Friday Wine Tastings In January & February, 2020
Join us Fridays from 4 pm – 7:30 pm at 4316 SE Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97215!
Friday, January 10th: Emerging Winemakers From Old World Terroir. ($15)
It seems that trends in the wine & food business always tend towards the “latest & greatest.” Sometimes, going back to the past may be a superior way to go. We’ll be featuring a younger group of winemakers who have embraced the past, feeling that indigenous grape varieties and “less is more” wine making is the best route to follow. After all, there is a really good reason why the indigenous varieties evolved where they did!
Friday, January 17th: The Ever Popular Rhone Valley; From North To South. ($15)
I’ve been hollerin’ about the value of Rhone wines for decades. It seems that after about 10 years you all listened as this particular theme has emerged as one of the favorites. Our flight will include wines like Chateauneuf- Du- Pape, Gigondas, Cotes Du Rhones and even a few Syrahs from the North. What fun!
Friday, January 24th: White Burgundy. ($18)
For almost a decade the consistent quality of the Whites from Burgundy has been unprecedented. Because of this I have taken it upon myself to show you the most recent vintages as they are released. We’ll focus on 2016, 17 & 18.
Friday, January 31st: Red Burgundy. ($20)
For the most part the recent vintages have been kind to the reds from Burgundy as well. We’ll focus on the gorgeous Pinot Noir from this famed region. With this in mind we always have to be open to comparisons to our own Willamette valley Pinots. Come see what you think.
Friday, February 7th: South Of The Border; Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina & More. ($15)
I know it’s shocking but there are some really good wines coming out of Baja, Mexico. This is a first of pairing the wines of South Americas traditional places like Argentina and Chile with upstarts like Mexico and Uruguay. You’ll be impressed!
Friday, February 14th: Australia & New Zealand. It’s Been Years And It’s Time To See “What up!” ($15)
It’s been quite a while since we’ve featured the wines of Australia & New Zealand. The recent fires have my heart aching for the wonderful people of that country. We plan to check on the “cooler” growing regions where we usually find wines of finesse and balance. Thoughts?
Friday, February 21st: Italy’s Less Traveled Wine Roads. ($15)
We’ve been pouring flights from “Italy’s Less” for almost 20 years. It’s always enjoyable to put together as there are so many wine areas to pull from. We’ll be scouring the boot for the best new wines emerging from regions like Emila Romagna, Puglia, Campagnia and maybe even an island or two
Friday, February 28th: Italy’s Glorious Piemonte! ($15)
Moving into one of my personal favorite wine regions in the world, Italy’s Piemonte produces, arguably, one of the greatest in all of wine, the beautiful Nebbiolo wines from Barolo & Barbaresco. But that’s just scratching the surface! Barbera, Nebb’s from then northern areas and the beautiful whites made from Timorasso & Arneis. Oh and not to mention, some fantastic sparklers. See you here!
Learn More About Our Past Tastings
Mt. Tabor Fine Wines has been doing our Friday night tastings for years now, and we’ve kept up an archive of all our past events. If you’d like to learn more about any of our past tastings — including ones you may have missed, or ones you attended and would like a reminder about a wine you really enjoyed — contact us today.