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Expectation Shattering Chardonnays - Montrachet to Oregon - BYOB or just taste

Come taste in the pleasant chill of the underground tasting room at Portland Wine Storage. Come and cool down!

The white grape of Champagne and Burgundy, Chardonnay, has a spotty reputation here in the states, too many over ripe and over oaked butter bombs, Thanks California!

But wait there one second .......... in France, Oregon and other parts of the world, Chardonnay can be truly sublime. That's what this meetup is about, finding Chardonnays that transcend the stereotype. We will taste Chardonnay from France, Oregon and anywhere else they make it right.

Don't let California Conglomerates ruin your opinion of one of the world's greatest grape varietals. Come taste Chardonnay the way it is meant to be.

I will bring a French and an Oregon Chardonnay.


BYOB or Just show up to taste.

$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 Cheese plates provided.

Great Value event, the last 4 times, everyone got their fill, 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 Chard? 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.

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  • Allan G.

    Another great event...too bad there weren't more people to try the Chardonnay....

    August 21, 2013

  • Rusty

    August 21, 2013

  • Rusty

    Thanks Al, William, Arlene, Nicole, Max, Mary and Brian for coming. We had 8 drinkers, and 7 wines. The winner was a 2010 Cotes-de-Nuit from Domaine Jacob $19.99 at Invino, 2nd was Al's wine, Franklin Vineyards from California, 3rd was Domaine Faively from the village of Montagny.

    France won for Chard.


    August 20, 2013

  • Max

    Nicole and I are like 95%, just hoping a work thing doesn't pop up. Excited to do some tasting.

    August 20, 2013

  • Rusty

    This event is a GO, Got some nice treats for this.

    August 20, 2013

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