Corvallis Brewing Supply

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Welcome to! We have all your supplies and recipes for Brewing Beer, Cheese Making, Soda Making, and Wine Making. We also Carry a wide range of rather exciting and exceptionally brilliant commercial beer, wines, hard ciders, sake, mead and craft sodas!

The Champagne Train Is Coming In!

 The Champagne Train
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 3:00p - 6:30p
Thursday, December 31st, 2015, 3:00p - 6:30p

The daily tastings are $5.00 which we will waive with any purchase of any sparkling wine purchases exceeding $40.00!

The Champagne Train is rolling into Corvallis and boy howdy, is it ever a long one!  I'm using "Champagne" as a generic term for any sparkling wine, because over the next two days we will be opening sparkling wines of the Cava, Prosecco, Methode Champenoise, Cremants as well as true and gorgeous Grower Champagne traditions.  Not only do we have these 15 wonderful wines for you to try, but also scads of other amazing wines that are simply perfect for ushering out 2015 and ringing in the new 2016!

King Estate, 2008, Methode Champenoise, Blanc de Noirs, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir aged for 26 months on the lees.  This is a limited run and once it's gone...well, the train has left the station!

Argyle, Extended Tirage Brut,  2005, Methode Champenoise, Oregon
This wine has been a tough one to get for the past 3 or 4 years and am I ever happy to see it back on the shelves!  Disgorgement was just this last June 2015 and it is a blend of 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay.  I've yet to try the wine, but it is high on my list for this year.  Also, very limited and difficult to secure.

Lamarca, Prosecco O.E.C., La Marca Trevigiana, Prosecco, Italy
Solely crafted from Glera grapes in the Charmat method of sparkling wine making (secondary sugar added to wine in tank prior to bottling) that allows for this wine to shine with wonderful aromatics and juicy mouth-watering acidity!

Brut Blanc de Blancs, Treveri Cellars, Columbia Valley,  Washington  
This is such a crazy good wine that will boggle your mind to think that it really came from our northern friends in Washington!  100% Chardonnay.  Treveri has only been around since 2010, but already they have been served at White House State Department events and the James Beard Foundation in New York.

Rose' Spumante, Pertimali Sassetti, Cole Argento, Tuscany, Italy
Blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Incrocio Manzoni, all organically farmed and fermented with native yeasts.  Delicate mousse with aromas of strawberries, plums and violets.

Code Noir, Henri Giraud, Ay, Champagne, France
100% Pinot Nor celebrating the 2007 decoding of the vine genome from Pinot Noir...pretty geeky!

Liesse d' Harbonville, Ployez-Jacquemart, Champagne, France
From the extremely chalky region of Montagne de Reims in the Grand Cru Villages of Ludes and Mailly, this wine is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier.  After its fermentation it spends 10 years in cellars before release.

Juve y Camps, Cava,  Reserva de la Familia, 2010, Penedes, Spain
2700 acres of family vineyards produces Parellada, Macabeo and Xarel-lo grapes for their sparkling wines.  Reputed to be the favored wine of Spain's royal family and served at all official banquets!

Secco, 2014,  Italian Bubbles, Charles Smith Wines, Prosecco, Italy
Grower-driven, vintage-dated, pure and fresh, Secco Italian Bubbles defines "the dolce vita".  While this wine is made in the Prosecco region, it is made with some Chardonnay, thus throwing the baby out with the bath water from allowing this wine to be fully qualified as a "Pro"secco.

Prosecco, Casa Vinicola Zonin, Friuli,  Veneto, Italy
A wine so bright and cheerful that you could enjoy it with any occasion or any meal!  "It's not just a sparkling wine, but a wine that sparkles!"

Soter, Methode Champenoise, Brut Rose, 2010,  Mineral Springs, Carlton, Oregon
Sparkling Oregon wine taking on tremendous personal accolades! (meaning, lots of customers praising their experience with this wine!)  Alluring huckleberry and cranberry with hints of baked apple.  Dry on the palate with tantalizing minerality!

