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Oct. 25, 2017

VINO School: The Classics from France, Oct. 25!!

After a long summer break its time for your delicious and life enhancing wine education to continue. We’re very pleased to announce that Mayme Berman, the esteemed Dean of Liquid Knowledge at VINO U., will be leading a class on Wednesday, October 25th, covering the famous Wine Regions of France. It’s always important in any educational endeavour to have a background in the classics, so this upcoming class will offer an overview of the famous regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley. You’ll taste wines from each region, learn the grape varieties that make these so incredibly complex, satisfying, not to mention food friendly, and why they still offer incredible value. Plus for those new to VINO School, she’ll start each class with a quick explanation of the why’s and how’s of wine tasting and what to look for as you explore this ever fascinating subject matter. The class will run from 6:30 to approximately 8:30. The cost for the horizon broadening is just $30 a person and seating is very limited, so make your reservations soon! A credit card is required to save your spot in class (or you can stop by the store to pay in person), and all you need to do is reply to this email (or call the store at 503.235.8545 with your cc#) and we’ll confirm your seat. Going back to school has never been so much fun!!
>>> Financial Aid: to make this an even more affordable educational experience, please keep in mind that you can defray part of the cost of tuition by taking advantage of a 10% discount off all wines in the store the night of class only!!

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French Connection: 2015 RÉSONANCE Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley”

2015 RÉSONANCE Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"
$39.95 bottle/ $383.00 case

Very excited to offer this new release from the much talked about Oregon outpost of Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot and their legendary winemaker Jacques Tardy. Not to give the spoiler, but this 2015 is fabulous! Incredible elegance and style, this is complex, rich, and beautifully balanced. Great now and sure to only get better with…

2015 BEDROCK WINE CO. Syrah “North Coast”

2015 BEDROCK WINE CO. Syrah "North Coast"
$28.95 bottle/ $277.00 case

This showed fabulously at our recent syrah tasting. Big, incredibly rich, but in no way over the top. One of the most deftly balanced California syrahs I’ve had in a long time. Bedrock is an up and coming superstar producer that I highly suggest you add to your drinking repertoire! “Inky blue and purplish fruit,…

2016 BUCKMAN WINE CO. Pinot Noir

2016 BUCKMAN WINE CO. Pinot Noir "Willamette Valley"
$17.95 bottle/ $175.00 case

With the onset of Oregon’s grape harvest comes the annual release of the one wine I look forward to more than any other (parental pride talking here), that being the newest release of our store label pinot, the 2016 BUCKMAN WINE CO. Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley”. And as it has thankfully been for all 5(!!)…

2016 FLAT BRIM Sauvignon Blanc “Columbia Gorge”

2016 Flat Brim Wines Sauvignon Blanc
$17.95 bottle/ $172.00 case

Winemaker Ian Atkins has a low key approach to his winemaking, taking the time to let the fruit do the talking rather than forcing the conversation. This approach, of which we wholeheartedly agree with, shows especially well in his intense, layered sauvignon blanc. This is expressive but not intrusive. A wine with loads of citrus,…

Burgundy Bargain: 2014 GUEUGNON-REMOND Macon-Charnay

2014 Gueugnon-Remond Macon-Charnay
$14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case

This is a shout out to all of you who thought you had to sacrifice life’s necessities to drink classic white Burgundy. Rest…and drink…easy with this rich, creamy, apple, fig, melon, and honey spice infused bottle of Chardonnay in the glorious French tradition. This has impeccable balance and a bright flash of acidity on its…

Swick’d Again: 2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc

2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc
$19.95 bottle/ $192.00 case

Joe Swick, who’s wines we’ve been championing for the last couple of years, has shown himself to be one of the state’s most innovative young winemakers. His pinots are terrific, but I feel his whites have been some of his most exciting wines. With his just-released 2016 Grenache Blanc, he may have just provided us…

2015 DOMAINE DE LA FERME ST. MARTIN Beaumes de Venise “Costancia”

2015 Domaine de la Ferme St Martin Beaumes de-Venise "Costancia"
$26.95 bottle/ $258.00 case

Holy cow! I just tasted this a few days ago and was blown away by this incredible Chateauneuf-du-Pape lookalike and had to share, stat! This is a wonderfully intense, hedonistic drinking experience. Deeply fruited aromas of blackberry, coffee, bittersweet cocoa, ground spice, minerals, bacon fat, and wild herbs soar from the glass. Full-bodied on the…

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French Connection: 2015 RÉSONANCE Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley”

Very excited to offer this new release from the much talked about Oregon outpost of Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot and their legendary winemaker Jacques Tardy. Not to give the spoiler, but this 2015 [more]

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This showed fabulously at our recent syrah tasting. Big, incredibly rich, but in no way over the top. One of the most deftly balanced California syrahs I’ve had in a long time. Bedrock is an up and [more]

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Burgundy Bargain: 2014 GUEUGNON-REMOND Macon-Charnay

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Swick’d Again: 2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc

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Voluminous & Vivacious Vinho Verde!!

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