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New Weekly Wine Tasting Group in Portland Oregon 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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Robert Parker

  • 2012 Gary Farrell Chardonnay
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href=''>2012 Gary Farrell Chardonnay</a></b></font><br>The 2012 Chardonnay Russian River is a stylish, Chablisean-styled Chardonnay with minimal oak, attractive tangerine, nectarine and lemon blossom notes, medium body and wet rock minerality in the background. This beautifully pure Chardonnay is best drunk over the next several years. These wines all fared well in my tastings, but I got the overall impression that there is a sense of “putting the brakes on” and holding back from pushing the envelop too far at Gary Farrell Winery. More ripeness and risk taking may have taken wines that were generally very good to excellent and pushed them into special, even world-class ones.<br> Rating: 89  <a href= >Estimated Cost: $26-$35</a>

Dr Vino

  • Why is champagne getting drier?
    <p>Champagnes seem to have been getting drier in recent years. What’s driving the trend? I put the question of declining Champagne dosage levels to Peter Wasserman today. Wasserman, along with his mother Becky, exports several grower champagnes including Godmé Pere et fils, José D’hondt, Camille Savès, and Vazart-Coquart. Wasserman said there are three main reasons. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Why is champagne getting drier?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Matthew McConaughey signs on to The Billionaire’s Vinegar
    <p>Wine may well be splashing on the silver screen with Matthew McConaughey in a starring role. Deadline reports that the star of Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective will headline the cinematic adaptation of the Billionaire’s Vinegar. I’m glad the project is moving ahead. It’s based on the terrific book of the same name by […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Matthew McConaughey signs on to The Billionaire’s Vinegar</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Spaetburgunder: German for pinot noir
    <p>Germany has the third largest amount of pinot noir planted, trailing only France and the United States. In fact their total acreage eclipses both Australia and New Zealand’s pinot noir plantings combined. (The local name for the grape is Spätburgunder.) Such is a factoid that I learned yesterday at ProWein, the annual wine trade megashow […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Spaetburgunder: German for pinot noir</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>


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