local wines from the extensive “Book De Bruno”

Oregon Wines on Broadway

New things to taste from Agrapart, Champagne!

Portland Wine Merchants

GRAND CRU BEAUJOLAIS! You know you love these & we do too!!

Storyteller Wine Co.

Ultimate Spring Refreshment!

This Friday I’ll be pouring a bevy of wines that are crisp, refreshing, low in alcohol and high in acidity. There will be Muscadet from the Loire Valley, a treat from Barnaby and Olga Tuttle’s Teutonic Wine Company, a red wine from a very unusual region of France and the towering twin pinks known as 2014 Broc Cellars Vine Starr White Zinfandel (yes, a white zin) and 2014 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina. The Rubentis, a spritzy basque rosé that always signals the start of spring, comes and goes as quickly as beard styles here in Portland so be sure to check it out before it’s gone.

There will be no charge for this tasting so if you are looking for great spring/Easter wines, come on over!


“Off the Beaten Path Italian Whites”

Wineup Wine Merchants

Special Guest our good friend Garret with Owen Roe Winery


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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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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Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014

Cork Wine Shop Vermouth is Couth Customer walks into a wineshop, notices a large assortment of Vermouth on the shelf and asks ‘Hey, do you ever do a Vermouth tasting?’ Shop owner answers – ‘Brilliant idea.’ Sometimes it is just that simple how we come up with the variety of tastings at the shop. Come […]

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Wine Tastings in Portland: Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 6, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014 E & R Wine Shop GREAT REDS GROWN IN OREGON DIRT Taste your way through Oregon wine country right here in the shop! We’ve selected wines from eight terrific local wineries to showcase Pinot Noirs from the 2012 vintage (plus one non-2012, non-Pinot). Whether you’re on the hunt for locally made […]

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Wine Tastings In Portland: Friday, December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014

E & R Wine Shop (See Saturday for Oregon producers) Every Day Wine Annual Port Tasting Europa Wine Merchant Lemma Wine Co. La Rioja Alta, Produtorri del Barbaresco, Vajra Great Wine Buys Holiday Champagne &amp Sparkling Sale Tasting Kick out the jams and start the holidays off with a bang and glass of bubbles! Check […]

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