Layne's Wine Gig

Friday - July, 19 @ 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!

*an unpretentious wine event  (dont believe that's possible!?  come see for yourself!)

$12 to participate in the tasting: 4 glasses, 3 ounce pours.

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

Bill Frisell *SOLD OUT*

Sunday, September 22nd

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

THE B.L.T. (comedy!) SHOW

Tuesday, September 24th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

JAZZ SESH (open jazz jam)

Tuesday, September 24th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Happy Hour with Widow’s Watch

Wednesday, September 25th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Silver Threads

Wednesday, September 25th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, September 25th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Hours
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Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.