There’s the opportunity this Sunday to get clued up on one of Oregon’s up-and-coming red grapes, Tempranillo. Well-known in Spain, particularly in wines from Rioja, it’s becoming a major player in Southern Oregon where the wines have been recognized for their quality. Bigger and more structured than Pinot Noir, they can also be elegant and subtle (unlike some full-bodied wines, you don’t feel as though your mouth is being bulldozed by fruit).

The Oregon Tempranillo Celebration Grand Tasting will be pouring wines from some of the best producers in the state. After last year’s event in Ashland sold out, it’s moved to Portland and the DoubleTree in the Lloyd District. The wines are paired with tapas and there will also be desserts available. Plus, there’s a silent auction and a keepsake glass to take home.

Tickets available here

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January 21, DoubleTree, 1000 NE Multnomah, 1-4 PM, $75

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