Its Labor Day weekend, so why not start with an early evening of wine tasting!
There are other compelling tastings to attend, so get out there! Garrison’s has a FREE flight of French wine tasting!! Even those old late night television ads agreed “Free is a very good price!”
This list will be updated, should be receive any late announcements from additional tasting options.
Remember to ask for the deal!
Have fun! Be Safe! Salud!
Garrison Fine Wines
1401 SE Morrison
Portland, Oregon 97214
September 2nd 5 to 7:45 PM Tour de France Tasting $20 or Free with Purchase Free!
I wanted to make sure that everyone started their long weekend with a bang. This Friday will feature flight of French wines at no charge.
2010 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Tardive
2009 Texier Cote du Rhone Brezeme
2009 Domaine de la Pepiere Muscadet Sur Lie Clos des Briords
2009 Simon Bize Bourgogne Rouge
2010 Catherine & Pierre Breton Vouvray Dilettante
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Portland, OR 97210
Sept. 2 Southern Oregon Wine Tasting: Find out what’s happening down south!
John’s Marketplace & Deli
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
Friday, August 12th “Friday Tasting”
5:00 – 7:00 pm… Only a $5.00 fee “…always ends at 7 pm sharp!”
“Little would we know that when Marcel Lapierre took over the family domaine from his father in 1973, he was on the road to becoming a legend. In 1981, his path would be forever changed by Jules Chauvet, a man whom many now call his spiritual godfather. Chauvet was a winemaker, a researcher, a chemist, and a viticulture prophet. It was he who, upon the advent of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the 1950s, first spoke out for “natural wine,” harkening back to the traditional methods of the Beaujolais”
1) Catherine and Pierre Breton — Vouvray Pétillant Méthode Traditionnelle “La Dilettante” $22.99 Sparkling; Sparkling crisp Chenin Blanc.
2) Trinquevedel 2009 Tavel Rosé “Les Vignes d’Eugene” $23.99 Rosé A special Vieilles Vignes cuvee with with extended aging on the lees, 2009 is the current release. This is a complex and almost contemplative rosé, that will match well with most roast pork preparations and grilled veal chops. Rosé at a very high level.
3) Pascal Janvier 2010 “Cuvée du Silex” Jasnières $23.99 White The “Cuvée du Silex” parcel has distinct flint in the soil, lending notes of gunpowder to this beautiful, crisp Chenin Blanc.
4) Marcel Lapierre 2010 Beaujolais Morgon $23.99 Red
5) Jean-Paul Thévenet 2010 Beaujolais Morgon $33.99 Red
6) Peirano Estate Vineyards ‘The Other’ 2009 Red Wine, Estate Grown, Lodi $11.99 Red; Cab / Merlot Blend …not from Kermit Lynch. Terroir in Lodi? Who knew? Great barbecue red.
The Cornell Wine Company
14740 NW Cornell Road #90
Portland, Oregon 97229
Friday evenings between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm
September 02 – Wines for a Labor Day cook-Out
“The cost is between $8.00 and $16.00 for a “flight” of four wines, depending on the theme and you can also enjoy a “Premium Pour” of one of the world’s finest wines for a few dollars more.”
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
Friday, Sept 2, $10 for tasting, more for the additional Premium Pours
“Before I get to the latest technological advances at VINO, I have it iterate that it will a pre-Labor Day filled with inspiration at VINO this Friday. Chances are you might do the holiday weekend proper by grilling some meat or veg based items on your various outdoor cooking devices, correct? The only thing that needs to be decided is what to be slurping down with such fire and smoke infused grub. To which I say does anything work better than syrah with such indulgences? Your answer can only be a resounding “NO!” If it isn’t, then perhaps you’d best be getting your palates into the wine shack for some education this Friday. “
2008 FEUDO ARANCIO Syrah (Sicily) $9.95
2008 WINNER’S TANK Shiraz (Australia) $15.95“90 pts-Wine Advocat”
2008 ODISEA Syrah-Viognier “Petite Cochon” (Cali.) $17.95
2009 HELIOTERRA Syrah “Columbia Valley” (NW) $19.95
2008 VINA MONTES Syrah “Alpha” (Chile)$21.95 “90 pts-Wine Spectator 91 pts-Wine Advocate”
“Then on the Battle of the Bonus Pours”
2008 ANDREW RICH Syrah “Prometheus” (NW) $25.95
2007 LUCA Syrah “Select-Double Laborde” (Argen.) $23.95 “91 pts-Wine Spectator”
2009 RIDGE VINEYARDS Petite Sirah “Lytton Estate” (Cali.) $32.95
“Yeah, I know this isn’t syrah, but if it says “Ridge” on it, it pretty much has an open invite. Plus this very limited bottling (made from vines up to 110 years old!) that used to only be available to their A.T.P. (Advanced Tasting Program) members is in 2009 being released to us regular folk for the first time!!”
Woodstock Wine & Deli
4030 SE Woodstock Blvd
Friday Sept 2, 6:30-9PM
“Friday Night, come join us at Woodstock W&D, to aide us in determining exactly which California Cabernet Sauvignons we need to center on for our shelves, and to continue to market on down the road. There will be an informal poll.”
Cabernets to be sampled Friday:
“L” by Lyeth – Sonoma
Heron Wine Co. – Mendocino
Hahn Winery – Central Coast
McNab Ridge Wine – Mendocino
Raymond Wine Co. – Three Counties
20 Rows – Napa
Beckman Vineyards – Santa Inez
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
September 2nd Tailgate Wines