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The VINO Philosophy

Vino Wine ShopAt VINO we love wine. Drinking it, talking about it, visiting suppliers, drinking it…..you get the picture. But we also don’t take it too seriously. After all this is a beverage that is meant to be enjoyed, not put on a pedestal as a monument to someone’s ego. We try to make it accessible, affordable, and most of all an accompaniment to life’s other pleasures. Food
travel, friends, family. As you look through our offerings we hope you’ll find something to pique your interest, or at the very least have fun reading about our latest finds. Nothing makes us happier than discovering some hidden gem from a little known producer at a great price. We tell our customers all the time that you don’t have to spend a lot to drink well, and if you are in a store that says otherwise you’re probably in the wrong store.

If you’re looking for that certain bottle but don’t see it listed by all means email or call and let us help you find it. We’ve had our store in Portland, Or. since 1999 and have 20+ years in all aspects of the wine business and have wine connections around the world. So read on, enjoy, and feel free to contact us with any questions and comments.

 

Featured Wines

I don’t usually do things prompted by reviews I read in The Wine Spectator, especially wines that are made in the several thousand case quantity, but I know on this bottle when word hits the gen[more]

2013 Buckman Wine Co. Pinot Noir- the return!!

I may have hoped, but I never thought that this would be the wine I get asked about more than other. For all of who’ve been asking when we’ll have more, here’s your answer… Three y[more]

Savory Savoie: 2011Philippe Ravier Roussanne

We’ve been seeing plenty of roussanne based wines coming from various NW wineries. They are usually fairly good, but unfortunately priced at about $15-$20 or more. Now here’s the thing: they are n[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]

Cellers Santamaria: Spanish wine from the Old School!

Describing a wine as sexy seems to be a bit pandering. What does that mean exactly? Then I took a taste of this sensual red from Spain’s little explored Emporda region in the northeast corner of[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]

2013 Love & Squalor Pinot Gris: leave bland behind!

Floating like a delicious life preserver in a sea of innocuous pinot gris comes this latest zesty white from winemaker Matt Berson, who seems to have knack for making whites that refresh, satisfy, and[more]

Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or together, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemaking involved here from one of the places in the w[more]