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Italian Wine Survey
Presented by Avalon Wine
October 10


​​ Our goal is to describe wines in meaningful ways that you can actually relate to. We actively battle against overly flowery tasting notes. You know the kind. The ones that mention near-imaginary fruits, flora, and ??? that few people on earth have ever smelled or tasted. They're mostly BS, and they perpetuate snobbery that we don't like.
We work to give you the unfiltered truth about a wine, free from hype and hyperbole. 
Avalon Wine, Inc. 

Join us October 10 for a fun journey through Italian wines presented by Avalon Wine of Portland.  For 30 years they have been providing Northwest winophiles with the best in wine and advice from their retail store in Portland, and via their wine website: northwest-wine.com.  

Owner Marcus Looze will be sharing some of his personal favorites and new discoveries from recent travel to Italy.   Of course, the wines will be paired with matched food bites from the Northwest Culinary Institute.  

You will taste 7 premium wines (1 welcome wine, and 6 program wines) along with 4 gourmet food bites.  Bring 2 wine glasses for comparative tasting.  

This education program price is $40 and $30 for society members.  Annual society membership is just $35.  Pay at the door in cash, check or credit card.

Reserve your spot by Saturday, October 6 at [email protected]!

To reserve space, please send email to:

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Be sure to list the name of each attendee and the event you wish to attend.

You can also call Steve and Katherine Shelton at 360-696-4498 to make reservations.    

​See you there!  Cheers!

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