Have an upcoming event? A holiday party, a
wedding, a special birthday celebration or
anniversary? We'll make sure the wines
for your occasion are appropriate to the
festivities, delicious & within budget.
Contact Portalis Wines owner
Jens Strecker, for a consultation>
Tuesday - Thursday: 3pm to bar close
Friday - Sunday: 11am to bar close
Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm to 11pm
Friday: 4pm - midnight
Saturday: noon - midnight
Sunday: noon - 10pm
HAPPY HOUR$5 Wine by the Glass featuring our J. Strecker imports (weekdays 4-6pm) & Chef Tracey's Small Plates Bar Menu now joins Happy Hour TUESDAYS$5 Wine by the Glass ...all night WEDNESDAYSNo Corkage Fee ($15). Drink a bottle in the bar for the shop price THURSDAYSSmall Plates Menu ...all night (in addition to regular bar menu) SATURDAYS3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner Menu ($25-$45) SUNDAYS$5 Wine by the Glass featuring our J. Strecker imports ...6-8pm
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Wednesday, Dec 4th NO-CORKAGE WEDNESDAY Enjoy a bottle in the bar at the retail price! We recommend: Chateau des Roques Vacqueyras ~ Vacqueyras is a Cru Villages in the Southern Rhône that often runs into the $30 range as it's an excellent wine, winking at its neighbor Chateauneuf-du-Pape but without the price tag. With no corkage, this wine runs less than $5 a glass! (Should be even tell you this??) Crazy, we know. Cheers!
Friday, Dec 6th BACKROOM: HOLIDAY CHAMPAGNE TASTING
Join the lovely Theresa Slechta of Vinum Imports to taste a lineup of small Champagne houses, producing top quality Champagne in varying styles. Here's the lineup: Michel Turgy Reserve Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve, Champagne Guy Larmandier 1er Cru and Boizel Brut, Brut Rosé & Blanc de Blancs. Please RSVP> for 1 of 2 tasting sessions: 6:30-7:15 or 7:30-8:15. For our INSIDERS, we'll waive the $15 entrance fee.
Saturday, Dec 7th TASTING: GIFT WINES FROM SPAIN
We're bringing out the big guns for this holiday tasting! Join to taste a smooth well-aged, high-end Rioja (Zuazo Gaston Finca Costanillas) as well as the richer, deeper, darker Ribera del Duero Reserva (Bodegas Rauda) plus our new Mas Viló Priorat (Bodegas Maset). Tasting runs 2-6pm.
Saturday, Dec 7th SATURDAY DINNER AT PORTALIS
Join us for our 3-course prix-fixe dinner every Saturday from 5-9pm. The prix-fixe runs $25-$45 depending on the menu, which changes weekly. Wine pairings are in addition to the prix-fixe. Regular bar menu available in addition to the menu. This week's menu: --1-- SOUP split pea with bacon ~ suggested pairing: Sean Minor Chardonnay ~ $8--2-- TART oxtail, fingerling potato & blue cheese: Castelfeder 2011 Lagrein "Rieder" ~ $9.50 --3-- UPSIDE DOWN CAKE pear & almond with vanilla bean ice cream ~ suggested pairing: Domaine des Bernardins 2010 Muscat ~ $9
Sunday, Dec 8th TASTING: NOTTOLA
We are showing off our complete line from this small winery in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. Join to taste: Nottola Chianti Colli Senesi, Rosso di Montepulciano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Il Fatore Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Reserva & our new, festive Anterivo SuperTuscan. Tasting runs 11am-4pm during the Ballard Farmers Market.
Wednesday, Dec 11th BACKROOM: LONG SHADOWS
What a treat! Every year we do a holiday tasting featuring a high-end WA producer to show off the great wines that are coming out of WA State. This year join Traci McFarlane, Winery Sales & Hospitality Manager at Long Shadows Vintners (for both Woodinville & Walla Walla) to learn about the story of Long Shadows & about the wonderful wines they are producing. The tasting lineup includes: Long Shadows Pedestal, Chester Kidder, Saggi, Sequel Syrah, Nine Hats & more. RSVP> for 1 tasting session: 6:30-7:15. We'll waive the $15 entrance fee for our INSIDERS. Everyone is invited to become an INSIDER>
Thursday, Dec 12th BACKROOM: HOLIDAY PORT TASTING Come in, warm up & join for our annual holiday port wine tasting. Port is a richer, sweeter, heavier, fortified dessert wine from Portugal. It makes for delicious holiday drinking & it's a great gift wine! Join to taste: Borges Tawny & Ruby, Quinta de La Rosa 2003 Vintage and Niepoort Tawny, Ruby & LBV port wines. RSVP> for 1 tasting session: 6:30-7:15. As usual, we'll waive the entrance fee for our INSIDERS.
Sat, Dec 14 ~ Montenidoli: Vernaccia, Chianti Colli Senesi, Toscano Rosso +
Sun, Dec 15 ~ Domaine de Nalys: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Reserve +
Thu, Dec 12 ~ Backroom ~ Holiday Port Tasting
Sat, Dec 21 ~ Holiday Gift Wines: Burgundy, Alto Adige, Oregon +
Sun, Dec 22 ~ Holiday Gift Wines: Barolo, Bordeaux, Argentine Gran Reserva +
Food+ Wine: Remembering Holidays Past ~ Three years ago, Chef Tracy & Jens created our Little Book of Recipes. It was so popular that we've decided to post some of our favorite recipes along with updated wine pairings.
Beyond the Glass Wine shops are now acting as social centers, schools, restaurants, even travel agencies, offering far more than just free tastings.
Published on Dec 2, 2010
BY SHARON MCDONNELL
The Portalis Wine Shop + Wine Bar in Seattle offers customers three-course dinners, art shows and tastings.