Category Archives: Wines

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…

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…

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…

The Compliment of Rational Opposition

It’s been a while. And honestly, I want you to know that I am badly broken up about it. But I’m not afraid of being overpowered by the feeling. It will pass away soon enough. (Apologies to Jane A. & Mr. Bennett). And in that light, I have given myself permission to blow off giving…

Loredan Gasparini Venegazzu Della Casa

Assuming that you have read past newsletters or visited the Guy du Vin website, you must be aware of the fact that I love the wines of Gasparini. Located due north of Venice, the historic estate of Venegazzu produces some of the most famous red wines in northern Italy. Their fame comes from the production…