A to Z Sparkling Rose
La Vielle Ferme Brut
La Vielle Ferme Brut Rose
Sant’Evasio Barbera D’Asti
Stellina Di Notte Prosecco
Lab Portuguese Red
Lab Portuguese White
Ninth Island Sparkling
Dom Montbourgeau Creamant Du Jura
Vie Est Belle Brut, Christian Joulin
Conde De Subirats Brut Cava
Louis Pommery Sparkling
Old Westminister Petillant Natural
More to come…
Helmut Krauss Silvaner 2016, Pfalz
Helmut Krauss Grauburgunder, Rheinhessen
Helmut Krauss Weissburgunder, Pfalz
Willi Shaefer Graacher Bomprost Riesling: Kabinett 2016 and Spatlese 2016, Mosel
Weingut Keller, Rheinhessen: Riesling Trocken 2017, Riesling Kabinett 2017, Riesling Von der Fels 2017
Bulgarian Heritage Dimyat 2016
Villa Melnik Begule Cuvee 2013, Tracian Valley, Bulgaria
Mompertone 2012, Monferrato
Tinazzi Corvina 2016
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2015, Toscana
Luigi Righetti Capitel de Roari Amarone della Valpolicella 2013
Sesti Sauvignon 2017, Montalcino
Calatroni Sangued Giuda Sweet, Pavese
Punzi Pinot Grigio 2017, Italy
Montebuena Cuvee KPF 2015 Cosecha, Rioja
Camara Alta Garnacha 2015, Navarra
D. Ventura Vino de Burato Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra
D. Ventura Pena do Lobo Mencia 2015, Ribeira Sacra
Latido de Sara Garnacha Blanca 2017
Latido de Sara Wild Garnacha 2016
Domaine de l’Echevin Cotes du Rhone Villages St. Maurice 2015
Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras 2012
Chateau Vaugelas Corbieres 2014
Domaine du Dragon Cuvee Saint Michel Cotes de Provence 2014
Domaine Guizard Gres de Montpellier 2016, Coteaux du Languedoc
Aubaines de Goupil Le Blanc Moelleux 2017, Cotes de Gascogne
Chateau Fonreaud “Le Cygne” 2016, Bordeaux
Fleur de Pedesclaux, Paullac 2007
JP Brun “Terres Dorees” Beaujolais Blanc 2016
Clothilde Davenne Saint-Bris Sauvignon 2017, Burgundy
Domaine de la Pepiere “Clisson” 2015, 750 and 1.5, Loire
Chateau de Passavant Anjou 2016, Loire
Domaine Laffourcade Savenierres 2014, Loire
Capriccio Sangria, West Indies
To be Continued….
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 Tasting: Dashe Cellars
Special Guest Michael Dashe
Thursday, October 18 7-9pm
Seated Event- Pre-Paid Tickets Only $15 Call 1-800-446-9463
Dashe Cellars is a family-owned artisan winery located in the heart of the Urban Wine Country in Oakland, CA.
Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, Dashe Cellars crafted its first vintage of Dry Creek Zinfandel in 1996. Since that time, the Dashe’s have focused on producing exceptional, single-vineyard wines using a traditional, non-industrial approach to winemaking.
Early in their relationship, Mike and Anne dreamed of blending their passion for winemaking with their love of the San Francisco Bay Area. In a somewhat controversial decision at the time, they bypassed the bucolic scenes of lush vineyards for a warehouse in Jack London Square, then transformed it into a world-class facility. They simply believed that people shouldn’t have to travel to wine country to taste exceptional wines.
With that belief still top of mind, Mike and Anne are committed to creating wines that reflect the unique soil, climate, and regional characteristics of their vineyards. To attain these goals, Dashe Cellars uses traditional and “natural” winemaking techniques, including small-lot fermentation, the use of indigenous yeasts, and little-to-no fining or filtration.
Here’s the Line Up:
2. Chenin Blanc
3. Carignane Evangelho Vineyard
5. Zinfandel, Mendocino 2016, Carboni Cuvee
6. Zinfandel, Louvau Vineyard 2012
7. Zinfandel, Dry Creek Vineyard
8. Late Harvest Zinfandel 2015
A NIGHT WITH THE SPIRITS
featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch
Friday, October 19th 7pm-9:30pm
Join us for a fun, Halloween themed evening featuring Psychic Medium Leisha Olesch.
10 people will be randomly selected to receive a live mini reading in front of the
audience followed by a Q and A session open to the group. For more information on Leisha
go to www.readingsbyleisha.com.
COST: $45 Per Person. Reservations will be required. Seating
limited to 50. Beer, wine and lite snacks will be
served. Call 1-800-446-9463.
NOTE: All information is intended for entertainment
purposes only. Must be 21 to participate. A psychic
reading is never a replacement for medical or legal
advice from a professional in that field.
Wine Tasting: Henriques & Henriques Madeira
Special Guest: Jake Parrott
Saturday, October 20 7-9pm Seated Event
$15 / Person – Reservations Required (800) 446-9463
Join us to experience some of the finest examples of Madeira, presented by Jake Parrott, a highly knowledgeable and engaging presenter, who happens to be the National Sales Director for wine & spirits importer Haus Alpenz.
Madeira, from the island of the same name Madeira, may be made from 6 different grapes creating wines that range from dry to sweet. To compound their already unique flavors, the wines are then oxidized to simulate their journey in barrels on ships to England and far ranging colonies. The oxidation allows development of aromatic complexity and intense flavor profiles. H&H are hallmarked by an honest, bright and elegant style.
- 3 Year Old Rainwater
- 5 Year Old Finest Dry
- 2001 Single Harvest Sercial
- 20 Year Old Terrantez
- 10 Year Old Verdelho
- 10 Year Old Boal
- 15 Year Old Malvasia
- 1995 Single Harvest Tinta Negra
Holiday Wine Samples
A different selection each session, 4-8 samples per session. Presented by our local sales representatives to help you find your best choice for the Thanksgiving festivities!
Friday November 17 4-7pm
Saturday November 18 12-3pm
Wednesday November 21 11-2pm
Wine Tasting: Burgundy, Vineyard Brands Portfolio
Special Guest Patrick Harney, Mid Atlantic Manager
Thursday, December 6 7-9pm
Details to Follow!
Wine Tasting: Sparkling Wines
Saturday, December 8 2-4pm
Details to Follow!
Wine Tasting: Rodney Strong
Special Guest: Justin Seidenfeld, Winemaker
Thursday, December 13 7-9pm Seated Event