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Taste Oregon wines in Avon

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AVON, Colorado – Avon restaurant and wine bar vin48 is hosting an Oregon-focused wine tasting this week. Today, winemaker/owner Eric Eide of Aberrant Cellars will lead the tasting. The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the restaurant’s wine bar. Eric will pour his Pinot Noirs along with a few summer Oregon whites from Willamette Valley winery Sokol Blosser.

Denver resident Eric Eide founded Abberant Cellars in 2008 after a 15-year career in the wine business serving and selling wines from around the world.

“After a number of years spent in the hunt for the right time and place, it had finally arrived. The natural beauty of Oregon’s Willamette Valley combined with having witnessed, first-hand, the potential to craft world-class pinot noir was the clincher – the itch was finally going to be scratched!” Eide said. “In mid-2008 after leaving behind my position as regional manager for Robert Kacher Selections, fate, or dumb luck, smiled down on me. Two small, quality wineries needed a cellar hand to work through the vintage with them – the wineries were Le Cadeau and Carabella Vineyards.Though unbeknownst at the start, I could not have asked for a better scenario as each used distinctly different methods in their winemaking and I was able to see and taste how those diverse practices affected the resulting wines. After working 12-hour days for 42 days straight, the term ‘crash-course’ became an understatement. Although exhausted, I could not have, also, felt more ecstatic knowing my first vintage was successfully notched into my belt.”

Every Wednesday, the restaurant will serve wines from visiting winemakers, importers and industry insiders, paired with chef/owner Charles Hays’ cuisine. All the wines served are available for purchase at discounted prices from Beaver Liquors in Avon. For more information about the vin48 event, call 970-748-9463 or visit http://www.vin48.com.

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