Author Archives: David Lower

About David Lower

We are a boutique wine store located in the N. Tacoma Proctor district, researching and finding small winerys that make no more than 2000 cases a year, we taste and retaste to be sure of the quality, with in depth understanding what the winemaker is accomplishing, the nuances that make great wine. David Lower started collecting small winemakers in the early 90s from Spain, Italy, Burgundy, California, Washington, Oregon. "Procuring and tasting every wine I could afford to buy was essential to gaining some idea of what exits in the wine world". Victoria Johnson is the store Manager at Black Door Wine Company, a visual artist, understands that details make all the difference in good and great wine. She enjoys exploring the wines with David developing her palate gaining a quick and refine knownledge. .

Big Reds

Today, 8-6-16 4-7p $10 tasting fee 5 Burgundy’s The French Elixir, the Oregon connection.           Big Reds with Sommelier Dorian Wood December 13, 2014 5:00p-7:00p tasting fee $5 with small plates

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Richard Holmes with an elegant Viognier

Viognier Matters………………….   Winemaker Richard Holmes of Cote du Cheval is pouring his first vintage Viognier at Black Door Wine Company on Saturday, February 9, 2013 4:00pm – 6:00pm. $5.00 Tasting Fee.   Meet us at 4:00 pm for this … Continue reading

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Today-two winemakers-rustic food plate

Today, Saturday, January, 19th Winemaker’s Tasting Today at Black Door Wine Company with Rudy Marchesi of Montinore Estaste and Bill Riley of Maury Island Winery These top notch vintners will pour their Pinot Noir wines from 4:00p – 6:00p Rustic … Continue reading

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The holiday’s are here and we at Black Door Wine Company have a list of Washington State wine ideas to share for your holidays.

17 Washington State AND one California Merlot    Let’s get started:     Hestia  Andrews Ranch 2010 $32.00 a bottle   This beautiful inky purple 2010 Malbec from Andrews Ranch offers up an alluring bouquet of enticing cedar, incense, white … Continue reading

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Prosecco A reminder about the Prosecco Tasting at Black Door Wine Company on December 15, 2012 from 4:00p – 7:00p …………… Join us for a taste of select Italian bubbly with Sommelier Giompolo, an Italian certified wine geek specializing in Italian wines, … Continue reading

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Darby Syrah

From a small local winemaker to watch, Darby in woodinville has a great tasting room distingushing it from the other “McDonald type”  interior designs for good reason, his wines are just as different. Almost opaque in the glass. An extremely … Continue reading

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Holiday Hours

Dear Friends, Happy Holidays from Black Door Wine Company! Black Door Wine Company is open today 12/2 and each Sunday in December through 12/30/12. Our door will remain open Monday, December 31st until 7:00p. Store Location: 3906 N. 34TH Tacoma, … Continue reading

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Not a typical Spanish wine

  Priorat (pree-ohr-aht) SPAIN is awash in ancient wine regions rejuvenating themselves for the modern age, but none of these historic lands has demonstrated its innate potential as well as Priorat. Twenty-five years ago, this isolated territory high in the hills … Continue reading

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