Issue 334 | June 2017

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Club•WS | spring

"Club•WS gift card" can be activated any time.

June wine club is ready for pickup from Thursday, June 1st.

Join the club - only 3 months at a time

what: 4 wines each month - two reds and two whites/rosés

how long: 3 month commitment

you pay: $149.97 ($49.99 per month)

you get: 4 bottles, detailed notes, and first dibs on many new wines arriving at the shop.

Revolving membership, so you can join any time!

About us:

"When you walk into wine-sense, you quickly discover that it's not your typical wine shop. And it doesn't want to be. For over ten years, Samanta Ettore, a native of Tuscany, and her staff have worked to give their customers a "sense" of how each bottle on the shelves can complement their lives. Through years of delivering wine education and traveling to vineyards around the world, the wine-sense team ensures that all customers - whether wine aficionados or people new to wine - leave with the right bottle. With additional culinary backgrounds, Samanta and her team can also ensure that your food and wine pairings are perfect for any occasion.

When visiting winemakers come to wine-sense and at times end up leaving with bottles, you know it's a special shop. Winemakers understand what it takes to bottle a dream and know that their wine will only speak the truth about their efforts, their grapes, their land, and their history. wine-sense brings that to you. It's not just about the wine; it's about the sense of the wine.

wine-sense is an award-winning wine purveyor with a continually changing inventory that embraces seasonality, small production and new discoveries in the world of wine. This makes every visit to wine-sense a special occasion. If you want a bottle of wine, any shop will do. If you want the sense of wine, then wine-sense is your place."


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Upcoming Tasting Events

Thursday, June 1

Double Header - We have two visitors from Sicily: Giovanni and Pietro from Quantico. Simultaneously with our Club•WS tasting, we'll be welcoming and enjoying the new vintage arriving at wine-sense from Quantico.

Thursday, June 15

From Aligoté to French Cider - Jeff Slavin is back at the at the tasting table sharing some new and irresistible treats. Starting with our new Aligoté (an excellent alternative to Chardonnay) to a gorgeous French cider that will make you smile just thinking of it. 6 to 8.

Friday, June 16

Oregon Pinot Noir Patricia Green Cellars - Located in the Ribbon Ridge district of Yamhill County on the 52-acre estate purchased in 2000 by Patty Green and Jim Anderson. The winery, and thus the two friends, are noted for producing a tremendously broad selection of Pinot Noirs. Join me and Jim Anderson, owner/winemaker for the evening. It's a treat to have him! And I'm looking forward to returning his hospitality. RSVP required. Starting at 7:30.

Thursday, June 22

Rosé Party Part Deux - Our second batch of rosés of the season will be ready to taste. And as always some of our favorite producers and some wonderful newly-discovered talent will be featured. At the tasting tables you'll find: Mucci Imports, Cynthia Hurley French Wines, Mise Wines, Café Europa, and our own house table, introducing the gorgeous Picpoul rosé. 5 to 8.

Wednesday, June 28

Immerse•WS - Our one-hour crash course on Sancerre. Read below for more details. 6:45 to 7:45.

Thursday, June 29

Tasting Friuli - I'm excited to say that after waiting for some time these are finally here and ready to taste. From Colli Orientali del Friuli between Slovenia and the province of Gorizia. Azienda Agricola Grillo.

Quantico Offer

Click here to see the offer details.


Immerse•WS A one-hour micro-class featuring one premier wine at a time. The cost is $15 per class, no registration or reservation needed. We'll be holding Immerse•WS on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:45 to 7:45.

JUNE: 6/28 - White Sancerre 

Private Immerse•WS: You and 11 of your friends can book your own micro-class. Call us or stop by and we'll talk.

Ron's Wine Articles

Ron Homan has been our in-house wine educator for 8 years. His dedication and wealth of wine knowledge have captivated us all via his classes here at wine-sense. Now, I welcome you to enjoy even more of his infinite wine knowledge through his carefully-written wine articles: Vintage Wine Academy.

A presto,
Samanta Ettore

Store Hours: Mon-Wed 11 to 7, Thu-Fri 11 to 8, Sat 10 to 7, Sun 12 to 6

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