Franciacorta heads to Portland, Oregon September 12 (SAVE THE DATE)

homemade gnocchi recipeAbove: Handmade gnocchi are rolled out every Thursday at Nostrana in Portland, Oregon.

Beyond the wine, one of the things that I love the most about what I do for a living is community. Thanks to social media, there is a virtual network of wine professionals across the U.S. (and the world, for that matter) that is ever ready to lend a hand with recommendations and information.

Yesterday morning, I wrote to a Willamette winemaker (whom I know through blogging) and within a matter of hours I had a recommendation for the perfect place to do a Franciacorta Real Story tasting in Portland (Oregon).

I swiftly tracked down and contacted the general manager through Facebook and by the end of my day (in Texas) we confirmed our date for tasting Franciacorta wines there on a thread with him and the restaurant’s wine director.

One email, one Facebook message, and a quick email thread and the date and venue were in place.

I’m thrilled to share the news that I will pouring Franciacorta wines on Monday, September 12 at Nostrana, the city’s go-to for authentic Italian cuisine and wines. The only bummer is that I won’t be there on a Thursday when they make the gnocchi!

Details forthcoming. RSVP not required but if you want to shoot me an email (so that I can get a head-count), please click here.

SUPER BIG HEARTFELT THANKS to the folks at Nostrana for being so welcoming and supportive. I love your city and can’t wait to get back there.

1401 SE Morrison St.
Portland OR 97214
(503) 234-2427
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