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Friday FREE Tasting: Gorgeous Gems to Give and Receive

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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Come celebrate the season at Waterford Wine! Sample our luxurious Chimney Rock Stags Leap District Napa Cab, plus the incomparable 2011 Quinta do Vesuvio Porto. We have the lowest national prices on these beauties. This tasting is not one to miss! Stop by our open house today from 4 to 7. Happy Holidays!

2011 Quinta do Vesuvio Port

In Port on December 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

quintaAs you probably already know – given Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines list of 2014 – Portugal had an amazing vintage in 2011.  Everything Mother Nature could give grapes, she gave in abundance to Portugal in 2011.

The Symington family owns eight of the largest Port houses, which means they make about 80% of the Port in the world. If you’ve drunk a Port within the last 100 years, you probably drank a wine made by a member of the Symington family. Besides a Symington Port being named Wine Spectator’s best wine in the world, another of their wines came in at third place! These people know how to make wine. And they consider Quinta do Vesuvio their best of the best.

The 2011 Quinta do Vesuvio is simply stunning: a saturated inky purple color reveals a nose that intermixes black currant, crushed ultra-ripe blueberries, and blackberries with aromas of fresh ground coffee, chocolate pot de creme, bruleed sugar, cassis, roses, bramble jam, and schist minerality.  It is extremely full bodied, massive, pure, and powerful.  This spectacular Vesuvio will drink well for the next two to three decades.

This Port is exactly why the Symingtons consider it their most magnificent property.  Under the radar, yes, but underappreciated, no.  Sadly, very few bottles of this Port reach Wisconsin.  We have them, and at a striking price. Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com

Champagne: A Collection of New Small Growers

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Date: Wednesday, December 17
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $35 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

It has been a bountiful year in Champagne, and we have a gorgeous crop of new small grower bubbly.

Small Grower Champagnes are those crafted by farmers from their own vineyards, creating Champagnes of distinction and definition.
So come, taste and explore some of the highlights of this outstanding year in Champagne!