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The VINO Philosophy

Vino Wine ShopAt VINO we love wine. Drinking it, talking about it, visiting suppliers, drinking it… 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
Sensational Sangiovese from Di Majo Norante!

This super value sangiovese from the Molise region has never been better than in this 2013 version. Di Majo Norantes is the foremost producer in this wine area that abuts the Adriatic Sea in southern [more]

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]

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]