Thierry Triolet, Brut Rose, Cotes de Sezanne, Champagne, France
A charming wine made of Chardonnay and blended with 15% red wine that is made from Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Vilmart & Co, Grand Cellar D' Or, 2008, Rilly la Montagne, Champagne, France
80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir with 10 months of aging in 228 L casks.  Intense, golden, lemon and yellow in color with very fine and persistent bubbles.

J. Lassalle, Brut, Premier Cru, Chigny Les Roses, Champagne, France
100% Chardonnay from 50+ year-old vines.  Racy and chalky!  I love the Lassalle wine for the acid-driven complimentary association with food!

Marc Hebrart, Brut, Premier Cru, Cuvee De Reserve, Vallee de la Marne, Champagne, France
100% Chardonnay with the ability to lure even the most skeptical bubbles drinker!  When something is so good, I hate to use the term "training wheels" but really, this wine is a common ground for newbies and entrenched veterans!

Cheers, best wishes and may we all have a happy and proseperous 2016 that is safe and rewarding!

Joel and the Corvallis Brewing Supply team, Ashley, Travis and Max

BeerAdvent Calendar

It's that time of the year when we unleash the Beast Within fondly known as The Beer Advent Calendar.  For those Christians out there you should all know what the heck this is, but for everyone else, it is a nifty countdown system for keeping track of when Christmas Day arrives starting with the 4th Sunday prior to Christmas.  So, while the gimmick of this amazing sales trick is a boost to holiday sales, it also is a great way to enjoy an amazing collection of 26 different beers.  We spend the entire year collecting special beers that have had an impact on our year at Corvallis Brewing Supply.  Some beers are pretty rare and others might come across as ordinary; it's a fine trick to balance funability with affordability.  Individual beers are put into secretive inner boxes, so that you can't see what lies ahead of you in the future,  and you get to hunt and peck to find the days selected beers.   Give us a call or stop in to reserve your calendar!

The 2015 BeerAdvent Calendar is $195.00 for the 26 beers.  They will be assembled and ready for pick up starting Tuesday, November 24th and the first day of BeerAdvent is Sunday, November 29th.

Beaujolais Nouveau est Arrive'!

Thursday, November 19th

4:30 p - 6:30 p

Celebration of the 2015 harvest!  Free Wine Tasting!

The celebration of the 2015 vintage is upon us with the release of Beaujolais Nouveau on the third Thursday of November.  This is the first day of the calendar year that a new wine can be legally released, in France.  Because of its youthfulness and how it is made, the wines are meant to be drunk young (leave the Cru Beaujolais for aging!) and that means bright, vibrant fruit meant to pair with grilled sausages, fireworks and heaps of fun and dancing in the streets.  Serve this wine slightly chilled and breathe in the exuberant cherry notes.  Gamay Noir is the varietal that goes into this Beaujolais province wine.  It was  originally  made for local vineyard workers and winery owners to celebrate the end of a harvest.   The process of making Nouveau  involves Carbonic Maceration in stainless steel tanks.   As opposed to a yeast fermentation, this is an enzymatic process and because there is no mashing of the grape skins the wine turns out to be much softer in tannins and bigger in fresh fruit.  While it is getting harder and harder to find Nouveau in this market, there are still over a dozen producers of this style from over 4,000 vineyards of the region.  Over 35 million bottles will be sold in markets of The United States, Japan, Germany and of course, France, for this symbolically important crazy fun day!

In the light of last week's unfortunate events that occurred in France, it seemed trivial and trite to feel upbeat and passionate about Beaujolais Nouveau this year.  My intention with the attached photo is not sensationalize an unfortunate situation, but to note that we need to rely on people and events in our daily lives that do give us a sense of reason and sanity. It is the common and every-day events of our lives that we can focus on to keep us from going crazy.  Poet Rudyard Kipling coined it best in his poem IF- by identifying

"if you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you." 


