Arterberry- Maresh, Beaux Frères & Coattails (+ Horsetails), Stephen Goff, McKinlay, J. Thomas & Walter Scott. What a Lineup……….possible? Really? Are you kidding me!
We’ll be sending out a list of all of the wines and the “party day only” pricing in a day or two. Look for the e-mail soon.
It’s hard to believe that this is our 19th Anniversary of being in business. In the ever evolving world of the Fine Wine Merchant, it’s amazing we’ve made it 5, no less almost 20, years!
It’s that time of the year when the Mt Tabor Fine Wines Anniversary Party signals the beginning of holiday celebration. From here on out it just goes from one event to the next culminating in our Annual “Grower” Champagne tasting on Friday, December 18th. This year I’m absolutely thrilled to host three wineries that have become synanymous with our wine shop; J. Thomas, Arterberry Maresh & Mckinlay. We have done our fair share of Beaux Fréres offerings as well. As for the other two very fine wineries we will do offerings in the future (as long as I can talk Steve Goff & Ken & Erica from Walter Scott out of enough wine to do one, I hope and think I can!). We’re talkin’ very small quantities here, folks. These wineries are classic, very tiny, artisanal wineries that make Oregon’s finest wines.
You think the food was good in the past, wait till you get a taste of what our new person “in charge’ of deliciousness,” Amalie Robert’s, can do with a pig, a cow, a sheep and a goat (not to mention other tantalizing treats). This gal has the best relationships with the finest purveyors of fine foods in Oregon. Once you meet her you’ll understand why. Awesome cheeses, killer salumi and amazing woman make Sandy a very happy boy. In your mind it should be unthinkable to miss this most anticipated wine event of each year. We know how to do Oregon wines and fine foods better than anyone. See you here.
Friday, October 2nd: All Along the…………..Mediterranean ($15)
I was going to combine these first two tastings. After a quick look at my notes from recent tastings with my reps I decided that there were so many terrific wines from The Rhone AND below that each area deserved its own spotlight. We’ll peruse from the French Riviera, head west all along The Mediterranean to the coastal town of Collioure, near the Spanish border. There are so many wines with different, unusual blends and grape varieties it’s certainly not the usual Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre cuvee’s of the Southern Rhone. You won’t believe how many wonderful wines are out there from somewhat unknown terroir. And now on to the famous older brother, The Rhone Valley.
Friday, October 9th: Up & Down the Rhone Valley ($15)
Boy, I can’t tell you how many times over the last few weeks I’ve tasted something from the Rhone and remarked “Man, I’ve got to do a Rhone tasting so I can put this wine in and show it to my customers.” I’ve been tasting from the south (blends) and the north (Syrah) and both are putting out remarkable wines. I think, like with Burgundy, we have before us a succession of vintages showing off the attributes of the regions. And along with that, it seems like winemaking, and especially work in the vineyards, have reached a higher plateau. The fine wines of the world are in the best place I can ever remember!
Friday, October 16th. Really Cool Wines You My Have Never Heard Of ($15)
To me, having as complete a knowledge as possible of the many kinds of wines from around the world is part of developing a great palate. The ability to taste is just the first step. Knowing the benchmarks and different styles from everywhere is included in having a more complete and solid palate. With that in mind we’ll be tasting from The Canaries, Wagram in Austria, the Greek Islands and other “really cool” places making “really cool” wines.
Friday, October 23rd: The Killer B’s; Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Much More ($15)
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the Piemonte, one of the finest wine regions in the world. For sure we’ll be featuring the Nebbiolos of Barolo & Barbaresco and the food friendly Babera’s but we’ll also dig deeper into areas like Gattinara and Ghemme. These are some of the most authentically “Italian” wines from, you guessed it, Italy.
Friday, October 30th: Obviously Most of You Will be Partyin’. We’ll See You on the Trail.