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Seattle WA 98117





Millons gather every year for Oktoberfest- a festival of beer and fun!  Strangely enough, it occurs PRIOR to October- so basically a pre-func to October!  It originated from a wedding celebration between (soon to be ) King Ludwig I (reign: 1825-1848) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. As part of the wedding celebration the people of Munich gathered in the fields to celebrate and watch a horse show.  The fields, aka Theresienwiese ("Theresa's Meadow") were named for her Highness and eventually dubbed "Wiesn".  This is also what the locals in Munich call Oktoberfest's festival.
The festival became an annual affair, growing into agricultural side shows, games and rides.  Feasting and drinking were (and are) the prime attraction! Traditional foods ranging from roasted meats, to dumplings, noodles and potato pancakes line the food stalls.  For beers, there are only six breweries allowed to participate.  They follow the laws of the Reinheitsgebot, or the German purity law. Here is a listing of the breweries and a link to descriptions of each. Portalis carries these **
  • Augustiner-Bräu **
  • Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu 
  • Löwenbräu
  • Paulaner
  • Spatenbräu
  • Staatliches Hofbräu-München
You don't have to travel all the way to Munich for Oktoberfest!  We celebrate in Washington and here in Seattle, Fremont has been celebrating Oktoberfest with local breweries for over 20 years. Here is a link to the festivities:

Fremont Oktoberfest
Washington Oktoberfest
Leavensworth Oktboerfest

Events at Portalis
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This week's 
tasting schedule:
Oct 17   Give a Guess!
Oct 18   Portalis Explores! Wine Club
             ...Pickup Tasting:  Abruzzo, Italy
Oct 19   Special Guest: Micol Minnetti
             ...visiting from La Togota (Tuscany)

Oct 20   Portalis Wine Club Pickup Tasting
             ...featuring World Syrah
Oct 21   Fallin' for French
Oct 22   Stews & Soups

Food + Wine

Mushrooms for Fall!  Pictured: Birch Bolete

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Portalis Wines News
Press Release: May 3, 2016
SIP Northwest - Spring 2016: 10 Seafaring Locales to Sip Into by Julia Wayne


Portalis Wine Club
Two clubs to choose from: Portalis Explores! (budget) & Portalis Wine Club (no holds barred). Makes a wonderful gift!

Check out the monthly wine notes: New Zealand Portalis Explores! | Darby Winery (WA) Portalis Wine Club
Gift Ideas at Portalis

Wine Gifts for Anniversary and Weddings

Portalis Wine Blog



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