And so Sunday morning found me, with coffee in hand and dog at foot, gleaning NY Times stories concerning last week's tragedies. it became evident that at the time of the attacks, Parisians were looking toward the release of Beaujolais Nouveau as noted by the window display in the lower right corner of this picture.  Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a once-a-year event and generally speaking the wine is not even regarded as being very good.  But, the Third Thursday of November is a monumental party day for the French to note the end of wine harvest.  It occurred to me that hosting a tasting this Thursday is not a trivial matter. It's a very important statement.  In this era we need to show solidarity with France and every other culture where fanatics with extreme agendas use the lives of innocents as a political statement.  If we  show kindness and tolerance on a person-to-person level, a culture-to-culture level and a political-to-political level then perhaps we really can all live together peacefully.

I look forward to sharing a glass of fresh, lively, vibrant 2015 vintage wine with you this Thursday, November the 19th, 4:30 p - 6:30 p.  It's free and look who is coming!

Georges Dubeouf - Now in his 50th year of wine making, Georges is accredited with masterminding the mass appeal of Beaujolais Nouveau.  His wine is like his personality, bold and vivacious.  Every year Georges celebrates the vintage with a new neck tie and I'll be sure to be wear mine!  About his style:  bubble gum and bright cherry.

Maison Joseph Drouhin -  Does the name ring a bell?  Sure, just up the road from Corvallis is Domaine Drouhin, the Willamette Valley arm of this French wine namesake.  Joseph is Georges arch rival in the wines race for the most acclaimed Beaujolais Nouveau. About his style: Black fruit and spice.

Domaine Dupeuble -  In Southern Beaujolais, a family operation since 1512 with only 3 name changes in its existence!  The family runs a tight operation with an organic operation and wine making practices that are extremely naturalistic.  No SO2, added yeasts or nutrients are added to this wine.  Of all this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wines, Dupeuble, is the most revered and sincere, which just goes to show, "steady and slow wins the race." About his style: Length of fruit.

The 2015 Beaujolais vintage is regarded as top notch and the early release of Nouveau will be a great barometer of wines to come.  For the 2015, keep your eyes open for your favorite Beaujolais producer's wine as they are expected to be phenomenal.  Here is why.  It's about the vintage and this year the region saw an excellent climate.  According to the Kemit Lynch website

Harvest in France came early this year, and the French found this distressing—what if the grapes needed to be picked in August when they were on vacation? As it turns out, our vignerons don’t like leaving their vines, so they were okay with picking a little early.  This year’s harvest is particularly good news for makers and imbibers of Beaujolais Nouveau. As of this writing, Dixon is in France, blending this year’s Nouveau. Here’s his update from the cellar of Domaine Dupeuble:

Rarely do we see such dark color and voluptuous fruit in a young Beaujolais! The challenge with Nouveau is in keeping the more structured wine to age in the cellars until next year and releasing the easier-drinking stuff first. In 2015 everything was worthy of the grand vin! Nouveau as you’ve never experienced it.

Cassie with Santiam Brewing

Please join Cassie with Santiam Brewing, Salem, Oregon, for an afternoon of freshly released bottles.  They are bringing their Abbey Porter and there is some noise about maybe having label approval for their Pirate Stout!

Wednesday, November 18th, 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Santiam Brewing is a 10 bbl brewery that focuses on cask conditioned with Real Ales as well as a deep line of barrel aged beers.

William Fevre - BURGUNDY, Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru Tasting

Friday, November 13th, 2015 5:00p - 6:30p

4 wines - $5 tasting fee,

No tickets needed, just come on in!

Tasting fee waived with any purchase of Les Clos Grand Cru Chablis.

