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Julia Crowley

Julia Crowley

Julia has been in the wine industry for nearly 20 years. First through creating European wine tours, then opening her own wine bar, Julia loves writing about food & wine on her website, WineJulia.com.
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Wine Down Eugene

Ambrosia: “First Wednesday Wine Tasting”! Wed. 5:30-7p Featuring 10 Californian & Chilean wines from Columbia Distributors portfolio of fine wines. $20 per person of which $5 can be applied towards wine purchases during the event- includes a taste of all 10 wines, light appetizers and live music. Read about these top notch wine tastings right here: http://eugenedailynews.com/2011/10/02/ambrosial-wine-tastings-at-ambrosia/
 
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Wine Bars & Wine Shops

Authentica Wines: Tue-Fri 11a-6p / Sat. 10a-5p Wine Tasting available every Sat. at the Wine Bar & on the first Fri. of each month during the Art Walk. With a focus on artisan, small production wines for every budget, you’re bound to find something you love at this wine shop. 766 West Park St., Eugene.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7p Free Friday Wine Tasting. Last Friday they featured TWO wines the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape! Check their facebook page often for the wines they will be featuring: http://www.facebook.com/pages/March%C3%A9-Provisions/357104606536

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. Open 5-11p – music starts around 7p-Brook Adams (and friends from Eugene’s own UKE fest!); Fri. 5-11p – music starts around 7p with Michael Conley. W. 3rd, Eugene

16 Tons: These guys have amazing tap lists at both of their locations: The Union Café (29th & Willamette) and The Taphouse (13th & High) See all opf 16 Tons upcoming events for October under ‘Save the Date or Reserve Now’ below; Check out their full tap list at www.sixteentons.biz

B2 Wine Bar: M-F 4-6p & 9-10p Happy Hour. Thu. & Sat. Outdoor BBQ; Sat. 8p Live music with Jerry Rempel Trio. Loads of NW wines offered here: http://www.b2winebar.com/index.php?categoryid=9

Broadway Wine Merchants:  Fri. 5-7p free wine tasting weekly http://www.oregonwineandmore.com/friday-night-wine-tasting/

LaVelle Club Room at 5th Street Market: Open during construction! Wed. 5-8p ½off glass pours for ladies; Thurs. & Fri. 6-8p Live music.

Sam’s Place Tavern: Thu. 6p UofO vs. Cal; Fri. 8-11p Live music with Peter Giri Duo; Sat. OSU vs. AZ; Every booth has its own flat screen TV in addition to 22 plasma TV’s – Sports bar with a great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon & NW wines. Check it out at:  http://www.samsplacetavern.com/wine-list/

Red Agave: Excellent wine list including Oregon’s finest from King Estate, Territorial, Evesham Wood & Cristom to name just a few, it’s impressive: http://www.redagave.net/index.php/menus/wine  Also posted on their site are weekend specials that start on Friday and run through Sunday while supplies last.

Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Wed 6-9p . Wine, Jazz & Variety Show with Gus Russell & Paul Biondi. A different Oregon winery is featured each week! www.macsatthevets.com

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4p free wine or beer tasting weekly. The Cork & Bottle Shoppe is one of Oregon’s only liquor stores that carry a large selection of local and international wine & craft beer in addition to liquor. 812 Beltline Rd. Springfield.

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7p themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7p featuring local and regional wineries – wineries announced the day of on their facebook page. Current wine special: Cameron Vineyards 2009 Reserve $28.95 each or $26.07 by the case.

Jiffy Market: Fri. 5-7p Free wine tasting, house picks and pours; Sat. 6-10p Purchase a whole sandwich from the deli and receive a Ninkasi pint for $2!

Café Zenon: Tues. 50% off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30p $1 off glasses of wine and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris & Capitello’s Sauvignon Blanc here – ½ off on Tuesdays!! Their fabulous wine list: http://www.zenoncafe.com/wine_list.php

Izumi Sushi & Grill: Like sushi & wine? Izumi’s got great sushi and they offer local wine and beer from Hinman, King Estate, Ninkasi and Oakshire.

Café 440: Mon after 5p – Burger & Brew – Knee Deep Cattle Co. burger, fries, and craft beer $9; Wed. Wednesday Wine Flights! 3 pours for $10.50

Sabai Café & Bar:
Wines by the glass $6 and under. Excellent local wines from Territorial, King Estate, Capitello and Benton-Lane. Check out their wine list: http://www.sabaicafe.com/WINE%20LIST.html

Agate Alley Laboratory: Sat. 10p Late Night @ The Lab with $1 off glass pour wine, $3 well drinks and pints, $9.50 pitchers & appetizer special. This is Agate Alley Bistro’s sister restaurant. 25 varieties of wine for $25 dollars! New menu was released last Thurs. and their wine list is one not to miss http://www.agatealleylaboratory.com/wine.html

Agate Alley Bistro: Mon. all day – 6 cheese fondue with all the fixings to dip, and their glass pour wines are ½ off for a bottle!

Capella Market: Fri. 4-6p Beer Tasting with Flat Tail Brewing (Corvallis, OR); Sat. 4-6p Wine Tasting featuring Oakdale Cellars  www.capellamarket.com

Kiva Grocery: Wine Department focuses on affordable NW wines, small European wines and Organic wines. 10% off mixed case, 15% off unbroken cases.

Café Soriah: Wed. Celebrate Wine Wednesdays! All day ½ off bottles of wine, including local notable names such as: BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate, Broadley! Great outdoor seating for the summer!

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. 5:30-7:30p Wine Night – all bottles 35% off. Complimentary wine tasting in the lobby. Excellent wine list: http://www.luckynoodle.com/lnwines.pdf

Granary Wine Bar: Wed. all day $5 glass pours of house white or red. Find Patchwork Cellars delicious Pinot Noir here.

