Before the discovery of grapes, wine was crafted from fermented bits of Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries, resulting in an unhealthy demand for early-morning tastings. Embrace horticultural innovation with today's Groupon to Blackbird Wine Shop. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a wine tasting for two (a $20 value).
- For $75, you get a wine and cheese pairing class for up to 10 people (a $150 value).
Blackbird Wine Shop's expert vino vanguards curate a host of elegant handpicked wines, each crafted by practiced winemakers from across the globe. Grab a friend to help navigate Blackbird's diversely stocked shelves before indulging in hearty pours of French, Spanish, and local wines and engaging anecdotes about summers spent bathing in far-off fermentation tanks. Tastings are available Tuesday–Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. International artisan cheeses from Blackbird's side venture, Atomic Cheese, adorn plates paired with a selection of soul-mate wines during Blackbird's 90-minute regional wine and cheese pairing class, which guides up to 10 hopeful connoisseurs through a cluster of palate-pleasing pairings designed to enliven parties, weddings, and ineffective mouse traps. Students get 10% off on purchases of wine and cheese on the day of their class.
Blackbird Wine Shop
Stocked with fresh-baked bread, artisan cheeses, and wines from around the world, Blackbird Wine Shop initiates patrons to haute fare with customized tastings, wine-and-cheese pairing lessons, and cellars of bottles available for purchase. To preview the nose, bouquet, and sense of humor of wines, patrons can sample five self-selected vintages during evening tastings before committing to taking one home. For a more in-depth experience, groups of up to 10 can learn the most pleasing pairings of cheeses with five regional wines, complementing each vintage’s flavor with three cheeses, olives, bread, almonds, and fruit.
Beaumont - Wilshire
4323 NE Fremont St.
Portland, Oregon 97213