Thursday, September 3, 2009


Trevisol Rosecco 2008 - 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Prosecco
550 CASES PRODUCED; From Paolo Trevisiol, maker of our ever-popular Prosecco, we proudly present his breathtaking sparkling rose', a light, effervescent delight that dances on the tongue with fresh berries, lively acidity, and gentle bubbles. Trevisiol's trademark minerals shine through, making this wine serious while being delightful. A fantastic value and gorgeous in the glass, it is a new seasonal staple brought to the US for the first time.

Marchetti Later Harvest Verdicchio 2008 - 100% Verdicchio
300 CASES PRODUCED; Maurizio Marchetti makes one of the finest Verdicchio Classico's we have ever laid our tastebuds on. So when he introduced us to his micro-production late harvest Verdicchio, we were immediately intrigued. Full-bodied and lush, this is not a sweet wine. It is off-dry, taking advantage of an extra month on the vine to develop greater body, structure, and fruit essence. It is deftly made, with lush fruits of pear and melon, and a touch honey complexion that retains beautiful acidity. A one of a kind wine from one of the great winemakers of Marche.

Marchetti Montepulciano 2006 - 100% Montepulciano
800 CASES PRODUCED; Famiglia Marchetti has been making wine in the Marche for over a century, and for at least 50 years, have produced one of the top Montepulciano (Rosso Conero) made anywhere. In our opinion, Montepulciano is Italy's greatest, most elegant expression of the grape. And few, if any, are making this wine better than Maurizio Marchetti. Known for his impeccable Verdicchio in the States, he is famous for his red Montepulcinao back home in Ancona. Laced with an intriguing smoky, cranberry spiciness and ripe plums, this is an everyday favorite for both sides of the Atlantic.

Poderi Elia Barbera d'Alba 2005 - 100% Barbera d'Alba
1300 CASES PRODUCED; From the village of Neive, comes Poderi Elia's classically styled Barbera d'Alba. Made with vines that are nearly 90 years old, the purity and confidence of the fruit are stunning.The freshly pressed cranberries on the nose are accentuated by lush, bright pomegranate. As always with the wines of Federico Stella, the tannins are very soft and integrated, always granular and unimposing: a blissful wine with poached Salmon.
The tasting will include light appetizers.
The $15 fee can be collected when you arrive. It's fine to arrive after 6:00 but probably no later than 7:00 to properly taste all the wines as the event ends at 8:00. Make a night of it and hang out with your friends while sipping your favorite new wines! Dinner and desserts are also available.
Location: Thursday September 3rd 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Vinideus- 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 tel: 503 284 2795

Thursday, August 20, 2009

TASTING: Travel Through the South of France

We will be tasting wines from the Languedoc, Rhone Valley and Provence. Tony with Galaxy Wines will be offering tastes including the grapes Viognier, Marsanne, Rousanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Great for the dog days of summer ahead you will be sure to find more than one to sip your way to autumn. One that might surely make your list is from Pennautier which is very close to the medieval village of Carcassonne. Pennautier is a winery with strong ties to Louis XIII. Citrus, pear and fennel with minerality from limestone soils, it has a luxurious and silky mouth-feel. A real winner!

The tasting will include light appetizers. The $15 fee can be collected when you arrive. It's fine to arrive after 6:00 but probably no later than 7:00 to properly taste all the wines as the event ends at 8:00. Make a night of it and hang out with your friends while sipping your favorite new wines! Dinner and desserts are also available. We will also have a drawing to win one of the bottles offered at the tasting!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Chateau Haut Rian is located southeast (18 miles) of the city of Bordeaux in the tiny village of Rions . 
The property is eighty hectares, encompassing parts of the Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux and Entre-Deux-Mers, bordering the village of Cadillac and near the Garonne River, "where the vines can see the water but won't get their feet wet". The climate here is warmer than maritime Medoc but also drier. All of the vineyards are on gentle slopes facing South and Southeast, the topsoil consists of loose pebbles over limestone.
Chateau Haut Rian 2005: 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Only 25% new oak. Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux

Location: Friday May 29th  2009: from 5:30 to 7:00 pm 
Vinideus- 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 tel: 503 284 2795

Thursday, May 28, 2009



Come join Small Vineyards wine educator, Tom Kelly, for a light-hearted, but informative, romp through Italy's most prominent winemaking regions.
We'll explore the backroads of Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto and beyond, while discussing the differences between European and domestic winemaking.
Cooking at home and food pairings (of course!) will also be incorporate to our discussion. Suitable for beginners and Italian fans alike. A sampling of 8 different micro-productions and light snacks provided.

