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
Cigliuti’s Classic Barbera!!

When you read a rec from me regarding any Barbera in the store keep in mind I am a huge fan of the wines made from this grape. Barbera is my usual go-to wine at home, and you might say I am a bit, um,[more]

The Name Fits! 2011 Les Clos Perdus “L’Extreme”

I’ve rarely had a wine so aptly named. This is totally one of those “WOW!” wines, all caps intended, that I come across far too infrequently. Les Clos Perdus is a tiny winery in SW France’s Co[more]

Rioja Revelation: 2009 SENORIO DE PECINA Crianza

This is stunning Rioja for the $$! In 2002 Pedro Peciña, long time vineyard manager of  the famed La Rioja Alta, one of the three finest Rioja estates, left them to pursue his dream of running his o[more]

2014 Walter Scott Chardonnay “Cuvée Anne”

Two firsts here on this stunning new Oregon chardonnay from winemaker Ken Pahlow and his wife Erica Landon: #1- I don’t think in 6 years of VINO I’ve ever felt the need to encourage you to buy a $[more]

Single Vineyard Sensation! 2011 Montaribaldi “Du Gir” Barbera d’Alba

I love it when my Barbera lust gets satisfied. Long time VINO shoppers know how much we respect the Montaribaldi wines that come from Luciano and Roberto Taliano’s small family winery in the town of[more]

Mencia Madness: 2012 VINOS DE ARGANZA Lagar de Robla

This is a shockingly good bottle of Spanish red that is made 100% mencia from the Castillo y León region of NW Spain that recently received a well deserved 91 Wine Spectator points. It’s not all ab[more]

THE BUCK IS BACK: 2014 Buckman Pinot Noir!!

Coming a month late (due to self-inflicted label ordering issues) but all the better for the additional bottle time is our latest baby from the soon-to-be-revered 2014 Oregon pinot noir vintage. As it[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]

May 4, 2016

FATTORIA DI PETROIO w/ Diana Lenzi, May 4th!!

s407971689592029008_p3_i1_w320 (1)In what is becoming an annual visit I am thrilled to welcome Diana Lenzi, who’s family owns the amazing Fattoria di Petroio in the heart of Chianti Classico, for a FREE in-store tasting this Wednesday  May 4th from 5-7pm! These are fabulous sangioveses, always so expressive of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. We have had Diana’s mother, Pamela, in store a few times, and now that the next generation is taking over we are extremely pleased to have Diana here! What makes it even more special is that Pamela is a Portland native, so we have that local connection to celebrate as well. Along with the epic Petroio produce we will also be pouring a few other Tuscan/Italian delights that will make this yet another do-not-miss event! Plus as always we will be offering special “night of the tasting only” discounts on all wines being poured. This is a drop-in event, so stop by anytime. Now, for Wednesday’s life enhancing pleasure…
2011 FATTORIA DI PETROIO Chianti Classico Reserva $35.95
2010 FATTORIA DI PETROIO Chianti Classico Reserva $35.95
2012 FATTORIA DI PETROIO Chianti Classico $16.95
And to round out this free evening of Italian ideals…
n/v MALIBRAN Prosecco Brut $15.95
2014 FALCHINI Vernaccia di San Gimignano $11.95
2014 BELGUARDO Vermentino $14.96
2015 BERTANI “Bertarose” Rosato $13.95
I hope you have their firmly marked on your calendars because this is going to be  great!