Layne's Wine Gig

Friday - February, 08 @ 4:30pm

Layne's Wine Gig is a shtick with wine from a wine guy who has seen it all, tasted it all and is still having fun doing it.  Let's have a good time at Blue!

Layne Witherell – Wine Maniac!

images Layne has been in the wine business since the 1970’s. In that time, he has tasted many thousands of wines. As an importer, wholesaler, retailer, wine judge, winery CEO, radio talk show host and wine teacher – he has lived it all. He has spent his time in San Francisco; Portland, Oregon; Missoula, Montana; Richmond, Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia and (finally) Portland, Maine.

 

Layne’s accomplishments include:

  • Great wine list creations! For the wine list he created for the Salishan Lodge and the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon, Layne received a Wine Spectator Grand Award.
  • As a wine journalist he wrote wine columns for The Richmond Times-Dispatch Style Weekly and The Phoenix.
  • He taught short courses on wine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • He taught wine classes to both undergrads and law students at the University of Virginia.
  • He has given guest lectures at the Portland Public Library, Maine; The Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport, Maine and Longfellow Books in Portland Maine. He has also been the keynote speaker at the Country Club of Virginia and 20 Milk St. Portland, Maine.

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour with MATT MEYER

Thursday, March 21st

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Caroline Cotter & Heart Hunters

Thursday, March 21st

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Middle Eastern Dance night with Zapion & Friends

Thursday, March 21st

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Emmett Harrity

Friday, March 22nd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Randy Roos and Urethane

Friday, March 22nd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Sassquatch

Friday, March 22nd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

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