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: G.D.Vajra, Barolo, Italy
Special Guest Francesca Vajra
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7-9pm Sorry, Sold Out!
$15 / Person – Pre- Paid Reservations Only! Limited Seating!
1. Baudana 2015 Dragon Bianco
2. Vajra NV Brut Rosato
3. Vajra 2015 Barbera d’Alba
4. Vajra 2016 Coste e Fossati Dolcetto
5. Vajra 2013 Albe Barolo
6. Vajra 2013 Bricco delle Viole Barolo
7. Baudana 2013 Barolo Cerretta
8. Vajra 2013 Freisa
9. Vajra NV Barolo Chinato
Small Group Wine Tasting:
Wine 201: Intro to Sherry
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 7-9pm
$25 / Person – Pre-Paid Tickets Only
8 – 12 Person Class
Sherry is a wildly underrated beverage with a history beyond the Cream stuff that grandma drinks. Through 9 wines you’ll taste styles that span the range from dry, bright, and lively to deep and savory to luxuriously sweet. Learn about the flavors and wines unique to the region of Jerez and why Sherry is seeing a resurgence in some of America’s finest restaurants.
This is certainly a small group tasting for a curious mind and an adventurous palate.
Wine Tasting: Wines of the World
Friday, February 2 7-9pm $15 Per Person
Save the Date!
Mount Eden Chardonnay 2014, Edna Valley
Moshin West Side Crossing Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Russian River
Tablas Creek Esprit Blanc 2012, Paso Robles
Ridge Zinfandel, Ponzi Vineyard 2013
Lioco Carignane 2015, Mendocino
Wine Tasting: The Ojai Vineyard, Santa Barbara, CA
Special Guest Fabien Castel, The Ojai Vineyard
Thursday, February 15 7-9pm $20 Pre-Paid Tickets- Limited Seating!
Join us for an evening with Fabien, Business Manager, as we taste through The Ojai Vineyard wines, hallmarked as a “California wine made with a European sense of balance”.
1. McGinley Sauvignon Blanc 2016
2. Puerta del Mar Chardonnay 2016
3. Roll Ranch Viognier 2016
4. Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2015
5. Bien Nacido Pinot Noir 2013
6. Santa Barbara Syrah 2015
7. Roll Ranch Syrah 2014
8. Grenache Natural wine 2015
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 White 2013
- Bianco 2016
- Riesling Terre di Chieti 2016
- Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Rosato 2016
- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015
- Montepulciano d”Abruzzo Riserva 2012
- Bianco #3 Trebbiano d”Abruzzo 2010
- Rosso #5 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva 2009
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
Save the Date!
Wine Tasting: Jim Cowan, Cowan Cellars
Saturday, March 24, 7-9pm
Save the Date!