Author Archives: Bruce

VINO’s Tour d’Italia!!

Once again I am here to save you literally thousands of dollars! I know, seems too good to believe. You’re thinking it’s yet another piece of fake news coming into your inbox. I’m saying it’s true, and all you have to do is show up tomorrow at VINO and wallow in your unexpected windfall. Maybe…

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…

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…