A day in the Willamette Valley at J. Christopher Wines
The Portland Bottle Shop Blog
by Emily Motter
1w ago
On Monday, May 6, The Portland Bottle Shop team loaded up and headed to wine country to visit the ever-popular J. Christopher Winery.  J. Christopher Wines, nestled in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, is a testament to a New World wine made in the unhurried Old World style. Their wine creations include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and more. Their patient approach to winemaking allows each wine to fully express its origin, whether it's the Old World or the New. Upon arrival, we were taken on a tour of the wine caves. Five manufactured caves house J ..read more
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Oregon Case of the Month
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by Emily Motter
2w ago
May's Case of the Month is assembled in honor of Oregon Wine Month! Not just Pinots and Chardonnays, we highlighted the breadth of innovation and creativity in Oregon wine-making, as well as our state's history and unique landscape. Here is a taste of what's included.     Van Duzer Estate Pinot Gris, 2023 This wine highlights the unique AVA of the Van Duzer corridor, a geographical feature west of the Willamette Valley that allows cool Pacific winds to descend upon the vineyards each evening. This cool air creates more hearty and thick-skinned fruit, which informs the complexity of ..read more
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Oregon Wine Month Friday Night Tastings
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by Emily Motter
2w ago
May is Oregon Wine Month, a time to celebrate the state's incredible wineries and the unique terroir that produces some of the world's finest Pinot Noir, along with many other varietals. To celebrate, we're featuring a different Oregon winery for every Friday Night tasting in May. From the Willamette Valley to Southern Oregon, Oregon winemakers are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and traditional winemaking techniques, highlighting the best of Oregon's diverse wine regions. Whether you're a seasoned wine lover or just starting to explore the world of wine, these wineries offer a tast ..read more
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March Case of the Month
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by Emily Motter
2M ago
This case has everything you need as we start entering more spring-like weather. Several light, refreshing whites are perfect for sunny days, and some reds will keep you warm on the chilly nights we still have. This month’s case is only $220 (a $55 savings!!!). Check out the list below and come by to grab one. You will be very happy you did!     Avinyo Petillant Vi D’Agulla (SP) Organically grown Macabeo and Xarel-lo. Very pretty with just a slight spritz, this is a fun starter wine with any app or just on its own because it’s amazing. Crnko “Jarenincan” (SL) This wild field blend h ..read more
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Holiday Wine Gift Guide
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by Emily Motter
5M ago
The holiday season is the perfect time to indulge in delightful wines that complement festive meals and create a warm, joyful atmosphere. Whether you're hosting a Christmas dinner or looking for a thoughtful gift, this buying guide will help you navigate the world of wines and make the right selections for the occasion.  Consider the Occasion:  Christmas Dinner: For a traditional Christmas feast, opt for versatile wines that pair well with a variety of dishes. Think about both red and white options to cater to different preferences. Gift-Giving: Choose a wine that suits the recipien ..read more
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December Case of the Month
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by Emily Motter
6M ago
We’ve got a good one here for you folks! We tried to think of some ways to help you through this crazy month and all you have going on. So we mixed and matched wines for every occasion. Whether you need a higher end white wine to impress a guest, there’s a beautiful Sancerre. Need something to pop open or gift your boss? How about the local Pinot Noir that landed in the Wine Spectator 100 list? Going to just hang out with some friends on a Tuesday just because? Grab one of the wines from David O’Reillys (founder of Owen Roe) new project . Delicious, but won’t break the bank. Whatever you have ..read more
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June Case of the Month
The Portland Bottle Shop Blog
by Emily Motter
1y ago
Whites, Bubbles and Pink: Raventos i Blanc Sparkling (SP) Pala Chiaro di Stelle Rose (IT) Domaine Labbe Abymes (FR) Domaine Dugois Arbois Chardonnay (FR) Child’s Play Chardonnay (OR) ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica (IT) Reds: Surrau Cannonau di Sardegna (IT) Farina Valpolicella (IT) Johan Vineyards Jazzy Juice (OR) Capezzana Carmignano (IT) Domaine de Enfants Le Jouet (FR) Krs Crni Blatina (Bosnia ..read more
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A day in the Willamette Valley at Soter Vineyards
The Portland Bottle Shop Blog
by Emily Motter
1y ago
The Portland Bottle Shop team kicked off Oregon Wine Month with a field trip to the Willamette Valley.  We began our day visiting Soter Vineyards, a bottle shop favorite and staple to our shelves. Soter is a farm, vineyard, and tasting room at Mineral Springs Ranch in Carlton, Oregon. Covering 240 acres, it is a Biodynamic establishment located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.     Soter Vineyards was founded by Tony and Michelle Soter in 1997, although their wine experience dates much further back. Tony built a name for himself in California and has received man ..read more
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May Case of the Month
The Portland Bottle Shop Blog
by Emily Motter
1y ago
This month, half our special case is made right here in Oregon while the other half comes from across the globe. We've got a wide array of locals wines from one of our founding fathers, Eyrie Vineyards, to the up and coming hot shots, Cho in this case. On the other side, we've got a blend out of Spain that is one of the best values we've seen in a while. All this while saving a ton of money. This months case will cost you $232, which is a savings of $58!! Check out the entire list. Whites and Rosés Clos Griotte Pinot Noir Blanc (OR) Van Duzer Pinot Gris (OR) Haden Fig Chardonnay (OR) Er ..read more
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February Case of the Month
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by Emily Motter
1y ago
And just like that, so long, January! See you next time, and don't let the door hit you on the way out. As we slowly inch our way towards more light and longer days, February brings us some additional bright spots and depending on who you are may determine how bright those spots may be!  February is the month for romance, roses and chocolates, the Superbowl, and of course, wine (and to be honest, what month isn't for wine?). This month's case has something for everyone. Old favorites, new finds, perhaps a wolf in sheep's clothing and maybe even a visit from a walrus. With the average bott ..read more
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