About Our Tastings:
Saturday Afternoon Free Tastings, 12 - 4pm
Every Saturday we open up some featured newsletter wines for a complimentary tasting. Come on in to taste and chat; we hope you’ll find your next favorite wine!
The first and third Friday evening of every month, we cook up something a little special with themed flights. The themes will vary along with the price, but we’ll always aim to make it interesting.
Special Sit-Down Tastings, 6 - 8pm
When the opportunity arises to do a deep dive on a particular region, style, or producer, we will host a special guest speaker for a formal sit-down educational tasting. These are ticketed tastings and will be announced as they are planned.
Friday, September 1st: Alto Piemonte
Alto Piemonte’s wine has been famous for centuries. There was a time when Gattinara fetched the same price as Barolo, but crisis and demographic changes emptied the countryside, and many of the region’s vineyards were abandoned. It wasn’t until the 1990s that this slow decline stopped, when word began to get out about these elegant, long-lived Nebbiolos. Today, the renaissance is well underway, and Alto Piemonte might be the most exciting wine region in Northern Italy.
Saturday, September 2nd
Textured newsletter selections: These four wines all have an interesting textural note. Rich and chewy? Elegant and delicate? These are four wines that stand out on the palate.
- Simon Neau Gros Plant 2022
- Marchetti Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Tenuta Caveliere 2022
- Cascina Melognis Colline Saluzzesi Pelaverga 2021
- Chateau Flotis Fronton Si Noire 2019
Saturday, September 9th: The Winemaker’s barrel with Jim & Jenny from Fossil & Fawn
Jim Fisher and Jenny Mosbacher founded Fossil and Fawn in 2011 as a way to showcase the small vineyard Jim’s father had planted in the Willamette Valley. When they woke up a few months later they realized they had a whole wine label, and have spent the twelve years since coming to terms with exactly what that means. Join us in welcoming them to L&E on Saturday the 9th to hear the rest of the story. Tasting from 12-4pm.
Friday, September 15th: White wines of Galicia
Northwestern Spain is one of the most energetic, exciting regions in the world for fine white wine. With a portfolio of iconic, expressive grapes in Albariño, Doña Blanca, Godello and Treixadura, the region has the terroir to match, steep, stony slopes, jaw dropping river valleys, and the wide and salty Atlantic Ocean putting an indelible thumbprint on every bottle.
Saturday, September 16th
Aromatic newsletter selections: We like to think all our newsletter selections have pleasant aromas. These four have the most pleasant aromas.
- Calçada Vinho Verde Loureiro 2022
- Palmirinha Vinho Verde Loureiro 2021
- Luis Pato Bairrada Branco 2022
- Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2022
Wednesday, September 20th, Roc des Anges tasting with Lone Wolf Imports
An Informal drop-in tasting with one of Roussillon’s most exciting and greatest estates. We are obsessed with what’s going on in Roussillon these days. Long considered the afterthought of France’s wine map, so inconsequential it was stapled onto Languedoc half a line above ‘other’ in the index, Roussillon has enjoyed an influx of talented young winemakers like Majorie and Stephane Gallet who are taking a fresh look at the region and its wine, and finding a voice unlike anything we’ve heard before. Tasting 5-7PM
Saturday, September 23rd
Intense newsletter selections: These four wines are the most vivid of the newsletter. Whether the wine has the densest tannins, the deepest and most profound fruit, or the most energy, each one is top of its class.
- Ca’Montebello Oltrepo Pavese Pinot Nero Bianco 2022
- Acustic Cellar Montsant Rosado 2022
- Monte Tondo Veneto Corvina 2022
- Chateau Bouree Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux 2020
Saturday, September 30th
The Rhone quartet: Each of these four wines comes from southeastern France, in the country between Lyon and Marseille where Garrigue defines the landscape. You might say these are the most rustic wines of the Newsletter.
- Roquefort Bouche de Rhone Petit Sale 2022
- Patrick Mourlan La Bastide des Oliviers Coteaux Varois en Provence 2022
- Marc + Marlene Vin de France Syrah 2021
- Delas Freres Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit 2021