Our Upcoming Wine Tastings and Special Events
Whether you’re new to the joys of wine or a long-time aficionado,
Great Wine Buys offers a variety of tastings: Friday Night Flights,
Saturday Samplers, and occasional special events.
Friday Night Flights
Enjoy a themed flight of five top-notch wines (with an occasional bonus pour for purchase) served with fine cheeses and artisan breads. Varying prices and no reservations required - come on by between 5pm and 7:30! Check the schedule below - we take one Friday night off each month.
Saturday Afternoon Samplers
Drop by, belly up to the bar, and enjoy a selection of new arrivals and old favorites from visiting winemakers, local distributors or our own favorites off the shelves. Our Saturday Samplers run from 2p - 5p and are always FREE!
Digging in the cellar over the holidays we uncovered such a treasure trove of early century Auslese we thought hmm… we’d love to compare producers and vintages from over a decade ago so… let’s! A six-wine horizontal/vertical of 2002 and 2005 Auslese from JJ Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr (Mosel), Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst (Mosel) and Robert Weil Kiedrich Gräfenberg (Rheingau). $30 for six wines.
Ever since starting Panther Creek Cellars in 1986, Ken Wright has been an outsized figure in the Oregon wine world, promoting its Pinot Noir worldwide and giving back to communities that are the backbone of the Willamette Valley. An advocate of single vineyard bottling as far back as the late 1980s, he now produces 12 different vineyard designates, each expressing their individual terroir. The charming Julianne Kennedy visits to pour some 2016s PLUS bring a handful of 2017 barrel samples as well. Come taste the future!
Less filling than triple chocolate cake and maybe just as satisfying, serving Port, Madeira or Vin Santo is a classy way to end a nice meal. Come taste the differences as we pour Bual Madeira, Vin Santo and a variety of Port including Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage and Colheita from the 1980s. $16
Looking to drink something new in 2018? How about Sake? We will pour a range of styles while educator Carrie Anderson explains terms such as nigori, namazake, junmai and daiginjo. With flavors ranging from clean bright “fruit” to earthy mushroom to a sweeter style, this will be a great introduction to this fascinating beverage. FREE.