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

Blockbuster, world class red here. Absolutely stunning. Yes, expensive by Barbera standards but most assuredly blows away virtually all similarly priced wines. This is amazing! I could go on and on, a[more]

Loire Loveliness: 2013 FRANCK MILLET Sancerre

Given that I obsess over fresh oysters and can consume, if offered the chance, unhealthy amounts of them, is it any wonder I love the great Sancerre from France’s Loire Valley? In truth, any fish or[more]

Oregon Classic: 2012 CROWLEY WINES Pinot Noir “Entre Nous”

Since the first release I carried, his still delicious 2005 vintage “Entre Nous” Pinot, I have been very impressed with the pure, classically Oregon pinots from Tyson Crowley and his partner Evan [more]

Baby Chateuneuf: 2010 CHATEAU DE MONTFAUCON Lirac “Baron Louis”

Oh, wow, is this something to be thrilled by! My love for the reds of the Rhone Valley runs deep and true, so to be this taken with a wine that frankly totally over-delivers at this price was such a t[more]

Single Vineyard Sensation: 2009 AZELIA “Vigna Punta” Barbera d’Alba

This is dazzlingly great Barbera from one of the Piedmont’s uncompromising traditionalists. Azelia’s wines are textbook examples of long-lived, character-driven vino rosso from this region I adore[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]

August 8, 2015

Oregon Winemakers in the House!! Saturday, Aug. 8!!!

11204912_10204911957181606_1252068281631135924_nJust one day of wine tasting this weekend as we’ll be closed Sunday for our annual VINO employee summer party. Since we do have just one day to strut our stuff, thought I might as well make it a really, really good one. The free tasting happens from 11-6 as always, but the special treats really flow from 3:00-5:00 as we welcome IN STORE our very good friends and excellent winemaking talents Matt Berson of Love & Squalor Wines, and Vincent Fritzsche of Vincent Wines who will be sharing samples of their gorgeous Oregon produce. They’ll be showing EIGHT different wines between them, and this is some Oregon loveliness you do not want to pass up! Did I mention it’s freaking FREE??! I am really excited to have these guys in. We’ve been aiming for this event for several weeks and finally it is here. Plus as is the custom at our producer events, all wines being poured will be available for 10% OFF their usual retail price!! Here’s what’s pouring…

LOVE & SQUALOR w/ Matt Berson
2011 Pinot Noir “Antsy Pants” $39.95
2012 Pinot Noir “Willamette Valley” $25.95
2012 “Marty” Columbia Valley Red $15.95
2013 Riesling “Willamette Valley” $17.95
2014 Sauvignon Blanc “Eola-Amity Hills” $17.95

VINCENT WINES w/ Vincent Fritzsche
2013 Pinot Noir “Eola-Amity Hills” $25.95
2013 Pinot Noir “Zenith Vineyard”  $37.95
2013 Pinot Noir “Bjornson Vineyard”  $37.95

Now should you be unable to attend this wondrous event, I’ll be pouring a few other gems for your consideration. The incredible 2013 FRANCK MILLET Sancerre included among them. I’ll have those open from 11:00-6:00 as well. This is going to be an awesome Saturday, so hope you can make it!!