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Bordeaux's Saint-Emilion with Julien Barthe of Château Beau-Séjour Bécot at 4pm - Saturday, April 29, 2017

We are thrilled to present and in-depth look at one of Saint Emilion's top chateaux, led by BSB director Julien Barthe. We will taste three vintages of the "Grand Vin", back to 1999, as well as the estate's second wine, and Joanin Becot, a separate property located in the Cotes de Castillon, which the family also owns. Don't miss this chance to taste top-quality Bordeaux.

The Oregon (Wine) Trail with Ransom, Day Wines, Fossil & Fawn, Franchere Wine Company, Ross & Bee Maloof, & Viola Wine Cellars at 7pm - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A star-studded lineup of SIX of Oregon's most cutting edge producers, who will all be here to introduce you to another side of the Beaver State. We will cover Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, as well as many other grapes and regions such as the Applegate Valley and the Columbia Gorge

Wine 101: France vs. USA at 4pm - Saturday, May 6, 2017

A perfect introductory class for new members as well as those looking to brush up. BWE Wine Buyer Tim Farrell will show wines from famous wine regions such as Bordeaux and Burgundy, and pair them against their California and Oregon counterparts to explain what "terroir" is, and how it affects the wines you drink.

Grower Champagne with Quintin Paillard at 7pm - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quintin Paillard will be here to introduce you to his home, specifically the grand cru village of Bouzy in the Montagne de Reims region of Champagne. We will taste multiple bottlings from the estate, including Blanc de Noirs, Blanc de Blancs, vintage Champagne and even a rare still pinot noir wine from Champagne.

Pinotage: The South African Signature with Abrie Beeslaar at 4pm - Saturday, May 13, 2017

A grape unique to South Africa, Pinotage is capable of producing a variety of styles of wine, yet it remains widely misunderstood in the wine world. That's why we are especially excited to welcome back Abrie Beeslaar, one of South Africa's most celebrated winemakers, to explain the wonders of Pinotage. We will be tasting wines from Kanonkop in the Stellenbosch as well as Abrie's personal "Beeslaar" line of Pinotage from a completely different terroir. Join us for a fascinating look at this special variety with the master of its expression.

Loire Valley White Wines with Whitney Schubert at 7pm - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Loire Valley is home to some of France's best-loved white wines. The only east-west wine region in the country, a variety of climates and soils help to create vastly different wines such as Muscadet, Vouvray, Pouilly-Fume, Sancerre, and Montlouis-sur-Loire. Polaner Selection's Whitney Schubert will be here to introduce you to this region, and pour wines from some of the truly iconic produces of this majestic place.

The Red Burgundies of Michel Gay with Todd Mathis at 4pm - Saturday, May 20, 2017

One of our favorite producers in the Cote de Beaune region of Burgundy is Michel Gay. His Pinot Noir wines are delicious and friendly, and convey the unique terroirs of villages like Chorey-Les-Beaune, Beaune, and Aloxe-Corton in a very clear way. Gay's importer, Todd Mathis, will lead a fabulous horizontal of these wines, from Bourgogne Rouge all the way up to Grand Cru!

Mendoza & Malbec with Kendra Forsythe of Susana Balbo Wines at 7pm - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A repeat session of our wildly-popular April class on the wines of Mendoza innovator Susana Balbo, led by our friend Kendra Forsythe, the importer of this wines, and one of the most knowledgeable experts on Argentine wine. We will taste multiple styles of Torrontes, the signature white from Argentina, as well as multiple bottlings of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and a blend of the two!

Walkaround Tasting: ROSE WINE!!! from 3pm-6pm - Saturday, May 27, 2017
No reservations necessary, simply stop by anytime between 3-6pm to taste some delicious
roses that have arrived just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Members receive 20% off featured wines.