Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Sample Some of the World’s Most Sought After Wines
Experience notable tastings this fall and winter ranging from Italian alpine wines led by Head Storyteller Michael Alberty to holiday bubbles that bring in cheer!
PORTLAND Ore. (August 21, 2017) – Join the SE Wine Collective for the upcoming renditions of their popular gathering, The Tasting Group, offering an in-depth look into wines from around the world. SE Wine Collective founders Kate Norris and Tom Monroe are excited to explore unique regions, traditions, and collections of wines throughout the year with guests and experts alike.
Each monthly Tasting Group session offers an intimate and in-depth technical tasting with limited seating (and guaranteed fun). Inspired by their past tasting group experiences with other wine industry professionals, SE Wine Collective founders Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe chose to create a group open to the community that features wine regions, styles, and varietals from around the world from natural wines to wines from the Jura, Beaujolais, to coveted vintage Oregon Pinot Noir, as well as book signing & tastings featuring some of the world’s most well-known wine writers like Alice Feiring and Katherine Cole.
August: Alpine Wines with Michael Alberty
Bring your fleece for this polar August Cellar chill down with one of Portland’s greatest wine pros! On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Collective is bringing well known Portland wine writer and recovering retailer the “Head Storyteller” himself, Michael Alberty, out of retirement for the August feature. Alberty will be spinning a few new yarns about the sub-alpine wines of the Northern Piedmont in Italy.
6-7 pm Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
$25 per person
November: Bubbles for the Holidays
The Tasting Group is pulling out all the stops and corks for the November Tasting Group that will focus on bubbles from around the world for the holiday season. Toast all night long as you learn about the traditional celebratory beverage in all its various shades and varieties with friends and experts alike.
6-8 pm Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
$25 per person
December: Collector’s Selection
Drink alongside one of the country’s preeminent wine collectors, Kirk Wallace and one of Portland’s most renowned wine directors, Andy Fortgang, of Le Pigeon and Little Bird Bistro. Kirk is graciously uncorking some of the most prestigious bottles from his nearly 30,000 bottle collection for the occasion. Kirk and Andy will discuss wine aging, collecting and the history and importance of these classic wines from Europe, including acclaimed wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Barolo and Germany’s Mosel Valley. This once in a lifetime experience will allow guest to sample rare and classic vintages sought after by the most selective collectors. Please note that this very special tasting will be limited to 12 guests and booked seats are non-refundable, but can be gifted or exchanged.
6 – 7pm Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
$125 per person
With harvest season on the way, there are only a few Tasting Group meetings left in 2017, reserve your spot today by calling the Collective at 503-208-2061 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees vary for each monthly class, all fees waived with purchases of 2 bottles or more at the tasting (certain rare wines will have limited availability). All tasting group classes are held at the SE Wine Collective, 2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, Oregon 97214.
About SE Wine Collective
Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe, of Division Winemaking Company, founded the Southeast Wine Collective in 2012 in response to their personal interest in creating a unique multi-faceted urban winery, coupled with increasing public interest in the urban wine movement. The pioneering urban winery and wine bar brings together like-minded wineries who are sustainably growing their businesses and offers a venue for commercial custom crush wine production, tastings and events in the bustling area of SE Portland. The collective is made up of eleven wineries: Division Winemaking Company, 51 Weeks, Gersing Cellars, James Rahn Wine Company, Laelaps Wines, Loop de Loop, Ore Winery, Pampleau, Stedt, Welsh Family Wines, and Willful Wine, while continuing to work as an incubator for future wine brands and budding industry ideas. Currently 20 varietals are produced at the Collective ranging from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc to lesser-known varietals such as Gamay Noir, Mourvedre, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, and Arneis. The wine bar features pours and flights from all 11 Collective members and their inspirational wines along with draft beer and a diverse food menu by in-house chef Althea Grey Potter. In 2016, co-founders Monroe and Norris were named to Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 list of tastemakers. The Collective was listed among the Top 20 Best Wine Bars in America by Wine Enthusiast, one of the 11 Must-Eat Restaurants in Portland by Town & Country Magazine, 10 Best Urban Wineries in USA Today, and Best Wine Bars in The Oregonian. Travel + Leisure called the Collective a must for any wine connoisseur’s Perfect Weekend in Portland, It has also been featured in FOOD & WINE magazine, the New York Times article “Bringing the Wine to Portland, Ore.”, Wine Spectator’s “The New Portland”, Portland Monthly’s article “Meet Portland’s Top Urban Winemakers, and named a favorite place to try new Oregon wines in Willamette Week. Wines produced at the Collective have been mentioned in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. The wine bar hosts large and small events, wine release parties and pop-up dinners and is available for rent for private parties. Its hours are Mon. 4 – 9 p.m., Wed, Thurs. and Fri. 4 – 10 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Collective is located at 2425 SE 35th Place, Portland, Oregon 97215. Find more information at www.sewinecollective.com, Facebook SE Wine Collective, Twitter @SEWineColl, Instagram @SEWineCollective or by calling 503-208-2061.