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WE HAVE A WINNER FOR THE TWO VIP TICKETS TO THE NORTHWEST FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL!

Congratulations to Eugene Daily News reader Kelsey Ivey! You are the lucky winner of TWO VIP tickets to this premiere event!

The Northwest Food and Wine Festival will take place at the Double Tree Lloyd Center in Portland on Nov. 5 from 4-8 pm ($190 value). Your twoVIP tickets include an early admission to the Preferred and Grand Tasting Event from 4-5 pm. There will be over 600 wines and 50 restaurants offering samples along with Certified Sommelier’s and Chefs available for questions regarding wine and food.

Your two VIP tickets are being held at the WILL CALL booth under your name at the Northwest Food and Wine Festival. This is a 21 and over only event. A valid ID will be necessary to obtain the winning tickets.

Again, congratulations, and I’ll see you at the Northwest Food and Wine Festival. Cheers! – Julia

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Wine Bars & Wine Shops

Eugene Cascades & Coast Adventure Center: Tue. 4-6:30 pm. Vertical Pinot Noir tasting with Noble Estate and 20 percent off wine purchases.

Wineries Without Walls (wine shop and tasting room): Sat. 4-6 pm wine tasting with Kandarian Wine Cellars; This new wine shop and tasting room showcases local wines, and it’s located inside the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center in Veneta. 24949 Hwy 126, Veneta.

Ambrosia: Wed. 5:30-7 pm. First Wednesday Wine Tasting taking place in Ambrosia’s cellar. 10 Big and Bold red wines from Oregon’s Zerba Cellars (fruit from Walla Walla)! $20 per person with a $5 credit towards wine purchase.

Mac’s at the Vet’s Club: Wed. 6-9 pm. Wine, Jazz and Variety Show with Gus Russell and Paul Biondi. A different Oregon winery is featured each week.

Marché Provisions: Fri. 5-7 pm Free Friday Wine Tasting

16 Tons (Taphouse on 13th): Thu. 4-6 pm. Sample the line-up from Woodchuck Draft Cider.

Authentica Wines: Tue-Fri 11 am – 6 pm and Sat. 10 am – 5 pm Wine Tasting available every Saturday at the Wine Bar and on the first Friday 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.

Territorial Vineyards & Wine Co.: Thu. open 5-11 pm – live music starts around 7 pm with The Porch Band; Fri. Open 5-11 pm – live music starts around 7 pm with Dreamdogs. 907 W. 3rd, Eugene

Bier Stein: Thu. 7-9 pm Calling all Phish phans for the Phish Foam party featuring Sierra Nevada’s Foal Pilsner.

Café 440: Wed. all day – Wednesday Wine Flights. Three pours for $10.50.

Cafe Madeira: Fri. 5-8 pm. Free Wine Tasting and Grand Opening of Cafe Madeira inside Cedar Sage and Roses. Sample an excellent selection of Oregon wines with special Holiday prices on bottles to go. 2108 Main Street, Springfield.

B2 Wine Bar: Happy hour is M-F 4-6 pm and 9-10 pm; Thu. and Sat. Outdoor BBQ. Loads of northwest wines offered here.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Fri. 5-7 pm Free Friday Wine Tasting. Angus recently brought in as much of Evesham’s 2010 WV Pinot Noir ($19 each and Evesham’s 2009 Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir just 500 cases produced, only 8 left ($36 ea) Special case discounts available.

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

Sam’s Place Tavern: Sat. watch Oregon (7:30 pm) and OSU (12:30 pm) games; Every booth has its own flat screen TV in addition to 22 plasma TVs – Sports bar with a great wine list, 21 glass pours, all under $7! Wine list includes some excellent Oregon & northwest wines.

Red Agave: Excellent wine list including Oregon’s finest from King Estate, Territorial, Evesham Wood and Cristom to name just a few. It’s impressive.

Cork & Bottle Shoppe: Fri. 4 pm 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 and craft beer in addition to liquor. 812 Beltline Rd. Springfield.

Sundance Wine Cellars: Fri. 5-7 pm themed Frugal Friday wine tasting with Mario; Sat. 5-7 pm featuring local and regional wineries – wineries announced the day of on their Facebook page. Last Sat. they featured premier wines from Bergstrom.

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

Café Zenon: Tues. 50 percent off bottles of wine; Mon-Fri. 5-6:30 pm $1 off glasses of wine and pints of beer. Find King Estate’s Domaine Pinot Gris and Capitello’s Sauvignon Blanc here – half off on Tuesdays!!

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.

Sabai Café & Bar: Wines by the glass $6 and under. Excellent local wines from Territorial, King Estate, Capitello and Benton-Lane.

Agate Alley Laboratory: Sat. 10 pm Late Night at The Lab with $1 off glass pour wine, $3 well drinks and pints, $9.50 pitchers & appetizer special. 25 varieties of wine for $25 dollars! New menu was released last Thursday and their wine list is one not to miss.

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

Capella Market: Fri. 4-6 pm Beer/Cider Tasting with Woodchuck (Middlebury, VT).

