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:: 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). 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tasting fee varies.

July 5 - It’s time for Rose wine – around the world!

July 19 - Rieslings from everywhere!

Aug. 2 - Great Chiantis from Selvapiana, Felsina, Dievole, Villa Calcinaia, and more.



:: Saturday Afternoon Tastings ::

Our select samplers are poured each Saturday, 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. No charge.

July 6 - Loire Valley Delights: Andre Dezat & Fils Sancerre Rose, Cedrick Bardin Pouilly-Fume, Dom. Fournier-Longchamps Anjou Blanc Les Bergeres, and Dom. Arnaud Lambert Saumur Clos Mazurique.

July 13 - European Tour: G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso, and Monte Tondo Valpolicella Superior San Pietro and Marchetti Verdicchio Superiore (Italy); Rodica Malvazija (Slovenia); Mokoroa Getariako Txakolina (Spain); and Esporao Vinho Branco Reserva (Portugal).

July 20 - French Beauties: Dom. Labbe Abymes, Dom. des Chanssaud Cotes-du-Rhone, Ch. Lafond Canon-Fronsac, Dom. Morey Bastide du Claux Poudriere Rose, and Yves Cuilleron Syrah Les Vignes d’à Cote.

July 27 - From the Pacific Northwest: Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir (Oregon) and Involuntary Commitment Red Wine (Washington). Plus, from France: Kientzler Chasselas, and Dom. la Roubine Sablet La Grange des Briguieres.



:: Special Events This Month ::


Informal tasting:

A Tasting of America’s Finest Sparkling Wine
With Hugh Davies from Schramsberg Winery

Tuesday, July 16, from 5:30-7:00

For over 50 years, Schramsberg Vineyards has been committed to crafting extraordinary sparkling wines. Living and working on the Napa Valley Diamond Mountain property, the Davies family and Schramsberg team have focused on creating wines that reflect the passion and experience of the people behind each bottle.

Hugh Davies will join us to sample and enjoy wines from this historic and prestigious California winery.

No reservations needed. Tasting fee: $10.

2016 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs
2015 Schramsberg
Blanc de Noirs
2016 Schramsberg
Brut Rose
2009 Schramsberg "J Schram"
From Diamond Mountain:
2015 J Davies Cab
2014 J Davies "Jamie" Cab


Informal tasting:

Pursued by Bear Wine Tasting
With Kyle MacLachlan
Thursday, July 18, 4-6 p.m.

Eastern Washington is an acquired taste and can be hard to love unless you’re from there, as actor Kyle MacLachlan is. He knows it's a land full of possibilities, with vineyards taking root in unforgiving soils. His project, Pursued by Bear Wines, crafts small lots of limited production red wines and a rosé that speak of the promise of this special terroir.

Mark the date, and join Kyle MacLachlan at Liner & Elsen for an informal tasting of these special wines.

No reservations needed; no fee.


Guided tasting:

A Sake Seminar with Marcus Pakiser, "The Sake Samurai"
Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Marcus Pakiser is one of the most knowledgeable, informative, and delightful masters of sake in the United States. He will be on hand to guide us through the intricacies, mysteries, and amazing delights of these world-class sakes.

Seating is very limited. Pre-payment reserves your seat. Tasting fee: $25.


Wine Dinner:

Woodward Canyon Wine Dinner
At Portland's Bluehour Restaurant

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30

Please join us at Bluehour restaurant for a wonderful evening of wines from one of the most acclaimed Wallla Walla wineries, Woodward Canyon. Owner Rick Small and his son, Sager Small, will be our hosts. Acclaimed chef David Ezelle of Bluehour will provide a paired three-course menu.

Seats are limited, and prepaid reservations are required: $125 per person all inclusive. Contact us, or reserve your seats online.

The event will be held at Bluehour's private event space, L'Heure Bleue,
located at 250 NW 13th Ave. (around the corner from Blue Hour)



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