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Vinopolis Wednesday Newsletter 01/11/23

 In This Newsletter:

 
Vin Santo


Value for money steals


German Wine Sale Continues


Collectors Corner 
Ab Fab Champagnes 

 

Vin Santo

Have you ever tasted Vin Santo? 

If not, then now is the time to try it. Vin Santo is an Italian dessert wine predominantly produced in Tuscany. It’s sweet and viscous, the perfect dessert wine. Expect notes of hazelnut, marzipan, caramel, honey, and dried apricot. 

Vin Santo has a rich history dating back to Antiquity. What makes this wine so special is the traditional method of production. To make Vin Santo, grapes first go through a process called “passito”, essentially laying out the grapes and setting them to dry for months. When the grapes have transformed into raisins they are put into small casks which is where the fermentation begins.
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A Tribute to Russ Raney


As many of you may have heard, Russ Raney passed away this weekend. We are saddened by his loss. After stepping away from winemaking as the original owner and winemaker of Evesham Wood and one of the founders of the Deep Roots Coalition, Russ shared his love of Corbieres wines through his local import business. The Willamette Valley lost a great figure in its winemaking history. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and all those who were touched by his passion and enthusiasm, whether directly or indirectly, in Oregon or abroad. 
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Store Hours & Shipping Info

Our web store is always open: Shop Now
Too cold to ship? Buy now, ship later. We offer free on-site temperature-controlled storage for orders held for the next shipping window in the fall or spring. Please note we have limited shipping abilities on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We’re open daily for in-store shopping: 10 am – 6 pm
We are closing at 4pm on New Year’s Eve (Saturday December 31st).
We will be closed Sunday, January 1st. We will reopen for our regular hours on Monday, January 2nd 10 am – 6 pm.

Can’t wait? Browse & shop our webstore here

Masks are no longer mandatory, but they are appreciated, thank you!

Shop online, by phone (503-223-6002), or by email.
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The hill of Hermitage is both one of the most famous wine landmarks in the world and also so much more interesting than common lore purports it to be. The story goes that the hill of Hermitage was the home of a knight seeking solace from the horrors of the Crusades upon his return home. He planted the vineyards that would become Hermitage and then built a chapel to pray in and that building, the Chapel of Saint Christopher, is the defining marker of the hillside. The name, Hermitage, takes the name of the hermit’s refuge.
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Excellent Value From Marietta Cellars

Chris Bilbro was one of California wine’s unsung heroes.  He founded and grew Marietta Cellars into one of the preeminent producers of excellent value, honestly made California wine.  Although his son Scot now runs the winery (Chris sadly passed away last year), the wines are as good as they’ve ever been—delicious, gutsy wines that deliver exceptional value at all prices.  These are fantastic wines from their sub-$20 Zinfandel and Cabernet bottlings all the way through their “Gibson Block” Syrah, which hails from a parcel of Syrah planted in the 1880’s and still producing (tiny quantities) of fruit today.

We have an assortment of their current releases in stock now, all of which have the high scores and critical praise you’d expect from much, much more expensive wines.… Read the rest