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The Burgundy Festival

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 1 pm until 5 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

Come one, come many, come all (but do notice the slight time change – we are starting at 1 pm) to the Burgundy Festival!

When will you ever have a chance to explore this much Burgundy?  Red wines, white wines, almost all the villages, and many Premiers Crus and Grands Crus as well.

This year we have packed the festival in with an enormous amount of wines, offering something for everyone.  If you are a Burgundy connoisseur, or just the casual taster wanting to learn more, this tasting is not to be missed.

Partial list of wines to be tasted here.

Red & White Wines Perfect For Thanksgiving

In Friulano, Pinot Noir on November 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 12.18.21 PMThe 2010 Paraiso Pinot Noir opens with notes of strawberry and raspberry, highlighting the warmth of California’s sunshine.  On the palate, lively notes of spice box, malt, almond flower, honey and earthiness line the body of the wine.  It is a thoroughbred with tightly woven, yet supple, tannins and robust power.

They have been aging this Pinot for you, so it’s perfect to drink now at the Thanksgiving table and will continue drinking well for the next seven years.

The 2012 Schiopetto Friulano contains the high aromatics of a Napa Sauvignon Blanc with the succulent, exciting palate weight of French Meursault.

It opens with aromas of white peaches, orange blossoms, neroli, lemon zest and hints of toasted almonds.  On the palate, it’s boldly textural, with a rich and full weight that would suggest the use of new oak, but is instead just the grape itself.  It’s mellow and calm, with a texture that even red wine drinkers will be able to enjoy.

This Thanksgiving, look no further. Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com

Not Nouveau: Cru Beaujolais At Its Best

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Date: Wednesday, November 19
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $35 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

While many associate Beaujolais with its main export – Beaujolais Nouveau – these wines are not the best of the region.  In fact, they are a far cry from it.

The best of Beaujolais lies in Cru Beaujolais, the upper vineyards of the region that sit on granite rock, creating wines of depth, breadth, and soaring beauty to rival anything else that Burgundy has to offer.

This tasting, situated on the calendar right before the Nouveau invasion, will showcase the best of the best from Beaujolais. We will explore the region’s rightful station of producing world-class wines.