So what is Sip-to-Give?
Every Friday (at Pairings Portland Wine Shop) there's a 5 wine tasting flight ($15) from 1 winery or producer. There's snacks available for an additional fee. You're also welcome to bring some food with you!
The weekly tastings start at 5 & go till at least 8 pm.
Each month there's a non-profit partner and 5% of the proceeds from these Friday tastings, plus 5% of all shop sales (from 5 pm-close) go to the non-profit partner of the Month.
For April the non-profit partner is the KERNS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.
Kerns is an up & coming area that can use some support with projects geared to bringing to life this changing neighborhood. Pairings is excited to part of it & loves having the opportunity to help.
The tasting for Friday April 11th features Domaine Leon Boesch from Alsace.
When I first tasted these wines, the focus & purity, combined with excellent extraction made these wines stand out. In addition they were over-delivering at their retail prices. A Grand Cru Riesling & Gewurztraminer are in the lineup that retail for $35/bottle (stupid low for their quality).
We'll have some Olympic Provisions sausages as a fun pairing element available.
The weather for next weekend includes approaching 70 so getting a little white wine excitement in the air is part of the plan!!
Cheers to all & Happy Spring!