Les Clos, William Fevre

The Grand Cru vineyard of Les Clos produces a much more weighty and intense wine than the other 7 Grand Cru Chablis sites.  Expect that same great gun powder flintiness from incredible, calcium-rich soils, firm and rich flavors with immense peach stone fruit characteristics.  We'll be tasting through a 2011, 2012 and 2013 vertical of Les Clos with a William Fevre palate freshener of a Appellation Village Chablis, "Combining lovely fruitiness with an attractive freshness and characteristic minerality, Chablis is a wine region with global renown. Domaine William Fèvre’s vineyards sit on Kimmeridgian subsoil and enjoy ideal exposures for the production of a very fine wine."

2011 / A brilliant end of summer for rich and fresh wines

Even in Northern Burgundy this vintage was early and started with a particularly sunny, hot and dry spring except a few stormy spells in June. Conversely July was very poor in sunshine and the beginning of August was very rainy. A fine weather got the upper hand at the end of the month and accompanied the whole picking which begun particularly early at the Domain. This is how we obtained some very ripe and very balanced wines. Their aromatic complexity, made of citrus notes, white flesh fruit or apricot, is entirely remarkable. The mouth combines freshness, classical minerality and richness at the same time. (WF)

2012 / The sun is shining again after the rain

The beginning of the year proved to be sometimes mild, sometimes cold, with a pluviometrical deficit. Then the temperatures have got milder and favoured the earliness of the vine and bud-break. However the dropping of April temperatures caused frosts that impacted some grands crus. Then the weather became rainy and unsettled in terms of temperatures, leading to the disruption of the blooming and to a sizeable flower abortion. Moreover the increased pressure of diseases was perfectly controlled thanks to the watchfulness and rigour of our vine-growers’ team. A beautiful, dry, hot weather returned from mid-July to endure until September. That’s why the grapes reached an optimum maturity while remaining healthy. The wines are amazing for their perfect balance between concentration and freshness, and such a balance indicates a good ageing potential. (WF)

2013 / From delay to balance

In spring, very heavy rainfalls exceeded the standards by almost three quarters, causing a strong decrease in sunshine. Cold, which marked the beginning of this vintage especially in February and May, went on till the month of June. The summer weather forecast proved to be more favorable: there were even strong heat and more intense sunshine than seasonal standards in July, but the spring climate hazards sadly provoked late flowering, flower abortion and severe drops of the yields. However the thinning out of the leaves allowed the control of the grapes health. The harvests ended a glorious month of September which achieved the maturity while preserving a very good acidity level. In this way our wines show very fresh and floral bouquets and delight with their remarkable balance between richness, freshness and purity. (WF)

2010 Brunello di Montalcino

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino wines are starting to be released and before you know it, they will be gone!  This is a vintage that is garnishing high acclaim as being most excellent and they will harvest big scores and soon disappear into the cellars of well-informed never to be seen again!  So that you have an opportunity to try some of these wines, we will be having a special tasting.

Tuesday, July 21st from 5:00 - 7:30 pm.  There is a $10.00 tasting fee with a 10% discount on any Brunellos and 15% off 12 or more.

Remy Wines Tasting

Kyle with Remy Wines will be in Corvallis to show off some of Remy's great Italian-influenced wines.  We will be tasting the 2012 Remy's Red, 2013 Pinot Gris, 2013 Giulo - Pinot Noir and a very limited supply of 2012 Barbara and Nebbiolo.

Free Remy Wine Tasting Thursday, July 16th, 5:00 - 7:00 with 10% off all Remy purchases for single bottles or 15% off 6-or-more!

