Special Events

VINO is honored to have relationships with some of the best wine producers in the world. Periodically, we have the opportunity to present those winemakers to you as part of special wine-tasting evenings. Please check here frequently for our announcements about upcoming special events.

If you’re interested in planning your own special wine tasting event with VINO please contact us.

Featured Wines
2013 Buckman Wine Co. Pinot Noir- the return!!

I may have hoped, but I never thought that this would be the wine I get asked about more than other. For all of who’ve been asking when we’ll have more, here’s your answer… Three y[more]

Savory Savoie: 2011Philippe Ravier Roussanne

We’ve been seeing plenty of roussanne based wines coming from various NW wineries. They are usually fairly good, but unfortunately priced at about $15-$20 or more. Now here’s the thing: they are n[more]

This hasn’t happened in a long time: a wine comes in from an area that I like but have never really been overly impressed with, and WHAM!, suddenly my palate pops open, my mind’s expectati[more]

Cellers Santamaria: Spanish wine from the Old School!

Describing a wine as sexy seems to be a bit pandering. What does that mean exactly? Then I took a taste of this sensual red from Spain’s little explored Emporda region in the northeast corner of[more]

Baby Barbaresco!

I’ve been amazed at the values from Franco Serra’s small Piedmontese operation in the village of Mombaruzzo a few km’s from Alba. Whether it was a killer Barbaresco for around $25 or[more]

2013 Love & Squalor Pinot Gris: leave bland behind!

Floating like a delicious life preserver in a sea of innocuous pinot gris comes this latest zesty white from winemaker Matt Berson, who seems to have knack for making whites that refresh, satisfy, and[more]

Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or together, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemaking involved here from one of the places in the w[more]

Burgundian Bargain!!

Cue question for the ages: “Why, when we have world class pinot noir vineyards less than an hour away from my front door do I have to go several thousand miles to get a bottle of classic pinot n[more]

September 25, 2014

FREE: Night of Chianti, and other Italian delights!

>>> SPECIAL NIGHT OF CHIANTI (and more)!! <<<
Thursday, September 25th, 5:00-7:00pm, FREE TASTING
moroOnce again I am feeling very grateful that yet another Italian winemaker wants to hold their public event at VINO (thanks to you all, by the way), so it is with great excitement that we will be welcoming Ms. Amandine Leclere, the export director for the esteemed Chianti producer FATTORIA MONTELLORI, who will be pouring their current releases for your FREE sampling pleasure. Now I’m not sure how a lovely French woman ended up in Tuscany, but I am rather intrigued to find out! These are terrific wines for the money (their Vin santo is a steal!) and I know you’ll be impressed. As an added bonus their local PDX importer will be on hand with some of their other Italian selections, so this promises to be a rather exceptional event. And for the very reasonable price of FREE? All I can say is see you here!!
2011 Chianti “Poggio alla Luna” $11.95
2011 Chianti “Montellori” $13.95
2009 IGT Moro (Sangiovese, Cabernet, Merlot) $19.95
2009 Vin Santo  $26.95 500ml

Also available for tasting:
2010 BURLOTTO Barolo $47.95
2012 CANTINA DEL PINO Dolcetto d’Alba $18.95
2011 AVIGNONESI Vino Nobile di Montepulciano $31.95
2012 AVIGNONESI Rosso di Montepulciano $20.95

Need I say this is a definite “Don’t Miss” event? Drop in anytime between 5-7 on the 25th and we’ll provide the reasons. As always at our special producer events all wines will be available for purchase that day only at 10% off the prices listed!