Kiva Grocery: Wine Department focuses on affordable northwest wines, small European wines and organic wines. 10 percent off mixed case, 15 percent off unbroken cases.

Soriah: Wed. Celebrate Wine Wednesdays! All day half off bottles of wine, including local notable names such as: BrickHouse, Capitello, King Estate, Broadley!

Café Lucky Noodle: Tue. 5:30-7:30 pm Wine Night – all bottles 35 percent off. Complimentary wine tasting in the lobby. Excellent wine list.

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

Cornucpia Maize Lounge: Daily Happy Hour 3-6 pm – 3 3 3  at 3 special! $3 micros, wells, and wine.

 

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Wineries & Vineyards

Abbelone Vineyards: Another fabulous winery without walls – check back frequently to find out where you can sample their delicious Pinot Noir.

Sweet Cheeks: Fri. 6-9 pm Twilight Tasting – sample pairings of Sweet Cheeks wine with Oregon-made artisan cheeses while listening to live music; Sun. 12-6 pm Mimosa Sundays – Fine sparkling wine and live music from 2-4 pm. Bring your own brunch!

Pfeiffer Vineyards: Open Daily 11 am – 5 pm. Watch the Ducks and Beavers on the big screen in the tasting room while sipping Pfeiffer wine by the fireplace!

Silvan Ridge Winery: Open daily 12-5 pm. Complimentary taste of five wines in addition to several limited wines that may be tasted for a fee.

Benton-Lane Winery: Open Daily 11 am – 5 pm Enjoy one of the Top 100 wines of the World: the 2010 Pinot Gris! Rates are available in the tasting room by taste, glass or bottle.

King Estate: King Estate is open Daily 11 am-8 pm. Sample some of Oregon’s finest wine, dine on gourmet cuisine, and enjoy a valley view that’s unmatched. Their Acrobat Pinot Gris was recently Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Week!

Sarver Winery: Open Mon.-Thu. 12-5 pm and Fri.-Sun. 12-8 pm. Sample their different styles of Pinot Gris produced from their 25-year old estate vines along with full bodied reds like Cabernet, Syrah and Petite Sirah while taking in an unobstructed view of the Cascades.

Chateau Lorane: Open daily 12-5 pm.  Stop by and taste some of their multiple award winners: Melon De Bourgogne, Petit Verdot, Viognier, Asian Girl Merlot, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and their double award-winning Red Bordeaux blend: Entourage, just 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. 12-5 pm or by appointment. Call 541-998-8708. Try Brigadoon’s three excellent wines: a Pinot Blanc and two Pinot Noirs, which can now be enjoyed on their lovely deck with a view, or if it’s raining, you’ll be invited into their kitchen!

LaVelle Vineyards (winery in Elmira): Friday Night Flights is officially over for the winter season, but they will be back soon! Visit the winery daily, Mon. – Fri. 12-5 pm and Sat. – Sun. 12-6 pm.

Saginaw Vineyards: Open daily 11 am – 5pm. 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. Just 15 minutes south of Eugene at Exit 176 off the I-5. Call 541-942-1364 for more information.

Stanton Vineyards: Another local “winery without walls”, so keep an eye out for events where Charlie Stanton will be pouring his delicious wines. Bottles sold at Sundance, Market of Choice and Authentica and in restaurants Marché and Eugene Country Club.

Noble Estate: The winery is open 7 days a week 12-5 pm. Tasting room with beautiful new patio and gorgeous view.

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

Capitello Wines: An excellent local winery without walls, so keep an eye out on Capitello’s Facebook page for upcoming events and tastings.

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Save the Date or Reserve Now

Oakshire Brewing: Nov. 12 Doors open at noon for the Hellshire II release & unveiling of newly remodeled tasting room. Live music and food available for purchase. Hellshire II is an Imperial Stout that was aged for seven months in bourbon barrels and will be sold at a special price during the event.

16 Tons (Supreme Bean/Union Cafe): Nov. 12, 4-10 pm. Coffee Stout Fest! Free Entry. Taster $1-$3 each. Sample over 20 coffee infused Stouts, Porters and Imperial Stouts. Chocolate Stout cake and other baked goods infused with beer; Nov. 19-20, 12-10 pm both days. 2nd Annual Winter and Strong Ale Festival. Featuring over seventy beers, some of which are the strongest on the planet. 2684 Willamette #500, Eugene.

Marché Restaurant: Nov. 17 French Regional Dinner featuring Beaujolais & Lyon. For reservations, call 541-342-3612 x2

Wineries without Walls (wine shop & tasting room): Nov. 18-19 Holiday Bazaar at the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce with extended wine tasting hours; Fri. 3-6 pm Lone Oak Vineyard; Sat. 2-6 pm J. Scott Cellars & Noble Estate This wine shop and tasting room showcases local wines and is located inside the Fern Ridge Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center in Veneta.

Silvan Ridge Winery: Dec. 3, 6:30-9:30 pm “Dead in the Sled” Murder Mystery Dinner.

Broadway Wine Merchants: Dec. 10, 5 pm to closing – 2011 Bubble Bash! Taste a wealth of delicious Champagne. Pricing will be at its best for Holiday enjoyment and gifting.

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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