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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
Produttori Rising: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco!!

The Produttori co-op is unquestionably one of Italy’s greatest wine producers. Year after year they are absolute benchmarks of quality in Barbaresco. Adding to the allure of this 2012 is that in thi[more]

This is without question one of my Top 5 Wine I tasted in 2016. Absolutely profound in every way with its intensely dark color, its ripe, incredibly layered fruit, the truckloads of complexity and cha[more]

Ravishing Rioja: 2012 Palacios Remondo Montesa

For whatever reason I hadn’t had this current release of one our favorite Riojas from past vintages, and when I recently had it with my rep I was kicking myself. This is a stunner! A beautiful Rioja[more]

Pravis Pinot Grigio: Orange wine done right!

Psst, have you heard? Orange wines are all the rage. Wine nerds world wide are getting all hot and sweaty for these white wines that are left on the skin to pull out some color. Problem is, too many o[more]

Voluminous & Vivacious Vinho Verde!!

This is a brilliantly made Portuguese white, a vinho verde in name only. Incredible presence and style on the palate and an absolutely absurd affinity with food. Wines like this are so rare to come ac[more]

There are so many reasons to be enchanted by France’s Rhone Valley. Beautiful countryside, incredibly charming villages, the food, and, obviously, the fabulous wine! Every time I taste a wine like t[more]

Pitch Perfect Pinot!!

I was picking up some of our Buckman Wine Pinot Noir from Athena Pappas over at she and husband Stewart Boedecker’s Boedecker Cellars in NW Portland a couple of weeks ago and she was kind enough to [more]

Un Autre UN AUTRE MONDE!!

That’s right, a new version of our best selling wine ever, Ver. 2.0 if you will, is out and once again something you HAVE to take advantage of. The latest release of the n/v (non-vintage) AUTRE MOND[more]

Feb. 1, 2016

THREE WINE CO. w/ Matt Cline (+ Italian goodies!!), Feb. 1, 5-7pm, FREE

Really can’t wait for this one as this has been in the planning stages for over a year! About 14 months ago Matt Cline, winemaker/owner of the great California zin/rhone-style producer Three Wine Company came by the store and I not only loved his wines (as you may have noticed by their regular inclusion in our Friday tasting lineups but though he was just a h*lluva nice guy. We both agreed that when he next came to PDX in about 6 months that he needed to do one of our mid-week producer tastings. Well, due ti the way life is, six months turned into a year+, but finally we have him coming this Wednesday from 5-7pm for a free, drop in tasting where he’ll be showing off six different wines that are all spectacularly satisfying. What I love about his zins and Rhone-style wines are their integrity of flavor and style. Yeah, plenty big and rich, yet with incredible balance so they are never heavy handed. If Matt’s last name is familiar, you may know the Cline Cellars name which he and his brother started some years ago. He sold out to his brother and started his own label and now you can taste the results this Wednesday. PLUS, as an added bonus, Matt’s wines are repped here in town by Estelle Imports, and, including the new-to-town 2013 SOCRE  Barbaresco, which I just tasted and is simply spot on Piedmontese nebbiolo. So all in all a pretty good lineup for your FREE sampling pleasure should you be wise enough to show up and indulge!
**All wines will also be offered at special “night of” discounts off prices listed!

THREE WINE CO. w/ Matt Cline
-2014 Mataro “Spinelli Vineyard” Contra Costa $26.95
-2014 Carignan “Lucchesi Vineyard” Contra Costa $26.95
-2013 Zinfandel “Old Vine” Contra Costa $18.95
-2013 Petite Sirah “Contra Costa” $19.95
-2013 Field Blend “Old Vines” Contra Costa $18.95
-2013 Zinfandel Contra Costa $14.95

And from Estelle Imports
2013 SOCRE Barbaresco $38.95…92 pts-Vinous: “A terrific example of the vintage at its best. The aromatics alone are enticing. Sweet dark cherry, plum, sage, lavender, rose petal mint and licorice give the 2013 a dark, mysterious quality that is hard to fully describe. Deep and yet also weightless as only Nebbiolo can be, the 2013 hits all the right notes. This is a vivid and impeccable Barbaresco from Socré.”
2015 MAURO MOLINO Barbera d’Alba $15.95
2015 CORDERO DI MONTEZEMOLO Dolcetto d’Alba $19.95

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