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Tis the Season
Wine Gifts for Northwest Wine Lovers

Unbelievable as it may seem, the holidays are upon us yet again. Did I hear you say something? ?What can I give to my friends and family members who love wine??

I?m so glad that you asked!

Of course, there is, of course, the obvious. You could get them a bottle or two of their favorite wines. You have come to the right place for that, Avalon Wine has a fabulous selection of northwest wines that are sure to please. But what if you want to think outside the box?

Here on the Avalon site, you will find many gift ideas to compliment the wines. How about a wonderful gift basket filled with northwest products such as salmon, chowders, local jams and jellies, Blue Heron or Bandon cheeses, the Brigittine Monks have wonderful fudge and other chocolate delights that are sure to please!

I also love great wine books. One of my favorites in the Windows on the World Wine Course by Kevin Zraly. Mr. Zraly served as the wine educator for many years at Windows on the World at the World Trade Center in New York. The book is excellent! It educates without being pretentious.

Another book I adore is a cookbook. Sharing the Vineyard Table, by Carolyn Wente and Kimball Jones. Ms. Wente is owner of Wente Vineyards in the Livermore Valley. Kimball Jones is the Executive Chef at the winery. This book is filled with great recopies and wine pairings and is divided by season. One of my personal favorites in the book is Chocolate Hazelnut Souffle' Cake.

Another great gift is the Avalon Wine Club. You have several options:

Northwest Big Reds
Oregon Reserve Pinot Noir
Northwest New Discoveries
Northwest Sweet and Dessert Wines

Sign up today! This is a gift that keeps giving all year!

The Vinum Burgundy Glass, part of the set of four glases you'll take home from the tasting.

Try a Northwest Wine
Riedel Glass Tasting!

How about this for a fun gift?

Tickets to a Spring wine event.

Avalon Wine and Adventures In Wine have teamed up to bring you an event that is a must! Our 2004 Riedel Wine Tasting. What is this tasting??? Let me tell you, it is fun and educational! You will taste some fabulous northwest wines in Riedel stemware. The wines will include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the appropriate stemware.

Paul Manchester, of Riedel Crystal, will conduct the formal tasting. After the formal tasting, light appetizers and dessert items will be served, as well as a few additional wines.

The event will be held in downtown Portland at Bleu. This is the new venue run by the Western Culinary Institute in the historic Galleria.

For more information, please visit http://www.Adventuresinwine.us

Tickets are $99 per person if purchased prior to December 22, 2003, $109 if purchased between December 23, 2003 and January 6, 2004.

Now, aren?t you glad that you asked for some gift ideas?

I wish each and every one of you a safe and happy holiday season! Until we meet again,



Come to a
Pacific Northwest
Riedel Glass Tasting

Adventures In Wine is teaming up
with Avalon Wine to bring you a fun and educational evening.

Monday, February 2, 2004

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Formal tasting begins
promptly at 7:00 PM

921 SW Morrison Street
Portland, OR

We will taste a selection of Northwest wines in the Riedel Vinum Tasting set.
This set includes one each of the
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Burgundy and Bordeaux glasses.
This set carries a suggested retail price of $97.20!

Paul Manchester, from Riedel Crystal, will conduct the tasting
You will also hear from
the winemakers as well.

At the end of the evening, a selection of light appetizers and dessert items
will be served along with a few additional wines.

The four piece Riedel Vinum Tasting set goes home with you!

Featured Wines:

Patricia Green Cellars
Sauvignon Blanc

St. Innocent Chardonnay

Andrew Rich Pinot Noir

Cuneo Cana's Feast

Additional wines from

Cooper Mountain
Fielding Hills

Ticket Prices
$99.00 per person,
if post marked by December 15, 2003

$109.00 if postmarked between December 16, 2003 and January 10, 2004.

No refunds after January 10, 2004.

Seating is limited, so get your reservations in early!

How to order tickets
We accept payment by check,
money order or credit cards.

Order tickets
online here

You can mail your payment to us at:

Adventures In Wine
PO Box 30806
Portland, OR 97294

or email your information to us at:


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