So what is a Sip-to-Give tasting?
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.
Loire Valley producer, Catherine & Pierre Breton from Bourgueil, has center stage for the Friday April 25th Sip-to-Give.
The tasting will feature several a series of 4 reds (all Cabernet Franc) from a series of vineyards & vintages. This will be an unusual opportunity to try wines with some age. I have always loved Loire Valley Cabernet Franc, but this producer takes it to another level.
We'll have some Olympic Provisions sausages as a fun pairing element available.