Cornucopia Maize Lounge:  Every Thur. until October 20th- New Belgium Beer night. Buy a New Belgium beer and receive $1 off & a raffle ticket for the 20 yr anniversary Fat Tire Bike from New Belgium Brewery Giveaway to benefit The Bridgeway House. All other nights raffle tickets cost $1. Winner of the bike will be picked October 20th; every Tue. through summer~ $2 Micros until 9p.

Wineries & Vineyards

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Fri. 7p Head out to the winery to find out more about this once in a lifetime vacation: AMA Waterways 2012 “In Celebration of Wine”Cruise Along the Romantic Danube with Robin & Danuta Pfeiffer; Open daily 11a-5p; Fri. & Sat. 11a-9p! Order a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy their new beautiful Water Garden -4 terraced ponds and waterfalls set in the vineyard with water garden night lights~gorgeous!

Domaine Meriwether: Open daily 11a-5p Leading producer of sparkling and still wines. 88324 Vineyard Lane, Veneta.

Sarver Winery: Open Daily – Mon.-Thu. 12-5p / Fri.-Sun. 12-8p. Enjoy live bluegrass on Sunday afternoons 4-7p.

Sweet Cheeks Winery:  Open Daily 12-6p, except Fri. 12-9p; Fri. 6-9p Twilight Tasting, wine & cheese pairing with Oregon-made artisan cheeses, picnics welcome & live music from 6:30-8:30p; Sun. noon-6p Mimosa Sunday, bring your own brunch, live music 2-4p.

Benton-Lane Winery: Open Daily 11a-5p Enjoy one of the Top 100 wines of the World-the 2010 Pinot Gris rates 93 points is now available in the tasting room by taste, glass or bottle. www.benton-lane.com

King Estate: Open Daily 11a-8p. Sample some of Oregon’s finest wine, dine on gourmet cuisine, and enjoy a valley view that’s unmatched. www.kingestate.com

LaVelle Vineyards (winery in Elmira): Fri. 5-9p Enjoy live music, free wine flight samples and food from Devour Gourmet Food Cart. No cover charge

Chateau Lorane:  Open daily 12-5p.  Stop by and taste some of their multiple award winners: Melon De Bourgogne, Petit Verdot, Counoise, Viognier, Asian Girl Merlot, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and their double award-winning Red Bordeaux blend: Entourage to name a few.

J. Scott Cellars: New tasting room located in The Wine Place in Yachats! Be sure to stop by and taste his excellent small boutique handmade Rhone varietals from the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in Roussanne, Viognier, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Cabernet…and a little Pinot Noir!

Brigadoon Wine Co.: Fri.-Sun. 12-5p or by appointment. Call 541-998-8708. Try Brigadoon’s 3 excellent wines-A Pinot Blanc & two Pinot Noirs, which can now be enjoyed on their lovely deck with a view! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brigadoon-Wine-Co/161410798915

Capitello Wines: One of South Willamette’s “Wineries Without Walls”. You can taste Ray Walsh’s fabulous wines at many of the events he participates in. To find out where he’ll be pouring next, check out the Capitello facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Capitello-Wines/189913530709

Saginaw Vineyards: Open Daily 11a-5p. Sample their delicious traditional style wines in their tasting room located in the original building of a 1905 farmstead – they also specialize in farm -fresh fruit wines! 80247 Delight Valley School Rd, Cottage Grove.  15 minutes south of Eugene at exit 176 off the I-5.  541-942-1364 visit: www.saginawvineyard.com.

Noble Estate: The winery is open 7 days a week noon-5p.Tasting room with beautiful new patio and gorgeous view.

Iris Vineyards: Mon.-Fri. 11a-3p Stop by their state of the art winery & tasting room in Cottage Grove. $3 tasting fee includes free wine glass and cheese and crackers. 541-942-5993

Save the Date or Reserve Now

16 Tons (Union Café/Supreme Bean location): Oct. 13th 4-6p Several special New Belgium Beers on tap! Ryan from the brewery will be on hand to pour free samples and give the lowdown on the beers; Oct. 20th 4-6p An unusual tasting from Stone Brewing with Erin Kempler, pint glass giveaway to the first 48 sold; Oct. 27th Ninkasi Total Tap Takeover – Fresh Hopped, Oak Aged & other unusually fun brews will be featured. Pint & Growler specials; Check out their facebook event page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212310538832107

Silvan Ridge Winery: Oct 16th 8:30a-12p Fall Winery Run & Brunch –for women of all running levels. Treat yourself to a morning of fun, fitness and food. Coffee, an hour run, brunch with Off The Waffle, and wine tasting with a sports nutritionist. $30 p/p For more information: http://www.runmommarun.com/home/rmr/page_98

Marché Provisions: Oct. 20th 7:15p Wine Basics Class: Germany & Austria $35 p/p. “From the dry Gruner-Veltliners of Austria to the range of varieties along the Deutsche Weinstraße, the winemaking tradition in this region is rich.” Light snacks & $15 gift card included.

King Estate: Oct 21st 6p Cascades Raptor Center Benefit Dinner. For more information: http://www.kingestate.com/calendar/cascades-raptor-center-benefit-dinner/

Sweet Cheeks Winery: Oct. 22nd 7-11p Masquerade Ball – Come in costume to celebrate the end of Harvest! Light appetizers, dancing, music. $12 / $9.60 for wine club members.  Purchase tickets here: http://www.sweetcheekswinery.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1190597754

Marché Restaurant: Oct. 26th   French Regional Dinner with specially paired French wines, featuring the Alsace region. For more information and details: http://www.marcherestaurant.com/events/

Benton-Lane: Oct. 29th 4-6p Wine Tasting at Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce 24949 Hwy 126, Veneta

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