Portland may be known as a beer town but wine is beginning to spill out from the Willamette Valley into our fair city. The many urban wineries and shops sprinkled on the east side of the river are offering classes to help you increase your wine knowledge. For the novice, wine can sound complicated and confusing. But once you understand some basics, you’ll be speaking like a pro in no time. So learn the lingo from the experts– sign up for a class today!

Tuesday, May 21, 7-9pm

WineUp Wine Merchants

Wines of Australia

$40/per person, limited seating

RSVP by emailing wayne@wineuptv.com or calling 503.616.1918

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Map to WineUp Wine Merchants

Thursday, May 23, 7pm

SE Wine Collective

Oregon wines & Oregon cheese pairings class with Steve Jones

$20/per person, limited seating

Please call 503.208.2061 to reserve your spot

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Map to SE Wine Collective

Saturday, May 25, 9:30am, 12pm & 2:30pm

Free Spirit Wines’ Willamette Valley Wine Essentials class in Newberg

Kick off your holiday wine tasting weekend by learning about Oregon’s wine history and soils, why the Willamette Valley is perfect for Pinot noir and tasting some local wines

$30/per person, limited seating

Click here to make your reservation

Map to Willamette Valley Wine Essentials class at the Windrose Conference Center in downtown Newberg

Sunday, May 26, 9:30am, 12pm & 2:30pm

Free Spirit Wines’ Willamette Valley Wine Essentials class in Newberg

Kick off your holiday wine tasting weekend by learning about Oregon’s wine history and soils, why the Willamette Valley is perfect for Pinot noir and tasting some local wines

$30/per person, limited seating

Click here to make your reservation

Map to Willamette Valley Wine Essentials class at the Windrose Conference Center in downtown Newberg

Tuesday, May 28, 7-9pm

WineUp Wine Merchants

Wines of Spain

$40/per person, limited seating

RSVP by emailing wayne@wineuptv.com or calling 503.616.1918

Click here for all events

Map to WineUp Wine Merchants

Tuesday, June 4, 7-9pm

WineUp Wine Merchants

Intro to Wine

$40/per person, limited seating

RSVP by emailing wayne@wineuptv.com or calling 503.616.1918

Click here for all events

Map to WineUp Wine Merchants

Thursday, June 20, 7-8:30pm

ENSO Winery

Third Thursday with the Winemaker

The Art of Blending

$30/per person, limited seating

RSVP by emailing info@ensowinery.com

Click here for all events

Map to ENSO Winery

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About the Author: Michele Francisco

Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at michele@winerabble.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.

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