VENETO (Famous whites, and the red wines of Valpolicella)
1. Trevisiol Prosecco
2. Rocca Pinot Grigio 2007 (Friuli)
3. Giuseppe Lonardi Ripasso 2004/5
TUSCANY (Sangiovese in all its shapes and forms, along with Super Tuscans)
4. Perazzeta 'Sara' Sangiovese 2007
5. Fattoria Capannacce 'Rosso della Maremma' Super Tuscan 2004
or Terre del Marchesato 'Emilio Primo' Super Tuscan 2005 (Bolgheri)
PIEDMONT (Barbera vs. Nebbiolo)
6. Tre Donne Barbera d'Alba 2005
7. Podere Elia Barbaresco 2003
SOUTH (A summary of the changing face of Italy's south, with one great example)
8. Forte Canto Negroamaro 2006
or Forte Canto Salice Salentino 2006 (Puglia)

Cost: $30 pp includes light appetizers

Location: Thursday May 28th from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm 
Vinideus- 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 tel: 503 284 2795


Saturday, April 11, 2009



Zéphyr (zay-feer), formerly known as Tourbillon, features the vocal talents of Lisa Grimm, local French teacher and francophile. Along with the talented Thomas Niebrzydowski on guitar, Jesse Engum on bass, and Joe Root on accordion & keyboards.Zéphyr specializes in uniquely French cabaret & jazz music. Their repertoire includes popular tunes in the style of chanson française, bal-musette, love songs circa 1940-1970 as well as original compositions. Recall the sounds of Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy, Brigitte Bardot, among others. Imagine a summer beach vacation and then having to leave it-au revoir-for the rainy streets of Paris.Remember the little neighborhood we used to know,in Saint-Germain des Près, and how it will never be the same without you, or the ghost of lovers dancing, with light and love in their eyes. Or how about that driving tune that you just can’t get out of your head? Padam! It obsesses you, reminding you of all things forgotten. Do dead loves ever finish dying? How about dancing the Javanaise, as we love each other for the time of a song? L’amour. La danse. La musique.Each song tells a story, and Zéphyr creates a loungy sway, a decadent, relaxing soundlandscape incorporating gypsy, swing and bossa nova influences into their guitar-bassaccordian- piano-flute and French vocal combination.
Location: Saturday, April 11th 2009: from 7:30 to 10:30 PM.
Vinideus- 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 tel: 503 284 2795


Whether you are self-employed or working for a company, networking is one of the critical skills you need in today's work environment. Your network can help you quickly respond to work changes (e.g. downsizings, client loss) by putting you in touch with new contacts and opportunities.

Networking at Vinideus When hosting a party at Vinideus, we take care of our guests. We take their coats, get them a drink, introduce them to other guests and do whatever we can to make them feel comfortable. You'll automatically put yourself in a position to meet more people and make others feel comfortable.
Giving is the basic premise of networking because, as they say, "What goes around comes around" and people will usually want to help you in return. Through discussion and interaction we can learn and grow as individuals and professionals. Gathering at Vinideus will give you the venue for many great connections.Help others in whatever way you can with a key networking event, or a worthwhile association. '' Often information we take for granted can be valuable to someone else.''

Make an effort to get out and network ( no charge for hosting)

A good rule of thumb is to get out to about 4 events per month which is only 1 per week.
Dinner available. Live music at 7:30 pm. If you have a laptop, please bring it with you ( Surprise). Freely introduce individuals within your network who might benefit from meeting each other.

