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Argentina: A Wine Pairing Seminar

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $60 per person, price includes wines and food.
Format: Wine Pairing, RSVP required

Argentina – now famous for Malbec.

But there is more to Argentina than Malbec – great Cabernet, fantastic Chardonnay, exciting Torrontes and some of the world’s oldest Cabernet Franc vines.  But even beyond these delights are the history, culture, and culinary wonders of Argentina.

At this tasting, Waterford Wine Company presents Argentina and its wines through the fun, exciting tradition of the asado grande – yes, the Asado Grande.  Not just a Great Grill, but a cultural tradition that gives us entry into the beautiful world that is Argentina.

Join us for a stimulating conversation across Argentina’s wine regions while enjoying several little snacks that will offer a perfect pairing to the wines.

It’s the ultimate in food, wine and fun!

2012 Schiopetto Pinot Grigio

In Pinot Grigio on October 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

schiopettoHailing from Colli Orientali del Friuli, Schiopetto will destroy any preconception you may have about Italian Pinot Grigio.  Because this wine isn’t just world-class, it’s legendary:

The 2012 opens with aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, orange blossoms, peaches and juicy, fully ripe apricots.  These aromas are so intense that even the most casual of drinkers will nearly have their heads explode with imbibing excitement.  But the aromas aren’t over-blown like some cheap tarted-up New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  They are refined, tightly woven together and within each other, like a finely executed Verdi love duet.

The front palate is texturally dense, with a seamless core of fruit flavors that last all the way to the back of the palate and right on through to a minutes-long finish.  Along the way, a vast expression of flavors will leave you wondering where Pinot Grigio has been all your life. Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com

“Natural” Wine: Forbidden Fruit or Just Flawed?

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 15
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $35 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

What is “natural” wine – and isn’t all wine natural?

Starting with some of France’s top wineries, a movement has begun to make wine in a more natural manner.  Natural meaning both crafting wines with only what Mother Nature gives them, but also embracing a philosophy of life.

Sounds simple?  It is, and it also results in some of the world’s newest, most exciting wines.

But there’s a flipside: Are these wines crafted more for pleasing the mind than the body? Not as delicious to drink as they are to ponder? Or do they make the greatest statement that a wine can make?

Come to this tasting and find out.