This Week’s Events: Barolo Tasting Tonight, Bubbles on Friday!

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With Christmas officially less than 2 weeks away, we are in full holiday mode and the shop is stocked, so come visit us.  We are open daily now through Christmas Eve and daily hours can be found on our website. Please note that tomorrow night, December 13th, we will close early at 6:30pm for a private cork club event.

We also wanted to remind you we are happy to help you send wine to family and friends located in states where we can legally ship, but time is running out, so if you would like our help with shipping, please let us know soon.

Below is a quick look at this week’s events, including tonight’s Barolo Tasting which will feature 8 really diverse wines grown on the different soils of the 5 main communes of Barolo. We have 4 seats left so call us at 503.281.2675 if you want to secure a spot and drink some of Italy’s best wines this evening.


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Tonight! Wed, Dec. 12th @ 6:30pm
$40/person . Reservations Required, Call 503.281.2675
Barolo Sign Our Piedmont Series focuses this month on the big, bold Barolo wines that reign King in the region. Come learn the history of old world vs. new school producers, taste how the winemaking and terroir influence the delicate Nebbiolo grape and save extra on the wines served at the tasting. We’ll sample at least 6 wines and all will be available at special prices for attendees. $40 tasting fee. Reservations required. Please call us at 503.281.2675 to secure your seat. 4 spaces left as of this writing.

Sparkling Values for the Holidays
Friday, Dec. 14th . 4pm – 7pm . $12 Main Flight*
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FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHT: Whatever your preference when it comes to sparkling wine, from Cava to Blanquette to Cremant, we will have a roundup of our best values that are in good supply for your holiday entertaining pleasure. Join us from 4-7pm for our second to last Friday wine tasting of the year!

The Return of Some Great Spanish Reds
Saturday, Dec. 15th . 2pm – 5pm . FREE

Quinta Quietud Our special Saturday guest this week is Chris Davis from Estelle Imports, who has just landed his first container of one of our favorite tiny producers from Toro, the Quietud estate. Years ago their main bottling was a highlight of our Spanish cellar selections and after a few year hiatus from the marketplace, we are thrilled to welcome these wines back. Chris will pour their current two releases, the 2010 Corral de Campanas and the 2006 Quinta Quietud along with a few choice other new arrivals. And it’s FREE!

*The Main Flight is complimentary at our Friday tastings for cork club members. All other tasting events, bonus pours, classes and events receive the regular 10% cork club discount. Dinners are not eligible for discounts but featured wines will be priced with special savings for cork club members.


for cork customers on Wednesdays in June.


Shop for a bottle with us on Wednesday and grab your coupon for free corkage. Then, walk across the street and enjoy an awesome dinner. Valid Wednesday night only. Reservations suggested. Please remember to tip for the wine service too.

Bar Lolo @ 2940 NE Alberta. 503.288.3400.


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