We are very excited for 2021’s Virtual Wine Tasting series. We are calling it ‘Around the Globe with Arden’ and it will cover all the major wine regions of the world!
Each month will focus on one larger region, and we will spend the first three weeks delving into the subregions by way of geography, relevant history and, of course, wine tasting! Then, for the fourth week of each month, we will blind taste three wines – one from each of the subregions we discussed.
Along with 9-10 wines to taste, each month’s set will include a map, recommended food pairings, tasting sheets and other recommended wines to try from the area.
Tasting cases are available to pickup from the first Tuesday of each month. All tastings are live-streamed on Instagram (@ardenpdx) on Saturdays at 3pm. If you miss the live stream, they stay on in Instagram TV and can be viewed after the fact.
Those who participate in all 11 months will be rewarded with a Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 with wine pairings at Arden, and will be entered to win a weekend getaway in the Willamette Valley! We will set the winner up with a day of wine tastings, a lovely dinner, and a night at a charming inn. More details TBD.
2021 ‘Around the Globe with Arden’ Tasting Series
February – Italy
Week 1: Northern (Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardy, Alto Adige, Veneto)
Week 2: Central (Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Umbria, Abruzzo)
Week 3: Southern (Puglia, Calabria, Campania, Basilicata)
March – France
Week 1: Champagne, Burgundy, Jura, Savoie
Week 2: Bordeaux, Loire, Northern Rhone
Week 3: Provence, Southern Rhone, Languedoc-Roussillon
April – the Southern Hemisphere
Regions covered: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
May – the Mediterranean
Regions covered: Greece, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica
June – the Middle East
Regions covered: Georgia, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey
July – Spain/Portugal
Regions covered: Rioja, Galicia, Ribeira Sacra, Jerez, Portugal
August – South America
Regions Covered: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia
September – North America
Regions covered: California, Oregon, Washington
October – the Germanics
Regions covered: Germany, Alsace, Austria
November – Eastern Europe
Regions covered: Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia
December – the Adriatic
Regions covered: Slovenia, Friuli, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
MONTHLY TASTING CLUB
You can sign up for one month only or on a recurring basis. If you select recurring, it will auto-bill monthly from the date purchased until cancellation.
9-10 wines to taste
Info packet with maps, tasting sheets and recommended food pairings
$25 credit to Arden each month*
*Does not roll over – must be used in that specific month. Can be used on pickup, delivery or dine-in.