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Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: October 28th, 2018, 4:06 pm
by Brady Daniels
Hi Portland Bersekers,

My wife and I recently moved from London. She’s British, I’m from Chicago. We were trying to figure out how to meet some of you.

I was wondering if there were any burg lovers interested in joining an off-line?

Place: TBD
Date: TBD - I’d love early December, so it’s nice and holiday-like.
Theme: TBD - doesn’t need to be too grand.

I'm a little nervous proposing an off-line to folks I don’t know, but it worked well when I did the same after arriving in London ten years ago. Why not try again?

What do you think?

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: October 28th, 2018, 8:18 pm
by S t e p h e nK
Many of the members at Willamette Wine Storage are big burgundy fans. You could look at joining.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: October 29th, 2018, 7:34 am
by Andy Steinman
Always happy to drink some Burgundy!

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: October 29th, 2018, 1:44 pm
by L e o F r o k i c
I'm in Walla Walla which is around 4 hrs away so if its on a weekend maybe I could join, always wanted to visit Portland.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: November 6th, 2018, 9:19 pm
by Jeremy Charmak
S t e p h e nK wrote:
October 28th, 2018, 8:18 pm
Many of the members at Willamette Wine Storage are big burgundy fans. You could look at joining.
This is a good start, I cellar at Portland Wine Storage and they have a good mix. Also a members lounge with stem ware.

Does Willamette Wine Storage have a lounge?

I my opinion, many PDX wine enthusiasts are local AVA fans and you might have more success combining.

Cheers
Jeremy

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: November 7th, 2018, 1:27 am
by S t e p h e nK
Jeremy,
I used to be at PWS. I personally prefer WWS for their community of wine enthusiasts. Every Wednesday is a themed social and there are plenty of informal gatherings. Yes, there is a lounge.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: November 7th, 2018, 7:39 pm
by Jeremy Charmak
S t e p h e nK wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 1:27 am
Jeremy,
I used to be at PWS. I personally prefer WWS for their community of wine enthusiasts. Every Wednesday is a themed social and there are plenty of informal gatherings. Yes, there is a lounge.
I'll check it out, thank you

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: November 7th, 2018, 8:43 pm
by Lee Short
I'd be up for something early Decemberish.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: November 21st, 2018, 6:13 pm
by Travis Fantz
I would be up for something.
If something gets going, send a PM. I don’t check this area too often.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
by mdavis
Did anything get organized here?

My focus areas:
- Cote d'Or
- Piedmont
- Champagne, grower
- Loire
- Jura

Old-school, traditional producers.

I also plan to be at La Paulee for the 11th year in a couple of weeks.

Thanks, -mark

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: February 22nd, 2019, 7:02 pm
by S t e p h e nK
mdavis wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Did anything get organized here? -mark
Mark,
Nothing did, but I’m willing to participate or host a the wine locker for up to four others. I have mainly Oregon Pinot, but I do own a few burgs.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: February 23rd, 2019, 7:58 am
by Yao C
I’ve also just moved to the area and would be interested in anything that gets organized :)

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: February 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
by Jeremy Charmak
S t e p h e nK wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 7:02 pm
mdavis wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Did anything get organized here? -mark
Mark,
Nothing did, but I’m willing to participate or host a the wine locker for up to four others. I have mainly Oregon Pinot, but I do own a few burgs.
I am interested in a get together, organized or just bring a bottle. I have access to several other collectors New World or Old, I'm more in the New World camp. Maybe a private room or restaurant gathering? I can offer Portland Wine Storage space up to 8 people for free, after that it's a $100 room rental.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: February 24th, 2019, 3:21 pm
by Travis Fantz
If someone plans something for a Friday or Saturday (during school year), let me know. I can probably make most themes work, except if it is white Burgundy.

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: May 14th, 2019, 9:36 pm
by Lee Short
Bumping this thread to see if we can't actually get something hashed out.

Last Friday in May? First Friday in June?

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Posted: May 15th, 2019, 11:53 am
by Yao C
I’m up for either date!