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ONLINE TASTING: Jimmy's Best of Oregon

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Event Description

Join wine school founder, Jimmy Smith, as he hosts a spectacular online tasting focusing on the truly exquisite wines of the state of Oregon - and taste some of his favourite wines from his recent trip there.

In August 2022 wine school founder Jimmy Smith travelled to the Pacific North-West of the United States to immerse himself in the truly exquisite wines of the state of Oregon. Oregon is an extraordinary place for wine; the grapegrowers and winemakers here continue to raise the bar through their commitment to sustainability, artisanal practises and making wines that stand amongst the world’s best. This was recognised as Oregon received 23% of the wines in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 in 2021.

The state focusses on high-quality Pinot Noir, accounting for 6 out of 10 bottles produced. This is Oregon’s flagship variety, with elegant to fuller expressions being found but all achieving a level of quality that often gives them the moniker of ‘the next best thing after Burgundy.’ Jimmy has selected a range of wonderful Pinots including pioneers Elk Cove, The Eyrie and Sokol Blosser plus clonal-fanatics Patricia Green Cellars and Burgundy négociant Domaine Drouhin.

In addition Jimmy has sourced some superb white wines such as the Elk Cove Pinot Blanc (Alsace eat your heart out!) and two exceptionally elegant Burgundian-like Chardonnays from mover-and-shakers Evening Land and pioneering Adelsheim.

Jimmy will take you through the history of the region, and revel in telling your stories of his visits around this beautiful state.


Tasting Date: Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 7:30pm (the tasting will last approximately 1.5 - 2 hours)


For this special two-hour tasting, an exclusive tasting kit is included in the listed price which includes a 50ml tasting sample of each wine, as well as tasting mat, tasting note paper and pen. Note: Tasting kits will be despatched to attendees within the week leading up to the tasting. 

DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE A TASTING KIT? We understand that not everyone will want to receive the wine samples, and would rather just register to participate in the online evening without the wines. That is absolutely fine! The fee to just register for this evening without receiving a tasting kit is £10. Just enter the promotional code: 65REGONLY when checking out to ensure you just pay the registration cost. 


Jimmy Smith will host this exclusive tasting live at 7:30pm on Tuesday 7th February 2023. This single-evening tasting will be approximately 1.5 - 2 hours in length. 

Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.

Wines Included in Tasting Kit (8 wines):

  • Elk Cove Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley AVA, 2021
  • Evening Land Seven Springs Oregon Chardonnay 2019
  • Adelsheim, Staking Claim Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains AVA, 2018
  • Elk Cove Roosevelt Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton AVA, 2018
  • Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills AVA, 2019
  • Patricia Green Cellars, Estate Vineyard Wadensvil Block Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge AVA, 2019
  • The Eyrie Vineyards, Estate Pinot Noir, 2017
  • Sokol Blosser, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills AVA, 2018

Rather attend an in-person tasting? We are also hosting this tasting in-person on: Thursday 20th April 2023 at 7pm!

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