This photo is from 2002 Halloween, taken with me and my son at the Multnomah County Library Halloween party, I have no idea if my son is a bumblebee or some sort of monster!
Have a great and safe holiday out there!
E & R Wine Shop
Every Day Wine
Europa Wine Merchant
C & G Wines
Backroads of Piedmont
The Piedmont region has gained fame for the Nebbiolo wines of Barolo and Barbaresco but the area offers much more including delightfully fresh, fragrant Arneis, cru Dolcetto from Dogliani, and sub Alpine wines from Bramaterra and Lessona.
Dana Retz of Indie Wine Co. will be pouring selections from Spain, Argentina, Italy, France and Washington
5-7 pm, $5.
Oregon Wines on Broadway
Double ’07s this Halloween
It’s happening folks! We will be all decked out, open late and ready to party this Spooky Champagne Friday. This place is just brimming with beautiful bubbles and we need you and your crew in here to get things going! Come as you are, or fully decked out (you know we LOVE trying to figure out who you are!). No one will say “BOO!” to this bright bubble flight from Renee Geoffroy, featuring two selections from the 2007 Vintage.
Get on your brooms and get to OWOB for a batty good time this Halloween Night!
Here’s the line up:
Purete Brut Nature NV
2007 Cuvee Empreinte
2007 Cuvee Volupte Brut
Flight of 3, $26
The Portland Bottle Shop
Happy Hour Halloween! Discounted glass pours and beer on draft
Portland Wine Merchants
A FOCUS ON PORTUGAL! The best valued reds in the World!
Storyteller Wine Co.
I know some of you will be handing out candy, escorting the little ones through the neighborhood or just plain partying on Friday night, so there will be two wine tastings this week! The spotlight will be on the two Underground Wine Project wines made by Trey Busch (Sleight of Hand Cellars) and Mark Ryan McNeilly (Mark Ryan Winery). The “Idle Hands” (Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) was released earlier in the year but Thursday and Friday we’ll be pouring their new wine, the “Devil’s Playground,” a fiendishly good Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon.
In addition to these two wines, I’ll have Trey’s brand new 2012 Sleight of Hand Cellars “Levitation” Syrah on hand along with a superb Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge from Domaine Gramenon (the 2011 “L’Elémentaire”) and a bevy of hard-to-find Austrian treats from Joshua Segal’s Prufrock Wines portfolio.
6-9 pm, free.
Southern Italian Sunshine!
On the wine front, I’ve often said that when you do a tasting of southern Italian red wines, you can almost taste the sun. Meaning that they possess a warmth of character, a richness, a certain rusticity and soulful depth. It’s hard to put into words exactly, but I think when you come by VINO tomorrowyou’ll see what I’m talking about, because the lineup we’re presenting has all those things, and much more. These are tremendous wines, true bargains at all price points, and perfect on a cool, wet PDX night to remind us of places we’d rather be. Now I know it’s Halloween and all, but don’t you think a few sips of wine either before (or after) the candy giving would be just the thing for your spirits? Better still, what better place to avoid the teenagers who come tromping up to the door way too late, ignoring the fact that the lights are off and curtains drawn, with maybe a mask on with their sullen “Trick or treat”. Hey older kids, if you’re past 7th grade, don’t you know you’re supposed to be locked in your rooms staring at video games and not out interacting in the real world? For the rest of us who used to be those older kids, tomorrow is all treats and no tricks at VINO….
-2013 L’ISOLA DEI PROFUMI Nero d’Avola-Perricone (Sicilia) $9.95
-2012 PALAMA Salice Salentino “Arcangelo” (Puglia) $13.95
-2009 VINOSIA Aglianico Irpinia (Campania) $14.95
-2009 GRIFALCO Aglianico del Vulture “Gricos” (Basilicata) $18.95…very excited to show these two reds made from the dark and brooding Aglianico grape side by side. Two different takes on this classic southern Italian grape, one more modern and one decidedly traditional, both exceptional!
-2010 DI MAJO NORANTE “Biferno Ramitello” Montepulciano-Aglianico (Molise) $19.95…90 pts-Wine Advocate
And then we’ll turn the heat up a few degrees with these lovely bonus pours….
Bonus #1-2009 BISCEGLIA Aglianico del Vulture “Gudarra” (Basilicata) $26.95…91 pts-Wine Spectator
Bonus #2-2009 PLANETA Nero d’Avola “Santa Cecilia” (Sicilia) $29.95
Bonus #3-2007 BENANTI “Rovittello” Nerello Capuccio-Nerello Mascalese (Sicilia) $34.95…this is a stunning red wine made from traditional Sicilian grape varieties. So much flavor, intensity, and quality. From one of Sicily’s benchmark producers, this is world class juice!
So come by for your southern Italian treats tomorrow
anytime between 4:30 and 8:00
. The usual ten dollars nets you the first five wines, with a bit more for bonus pleasures. Bring along your own bag of Halloween snacks to enjoy with these amazing reds, and we’ll keep you warm & dry!
4:30-8 pm, fee.
Wineup Wine Merchants
See what ghoulish wines our resident Witch will be pouring for you, some ghostly whites and some bloody good reds.
5-7:30, $5 (waived with purchase)