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Taste touring Italian wines at Oregon Wine Reserve

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Andres Martinez invites all to attend a special tasting of Italian wines at Oregon Wine Reserve Sept. 20.

Oregon Wine Reserve is hosting the Tour d’Italia Sept. 20. Three well-known Italian wineries touring the United States will be presenting tastings at Oregon Wine Reserve.

“We are very lucky to host the Tour d’Italia at Oregon Wine Reserve,” said Andres Martinez, owner and certified sommelier of OWR. “Three great wineries from Italy will be touring the United States showcasing their wines. The three wineries will be Chiarlo, Folonari and Nardi.

“We will have three different areas set up in our main lobby for each of the owners and brand ambassadors to pour from and talk about their wines.”

Here’s what they’ll be pouring:

n Folonari will pour Campo Al Mare Bolgheri DOC 2014, Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2013 and Tenuta di Nossole Chardonnay Toscano IGT 2014.

n Nardi will pour Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunetto di Montalcino DOC 2014, Tenute Silvio Nardi Poggi Doria Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCGT 2010 and Tenute Silvio Nardi Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014.

n Chiarlo will pour Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo DOCG 2012; Michele Chiarlo II Principe Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2014, Michele Chiarlo La Court Barbera d’ Asti Superiore Nizza DOCG 2013; Michele Chiarlo Moscato d’Astic DOCG 2014 and Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2011.

The tasting runs from 6-9 p.m. and the tasting fee is $10.

Oregon Wine Reserve is located at 600 N. State St. in Lake Oswego. For more information, call 503-342-6269.

— Barb Randall

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