About Remy:  By producing elegant and complex Italian varietals grown in the Pacific Northwest, Remy Wines has earned a reputation as a top producer of non-traditional grape varieties. Winemaker Remy Drabkin started the winery in 2006 choosing to focus on Sangiovese, Barbera, Lagrein, and beginning in 2010, Dolcetto. Located in downtown McMinnville, Oregon this small urban winery creates limited production wines that are sourced from a single vineyard and are 100% varietal

Treos Winery Wine Tasting with Dave Jepson

Treos Winery is a local grower-winery that is rapidly setting the stage how Willamette Valley wines are perceived with new angles on old favorites.  Simultaneously provoking the advancement of wines not fully recognizable in the American mainstream wine vocabulary.  Amongst their current line up are two pinot noir, an Alsatian white blend, a hazelnut port, pinot gris  a dry muscat and an albarino.  Influences of their wine making is collectively derived from world travels and for their adoration of the land  from the three family partners,   An interesting division between the whites and reds exists in that the whites are crafted with a tip of the hat to an Old World nod; Alsace and Galicia.  Whereas the reds are fundamentally derived from what they know their fruit can do and the wish for bigger and bolder wines than what is typical.  So, you might find that the Treos whites seem familiar and their reds require a new index card for your memory file box!  That said, you should come on in and check it out for your self with a free tasting!

Treos Winery Tasting
Saturday, July 11th, 1:00p - 3:00p
Free with 10% discount, 15% off 6-or-more

More about Treos wines and our tasting lineup

Albarino, $21.50 / 750 ml- - Originally from Spain and not commonly found in Pacific Northwest vineyards, the reproduction to the Spanish stye is not an easy one.  But, this wine is phenomenal with its dry, mineral-rich flavors and abstract kaleidoscope  of green apple and citus.

Pinot Gris, $20.00 / 750 ml- - Not your typical ho-hum bulk juiced Mega-Joes pinot gris that has reduced the notability of this varietal down a few notches.  Decisively independent the 2013 Treos pinot gris "saturates the senses with ruby grapefruit blossom ad light melon aromas, followed by flavors of lemon meringue, honeydew melon and with hints of just ripe braeburn apples that linger throughout a long satisfying finish."

Stolen Kisses $20.00 / 750 ml-  - This Alsatian-influenced wine plays well with others and it can entertain itself.  Meaning, this pinot gris and muscat blend pairs well with food or it can savored as a casual sipping wine.

Foundars Choice, $40.00 / 750 ml- - In an attempt to make the most robust and full-flavored pinot noir possible, Treos utilizes extremely low yields from their Willamette Valley vineyard.  The clone comes from a Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy renown for producing wines of huge stature.  During harvest and the wine making process each cluster of fruit is painstakingly scrutinized to evaluate its condition for ripeness, disease or defect.  The result is a wine velvety, rich and full of dark flavors.

Elegant Reserve, $40.00 / 750 ml- Utilizing the Dijon clone, Treos has created a balanced wine with a long, satisfying finish full of red berries, hints of smoke, baking spices and vanilla.

Ternion Port-style, $33 / 500 ml - An amazing collaboration of Willamette Valley pinot noir fruit and Willamette Valley hazelnuts!  The toasted nuts are infused into the wine which is than aged in French and Oregon oak barrels for layers upon layers of complexity.  The wine is more along the line of a Late Bottled Vintage Port with some deeper wood notes and slightly restrained cherry profile.  The hazelnuts are quite sublime with a supportive role in the overall character of the wine and we all agree that you will like it quite nicely, especially with a small amount of chocolate or mildly funky English cheesery!

Crazy Days Garage Sale and Beer & Wine Bonanza!

On July 10 and 11 of 2015 we will be cleaning house!  After 12 years at this location we have accumulated alot of stuff!  Remember, one man's junk is another's treasure!  There will also be some treasures lurking within, so come on in early for all the finest goods!

Make explains the merits of hops in the I.P.A. style of beer to Charlene.

Make explains the merits of hops in the I.P.A. style of beer to Charlene.

Home Beer Brewing Classes

I will be teaching a beginning home-brewing class this spring through the  Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center.  We meet for about 2 hours a night and anyone of any skill level can take the class, even though it really is designed for people who have no idea about beer fermentation.  

