Monthly Cocktail : The Fourth

In celebration of the 4th of July, we are kicking off a series of monthly Union Wine Co. Cocktails. This month’s cocktail is ironically called The Fourth. It’s a refreshing combination of our 2011 Alchemist Chardonnay with tea infused Aviation Gin and fresh herbs. It’s the perfect cocktail to have in hand while manning the hot grill this holiday. Try it out and let us know what you think. Happy Fourth and remember to keep it #pinkiesdown!

Serves 2
3 oz Aviation Gin
1-2 tea bags (we used a mixture of green and rooibos)
3 oz Alchemist Chardonnay
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz lemon juice
2-3 mint leaves
4-5 basil leaves

Prep:
Infuse gin with tea for 1-2 hours.

Muddle the herbs in a cocktail shaker add ice and the ingredients above, shake and strain. Serve on the rocks or straight up.

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Photography by Julia Saltzman

 

New York Launch Party

Last week we flew to New York to celebrate our Underwood Pinot in a Can launch at the new Will Leather Goods shop. With a Bark Hot Dog in one hand and a tote filled with Quin Candy, Jacobsen Salt and an issue of 1859 Magazine in the other our cans were in great company. Here are a few snapshots from this fantastic evening. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us.

Enjoy!

(we know we sure did)

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Photography by Kimberley Mufferi

The Cans Have Arrived

The Underwood Pinot in a can is just starting to roll out to those people who pre-ordered the 4-packs and soon to stores around the country. Thanks to all of you who have supported this idea from the beginning.

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We have always focused on producing down to earth wine and this is just one way of making that more real. It’s important that our wine is accessible to all without compromising any of the quality or the taste we are known for.

The amazing interest and support around the Underwood Pinot in a can, the newest addition to our Union Wine Co. family, has been a whirlwind. The can was introduced about a year ago, at Feast Portland, and since then we have been hard at work at our “industrial château” bringing the cans to market.

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And starting June 4th you will be able to get your hands on your own Underwood Pinot in a can, locally in Portland, at New Seasons Market. We have also made a limited quantity available for purchase through our new online store. Be sure to keep in touch through Instagram and Facebook to find out where you can find the can throughout the US!

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Photography by Julia Saltzman + David L Reamer

Feast your eyes on this

In honor of the second annual FEAST Portland, the biggest food and beverage event in Oregon, we’re going where no winery has gone before. As an official sponsor, instead of bringing the traditional cases of wine, we’re bringing a truck full. Introducing the newest member of the Union Wine Co. family – the Union Wine Tasting Truck:

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Our new baby is a vintage French Citroën H Van that we painstakingly restored to help us bring our wines out of the country and into the city. We were really drawn to the utilitarian design, functionality and old mechanical feel of the Citroën H Van. Embodying our pinkies down philosophy, it was love at first sight. If you’ve followed our story, we’re pretty proud of the place we call home, and we’re excited to connect to the “food cart culture” that Portland has become quite famous for. The newly re-purposed van is dubbed “The Union Wine Tasting Truck,” and will make its official debut at FEAST 2013. After that, stay tuned for a future announcement about the Portland hot spot we hope to call “home base” before too long.

Whenever you see this bad boy parked, you’ll likely find a happy member of the Union Wine Co. team ready to pour you a taste of our many wines and share our love of Oregon over a casual glass. Or slide you a can of our…oops, we’ve said too much.

Long story short, if you don’t have tickets for FEAST Portland 2013 yet, buy them. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Welcome to the new Union Wine Co. website

Welcome to the new Union Wine Co. website

We are official. All the work we’ve been doing over the past year redesigning our Union Wine Company brand, refreshing all of our wine brands’ packaging, creating one of the best brand videos we’ve seen are now finally culminating in this new website. We’re very fortunate to have a crew of extraordinarily creative people in the Union Wine Co. family, who feel just as passionately about Oregon craft as we do. We owe extreme gratitude to our creative team for helping us bring Union Wine Company to life.

So, for all of the wine-induced brainstorming sessions, brilliant ideas, late night work, and at the root of it all, serious talent, we say a huge THANK YOU to this incredible cast of characters.

We look forward to many new projects and wine-focused gatherings with the new members of the Union family.

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