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
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,
Riedel Glass Tasting
Adventures In Wine is teaming
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
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!
Patricia Green Cellars
St. Innocent Chardonnay
Andrew Rich Pinot Noir
Cuneo Cana's Feast
$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.
You can mail your payment to us
Adventures In Wine
PO Box 30806
Portland, OR 97294
or email your information to us
December 9, 2003
Try a Riedel Glass Tasting!
Holiday gifts your friends and damily will love
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