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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 Altesino Rosso di Montalcino
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=1235323&id=1&___z=5rSiFOIir0zVhdHRf5rsmw%3d%3d'>2013 Altesino Rosso di Montalcino</a></b></font><br>The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is a tight and tonic red wine with loads of fresh fruit and crisp acidity at the back. The wine is simple, clean and compact in structure. It would make a great pairing partner to pasta with a hearty meat sauce or breaded veal chops. It's your quintessential food wine. Altesino is an estate in dynamic motion. I had not been back in a number of years and the property has seen an impressive series of positive changes during my absence. Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini runs her historic property with deft precision and a careful eye for both aesthetics and quality. The yellow-rimmed botte in her cellar are a prime example of that feminine touch. When Elisabetta purchased the property in 2002 she had just emerged victorious from a bidding war with Château Margaux. The feisty Elisabetta who owns the adjacent Caparzo property tells me: "I just couldn't have French neighbors." Her aim in terms of winemaking is to stay true to Montalcino tradition. Because she owns vineyard parcels in the four quadrants of Montalcino, she has added blending flexibility to make the wines she wants by sourcing fruit with different ripeness from the various subzones. Importer(s): Leonardo LoCascio Selections (A Member of the Winebow Group), 31 West 27th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 255-9414, winebowgroup.com/our-companies/leonardo-locascio-selections/<br> Rating: 89  <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=1235323 >Estimated Cost: $17-$36</a>

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  • Billionaire Bill Koch’s cellar on the block
    <p>Billionaire and famed wine collector Bill Koch’s wine cellar is up for auction at Sotheby’s in a three-day sale happening now. Koch is selling about 20,000 bottles with an estimated range of $10-$15 million. But don’t worry, he’ll still have plenty to drink since he’s only selling about half his famed collection. I attended the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2016/05/20/bill-koch-wine-auction/">Billionaire Bill Koch’s cellar on the block</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Freeze and flood: a rough start to the Burgundy 2016 vintage
    <p>April frosts bring May floods? Weather at harvest used to be dicey with rains. But now severe and unusual weather events are buffeting the Burgundy region throughout the growing season with shocking and disheartening regularity. Devastating hail storms pounded vintages 2012, 2013, and 2014. Last month, there was some bitterly cold weather overnight on April […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2016/05/17/burgundy-2016-vintage/">Freeze and flood: a rough start to the Burgundy 2016 vintage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • The latest in consolidation: Copain sells to Jackson Family
    <p>Copain winery has been sold to Jackson Family Wines for an undisclosed sum the wineries announced today. Copain has taken twists and turns to end up at the winery perched above the Russian River Valley floor. Co-founded in 1999 by Wells Guthrie as winemaker, Guthrie started making full-throttle wines and received high scores from point-wielding […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2016/05/16/copain-wine-jackson-family/">The latest in consolidation: Copain sells to Jackson Family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>

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