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Voices from the Trade: A tasting with "Wine Traditions" Ed & Barbara

  • Mom & Pop Wine Shop 6908 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97213 United States (map)

The question we hear most frequently during our tastings on Friday nights is, “Do you get to travel to all these countries to find these wines?” We can see the twinkle in our customers’ eyes as they ask, imagining a life of leisure visiting wine regions all over the world to find the latest gems. Likewise, when we chuckle and say, “No, we are here running the shop,” we can see the crestfallen expressions of disappointment-- Then the next question, “How do you find the wines, then?”
This is the story of how it all works told by different members of the importing and distribution community who find the wines and bring them to market.
For our first story, we will be hosting a tasting on Wednesday, 9/12 from 5-7pm with Edward Addiss & Barbara Selig, the founders of “Wine Traditions,” a portfolio of independent French vintners they created in 1996, which now includes 60 wineries. Their journey to starting this business is fascinating, involving extensive research and visits to the regions before choosing wineries to include to be sure the selections properly reflect each area.

We are excited to have them in our shop to meet you and to tell their stories about the wines we’ll be sampling. They are the duo behind some of our favorite wines in the shop!
$5 four wines and snacks.

Earlier Event: September 7
Friday Tasting: Gamay
Later Event: September 14
Friday Tasting with Schaad Cellars