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
D’Angelo’s Awesome Aglianico!!

I don’t know if I’d call this wine “savage”, although the intense, deeply colored and flavored wines grown on the slopes of Mt. Vulture in the Campania region of southern Italy do have their w[more]

Mont Gras “Antu” Syrah: as good as it gets!

When we carried the previous locally available release of this Chilean beauty, the 2009 “Antu” Syrah, I wrote that it was one of, if not the, best South American Syrahs I’ve had. At any price. A[more]

Superiore in Every Way!

You may have gathered over time that I am a huge Barbera nut. Probably my favorite wine to drink on a regular basis, which makes me somewhat, well, “particular” would be a good way to put [more]

Un Autre Monde…translated means “Another World”…which is about how I’m feeling right now about this wine. Another world meaning, oh, say, buying Oregon pinot noir in the early to mid-1990’[more]

Casa Contini’s Sublime Salento!

2013 CASA CONTINI Salento Rosso “Verso” $14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case You want to know what grapes that have ripened to perfection in the warm southern Italian sun taste like? Pop the cork on this d[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]

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]

Piedmontese Pleasure!

2010 OLIM BAUDA Barbera d’Asti Superiore “Nizza” $34.95 bottle/ $188.00- 1/2 case/ $335.00 case As you can imagine in 20+ years in this wine biz I’ve tasted well over a thousan[more]

Aug. 4, 2015

Helioterra Wines w/ Anne Hubatch IN STORE, Aug. 4!!

Helioterra-Anne-Hubatch2 (1)If you want to meet someone who I have much respect for, both as an incredibly talented winemaker and a generally wonderful person to be around, then you absolutely have to stop by this Tuesday, Aug. 4th, between 5:00-7:00 for a free tasting where you can meet and chat with Anne Hubatch of Helioterra Wines. Anne was at the vanguard when ”Urban Winemaking” became such a buzzword as one of the founding wineries at the SE Wine Collective. Now she’s taking her talents to wine country starting with the 2015 vintage and I am super excited to see what new inspirations come from that. Her wines are some of the most distinctive andhelio exciting Oregon (and Rhone varieties from Washington) wines in our market. When we tasted through her latest releases a few weeks ago I was astounded by the quality of frankly every single bottle. They are each expressive, confident wines, much like the lady who makes them. I am extremely pleased to have Anne in the store pouring her wines and sharing her insight this coming Tuesday. I highly encourage you to take time to sample through her local goodness. These are tremendously well made wines that you need to experience!
**As always at our special winemaker events, all wines will be available for purchase/order at 10% or more off the prices listed the night of the tasting only!
-2014 HELIOTERRA “Starthistle Cuveé” (Riesling and Huxelrebe)- $17.95
-2014 HELIOTERRA Melon de Bourgogne – $17.95
-2014 HELIOTERRA Pinot Noir Rosé – $17.95
-2013 HELIOTERRA “Willamette Valley” Pinot Noir – $28.95
-2012 HELIOTERRA “Vintners Select” Pinot Noir – $36.95
-2013 HELIOTERRA “Dion Vineyard” Syrah – $34.95
-2013 HELIOTERRA “Yakima” Syrah – $26.95
-2013 HELIOTERRA “Red Mountain” Mourvedre – $31.95