It’s an odd week. Many tasting rooms are not offering tasting rooms this week. A couple of stores are offering special tastings, requiring your advance commitment. There are a couple of sparkling tastings which include Prosecco. Please pay special attention to the dates for this week. The list is out early, as we await further updates to arrive, to allow you to take advantage of either of the special programs being offered this week.
It’s a special week, and there are enough opportunities so taste the wine, including an abundance or sparkling options!
Have fun and be safe!!
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
VOODOO VINTNERS – BIODYNAMICS DEMYSTIFIED with Katherine Cole
Thursday, February 9th • 6:30pm
$60/person (includes signed book)
Biodynamics is both the oldest form of farming in the world and the hottest new trend in winegrowing. What does this super-natural form of viticulture entail and does it result in wines of superior purity and terroir? In her critically acclaimed book, Voodoo Vintners, The Oregonian and MIX magazine wine writer Katherine Cole answers these questions while telling the story of biodynamic wine from the perspective of its passionate practitioners in Oregon. Join Katherine to learn a bit about BD during an enjoyable evening of slides, stories and stellar biodynamic releases from six prominent Oregon producers.
$60 participation fee fee includes a tasting of at least 5 wines and a signed copy of Katherine’s book. Limited to 16 people; Reservation required. Please call 503.281.2675 to reserve your space today!
14740 NW Cornell Road #90
Portland, Oregon 97229
Friday December 30 – Piemonte
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: email@example.com
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
“Ah, another year gone by. I was thinking last night about how much wine we’ve gone through on our Friday tastings over the course of the last year. Even taking into account the month of February when we were closed it is somewhere north of 2,000 bottles! That is a pretty astounding number. That’s getting close to 200 cases of wine. We should all get letters of commendation from the Portland wine wholesalers.
“To keep the good thing going right through the end of the year tradition dictates that we go big. What better way than with a flight of Cali’s best, that all-American red wine that we all love. Zinfandel. Big, juicy, high octane, lip-smacking, and nothing-not-to-like zinfandel. This year has seen me have a zin renaissance in my own wine collection, and tomorrow night will show you exactly why I am smitten once again. We hope you’ll join in as we end the year with this delicious bang…..”
* 2010 HEALDSBURG RANCHES “North Coast” Zinfandel $10.95
* 2009 PEDRONCELLI “Mother Clone-Dry Creek Valley” Zinfandel $13.95
* 2008 EDMEADES “Mendocino” Zinfandel $16.95
* 2009 ROSA D’ORO Primitivo $17.95…it was once though that zin and primitivo were the same grape. They’re not, but they are pretty darn close. This rare Cali primitivo is delicious!
* 2009 MARIETTA CELLARS “Sonoma” Zinfandel $20.95
And then we pile on the bonus pleasure…
* 2007 JOSEPH SWAN “Zeigler Vineyard-Russian River” Zinfandel $29.95
* 2008 ORIN SWIFT “Saldo” Zinfandel $30.95
* 2007 ROBERT BIALE “Napa Ranches” Zinfandel $37.95…this classic from one of the zin masters of California is usually priced out of the reach of our Friday Flights. The distributor has just lowered the price, and now we can sell it at a much more “reasonable” price. Hey, it beats the h*ll out of $45 a pop!!
Woodstock Wine & Deli
4030 SE Woodstock Blvd
Friday December 16th 6-9PM
WoodstockWine & Deli
Friday Night Wine Tasting
The Champagnes of Nicolas Feuillatte
Friday, December 30th • 6-9 P.M. • $20 cover
“Celebrate the holidays in economic-style and get ready to ring 2012 with Portland’s best buy in Champagne! That would be our 26th “Anniversary Celebration” featured French Champagne from the house of Nicolas Feuillatte. Each year since 1895 we have opened a large-format bottle known as a “Salmanazar” and shared it with our customers on our “Anniversary Celebration” Day, the first Saturday in December. A “Salmanazar” is a 9-liter bottle equivalent to one case of 12 regular sized bottles.
“By late summer, we choose a Champagne brand to be that year’s featured Anniversary Celebration” wine. This year’s wine is from the house of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and not only is it the first time we have featured it in 26 years of conducting our “Anniversary Celebration”, it is the lowest regularly priced full line of true French Champagne available in our local marketplace. In addition to that, our “Anniversary Celebration” tradition is to offer the non-vintage 750 ml bottle of that year’s featured champagne at rock bottom pricing.
“This year the Nicolas Feuillatte N.V. “Blue Label” Brut 750 ml bottle is on “Anniversary Celebration” special for $22.95 a bottle through the end of the month while supplies last. I have opened every “Salmanazar” since the “Grand Opening” in 1985 and have evaluated the entire line of every year’s featured wine, and if memory serves me right this is the lowest price for a 750 ml bottle that we have offered in 26 years.
“I can tell you that the entire line of Nicolas Feuillatte is substantially rich in house character, price not withstanding. But taste for yourself and I’ll personally put it into 26 years of historical perspective for you as we share together the wines of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte at this Friday evening’s tasting, the night before New Year’s Eve.”
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
World Class Wines is now taking reservations for private group tastings. Call us or drop in to discuss available times and tasting fee options. We help you select wines, provide food, organize the caterer, or allow you to bring in your own food. The choice is yours. What better way to get folks together than to sample some great wines. $200 minimum