Portalis Wine Shop

Portalis Wine Shop is for people who are into wine & want a knowledgeable local wine merchant to use as a resource when making their wine selections.

Portalis features a wine shop with 500+ notable, adventurous, lovingly selected world wines including an excellent selection from Washington State. Portalis is for people who are into great wine & want a knowledgeable local wine merchant to use as a resource when making their wine selections.

Tuesday's Tasting -- Everyday Drinkers (5-7pm)

Today's featured wine: Jean d'Alibert 2015 Languedoc Rouge (France) -- Reg $13.99 | INSIDER $12.99 | 20% Mixed Case Discount $11.19 -- Bright ruby hue with strawberry & herbal fragrances. A silky smooth full mouth-feel with flavors of ripe red berry fruits leads to a lingering finish with notes of spice.

Thursday's Pickup Tasting -- Portalis Wine Club (5-7pm)

This is our flagship club (with 2- & 3-bottle options), and with February being the month of love, we've chosen wines to indulge the senses! Three different wines from three different regions: Réserve du Chevalier Crémant de Bourgogne (Burgundy, France), Luca Ferraris del Martin Barbera d’Asti DOCG (Piedmont, Italy) & Burgum Novum Pinot Nero Riserva (Alto Adige, Italy). This tasting is to provide club members the opportunity to taste their wines prior to enjoying them at home. Interested in learning more about our clubs? Please stop by!

Photo: Luca Ferraris San Rocco Vineyard which provides the grapes for the Barbera d'Asti del Martin.

Wednesday's Pickup Tasting -- Portalis Explores! Wine Club

This is our budget club (2 bottles for $30 or less), and February's club features 2 wines from ARGENTINA -- Bodega Calle La Yunta Torrontés & La Puerta Alta Malbec (vineyards pictured). This tasting is for our club members to learn about their wines prior to enjoying them at home. Interested in learning more? We invite you to stop by: 5-7pm!

Varietals A to Z -- Falanghina

Most Falanghina is grown in Campania (near Naples in southern Italy) with a bit grown in Puglia & Abruzzo. The vines thrive in the porous volcanic soils around Mount Vesuvius (pictured) and the warm Mediterranean climate.

Tasting Notes: Citrus-blossom, bitter orange aromas with classic apple and pear richness and spicy, mineral finish. Pairings: Pizza with pear, walnuts, gorgonzola; Crispy orange beef with steamed broccoli; Baked chicken thighs with roasted red peppers

We have an excellent example ON SALE: Casa Setaro Campanelle Falanghina -- stop by and check it out!

Friday's Luck of the Draw Tasting (5-7pm) -- Stop by to taste several wines from France: Rhône Villages Laudun, Mâcon-Villages (Burgundy) & more. TGIF!

Sunday's Tasting: Tuscan Villages (12-4pm)

It might seem like it is all Sangiovese- but come taste the difference! From the villages of Montalcino, Chianti Colli Senesi and Maremma- Sangiovese couldn't be expressed more differently. We will taste Scopone Rosso di Montalcino, Nottola Chianti Colli Senesi (vineyards pictured) & Santa Lucia a'Luciano Maremma. Hope you can stop by!

Saturday's Tasting -- Wine Tour of Spain (12-4pm)

Many people think of Spain as Rioja or Sherry, but that overlooks the vast beauty and diversity that this wine producing country presents. Portalis owner Jens Strecker will be sharing some of his favorite treasures: Bodegas Maset (Nu) Cava (Penedès), Bodegas Casto Pequeño Verdejo (Casilla y Léon) & Bodegas Rauda Crianza (Ribera del Duero).

Pictured: Tempranillo from the vineyard harvest of Bodegas Rauda (Ribera del Duero). Map credit: www.winefolly.com

Curried Butternut Squash Soup | Minimalist Baker Recipes


Thursday: Pair This Dish With... (5-7pm)

Thursday's tasting theme is soups & stews. Featured this week: Butternut Bisque! Robust squash soup with a touch of cream to boot. Enjoy with: Chevalier Clerget Mâcon Villages (Burgundy, France) -- Reg $23.99 | 20% Mixed Case Discount 20% $19.19 -- 100% Chardonnay but no oak. Fresh Braeburn apples with hints of quince, fennel & creamy pear. Perfect for this type of soup!

minimalistbaker.com Simple, 30-minute Butternut Squash Soup infused with coconut milk and curry powder! A soul-warming, flavorful soup that's perfect for fall and winter.


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Owners: Jens Strecker & Julie Howe



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6754 15th Ave NW
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