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Bordeaux Bliss - Indulge in the Consummate Classic - BYOB or Just Come & Taste

Come imbibe in the wine world's quintessential quaff.

For 2,000 years they have been making some of the world's greatest wine at the place where the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers become the Gironde. Bordeaux wines are mostly blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot.

The best recent vintages are 2010, 2009, 2005 and 2003. The reason you want know the vintages is because, in great vintages the quality of the all the wines is greatly improved, therefore, even the cheaper bottles can sometimes provide great pleasure.

Where the wine comes from will usually determine the blend. Right bank wines are usually Merlot based blends and Left Bank wines are usually Cabernet Sauvignon based blends.

Right Bank (Merlot based) - Pomerol, Saint Emilion and Fronsac

Left Bank (Cab Sauv based)- Medoc, Saint Estephe, Paulliac, Pessac Leognan, the Graves.

$5 if you bring a bottle, $10 to just taste. We will put the fees in a pot and the winner, (whoever brings the best rated bottle will take home the pot (Minus food expense). Blind Tasting.

Meat and exotic cheese plates provided.

Great Value event, the last 8 times, everyone got to taste at least 10 wines, and the winner took home money for bringing the best wine.

Once again, whoever brings the best wine (Blind rated), will take home the pot. If we get 10 people to show, the after expense pot should be at least $50, Last week the winner took home $95.

We will taste blind and rate using the Robert Parker 100 point system.

Think you know Bordeaux? Bring a bottle and let's find out. If you bring the best bottle, you will go home with the winnings. Last time the winner took home $95, week before the pot was $80.

Starts at 7PM, but feel free to show up early, I always have a bottle or 2 open.

So, Bring a bottle, throw in $5 to the pot or $10 to just come and taste.

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  • Jillian

    Rusty is a great host!

    February 23, 2014

  • Jillian

    What a great event and group. Makes me want to come to Portland more often! Thanks Rusty.

    February 22, 2014

  • Paul

    Another great tasty Rusty! Thanks for all your efforts. Sorry I had to leave before the results were announced. Which wines (bottle #s) came in first and second... and what were they?

    February 19, 2014

    • Travis

      The 5 star Steller 07 which is a true Bordouex blend done in the same style from the new world. Walla Walla AVA came in first. It's sold at cellar 55 tasting room you might be able to find it elsewhere but that's where I got it

      1 · February 19, 2014

    • Trish

      Just wanted to post that Five Star Cellars winemaker, Matt Huse will be at Pure Space next Monday, and it appears our group really enjoys Walla Walla wine. :-) If you're in the industry, there's a free tasting earlier in the day. http://www.wallawalla...­

      February 19, 2014

  • Trish

    great tasting Rusty!

    February 19, 2014

  • Rusty

    Had a great night drinking Bordeaux, Travis and Bob W were the winners again. Cheers!

    Tempranillo Next Week !

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Meetup! Such a nice group of people and a fun event - I'll definitely be back.

    February 18, 2014

  • Stephanie

    FYI: This Friday is the Portland Showcase of Wine & Cheese. It's been a terrific event the last two years I've gone.

    2 · February 17, 2014

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