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Weekend Tastings

We have some quite special treats in store at the wine shack for your FREE sampling pleasure. This will be a great way to keep your weekend groove going, and I highly encourage you to carve out some time for these fabulous examples of the winemaking craft. Stop by to say hello and discover some great wines  on Saturday from 10:30-6:30 or on Sunday from 12:00-5:00.

Featured Wines
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]

California Dreaming: 2014 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah “Lytton Estate”

Oh, boy!! We’ve been waiting a long time for this to land, and now that it is here it exceeds expectations on all levels! An absolutely drop dead gorgeous Petite Sirah that has Ridge’s trademark i[more]

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]

January 21 & 22, 2017

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
Even better coming off a couple of weekends where even getting out for free wine tasting has been a chore, we’ll have a killer lineup of post-VINO E-Special wines for you to indulge in! Saturday from 11-6 and/or Sunday 12-5 we’ll be popping corks on a few of Tuesdays wine deals that I know you will be excited for. Obviously I am or you wouldn’t have been reading about them a couple of days ago! Stop by anytime this weekend and be prepared to swoon…
2015 CHAPOUTIER Cotes du Roussillon-Villages “Bila-Haut” $15.95…93 pts-Wine Advocate; 90 pts-Wine Spectator
2015 ESPELT Garnacha “Vignes Viejas” $13.95…91 pts-Wine Advocate
2015 ROBERT PERROUD  Brouilly “L’Enfers du Balloquets” $15.95…92 pts-Vinous
2015 ANSELMO MENDES Alvarinho “Contacto” $20.95…92 pts-Wine Advocate

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