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
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]

Spring Pinks!! VINO’s Rose Case, pt. 1

All you need to know to rationalize buying this week’s VINO E-Spec is graphically illustrated in next week’s PDX forecast: And it looks like it continues on to at least next weekend. IR[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]

Owen Roe Cabernet Franc ON SALE!!

What can I say about David O’Reilly’s wines that I haven’t said over these last 14 years. Fabulous, satisfying, impeccably made. What I haven’t been able to, and never thought [more]

Notre Dame de Laval: French bargain hunting!

This certainly comes under the “old friends” banner if I think of all there wondrous bargains I’ve had from southwest France over the years. It is always somewhat staggering how much[more]

July 29, 2014

The wines of OWEN ROE, July 29th!!

avalon-wine-owen-roe-red-willowIt’s never too early to start preparing your palates for pleasure when Owen Roe is in the house! This is an event long time coming, as Owen Roe’s marketing director/friend of VINO, Mr. Garret Plocher, have been working on getting him in here for about 4 months. We’ve had two cancellations due to conflicts on both our parts, but finally we’ve locked him in this Tuesday, July 29, between 5:00 and 7:00, for a FREE tasting that is going to absolutely sensational. Garret will be pouring eight different selections from the Owen Roe stables, all of them the usual world class reds at prices that, if they were a boutique Napa winery, would surely be three times higher. Luckily for us they’re about an hour away, and lucky for you Garret has made time to show you how well we live here in Portland! I can’t tell you strongly enough what a great lineup this is, and what a fabulous tasting opportunity this will be. Hopefully you’ll show up and find out for yourselves!! Enjoy….
> 2010 OWEN ROE Red Willow Vineyard Red Wine $79.95
> 2012 OWEN ROE Syrah “Union Gap Vineyard” $52.95
> 2011 OWEN ROE Yakima Valley Red $27.95…you’ve seen it here before at $41.95 a bottle. Newly discounted and a steal at this price!
> 2011 OWEN ROE Cabernet Franc “Rosa Mystica” $27.95…last call the last ever Rosa Mystica cab franc, and like the YVR above now $14 off its usual price until it’s gone!
> 2012 OWEN ROE Pinot Noir “Anna’s Vineyard” Chehalem Mt. AVA $41.95
> 2012 OWEN ROE Pinot Noir “Sharecropper’s” Willamette Valley $19.95
> 2013 OWEN ROE Pinot Gris “Crawford Beck Vnyd.” $19.95
> 2013 CORVIDAE WINE CO.  Sauvignon blanc “Wiseguy” $10.95

That, friends, is wine worth salivating over! I told you it would be incredible and it will be. Plus, as always at our in-store winery events, all wines will be available for purchase at 10% off the per bottle prices listed for any 1 to 11 bottles the night of the tasting only. After that these VINO discounts apply:
12-24 bottles save 15%
25+ bottles save 20%
Make plans, tell your friends, because this is going to be EPIC!