Late in May I'll be instructing a one-day advanced brewing class that focuses on all-grain brewing.  The advanced class is not for beginners, so you will need to have instructor approval or have taken one of my beginning classes.  If you want to register you can do so in person at the Benton Center or @


CRN 48259 Beginning Home-Brewing Class #1 meets 3 times over a 3 week period.  May 4th, 11th and 18th, from 6p-8:30p

CRN 47673 Advanced Class meets Sunday, May 31st 11:30a-5p

The 7th Annual The AleChemist Challenge Winner!

This annual homebrewing competition collaboration shared between Block 15 and Corvallis Brewing Supply has resulted in a winner!  We had about 30 brewers pick up ingredients for the challenging brew, but only nine people finished the challenge entries.  Travis Marcus negotiated the field of brewers with his recipe to move on for a brew day at Block 15.  Look for his beer, High Point, to be released in June!  Travis brewed it with Crisp Best Malt, Great Western 2-Row, C-15 and Cara Foam specialty malts.  Rounding out his hop profile with the proprietorial Block 15 hop oil, Travis used Mt. Hood and Cascade for flavor and aromatics.  He also used the Wyeast B15 yeast for fermenting the beer.


I'd like to thank Wyeast for putting together the special yeast packages for our homebrewers as well as to Block 15 for the continued support of The AleChemist Challenge!

Our hero, Travis Marcus!

Deltetto Wine Tasting and Del Alma Wine Dinner

Carlo with Deltetto wines will be in Corvallis on Wednesday, May 6th.

Tasting:  4:30-6:30, Wednesday, May 6th at Corvallis Brewing Supply.  The tasting is free and we'll be sampling the five Deltetto wines that are currently available in Oregon.

Dinner: 7:00 - ?, Wednesday, May 6th at Del Alma.  The 3 course dinner will be specially prepared by Del Alma's Executive Chef, Connor, and it will be pared with 5 wines.  Seating is limited to 16 people and the cost is $55.00, not including gratuity.  The phone number for reservations at Del Alma is 541.753.2222 

About Carlo and Deltetto - The family company was formed in 1953 by Carlo's grandfather, Carlo Deltetto and as the reins of the company have been passed along from son-to-son-to-son, so have the sensibilities of tradition along with a nod to a modernity at each passing of the guard.  Examples of this are vividly embraced with each turn of the wine making and cellaring; The new modern equipment on the crush pad for sorting and processing fruit as it comes in from the vineyards and the glass-covered cellar walls that showcase wine making artifacts.  Relics that existed in the area long before the Deltettos arrived on the scene.  

The Deltetto wines show this marriage of respect to history with the production of wines for a modern palate.  Of the 20 different wines that they produce -  spumanti, still white and red wines -  only 5 are brought into Oregon:   A brut spumanti made from chardonnay, a pinot noir rose spumanti, a barbera, a nebbiolo and a Roero arneis. The spumanti are crafted in the hand-intensive technique of Methode Tradionionalle (think Champagne here) complete with hand-riddling and disgorgement by Carlo and his father Antonio   Their whites showcase the mineral-rich soils of ancient seabeds of the Roero and when applicable their red wines are released early for brightness of fruit or set aside to lengthen the tannins.

A year ago I was fortunate enough to have visited Carlo and his family winery.  They were amazingly gracious for our visit and I sincerely look forward to an evening of paying that back to him and the Deltetto family.  While this is a school night, Corvallis is lucky to have the opportunity to host Carlo and his wines for a mid-week tasting and so I look forward to seeing you!

International 3 Fools Day

April 1st is the day we all celebrate the 3 Fools and wine, as well as, perhaps,  the art of being just a little bit silly and foolish ourselves.  Perhaps fool hardy?  Seriously though, no joking, we are going to have a 3 Fools wine tasting here at Corvallis Brewing Supply on

Wednesday April 1st, 2015,  4:00p-6:30p

Barry Glassman, Wine Maker/ Lead Line Technician/ Cellar Rat/ Vineyards Manager/ Delivery Agent/ Regional Sales Associate and Community Relations Personal will be in the shop for photo opps, bottle signings and the pouring of the following 3 Fools wines:  2012 Viognier, 2012 Pinot Noir, 2011 Ratio, 2012 Jo Jo's Blend and 2012 Petite Verdot. 

