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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
D’Angelo’s Awesome Aglianico!!

I don’t know if I’d call this wine “savage”, although the intense, deeply colored and flavored wines grown on the slopes of Mt. Vulture in the Campania region of southern Italy do have their w[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]

Casa Contini’s Sublime Salento!

2013 CASA CONTINI Salento Rosso “Verso” $14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case You want to know what grapes that have ripened to perfection in the warm southern Italian sun taste like? Pop the cork on this d[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]

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]

Piedmontese Pleasure!

2010 OLIM BAUDA Barbera d’Asti Superiore “Nizza” $34.95 bottle/ $188.00- 1/2 case/ $335.00 case As you can imagine in 20+ years in this wine biz I’ve tasted well over a thousan[more]