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Come check out the new Portalis Tasting Room (pictured above)! Full of wine maps and wine tasting ambience, it's a wonderful place to talk and taste and learn about wine. Please join us at any of the tastings listed below:
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Join Jaci every Thursday this summer (Memorial - Labor Day) for our Regional Rendezvous (5-7pm). This tasting series will feature regional varietal selections and discussions on why that varietal is so successful where it is! Thursday, Jul 30 will focus on Sicily, to be followed in subsequent weeks by Ribera del Duero, Rioja & Bergerac. Hope you can join!
Special Tasting - Friday, July 31 (5-7pm) Coral Wines with Christopher Chan Jens was impressed with these wines. He thinks they are well-made and super well-priced for wines from Washington. Join Christopher to taste his white (Roussanne/Marsanne from the Yakima Valley), rosé (Mourvedre/Cinsault from the Columbia Valley) & red (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre from the Columbia Valley).
Saturday, Aug 1 Southern France
Join to taste 3 new arrivals from Southern France, 2 from a tiny family winery in the Southern Rhône: Domaine de Petit Romain (a rosé & rouge) and from just over the border into Languedoc (10 km west of Nimes) Domaine de Haut Mourier (Viognier). Hope you can join.
Sunday, Aug 2 Muscadet Two very different styles of Muscadet, both from France's Loire Valley. Join to taste the fuller-bodied Domaine Des Herbauges Classic Muscadet Cotes De GrandLieu Sur Lie vs the lighter Chateau de la Bigotière -- back to back. Both are classic, but quite different. Tasting runs 12-4pm.
Saturday, Aug 8 Rosé
Join to taste some of Jens' favorites from this summer! Two from Provence: Chateau Barbanau & Domaine de Bessonne, then a Sangiovese Rosé from Tuscany (Tenuta Montecchiesi) and from WA, Bartholemew Rosé. Tasting runs 12-4pm.
Sunday, Aug 9 Fish Wines Join to taste several wines pair beautifully with fish: Albariño (a world fish wine from the NW corner of Spain), Sancerre (full of Loire Valley minerality), Mas de la Source Réserve Rosé, a killer deal from Languedoc. Tasting runs 12-4pm.
Upcoming Tasting Schedule:
Saturday, Aug 15 - Loire Valley
Sunday, Aug 16 - Pinot Grigio
Saturday, Aug 22 - Sicily
Sunday, Augt 23 - Schnäppchen -- Close-outs & other crazy good deals
Saturday, Aug 29 - Weingut Prechtl
Sunday, Aug 30 - 1851 Cellars (WA) for Labor Day
Chef Tracey is back, wriiting seasonal recipes for our Food+Wine column. Check out her Buffalo Burgers to celebrate July 4th!