I would like to take this time to include a short introduction.
First, I’d like to thank Beth for all her invaluable assistance during the transition and wish her the best of luck in whatever endeavor she decides to pursue.
My name is Tommy Mantovani, and I’m originally from the north shore of Long Island, New York. I moved to the West Coast in 2007 and lived in San Francisco and Northern Washington, frequenting Portland often since many of my friends from Ithaca, NY have transplanted here. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and thanks in advance for your continued patronage, as well as your patience. I will be getting up to speed and learning your palates and preferences as rapidly as possible.
I wanted to provide a calm, pleasant atmosphere where friends and family can enjoy a glass of wine and good times. I am intrigued by the fermentation process from harvest to bottle, and felt that if I was going to pursue an entrepreneurial venture… well then it would have to be a product or service that I felt good in selling, and I ask you ‘What better?’
Every Day Wine will continue to run along the same guidelines as the business model Beth has provided for over a decade.
Here are a few changes that will be incorporated after the transition.
-Extended business hours (Every Day Wine will be open Sunday).
-Reading hour (2pm-4pm) (feel free to bring a book, newspaper or magazine or other written hard copy medium and get a $1 off pours and beer on tap).
-Black Heart Bagels and fruit and vegetable dishes will be offered.
-Five types of Spanish Cava mimosa.
I hope to see you at the Friday night flight and look forward to becoming a part of the Alberta community!
This Friday, we’ll be tasting an interesting variety of compelling and rustic Italian imports. Keep in mind, Italy is less than three-quarters the size of California, with a looooooong list of documented grape varietals. And as you know, it is also a gastronomically diverse country, producing food and wines that are at once refined, dignified, restrained, and elegant.
From gulpable Prosecco to the luscious “wine of the people” Barbera and Dolcetto, to fascinating and esoteric Etna Rosso to tried and true Sangiovese, we’ll be pouring classic, hand-picked, approachable and wildly delicious old-world wines built for consuming… bring a pizza and we’ll do the rest!
PS: Mark your calendars: the Annual Port Tasting is early this year… November 13th!
Cheers! Salute! Come drink some wine!
***Upcoming Friday Night Tastings***
Friday, October 30th
ITALY; 5pm-9pm; $15.
– NV Sorelle Bronca Prosecco Treviso Brut ‘Modi’, Veneto.
– 2013 Marco Porello Barbera d’Alba ‘Mommiano’, Piemonte.
– 2013 Cordero di Montezemolo Dolcetto d’Alba, Piemonte.
– 2012 Masseria Setteporte Etna Rosso ‘Setteporte’, Sicilia.
– 2012 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Toscana.
Friday, November 6th
Friday, November 13th
Annual PORT Tasting; 5pm-9pm; $20.
The EDW Monthly Wine Club is recruiting. The idea is simple, the logistics are easy, and the wines are affordable and accessible. Two bottles, once a month, with total cost between $25-$35, never to exceed $35. You may specify “Only Reds” if you like; otherwise, there will be occasional bubbles, whites and roses in the mix, especially during summer months and appropriate holidays. One of the two bottles will always be a red.
How it works:
– Reply to this email to join. Credit card information will NOT be collected. We’re using the “promise to pick up” system. Weird, huh?
– Trust your EDW merchant to choose only fun and interesting wines — that are great values — by the 15th of every month.
– I will email the selections to you each month, informing you that the club wines are ready to be picked up.
– Pick up your club wines by the 30th of the month.
I will only select wines for the club that I would be willing to take home myself. I want to keep things affordable, and show you wines that exceed expectation based on the price. Some obscure, some crowd pleasers. Some party wines, some food wines. All reliable. This will be a lot of fun for all of us. Who knows, you may fall in love with a grape or region you’d never considered. All part of the joy of discovering wine… I’m looking forward to introducing you to my real “go to” wines.
Every Day Wine is a BRING YOUR OWN FOOD hang out (pizza, cheese & crackers, fresh baked bread, gourmet olives, chips ‘n salsa, chocolates, desserts, etc)… the bartender does retain the right to sample all the goods.
Remember to host your next birthday party (or book club, or anniversary, or bridal shower, or client appreciation party) at Every Day Wine.
Thanks so much for your support!!! And don’t forget to forward this message to all of your wine-loving friends.
Every Day Wine is located at 1520 NE Alberta St.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-10pm