Thursday, April 5, 2012

Love Oregon Wine?


In Oregon, besides daffodils and cherry blossoms, spring is the time when wine events are in full bloom. It seems like there’s one popping up practically every weekend! So, if you’re trying to narrow down your list of events you must attend, I suggest you keep this one at the top.

With the sad (but hopefully temporary) disappearing act of the crowd-pleaser Portland Indie Food and Wine Festival, Unwine’d will making its inaugural debut with a bang at the end of this month. On April 29th, from 3-6pm, approximately 100 wineries and 14 restaurants will gather together at the Left Bank Annex for a tasting not soon to be forgotten.

The "A" list alone includes recognizable heavy hitters like Adelsheim, Archery Summit, Anne Amie and Anam Cara, or find new loves sipping the goods from boutique wineries such as Angel Vine, Amelie Robert and Andrew Rich, just to name a few. Check out the extensive list of participants and you’ll understand why this is one event you definitely shouldn’t miss!

And if the impressive array of wine isn’t enough reason to attend, notable local restaurants including Allium Bistro, Blue Hour, Davis Street Tavern, Park Kitchen, Terrace Kitchen, Joel Palmer House and many more will be on hand serving culinary creations sure to enhance the flavors of these wines.

If learning’s your thing, visit the wine education stations to increase your wine knowledge. You’ll also take home a souvenir wine glass and can purchase bottles you just can't live without from the event’s wine store.

Thanks to the Oregon Wine Board, I’m offering one of my readers the chance to win 2 tickets to THE Oregon wine event of the year. And I’ll make it really easy for you by providing multiple ways to enter. Increase your chances of winning by entering each way. Do all three and earn yourself three entries into the contest! You have until Friday, April 13th (your lucky day) to enter. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Saturday, April 14th.

1.  Simply comment on this blog about your favorite producer or the one that interests you the most. Include your name and email address so I can track you down when you win.

2.  Visit the Sip with Me Facebook page, like it while you’re there (you know I like you!), and comment on the post with your favorite Oregon producer or the one you’re just dying to taste.

3.  Tweet all about it. Copy and use this following phrase when Tweeting and BAM!, you’ll be entered to win.

I love #OregonWine! Enter to WIN 2 tickets to @Unwined_ORWine from @sipwithme! http://ow.ly/a69As #wine — Please RT

23 comments:

  1. I love White Rose and I would love to win tickets :) lisawantsmail@gmail.com - Lisa Conrad

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  2. I would like to try them all! Sounds like a great event. As usual feeling left out down here in Corvallis. We need more events like this here!

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    1. Don't feel left out, you're just a short drive away!! Hope to see you there!

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  3. This is a daunting task, sort of like asking which of my kids is my favorite, but I'll go with Lachini Vineyards. I've always been a fan of their pinot noirs. the piranha@comcast.net Dave Taube.

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  4. Well, lets see - Abacela, King Estate, Naked...the list goes on and on. Oregon wine is so much fun to explore. I would LOVE to win tix! jodell.hinojosa@gmail.com - Jodell Hinojosa

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  5. So many to choose from since just recently started exposing myself to all Oregon Wine has to offer: but intrigued & hoping to try Sokol Blosser's Rose of Pinot Noir.

    terri at taj.terriannjohnson@gmail.com

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  6. If I must pick, I'll go with Adelsheim Vineyard. Last time out tasting their pinots were wonderful.

    Andrea - sunshineo3@aol.com

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  7. If I had to pick one, it would have to be Boedecker Cellars. Looks like an awesome event with great wines and restaurants. I'd love to attend.

    Michelle
    1mjt@comcast.net

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  8. Best of both winemaker's wineries,.. Alexana.

    Jon - jae1204@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for the mention, but there will be many many wines awaiting discovery. I'm looking forward to stepping outside my familiar zone and sampling wines from Southern Oregon and the Gorge as well. This will likely go down in history as one of the largest and most comprehensive gatherings of Oregon wines ever.

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    1. Amen! Thanks for the visit and the comment Sheila, do hope you get a chance to step away from Anam Cara wines and sample all the goods. You're absolutely right though, I don't think an event of this magnitude has ever taken place!! See you there!

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  10. Hard to pick favorites, but like another poster said, events like these help one discover new flavors! Thanks for putting this giveaway!

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  11. Illahe is one of my favorite wineries in all of Oregon!

    Lori - winebeans@gmail.com

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  12. I hate to admit this, but I am a new fan of Oregon wines. As a long time wine lover, I really haven't drank much Oregon wine. I definitely would take advantage of this opportunity to discover even more wines that I love from the area and share them with my other wine loving friends!

    Juli julicrompe@ hotmail. com

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  13. I love the Sweet Cheeks Pinot Gris. Gotta love the wines coming from the Willamette Valley.-Lauren: lrochholz@gmail.com

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  14. I luv OR wines, almost all! These big events are great way to sample some of the smaller wine makers as well as those that are further way. Plus a great place to catch up with cool bloggers like SipWithMe?

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  15. I have never had Oregon wine. But now I can't wait to try some. Thanks for highlighting it. It sounds just wonderful...
    Cheers,
    The Drinking Girls
    Tiffani & Ashleigh

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    1. *Gasp*
      Oh ladies, we must change that :)

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  16. So many fabulous Oregon wineries. I've had the pleasure of tasting and enjoying the wines of Carlton Cellars over the last few years. Dave Grooters is doing an amazing job.

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  17. Huge congrats to Juli! You'll finally get to experience and fall in love with Oregon wines. Hope you enjoy the event and discover lots of great wines!

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  18. Well, apparently Juli's a very lucky woman as she already won tickets on Northwest Wine Anthem on Saturday.

    Soooo, that means I get to choose another lucky winner and that person is Ari_Anne. Congratulations!! Please get in touch with me and I'll let you know how to claim your tickets!

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    1. Yay, thanks! We will look forward to it!

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