Category Archives: Guy du Vin

Fifty K’s South of Woop Woop

Click here to see our current wine selections: Australian wine – let me rephrase that – Australian fine wine – hasn’t really been on most people’s “wine radar” in the US for the last 10 years. But it is interesting that even if you take away Yellow Tail (which is the second largest selling wine…

We Have a Wiener – Winner!

          It has been a suspenseful wait for the announcement of the winner of the “I would rather be a loser in Portland…” contest. It was challenging sorting through all of the entries, which we assessed during Married to Jonas commercial breaks on E! Ultimately, the decision seemed beyond Guy du…

Loser Chooser

  Rounding a corner while walking the dog recently, I came upon one of Sellwood’s vaguely iconic bars. I knew it was one of Portland’s favorites because of the telltale surrounding wall of bar funk floating in the evening air – stale beer, fryolator oil left over from before the Bhagwan left, and whatever disinfectant…

Birds of a Feather

    It’s June and the signs of early summer are everywhere. Occasionally, the sun even comes out. Oregon drivers are more distracted than usual, but if you listen closely, you can hear their plaintive “sorreeee” call as they whiz through a stop sign. And city bicyclists are showing their summertime plumage of moral superiority…

The More Things Change…

Welcome to the first Guy du Vin Newsletter of 2013. We realize that since changing the format of how we sell wine at Guy du Vin last year, some of you have been confused on how to order. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be working on finding ways to make the process…

WAR IS PEACE ! FREEDOM IS SLAVERY! IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH!

  I experienced a brief moment of real terror recently (full disclosure: it might have been gas) when Chuck Norris released an advertisement stating that “civilization is on the brink” and if America chooses wrong with this election, we are destined for “1000 years of darkness”. (Statements like this can be a real help, as…

Dear Guy

          We receive quite a bit of email at Guy du Vin. We thought our readers might be interested in what their peers are asking: Dear Guy: You are my last hope! Two weeks ago I started a new job. To celebrate, my husband and I decided to open a bottle…

Three Hits for Spring

Here are three wines that we think are drinking particularly well right now. All wines are available through Guy du Vin. You can place your order by emailing guyduvin@yahoo.com All wines must be ordered in three bottle minimums unless otherwise indicated. These selections are available for order only until June12th. We can ship your wine…

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth – Henrik Ibsen

We like May. In Portland, May is the first month of the year when you can (with some confidence) sit outside in your backyard or in the patio area of a local restaurant and enjoy a glass of wine and not get rained on. Of course there are plenty of Portlanders that will do this…

Hunger Pains

                I think we need a version of the Hunger Games here in Portland. It shouldn’t be kids that go into the arena. So here is my first draft for who needs to be part of the Reaping: People who use more than two adjectives when ordering coffee…