Wine Is Divine

A Hospitality Professional Living in Portland, Oregon
Chehalem ‘Ridgecrest Vineyards’ Gamay 2012 - a little tart, but luscious too. Black plum, black cherry, touch of prosciutto fat & dried roses, medium-plus body, medium-plus acid, moderate tannin level. Really tasty local red.

Chehalem ‘Ridgecrest Vineyards’ Gamay 2012 - a little tart, but luscious too. Black plum, black cherry, touch of prosciutto fat & dried roses, medium-plus body, medium-plus acid, moderate tannin level. Really tasty local red.

Lucien Lardy Côte du Py, Morgon 2012 is the best Beaujolais for the money. I stopped by Biwa earlier today, said “Hi!” to Gabe, Kellen, Dan & Grace, then left for home with a bottle. $9 a glass- such an awesome red for warm summer nights.Anthony Garciahttp://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Lucien Lardy Côte du Py, Morgon 2012 is the best Beaujolais for the money. I stopped by Biwa earlier today, said “Hi!” to Gabe, Kellen, Dan & Grace, then left for home with a bottle.

$9 a glass- such an awesome red for warm summer nights.


Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Just sold the 1995 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a steal at $150. The sediment was minimal. The guests loved it.
You can sell wine at a whiskey library {just not that often}.Anthony Garciahttp://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Just sold the 1995 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a steal at $150. The sediment was minimal. The guests loved it.


You can sell wine at a whiskey library {just not that often}.


Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé 2013 is now at Luc Lac {$19 for the 375ml}!

The half bottle list is revamped for the summer. I really like what we have on it. Here are some highlights: Fiorini Becco Rosso Lambrusco {$14}, Punta Crena Vigneto Isasco Vermentino {$18}, Cune Rioja Crianza {$15}. 

I am pleased to be a small part of what they’re doing here. Later this week we unveil our Lemongrass Saison {$5} made for us by Upright Brewing!

Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Decided to bring another 1937 Kopke in. So glad C&G {the local distributor} had another in stock. The 1930s overall were crappy vintages in Europe. As if the vines said “eff you fascism!” Ironically, Rioja had some success in this dark period {the vines were obviously on Franco’s side} and then there’s this gorgeous jewel from Portugal.
Anthony Garciahttp://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Decided to bring another 1937 Kopke in. So glad C&G {the local distributor} had another in stock. The 1930s overall were crappy vintages in Europe. As if the vines said “eff you fascism!” Ironically, Rioja had some success in this dark period {the vines were obviously on Franco’s side} and then there’s this gorgeous jewel from Portugal.

Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Alan’s kind to let us use MWL’s library table to blind taste each Tuesday @ 10am. Bums me out when delivery drivers blow through earlier than they’re suppose to while one of us are going through the grid. Will the sign help? Probably not.
Anthony Garciahttp://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Alan’s kind to let us use MWL’s library table to blind taste each Tuesday @ 10am. Bums me out when delivery drivers blow through earlier than they’re suppose to while one of us are going through the grid.

Will the sign help? Probably not.

Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine

What do ya’ll think of Barbadillo Solear sherry? Looking for an unpretentious Manzanilla for BTG at MWL. This one is super light, green-olive-briny, almondy with a hint of cured meat fat. I rather liked it when tasted in a Glencarin glass. It would be a very inexpensive glass pour.Anthony Garciahttp://twitter.com/wineisdivine

What do ya’ll think of Barbadillo Solear sherry? Looking for an unpretentious Manzanilla for BTG at MWL. This one is super light, green-olive-briny, almondy with a hint of cured meat fat. I rather liked it when tasted in a Glencarin glass. It would be a very inexpensive glass pour.

Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine

2012 Karthäuserhof, Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg, Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Alte Reben {old vine}. Great way to start off Monday morning.

It’s been a while since I’ve tasted this producer from the Ruwer. Way too long. So good!


Anthony Garcia
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Montevertine 2009 is very elegant for the warm vintage. Upon first taste, I probably won’t need the decanter, though. Anne’s making a dish with fresh Creste di Gallo pasta, we picked up at Grassa & Wagyu from Chop.Anthony Garciahttp://twitter.com/wineisdivine

Montevertine 2009 is very elegant for the warm vintage. Upon first taste, I probably won’t need the decanter, though. Anne’s making a dish with fresh Creste di Gallo pasta, we picked up at Grassa & Wagyu from Chop.

Anthony Garcia
http://twitter.com/wineisdivine