Tasty Wine! Tasty Wine!


I am visiting my son in the Netherlands this week, and while the country does great gouda, windmills, coffee shops and the red light district (my 12 year old and I did not go there!) they do not have anything on Portland when it comes to wine!  I am looking forward to coming home tomorrow, sleeping like the dead, then uncorking something good on Sunday.  Meanwhile, our perennial favorite Arterberry Maresh is being poured at Mt. Tabor Fine Wines as a bonus pour- it is worth going just for the “Title Stays in Dundee” worthy wine!

E & R Wine Shop

Two winemakers from champagne
$800+ of bubbles!

Informal walk-through tasting.
$25.00 per taster


Every Day Wine

Raptor Ridge Winery, OR; $15

Europa Wine Merchant

Undomesticated part 2

Analema, Minimus, Ovum, Teutonic

Great Wine Buys

This time with the winemakers themselves! Longtime favorites Arnaud Margaine and Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy will be here pouring their goods. See Special Events for more details. $15

John’s Marketplace

Kris Alexander of Vinum Imports will be pouring selections from Oregon, Washington, France, and Spain

5-7 pm, $5.

Lilac Wine

We ain’t telling!  This weekend at Lilac, come taste three wines, all the same grape varietal but from three different countries.  See if you can guess the grape (and the countries too if you’re feeling particularly plucky), we think you’ll be surprised… and pleased!

Tastes are free, even if we hide the label….should be fun!

Liner & Elsen

No tasting (see Saturday)

Magnolia’s Corner

WA Wine & Cider Tasting $13

Mt. Tabor Fine Wines

Oregon Pinot Noir

2012 Holloran, Stafford Hill/ Willamette Valley   $20
West Linn

2012 Boedecker, Willamette Valley   $20

2012 Crowley, Entre Nous   $30

2012 White Rose Estate, Willamette Valley   $33
Dundee Hills

2012 Patton Valley, The Estate   $37

Premium Pour ($6)     
2012 Arterberry Maresh, Juliard Vineyard   $58
Dundee Hills

Oregon Wines on Broadway

Pascal for the Prez 

This is a very special week for OWOB and our long time friend, who has been unfortunately absent to each and every Champagne Friday! Shame, Shame.
Jim Raume, all around cut up, handsome fella and President of the Can-Am Diners Club will be joining us for a jolly good time!
We just can’t wait!
Here’s the line up:
Tolerance Rosé
Flight of 3, $24

Pairings Portland

How about bringing together a Tarot reading with wines paired to five Tarot’s cards (available by the glass, or in a 5 wine flight for $15), then adding a pairing for each wine with a bite from Olympic Provisions (for an additional $10).

To top it off, 5% of all proceeds for the day going to Confluence Environmental Center!

Tarot reader Erik L. Arneson (ck out his website:http://www.arnemancy.com/) will be on hand for his 3rd visit to Pairings Portland Wine Shop.

The Portland Bottle Shop

Wines of Piedmont

5-7:30, $10

Portland Wine Merchants

TUSCANY! Some new releases from sunny Tuscany

4:30-7:30, $15

Storyteller Wine Co.

No tasting, as Michael is headed to San Francisco to see his beloved Royals!


-2012 OWEN ROE “Corvidae” Syrah Columbia Valley $13.95…this was always stellar at $15.95. Now with a nice little discount, it is even tastier!
-2011 SOUTHARD WINE CO. Red Columbia Valley (syrah-zinfandel) $15.95
-2012 RENEGADE WINE CO. Grenache “Columbia Valley” $15.95…the second label of Walla Walla’s Sleight of Hand Cellars and a hugely likable red.
-2011 ANDREW RICH Tabula Rasa Red “Columbia Valley” (syrah-cinsault-mourvedre) $16.95
-2011 GILBERT CELLARS “Allogroges” Red (syrah-mourvedre-grenache) $20.95
And if you like those, you’ll LOVE the bonus fun to follow…
Bonus #1: 2012 LADY HILL “Ad Lucem” (syrah-mourvedre-grenache) $26.50
Bonus #2: 2011 QUADY NORTH “Rogue Valley” G-S-M (grenache-syrah-mourvedre) $26.50
Bonus #3: 2012 HELIOTERRA Mourvedre “Columbia Valley” $31.95

4:30-8 pm





Sandra Tavares at E & R Wine Shop Tonight! Sandra Tavares at E & R Wine Shop Tonight!

Special Wine Tastings at E & R Wine Shop, from E & R’s Press Release:

Reminder tonight (10/14)

“If you miss Portuguese wines, you will be missing out on what is arguably the most exciting new wine chapter in 21st-century wine modernity.”
-Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator



October 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm
please call for reservations, informal “stand -up tasting”
$5.00 per taster


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Special Thursday Night Bordeaux Tasting at Zupan’s

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From Zupan’s Press Release Join us  on Thursday, September 25th atZupan’s Burnside, as we welcome Brian Moto, co-founding partner of The Wine Trust, for a select tasting of his well-pedigreed, exceptional imports primarily from Bordeaux. The Wine Trust has a 40-year history as a direct importer & distributor, which allows them to provide a thoughtful array of top […]

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Best Champagne Tasting of ALL-TIME? Tomorrow Night at E & R, You Be the Judge!

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From E & R Wine Shop’s Press Release: YEARS CALLS FOR 24 OF THE TOP CHAMPAGNES ON EARTH SEPTEMBER 17 @ 6:30 PM Tomorrow night (Wednesday) we continue our 15 Year Anniversary celebration series with a very specially curated selection of Champagne’s finest grower and grandes marques wines. We have scoured near and far to […]

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