Saturday, April 11th, 2009: from 6pm to 7:30 pm
Vinideus in Beaumont - 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 - 503 284 2795


Beginning and Intermediate Flamenco Dance Classes with Rafaela de Cadiz.
Dates: April 4, 11, 18, 24, and 25Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
RSVP: 503 288 2795
Instructor: Rafaela M. Yamin
Cost: $18 per person & per class (includes a glass of spanish wine)

Watch it!
Location: Saturday, April 11th 2009: from 5 to 6 pm
Vinideus - 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 - 503 284 2795 (Map it!)

Friday, April 10, 2009



Andrew Oliver is a pianist and composer from Portland, Oregon. He also plays cello, trumpet, and drums. He grew up playing classical piano and cello, and eventually switched to jazz at the beginning of high school, when he began taking lessons from Randy Porter, his most influential teacher. He lived in New Orleans from 2002 until 2005, where he studied jazz at Loyola University and performed as both a bandleader and sideman. After evacuating from Hurricaine Katrina in the summer of 2005, he returned to Portland and resumed his studies at Portland State University, where graduated in June 2007 with a B.M. in Jazz Performance and a B.A. in French.He is currently active in several groups: he leads a sextet playing his original compositions and arrangements as well as writing for and co-directing the Portland Jazz Composers' Ensemble, a big band promoting new music by Portland's jazz composers.He is a member of Devin Phillips' group New Orleans Straight Ahead, which released its first album in 2006, and with which he recently toured West and Central Africa performing and teaching workshops in the fall of 2007 as a cultural ambassador under the auspices of the State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Location: Friday, April 10th, 2009: from 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Vinideus - 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 - 503 284 2795

Thursday, April 9, 2009



Mona has been drawing the figure for over 20 years professionally. Her work is exhibited at the Lawrence Galleries and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. she has appeared on PBS Oregon Art Beat and teaches privately.
To learn more:

Cost: $20 pp (includes a glass of wine)
RSVP suggested 503 284 2795
Location: Thursday, April 9th - From 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Vinideus - 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 - 503 284 2795 (Map it!)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009



Comedy. After winning the lottery, lowly clerk François (Bernard Campan) asks a gorgeous prostitute to live with him until his money runs out. François's life greatly improves when Daniela (Monica Bellucci) moves in -- that is, until her pimp, Charly (Gérard Depardieu), shows up. Director Bertrand Blier's sexy comedy co-stars Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Edouard Baer.Come and watch a French movie with English subtitles AT NO COST.Enjoy a glass of wine, a cheese plate or dessert during the film.
Location: Wednesday, April 8th - From 7:30pm to 9 pm.
Vinideus - 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 - 503 284 2795 (Map it)

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Rafaela de Cadiz and Julia Pacheco
Flamenco is a Spanish term that refers both to a musical genre, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork. The origins of the term are unclear as the word also means Flemish or flamingo. The word Flamenco, which applies to the song, the dance and the guitar, did not come into use until the 19th century.
Flamenco embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition. Although considered part of the culture of Spain in general, flamenco actually originates from one region: Andalusia. However, other areas, mainly Extremadura and Murcia, have contributed to the development of several flamenco musical forms, and a great number of renowned flamenco artists have been born in other territories of the state. It is generally acknowledged that flamenco grew out of the unique interplay of native Arabic, Andalusian, Sephardic, and Gypsy cultures that existed in Andalusia prior to and after the Reconquest. Latin American and especially Cuban influences have also been important in shaping several flamenco musical forms. Flamenco is played with a flamenco guitar.
Once the seeds of flamenco were planted in Andalusia, it grew as a separate subculture, first centered in the provinces of Seville, Cádiz and part of Málaga-the area known as Baja Andalucía (Lower Andalusia)-but soon spreading to the rest of Andalusia, incorporating and transforming local folk music forms. As the popularity of flamenco extended to other areas, other local Spanish musical traditions (e.g. the Castilian traditional music) would also influence, and be influenced by, the traditional flamenco styles.

Location: Saturday, April 4th - From 7:30pm to 9:30 pm.
Vinideus in Beaumont - 4759c NE Fremont - Portland, OR 97213 - 503 284 2795 (Map it)

Enjoy our Free Spanish Wine tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 pm