End of March:
Maldonado Wines of Napa- Pinot Grigio, Proprietary Red 2013, and Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
St Gregory Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, Mendocino County
Poco a Poco Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Lake County
R Stuart “Big Fire Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette
Maison Areion Pinot Noir 2016, Santa Cruz
Sidebar Red Field Blend 2015, Russian River Valley
Chateau Bu-De/Bohemia Manor Farm – Several Selections
Louis Pommery of CA, Brut Sparkling
Alexander Valley Vineyards Gewurtztraminer
Zocker Gruner Veltliner 2015, Edna Valley
Davis Bynum Pinot Noir, Jane’s Vineyard, Russian River 2016
Ryan Patrick “Red Head Red”, Columbia Valley 2016
Dme de la Charmoise, Henry Marionet Touraine Gamay 2013
Bereche et Fils Brut Reserve Champagne NV
Querceto Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Tenuta Sassaregale Sangiovese, Tuscany
Stefano Massone Gavi, 2016
Russo & Longo Virgani 2015, Calabria
Antonelli Montefalco Grechetto 2016 and Sagrantino 2011, Umbria
Fattoria Col Santo Montefalco Sangrantino 2013
Les Fiefs de Lagrange Saint-Julien 2012
Ogier “Reine Jeanne 2014, Chateauneuf du Pape
Ogier “Boiseraie” 2015, Vacqueyras
Borie La Vitrele “Les Terres Blanches” 2013
Le Demi Boeuf Chardonnay 2016
Early to Mid March: (A Partial List)
Roses are Arriving! :
JP Azeita Syrah
Domaine Bellevue Touraine
Sheldrake Point Cabernet Franc
Charles & Charles Syrah Blend
Cline Rose of Mourvedre
Rodney Strong PN
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Stoller Family Estate
Alexander Valley Vineyards
Plus a Selection Of Kosher Wines for the Holidays.
Different Tasting Formats for Different Occasions
We love wine tastings. What better opportunity to sample different wines with all of our favorite people (that’s you guys). As we schedule our tastings we’ll send the information out in our biweekly email and update our website so that you know what is going on. We aim to suit different needs for different occasions, both formal and casual, so read below to learn more.
Wine Samplings: Every Friday 3-6pm at the Cheese Department
Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!
The Friday Night Casual Tasting: Various Fridays 7-9pm (No Reservations Required)
Cost: Usually $10 – $15 / Person Depending on the Event
This tasting usually features a particular grape, region, or style. The arrival time is flexible and you’re welcome to casually taste through the wines at your own pace, and these events are done in a stand-up format. You are also welcome to ask as many, or as few, questions as you please. This tasting is about enjoying wine, maybe learning a little, and having a good time.
The Seminar Style Tasting: Dates Vary, Typically 7-9pm (Reservations Required, 30 – 45 person limit depending on the event)
Cost: Usually $10 – $30 / Person Depending on the Event
Tasting wine isn’t just fun, it’s educational! These seated tastings usually feature a winemaker, an importer, or some one with particular knowledge on the subject at hand who can lead us through a selection of wines that best illustrates their story.
The Small Group Classroom Tastings: Dates Vary – Can Be Scheduled as a Private Event, Typically 7-8:30 (Reservations Required, 8 – 12 person limit depending on the event)
Cost: Usually $30 / Person Depending on the Event (As an added bonus attendees will receive a 20% discount on any wine they care to buy the evening of the event.)
Recurring Tastings: These seated tastings use the same wines each time (unless otherwise noted) because of the small group format.
Wine 101: The Elements of Wine
We taste through eight wines blind (four flights of wine, two wines per flight) to better understand the role of acid, oak, and tannin in red and white wine. We discuss wine vocabulary & terms, misconceptions, impressions, and anything else that comes to mind.
Wine 201: Get to Know a Region / Grape
Taste through a selection of wines (6 – 9 depending on the theme) to better understand a particular wine-making region or grape.
Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm
Join us as we have 2 (sometimes more) wines paired with cheeses to sample!
Wine 101: Elements of Wine
Wednesday, April 18 7-9pm
8 – 12 Person Limit
$25 Per Person – Reservations Required (800) 446-946
In this small group tasting we’ll be laying the foundation for better wine understanding as we taste through eight wines blind in flights of two. Each flight is designed to help us better identify the role of acid, tannin, and oak in red and white wine. Through blind tasting and discussion, this course is designed to be accessible to the complete novice while still offering something meaningful to more seasoned wine drinkers.
Fundraiser: Iron Hill Museum
Thursday April 19, 7-9pm
5 Beers and 5 Wines! Join the Delaware Academy of Science and Iron Hill Museum in a social occasion for a great cause!
Advance Tickets : $20
At the Door: $25
To Purchase Tickets Contact Ellie.Woodruff@gmail.com.
Wine Tasting: Rose Wines, Part One
Friday, April 20 7-9pm
No Reservations Necessary! $15 Per Person Samples of 10 Wines Plus Small Bites from Durham’s Smoked Meats!
Alexander Valley Rose of Sangiovese
Cline Mourvedre Rose
Tangent Rose- in a Can!
Baileyanna Pinot Noir Rose
Bellevue Touraine Rose
Phillipe Viallet Savoie Rose
Paul D Zweigelt Rose
Domaine des Herbauges Eleon d’Or
Pas de l’Escalette Ze Rose
Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir
Fundraiser: Christ the Teacher School Parents
Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm
Beer and Wine Tasting! Details to Follow!
Fundraiser: 4th Annual ICAA Beer and Wine Tasting
Saturday, May 19 6-8pm
Details to Follow!
Sunset Wine Tasting Cruise: Chesapeake City Water Tours
Sunday, June 3rd 5-6:30pm
Join us for this fun adventure as we cruise through the C & D Canal with Captain DJ aboard the Chase N Dreams! We will have at least 6 different wines, including a sparkling, a rose, something big and bold, something soft and fruity, something new and unique, and something sweet! Try a little of each, or stick with a favorite!
Further details to follow!
Other Dates: July 15, August 12th, September 9th