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Tasting

Of Structure and Grace: Dry Riesling at Its Best
Date: Thursday, July 21
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, purchase one seat, get the second one free – so bring a friend! ($30 original ticket price is still refunded on a six bottle purchase.)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

This tasting is an unapologetically hard-core look at DRY Riesling.  Please, if you believe Riesling is sweet, this tasting is not for you.

But if you would like me to try and prove to you that Riesling is one of the greatest, most age-worthy, most powerfully expressive wines on the planet, then you should absolutely sign up.  Because it is, and that is exactly what I am going to try and do.

Across the world and through various vintages, this tasting will explore the structural intensity and graceful power of Riesling.  I DO believe Riesling to be one of the greatest grapes in the white wine world and I believe this collection of wines will convince you, too.

Wines to be tasted:
2012 Jolete Anderson Valley $28.99
2014 Robert Weil Kiedrich Turmberg Riesling Trocken $44.99
2012 HIrtzberger Singerriedel Smaragd Wachau $99.99
2013 Two Paddocks Central Otago $31.99
2013 Mesh Eden Valley $24.99
2013 Smith Madrone Napa Valley $25.99
2014 Folk Machine Santa Rita Hills $16.99
& more

Give It To Me, Baby!  – The Funk Festival
Date: Saturday, July 23
Time: noon to 3 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Open House, RSVP required

Tired of mulling over your same old, same old options for wine, finding yourself muttering those timeless words of Rick James: “Give me that stuff / that funk / that sweet /that funky stuff?” Hey, no judging here. Not only that, you can consider those prayers to the gods of funk answered!

At our first-ever Funk Festival, you can sample more than 20 wines from grapes and regions so far off the beaten path, some aren’t even recognized by the authorities.  Also try wines from familiar grapes, made in styles unique among their peers.  Never fear: These babies may be different, but they are, first and foremost, downright delicious.

Come get some of this funk for yourself!

Wines to be tasted:
2014 Helioterra Starthistle Cuvee, Oregon (Riesling/Huxelrebe Blend)  $18.99
2013 Nals Magreid Schiava “Galea”   $20.99
NV Lucchetti Rosato Spumante “Lo Special”  $16.99
2013 Guccione Trebbiano “T”  $43.99
2010 Jean Rijckaert Arbois Chardonnay “En Paradis”  $22.99
2013 Domaine du Closel Verdelho “Eau de Pluie”  $26.99
2012 Ameztia Irouleguy Rouge  $25.99
2013 Kiralyudvar Furmint Sec  $21.99
2013 Louis-Antoine Luyt Carignane “Legno Duro”  $19.99
2014 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay “Trout Gulch”  $44.99
2015 Onward Petillant Naturel Malvasia   $22.99
2014 Farmstrong Field Blend Red   $26.99
2015 Onward Malvasia Skin Ferment  $30.99
2014 Perez-Mengoba Bierzo Blanco “Brezo”    $14.99
2014 Adegas Guimaro Ribeira Sacra Tinto   $16.99
2013 Mas de Daumas Gassac IGP Pays de l’Hérault Blanc  $46.99
2015 Pascal Janvier Coteaux du Loir Rouge “Cuvee de Rosier”   $17.99
2014 Fontcreuse Cassis Blanc    $21.99
NV Lambert de Seyssel Brut Petit Royal   $19.99
2014 Envinate Albahra Garnacha Tintorera “Albahra”    $17.99
2014 Rogue Vine Grand Itata Blanco  $26.99
& more

Bordeaux: Majestic Giant
Date: Thursday, July 28
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Bordeaux’s reputation is great, and this collection of wines showcases why.

At the tasting, we will explore the history, classifications, pricing structure, ageability, and three main regions of Bordeaux, plus charting the 1855 Grand Cru Classification system and what it means to us today.

You’ll have the opportunity to explore, ask questions and get to know Bordeaux better. For the consummate aficionado or the casual imbiber, here is a rare opportunity to study Bordeaux. We got some amazing selections in; come learn what the best of the best is all about.

Wines to be tasted:
2012 Pontet Canet $119.99
2009 Clos Canon $69.99
2010 Smith Haut Lafitte $69.99
2012 Lynch Bages $129.99
2006 Charmail Haut Medoc $39.99
2003 Haut-Bergey Pessac-Leognan $49.99
2006 Phelan Segur St Estephe $49.99
& more

This list will change, as we are about to receive an ocean of fresh Bordeaux arrivals.  But trust us, it will be equally compelling.

Special Selections at Waterford
Date: Thursday, August 4
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, purchase one seat, get the second one free – so bring a friend! ($30 original ticket price is still refunded on a six bottle purchase.)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Tonight we make a tasting of wines that are particularly awesome and utterly delicious. Come and taste these wines that are “must have/must drink” wines. There’s a whole lot to love here. Come and snag some of the stellar wines the staff is drinking before they buy them up!

Wines to be tasted:
2014 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay $59.99
2013 Clos du Val Cabernet $39.99
2015 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose $29.99
2009 Jermann Vintage Tuninia $73.99
2013 Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta $79.99
2012 Joseph Drouhin Pinot Noir $18.99
2014 Albahra Grenacha $18.99
& more!

  1. Hi,

    I didnt forget about picking up my prize bottle I won on your FB contest! I will be coming out this week if that is ok. Are you having a wine tasting on Friday? Any before then?

    See you soon and thanks again!

    Deb Sajdak

  2. Is the Adelsheim tasting in an open house format, or do I need to be there right at 3?

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  4. I am looking for wine tastings in 2013… when will you be posting more upcoming wine tastings?

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  7. Is the Champagne tasting an at-the-door ticket purchase or can we buy them ahead of time?

  8. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

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