Let's re-group with a bit of 3 Fools Winery history.  The company was founded in 2007 by Barry Glassman and two other cohorts, Joel Rea and Derek Whiteside.  In 2010 Joel voluntarily resigned from the company with a lifetime Emeritus status.  Derek followed Joel's lead in 2012 allowing Barry full autonomous control of the company.  Seeking growth and room to flourish,  in 2015 Barry moved the 3 Fools operation from its original Willamette Valley countryside location, near Monmouth, to the bustling metro of Corvallis.  He is now inside the original wine making facility of Belle Valle Cellars and Panache Cellars.   Barry brings to his table a wealth of knowledge about wine from decades of drinking fine examples from the world around as well as boots-on-the-ground working with Airlie Winery, regional sales manager and production, Left Coast Cellars, lab technician,  and with Panache Cellars in Quantitative Control and Maximum Analyzation.  Barry also has the 3 Fools Winery with over 7 years of knowing what's best!  

Corvallis Brewing Supply proudly supports this brand and you can also find it by the glass at Squirrel's Tavern, Block 15, Les Caves and Del Alma.

A Mad Rose' Wine Blowout!

All 2013 rose' wines 20% off Friday, Feb. 27 - Saturday, Feb. 28 are 20% off.  Multiple bottles will be open for you to sample during the course of each day.  Oregon, Washington, French and Italian wines will be opened and offered for sale before the 2014 rose' wines REALLY start rolling in!

Besides the rain that rolled in today has put a wee damper on the early onset of rose wine drinking, but it'll be short lived and perfect pink wines are on call for this weekend!

From Washington, Gilbert Cellars, 100% Mourvedre ($15) that drinks not at like it is from our good neighbors up north;  dry and crisp with a mineral back bone.   From my good pal, Chris Berg up inMcMinneville and his winery Roots , Washington's Scorched Earth AVA,  Grenache rose' ($18).  BrigadoonWillamette Valley Rose of Pinot Noir ($18.50), Patton Valley Vineyard, Pinot Noir Rose ($19)  and speaking of delish Willamette Valley wines there's my wine making buddy, Joe's Wright, from  Left Coast Cellars, Rose of Pinot Noir ($20) .  If you are looking for something a bit more foreign there is the all-to-easy-to-drink Gris de Gris from Domaine St. Nabor (Grenache Gris,  Grenache Noir,  Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre,) which for $10 is like boom-boom out go the lights!  Another Frenchy dynamo Gris-de-gris ($17)is Domaine de Fontsaine's Corbieres.   Also French but oh so out of this world is  Domaine Tempier's Bandol Rose ($43).  From the Bieler Pere et Fils  of the Cote D'Aix-En-Provence ($10) is yet another wine so easy to get to know that it is ridiculous!  In getting ready for some Italian tastings, in March,  we have the Rosa del Rosa from Proprieta Sperino ($18) as well as the Langhe Rosato ($14) from Corsini.  And, while the only vintage that is available, is the 2013, During Saturday we will be tasting a vertical of 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chateau de Trinquevedel, Taval!!  Normally this $20 is a mind-twister and to try a vertical and to get a discount on the 2013 is pure madness!  Rose' madness!!  

Remember that the prices in the ($) are regular.  Friday and Saturday Feb. 27th and 28th all non-2014 rose wines are a blow-out 20% off!  Limited to stock hand.

