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New Weekly Wine Tasting Group in Portland Oregon


WineMiser.com announces a new once a week wine tasting group in Portland

Tuesday Nights 7 PM til ? at the Portland Wine Storage tasting room.

Portland Wine Tasting BYOB Weekly Group

Upcoming Wine Tastings – 2015

January 20, 2015 Merlot at Cellar 55 in Vacouver

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  • 2013 Beringer Chardonnay Luminus
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=304249&id=1&___z=xVhdsTrvCD42NG562kIe8A%3d%3d'>2013 Beringer Chardonnay Luminus</a></b></font><br>The outstanding 2013 Chardonnay Luminus comes from the Oak Knoll sector of southern Napa Valley. About 25% new oak is used in this cuvée, and it is made from the newer Burgundian clones of Chardonnay as opposed to the Old Wente selection (which actually came from Burgundy many decades ago). This wine exhibits pineapple, poached pear, honeysuckle and buttery melon notes in addition to a subtle use of wood, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. Consume this beauty over the next 4-5 years. For its size and prominence, the St. Helena flagship Beringer winery does a remarkable job with the quality of its offerings. They have been fortunate to choose a brilliant line-up of chief winemakers, from Ed Sbragia, to Laurie Hook. The following group of wines, coming primarily from 2012 for the reds, and 2012 and 2013 for the whites, is one of the strongest I have tasted with them. That is reassuring when you consider the enormous size of the umbrella Treasury Estates that owns Beringer. <br> Rating: 91  <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=304249 >Estimated Cost: $27-$40</a>

Dr Vino

  • Eataly: a lot of pasta
    <p>Fast Company has a piece on Eataly, the enormous and enormously successful (grocery) store with restaurants inside it. For those who haven’t been, the stores have an innovative concept that harkens back to an olde tyme market with different vendors for fish, meat, and pasta, interspersed with fresh fruit and vegetables, dried pasta and olive […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2015/02/25/eataly-pasta/">Eataly: a lot of pasta</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • The drought files: Calera edition
    <p>Drought has been wreaking havoc on all of California, including the wine industry. Producers have varied their responses to it, with some irrigating as much as they still can and others calling for “dry farming.” Yesterday, Josh Jensen (right) of Calera Wine told a packed seminar at the In Pursuit of Balance tasting in New […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2015/02/24/drought-calera-winery/">The drought files: Calera edition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Contents under pressure (Champagne)
    <p>During the recent week-long episode of “deflate-gate,” another dad at a youth basketball game leaned over and asked me, “How do you feel about the important matters of our day, such as Tom Brady’s balls?” Frankly, I hadn’t heard so much talk about pounds per square inch since the last sparkling wine seminar I attended. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2015/02/13/champagne-bottle-pressure/">Contents under pressure (Champagne)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>

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