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Friday Tasting: Chenin Blanc

  • Mom & Pop Wine Shop 6908 NE Sandy Blvd Portland (map)

If you love white wine, you should love Chenin Blanc! Kind of a sweeping statement, but the truth is, it is beautiful in almost any style you can imagine from sparkling to still, in dry, semi-dry or gloriously sweet styles that can be both racy & high acid as well as round & luscious. And like other “noble grapes” such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris, Chenin Blanc can age for decades too. For this tasting, we are going to check out just a tiny sliver of the wine styles Chenin can produce, focusing on four dry, still wines; two from France, one local and one from South Africa. Perfect for the sunny weather ahead, they are all wonderful with the flavors of late spring & early summer foods. Tasting is $5 as usual.