Corvallis' Most Favorite Italian Wine Producer - Podere Ruggeri Corsini

It has been way too long since Loredana and Nicola have been in Corvallis and I am truly looking forward to seeing them again!  I was fortunate to visit them in Mondorte d' Alba, where they have their lovely home and winery.  As "new kids on the block" - for the region that their winery and vineyards are, they are very young - their wines are still very expressive and well-crafted.  They have to be.  With a foot on the edge of Barolo, wines have to have a stature un-surpassed by anyone else.  The generosity of Loredana and Nicola is very apparent in their wines with divine gifts of wine purity and a sense of personality.  Their generosity also fits the line they walk with price points that are hard to beat.

Please join me for a Corsini tasting on Friday, March 6th at Corvallis Brewing Supply.  It's free and there will be some nice pre-sale offerings of their wine designed for your cellar.  If you'd like to join us for dinner, please join us at Del Alma.  It also is Friday,  March 6th from 6:30 - 8:30.  Space is limited and you'll need to RSVP with Del Alma at 541.753.2222.  For planning purposes, please do so ASAP if you intend to have dinner with Loredana!

With degrees in agriculture, viticulture and oenology, and years of working in accademia, Loredana and Nicola broke away and in 1995 they followed their passion by purchasing property for their dream to be closer to the beautiful land of Piedmont.  

The wines of Corsini

Matot - The name comes from a rustic Italian dialect that translates into "young boy" and I believe the intention of the wine is for youthfulness and vigor.  The cepage varies from year-to-year, but it is usually a blend of nebbiolo, barbera and pinot nero.

Dolcetto - One of the most important varietals grown in Northern Italy and of the 13 recognized denominations the Dolcetto d'Alba is considered the finest.  An excellent food wine with bright fruit and acidity.

Barbera - Very wide-spread throughout Italy and for a good reason!  It has a character that has a full buffet line of spices and fruits making it a no-brainer choice for Italian cuisine.

Albarossa - A cross between Barbera and Nebbiolo di Dronero as a way to make a wine that is higher in %ABV yet maintains elegance and smoothness.  It is a varietal that Nicola helped develop.

Pinot Nero - Most commonly known as Pinot Noir throughout the world and although Italy is home to more varietals of fruit than any other wine-producing region, the allure to Pinot Nero is too strong!  

Langhe Rosato - The best rose' wines are purposefully made with terroir and vineyard selection in mind.   This is 100% Nebbiolo that is selected for a rose', aged in stainless steel vats for 4 months before bottling in February.

Langhe Bianco - All estate fruit roughly blended to be 20% chardonnay, 50% arneis and 20% sauv. blanc.  Well-strucutured and fresh!

Barolo - The varietal nebbiolo is the sole proprietor for this wine and it's a certain tip of the hat to the .  While there are many nuances that dictate this wine, the general rule is that it must be aged for 3 years before release, unless it is a Riserva than it must be 5 years.

Lent Doppelbock Tastings

Lent, the holiday of self restraint, was originally celebrated by monks who had already sacrificed much; society, love and companionship, earthly delights...the list goes on. However, come lent that was not enough and they were forced to also give up food. During this time, their daily bread was delivered in liquid form, with a distinct punch. This liquid bread was brewed to an extra strength and heartiness to provide enough sustenance to complete a hard day's monastic labor.

Thus the doppelbock was born!

Come celebrate this tradition at Corvallis Brewing Supply where each Friday during Lent (preferably during your lunch break, in place of any solid food), you can taste the day's featured, 10%-off doppelbock (plus, being SixPack Friday, there's 15%-off Six or More bottles of anything! Doppelbock or Otherwise!).

Check back to our events and calendar pages (and our facebook!) for updates on the week's featured beer.

Location, Location, Location!

119 SW 4th St., Corvallis, OR. 97333

One block south of our grand courthouse in downtown Corvallis on 4th St. (aka Hwy. 99)


Tues - Fri 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sun Noon - 4:00 pm

Monday - CLOSED

Contact Information:

ph - 541.758.1674

fax - 541.754.6656