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  FEBRUARY - MARCH

:: Friday Evening Tastings ::

Great tastings held on the first and third Fridays of each month. We serve a “flight” of five wines and usually a super-pour (extra $ and optional). Informal and fun. Served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tasting fee.

Feb 5 - A tasting of superb Nebbioli from Gattinara.

Feb. 19 - Come taste the bold wines from the Campania region of Italy.

Mar. 4 - Is Chenin Blanc the finest white wine on the planet? Find out!


:: Saturday Afternoon Tastings ::

Our select samplers are poured on Saturday, starting at noon
and until the well runs dry. There is no charge.

Jan. 30 - Great European value wines: Dom. de la Bregeonnette Muscadet, Meran Pinot Grigio Festival, Joseph Drouhin Macon-Villages, Dom. Laroque Cite de Carcassonne, and Ch. Pineraie Cahors.

Feb. 6 - Wines from La Belle France: Dom. Gonon Macon-Bussieres, Ch. d’Orschwihr Pinot Gris, Jean-Francois Garlon Beaujolais, Bichot Savigny les Beaune, Jean-Philippe Padie Petit Taureau, and Jerome Calmes Minervois Les Vialas.

Feb. 13 - A tasting of sparkling wines for Valentine’s Day. Plus, superb wines from here and there: Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir (Oregon), Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner (Austria), and Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat (Spain).

Feb. 20 - Italian Beauties: Miali Verdeca, Jubilaumskellerei Pinot Blanc, Falchini Titolato Colombaia Chianti, Caprili Rosso di Montalcino, Italo Pietrantonj Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, and Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna.

Feb. 27 - From France: Dom. de l’Idylle Cruet, Dom. Leon Boesch Sylvaner, Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone, Dom. des Champs Fleuris Saumur-Champigny. Plus, from Oregon: Cameron Winery Pinot Noir.


 

:: Special Events and Dinners ::

 


An Extraordinary Sherry Tasting
With John House from Ole Imports

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. sharp

This will be one of the most unique Sherry tastings ever held in the U.S.! Some of these wines have not seen the light of day in this country: among them are Soleras started before 1800. For those of you wanting to learn about Sherry – and for those of you who thought you’ve tasted them all – these wines will blow your minds!

Seating is limited, and pre-payment is required. Price per seat is $100.
Contact L&E or purchase your seats online.

WINES TO BE SERVED:
Orleans Borbón Manzanilla
Manzanilla Maruja
Sacristia AB Manzanilla
Amontillado 51-1A (1830) VORS
Sibarita Oloroso (1792) VORS
Capuchino Palo Cortado (1790) VORS
Oloroso Solera India (1922)
Palo Cortado PAP (1911)
Pedro Ximenez Viejo (1905)
Venerable PX (1902) VORS


Burgundy Tasting with Luc Bouchard
From Bouchard Père & Fils and Domaine William Fèvre

Monday, February 22, from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Join Luc Bouchard for a tasting of red and white wines from one of Burgundy’s most esteemed estates. The wines of Bouchard date back to 1731, and over the centuries they have produced so many astonishing wines. We’ll taste wines from a variety of vintages.

No reservations are needed. Fee: $10.

Whites:
Beaune Clos St. Landry Premier Cru, Domaine 2010 & 2011
Meursault Genevrieres Premier Cru, Domaine 2010 & 2011
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Domaine 2010 & 2011

Reds:
Beaune Clos de la Mousse Premier Cru, Domaine 2010 & 2011
Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru, Domaine 2010 & 2011
Le Corton Rouge Grand Cru, Domaine 2011 & 2012
Beaune Greves Vigne de L’Enfant Jesus Premier Cru, Domaine 2010 & 2011

CHANDON DE BRIAILLES
Burgundy Wine Dinner at Castagna Restaurant

Tuesday, March 8, 6:45 p.m.

Please join us for dinner at Castagna Restaurant as we welcome one of our favorite Burgundy winemakers, Claude de Nicolay of Domaine Chandon de Briailles.

The wines of Domaine Chandon de Briailles are among the purest expressions of red and white Burgundy. The wines selected, matched with the incomparable food prepared by Castagna Restaurant, guarantee a memorable evening!

Seating is limited, and pre-payment is required. $130 per person, all inclusive. Contact L&E or purchase your seats online.


WINE FLIGHTS:

Hors d'ouevre with Champagne

Flight One: Whites
Chandon de Briailles 2011 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses Blanc
Chandon de Briailles 2012 Corton Blanc
Chandon de Briailles 2012 Corton-Charlemagne

Flight Two: Reds
Chandon de Briailles 2012 Savigny les Beaune AC
Chandon de Briailles 2012 Pernand-Vergelesses Les Vergelesses, Premier cru
Chandon de Briailles 2011 Pernand-Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses Premier cru

Flight Three: Reds
Chandon de Briailles 2012 Corton Marechaudes, Grand Cru
Chandon de Briailles 2011 Corton Bressandes, Grand Cru
Chandon de Briailles 2012 Corton Bressandes, Grand Cru

Castagna Restaurant is located at 1752 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland , OR


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