Tastings & Events

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! 

Read more about our current Newsletter Wines here.

Friday Evening Tastings, 5 - 7pm

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. 

 

Upcoming Tastings

Saturday, June 1st: Marcus Goodfellow at the Winemaker’s Barrel
Marcus Goodfellow is exactly what his name implies, a good fellow, and we're happy to report he's also a very good winemaker (a far less common last name). Marcus's wines have been a favorite at L&E for many years. Like all the best winemakers, Marcus works with the grapes to express the individuality of site and vintage, rather than through them, as if 'overcoming' challenges. The result is impressive diversity in his wines, which are all, more than any single note, clearly expressed. We’re kicking off June with Marcus in house to taste a set of his latest releases.

2023 Willamette Valley Chardonnay
2021 Yamhill Carlton Chardonnay
2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
2022 Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wednesday, June 5th, 5-7PM: Domaine Famille Fabre, with special guest Manon Messainguiral
The Famille Fabre have made wine in Corbieres for generations, and beginning the 1990s they were one of the first organic producers in Languedoc. Their wines are rooted in traditional practice and full of savor, but their wines tend to be playful, imaginative, and unlike anything else coming out of this sunny Mediterranean quarter. Every vintage is a new story, so join us in welcoming their export manager Manon Messainguiral as she tells us their story and pours their latest releases.
$10 Fee, refundable with bottle purchase from the tasting.

Famille Fabre Pet Nat Instant Bulle
Famille Fabre Orange Generation Louis Andrieu
Famille Fabre Corbieres Blanc Luc de Lux
Famille Fabre Corbieres Rouge Luc de Lux

Friday, June 7th, 5-7PM: Provence
Provence is France’s oldest wine region. Vines came here first through the Greek colony of Massilia – modern day Marseille – and in many ways they’re still more at home in Provence than anywhere else in France. This is the only wine region in the world to specialize in rosé wine, and the best rosé in Provence is the best rosé in the world. It is not, however, the only kind of wine available from this corner of France. Help us taste a set of wines from this diverse region, red, white, and pink.

Saturday, June 8th: Newsletter Selections paired with stovetop dishes
From pan seared fish to pasta, these are four newsletter wines best enjoyed with foods cooked in a pot or a pan over a burner.

Domaine du Pas Saint Martin Saumur Blanc La Pierre Frite 2023
Malat Kremstal Gruner Veltliner Furth 2021
Kir-Yianni Naoussa Cuvee Villages 2020
Lilliano Chianti Classico Ruspoli 2021

Saturday, June 15th, Noon-4PM: Wines for Dad: Wines for the grill and smoker
Burgers, steaks, ribs, dogs, and kebabs. If it’s on your Father’s day grilling menu, we’ve got the wine to match.

Tuesday, June 18th, 6PM: Benjamin Leroux Sit-Down Tasting
Benjamin Leroux has built a grand Burgundy house in the blink of an eye. He is one of the most exciting winemakers in Burgundy these days, and we can’t get enough of his clear-eyed whites and full-throttled reds. The 2022 vintage in Burgundy is turning heads already, and these are among the finest wines we've seen in a decade. Join us Tuesday evening with Burgundy expert Tim Davey as we taste through a selection of regional, village, and cru wines from this memorable vintage. This is a ticketed event, $125 per seat. Reserve Here

Friday, June 21st, 5-7PM: Southern Rhone
Part Two of our exploration of Mediterranean France. The classic Cotes-du-Rhone recipe is one of the most successful examples of varietal blending the world has ever seen. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre (along with their less famous friends) never fail to satisfy. Friday evening we’ll be tasting a selection from some of the fantastic value sites of the valley alongside some of the most famous and sought-after names in the world. We may even sneak in a white wine or two.


Saturday, June 22nd: Newsletter selections paired with oven-born dishes,
From chicken to tray bakes, summer squash and roasts cooked low and slow. These are four newsletter selections for meals that come out of the oven.

Domaine des Schistes Cotes Catalanes Illico 2022
Domaine Leon Boesch Alsace Pinot Blanc La Cabane 2022
Chateau Combel-la-Serre Cahors Le Pur Fruit du Causse 2021
Brezza Dolcetto d’Alba 2022

Thursday, June 27th, 5-8PM: Paella Party with a Flight of Albarino and Champagne                                                                                                        
Some of our very favorite Spanish and Portuguese wine comes to Oregon thanks to the work of Chris Austin at Olé & Obrigado. Some of our favorite Champagne comes to Oregon thanks to Sarah Shannon at Skurnik. Some of our favorite food is Paella. On June 28th we’re celebrating all three with a flight of four Albarinos and four Grower Champagnes, plus a plate of Paella. We might even open a bottle (or two) of Sherry! Reservations are not required, but are recommended, because when the Paella is gone...it's gone. $30 per flight with complimentary plate of Paella Make Reservations Here


Saturday, June 29th: Newsletter selections for fresh foods
Curried chicken salad, larb, corn and bean salad, a wedge of cheese. These are the sorts of foods you keep in the fridge and serve without cooking. Today’s Newsletter selections are the sorts of wines you drink with fresh cuisine.

Mokoroa Getariako Txakolina 2022
Stift Göttweig Messwein Rose 2022
Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2022
Tavignano Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Barbarossa 2022