Events & TastingsWelcome to "Tastings & Events"! You'll find our current schedule of Wine, Beer, Liquor Tastings & other events ALL IN ONE SPOT! As details become available we will provide "More Info" links.
* Tasting & Event Hours *
Most tastings are scheduled with a beginning & ending time and usually last two hours. We hope this length of time is sufficient so that everyone can enjoy the complete tasting lineup. Cheers!
Tasting lists are subject to change; most of the time for the much better!
Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm
Join us as we have 2 (sometimes more) wines paired with cheeses to sample!
Wine Tasting: Azienda Nicola Di Sipio
Special Guests Giulia Di Sipio, Owner and Dave McNeely, Importer
Friday, February 23rd 7-9pm $15 Pre- Paid Tickets– Seating is Limited!
- Millesimato Colline Teatine Bianco 2013…….$27.99 >$22.39
- Colline Teatine Bianco 2016…………………$16.99 >$13.59
- Riesling Terre di Chieti 2016…………………$16.99 >$13.59
- Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosato 2016…………..$17.99 >$14.39
- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015………………$17.99 >$14.39
- Montepulciano d”Abruzzo Riserva 2012…..$31.99 >$25.59
- Bianco #3 Trebbiano d”Abruzzo 2010……..$79.99 >$63.99
- Rosso #5 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2009 …..$79.99 >$63.99
Wine Tasting: Greek Wines
Special Guest Sotiris Bafitis, Importer
Saturday, March 3rd, 7-9pm Seated Event
Save the Date!
Wine Tasting: Hess Family Wine Estates
Special Guests Nicole Carter, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Winemaking
and Tim Perrson, CEO/Owner
Thursday, March 15 7-9pm $20 Pre-paid Tickets Limited Seating!
Tentative Hess Family Selections:
1. Bodegas Colome Torrontes
2. Bodegas Colome Malbec
3. Altura Maximus Malbec
4. MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012
5. MacPhail Markidian Estate Pinot Noir
Tentative Hess Collection:
6. Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
7. Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014
8. The Lion 2014 Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
9. Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
10. Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Appetizers Provided by Daddy O’s Chef du Jour Jamie Wiest!
Wine Tasting: Jim Cowan, Cowan Cellars
Saturday, March 24, 7-9pm
Save the Date!
Wine Tasting: Glou-Glou Wines, Importer of Highly Drinkable Wines
Special Guest Jeffrey Snow, Founder
Friday April 13, 7-9pm Seated Event
Save the Date! Details to Be Posted Soon!
Jeff, on his website, says it best:
“Glou-Glou (pronounced glue-glue) is a french term which implies that a wine could be chugged. It does not promote excess drinking, rather it tends to happen naturally based on a certain taste profile. We already know of this concept with our favorite beers that we throw back, but wines can and do fit the same level of hyper drinkability. Glou-Glou is used exclusively in the natural wine world and focuses on freshness, purity and liveliness. This does not mean that wines have to be light bodied. I drink plenty of natural wines with body and weight; however, the common denominator is freshness. The contrary to fresh is heavy and wines of this character are flabby, thick, oaky, super concentrated and hard to drink. We assume that most wines are pure grape juice and healthy, but this is a fallacy that needs to be exposed.
Our Beer Tastings & other good stuff:
Tap Socials: Usually on Thursday and Friday, 4-6pm (sometimes 7pm) but check schedule to confirm as times may change. For $5, unlimited sampling of a featured brewery.
You get a brewery glass, unlimited sampling, sometimes there’s brewery swag & discussion w/ the rep, brewer.
Beer Samplings: These tastings are sometimes on Fridays and always on Saturdays, usually all day and may be draft and/ or bottles.
We charge 1 penny (because we aren’t allowed to give away alcoholic beverages) and the samples are limited to a decent tasting.
Sometimes there’s a rep & sometimes they bring free swag.
Tap Takeovers: Usually take place on Thursday and/or Saturday nights, 7-9pm or so. We’ll tap anywhere from 15 to 35 + beers!
The draft selection may be all one brewery, several from a region or we may do a themed selection (like Christmas Beers).
Sometimes there’s food (pizza, brats, etc), snacks (pretzels, chips, cheese, etc), brewery swag, brewers, reps, drawings, silent auction tables………
We charge a little bit more these tastings, maybe $10 to $20 but it’s a great deal and lots of fun!
Sit-Down Beer Tastings: Limited, reservation required tasting
Super What-a-Beer Wednesday: RAR Brewery
Wednesday, February 21st, Tapping at 4pm
Tap Social: Mispillion River Brewing
Thursday, February 22nd, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Jack’s Ciders
Friday, February 23rd, 4-6pm
Tap Takeover: Stone Brewing Co
Saturday, February 24th, 7-9:30pm
Thursday, March 1st, 4-7pm
Friday, March 2nd, 4-7pm
Thursday, March 8th, 4-7pm
Tap Social: Irish Beers & Guinness Pint Glass Engraving
Friday, March 9th, 5-8pm
Thursday, March 15th, 4-6pm
Friday, March 16th, 4-7pm
St Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 17th
Tap Social: Founders Brewing
Thursday, March 22nd, 4-7pm
Friday, March 23rd, 4-7pm
Tap Takeover: Bells Brewery
Thursday, March 29th, 7-9pm
The Beers of Belgium Sale
Thursday, March 29th thru Ssunday, April 22nd
Friday, March 30th, 4-7pm
Thursday, April 5th, 4-7pm
Friday, April 6th, 4-7pm
Thursday, April 12th, 4-7pm
Friday, April 13th, 4-7pm
Thursday, April 19th, 4-7pm
Friday, April 20th, 4-7pm
Belgian Ale Tasting: The Lou Thomas Memorial Tasting, Belgium vs USA
Saturday, April 21st, 7-9pm
Scotch Tasting: Jared Card, Mid-Atlantic Manager, ImPex Beverages
Saturday, March 10, 7-9pm Seated Event (Note the Date has Been Changed!)
ImPex has new arrivals! Stay tuned for the details!
Scotch Tasting: Spring Bank/Caden Head
with Dan Searles, Spirits Expert, The Country Vintner
Wednesday, April 11 7-9pm
Details to Follow!
Spirits and Cocktail Tasting: Baltimore Whiskey Company
Special Guest: Edan Perrigo, Sales and Bartending
Friday, April 27, 7-9pm Seated Event
Join us for a spirit tasting, plus learn how to make interesting and unique cocktails from this innovative group!
Save the Date!!
Gin Tasting: Walk Around Format
Friday May 11 7-9pm
Gin is vodka with Juniper, plus other botanicals. No two recipes are alike! Sample over 20 gins, including Genever, London Dry, Barrel-Aged, Old Tom styles. Click here to see what Difford’s Guide has to say about Gin.
Details to follow!
Rum Tasting: Walk Around Format
Friday, July 20 7-9pm
Rum is made from sugar cane, and spans the gamut from clear, almost vodka like to rich and full of character. The lighter styles are typically used for mixed drinks, while the aged varieties are quite special to sip neat. We’ll take a tour of the islands and also have some from the states. Click here to see what Difford’s Guide has to say about rums.
Save the Date!