Monthly Cocktail : Mint-Basil Slush

We are having a hard time believing it’s already August! The hot months of summer are almost behind us, but until then lets raise a glass to this last month of river dipping, tent pitching and backyard drinking. This month’s cocktail is a Mint-Basil Slush. The dry sweetness of our Kings Ridge Riesling and the savory basil leaves create the perfect balance. Enjoy!

 Serves 2

3 oz. 2013 Kings Ridge Riesling
3 oz.  Vodka (we enjoy Reyka) 
2 oz. St. Germain
1 oz. Simple Syrup
5 Basil Leaves
3 Mint Leaves
Around 10 Ice cubes (depends on the blender)

Simply place all of the above ingredients in a blender, pour your cocktail into a glass and then go back to enjoying the rest of summer!

Photography + Recipe
Julia Saltzman

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We’re bringing Oregon Wine Country to Portland – join us this weekend!

Our vintage 1972 French Citroën H Van has officially found a home! Starting July 25th stop by for a sampling of five wines or take your wine in a bottle (or can) to go! You can find us parked on the East corner of SE Division and 33rd, Friday 5-9pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-8pm. In addition to the public hours, the H Van will be available to rent for private events. For availability and pricing contact us by phone at 971-322-4791 or by email at info@unionwinecompany.com.

We look forward to bringing the taste of Oregon Wine Country to the city of Portland.

Hope to see you soon, Santé!

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Photography by Julia Saltzman + David L. Reamer

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