First, I’d like to thank all of you who voted for us in the Portlandfoodanddrink.com Reader’s Survey and selected us as Portland’s Best Wine Shop by a landslide vote. Your appreciation for what we do is why we love coming to work everyday. We’ll keep working hard to do the best we can to serve your wine, beer, chocolate and specialty food needs.
Speaking of chocolate, Ms. Sarah Hart just delivered a bundle of fresh mini-bars, chocolate bark, toffees and a small amount of salted lavendar caramels and both peanut butter cups from her divine Alma Chocolate shop. While Sarah works to keep up and expand her business, we’ve been patiently waiting for a restock. She’s still working on a new production kitchen, so supplies will be hit and miss through the Summer but we look forward to having something to tempt you with from one of Portland’s best local chocolatiers whenever we can.
This week’s tasting news. It’s all about Piedmont, that magical land in Italy’s Northwest where hazelnuts grow on trees and bottles of Barbera, Barolo and Barbaresco adorn every dinner table. One of our importers with a growing, impressive selection of Piedmont producers will be pouring tomorrow night, so come join us for some sipping sensation.
Finally, due to my delayed Wednesday newsletter coming out on Thursday, Bar Lolo has offered to honor Free Corkage Night for customers bringing a bottle from cork tonight, so stop by and I’ll show you the new Spanish arrivals that would go perfectly with tapas across the street.
See you soon!
Darryl and the cork crew
PIEDMONT PICKS from ESTELLE IMPORTS
Friday, June 15 . 4pm – 7pm . $12 tasting fee*
Having just returned from a visit to Piemonte, this seems like a good time to invite our friend Chris Davis from Estelle Imports to show off some of his recent arrivals from our Italian amici at Cantina del Pino, Mauro Molino, Marco Porello and Burlotto. From Barolo to Barbaresco to the Roero hills, we’ve got a great selection for you to taste this Friday. Main flight is $12 for 5 wines, Bonus pours of the 2002 CANTINA DEL PINO Barbaresco Ovello and 2007 BURLOTTO Barolo Monvigliero will be worth the $8 bonus fee! Join us starting at 4pm until the bottles run dry, or 7pm – whichever happens first!
*The Main Flight is complimentary at our Friday tastings for cork club members. Limit 2 flights per membership at each week’s tasting. All bonus pours receive the regular 10% cork club discount.
FREE CORKAGE WEDNESDAYS THURSDAY!
BAR LOLO is offering FREE CORKAGE FEE
for cork customers TONIGHT!
Shop for a bottle with us today (Thursday June 14) and grab your coupon for free corkage. Then, walk across the street and enjoy an awesome dinner. Valid tonight and Wednesdays for the rest of the month. Reservations suggested. Please remember to tip for the wine service too. Bar Lolo is located at 2940 NE Alberta. 503.288.3400.