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Nouveau Division crawl returns to celebrate Oregon and Beaujolais nouveau along SE Division St. on Nov. 19

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PORTLAND, Ore. (October 30, 2015) – Nouveau Division Crawl gathers Oregon and Beaujolais Nouveau wineries for a boozy beauj-y celebration of the end of Oregon’s harvest. Portland’s own Tom Monroe and Kate Norris of Division Winemaking Company are planning the second annual Nouveau celebration on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the duo’s urban winery- SE Wine Collective.

It’s traditional to taste the first wine of the vintage on the third Thursday of each November, so Tom and Kate decided to take the party to the streets and go for a beauj cruise along Portland’s restaurant row. The Nouveau Division Crawl allows guests to taste nouveau wines made at the Collective, stroll along the streets in the crisp fall air sipping locally made Nouveau wines and tasting bites while listening to live music. It’s a rarity for American winemakers to create nouveau wines, but Monroe and Norris have committed themselves to promoting new or unusual varietals in Oregon. This event will feature Division Winemaking Company’s Beaujolais Nouveau pouring alongside several other Oregon nouveau wines.

Participants in the festivities include Cibo, Imperial Bottle Shop, Pizza Maria, Salt & Straw, Southeast Wine Collective, St. Honoré Boulangerie, Sunshine Tavern, Woodsman Tavern and more. Pedicabs will be available for easy transportation between locations.

WHEN

Thursday, November 19,  2015

5-8 p.m.

WHERE

SE Wine Collective

2425 SE 35th Pl., Portland, OR 97215

DETAILS

Tickets are $25 and are available through Eventbrite.com and more information can be found at nouveaupdx.com.

About SE Wine Collective

Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe, of Division Winemaking Company, founded the Southeast Wine Collective in 2012 in response to their personal interest in creating a unique multi-faceted urban winery, coupled with increasing public interest in the urban wine movement. Currently the collective is made up of ten wineries: Division Winemaking Company, Fullerton Wines, Helioterra Wines, Jackalope Wine Cellars, James Rahn Wine Co, Jasper Sisco, Ore Winery, Vincent Wine Company, Willful Wines and 5Q, while continuing to work as an incubator for future wine brands and budding industry ideas. Find more information at www.sewinecollective.com, Facebook SE Wine Collective, Twitter @SEWineColl, Instagram @SEWineCollective or by calling 503-208-2061.

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