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Tasting

Scotch
Date:  Thursday, May 26
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Ok, once again I am attempting to get a couple of new Scotches in the state – Kilchoman, Tamdu, Arran and then Chieftains as an i ndependent bottler.  But once again, I am having trouble getting this all confirmed.  So, what I will say is that if you sign up now for this Scotch tasting, we’re going to pour you some great stuff, I just don’t quite know what it is yet!
The Rosé Festival
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

Rosé – no longer your grandmother’s blush wine. Dry rose is serious stuff: it drinks like a red wine but you chill it like a white. Is it the ultimate patio pounder? Or is it the gateway to delicious hedonism for those of us who usually just drink red? Whatever your motive, come to the festival and explore some of the best rosés available in Wisconsin!

Wines to be tasted:
2015 Clos Cibonnes Cotes du Provence “Tentations” $16.99
2015 Helioterra Pinot Noir Rose $20.99
2015 Charles Gonnet Savoie Rose $15.99
2014 Clos Cibonnes Cru Classe Tibouren Rose $27.99
2009 Chereau Carre Muscadet “Les Clos” $27.99
2014 Thomas-Labaille Sancerre “Montes Damnes” $27.99
2011 Francois Cazin Cour-Cheverny $18.99
2015 Sokol-Blosser $17.99
2015 Sanford $21.99
2015 Campuget $10. 99
2015 Ferry Lacombe “Haedus” $22. 99
2015 Cuvelier $12.99
2015 Bodegas Valdemar $14. 99
NV Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’ Alsace $20.99
NV Piper-Heidseick Rose $60.99
2015 Farmstrong Field Blend Rose $19.99
2015 Zoe Rose 12.99
2015 Eric Chevalier Pinot Noir Rose 15.99
2015 Chateau Pegau Cotes du Rhone Rose “Pink Pegau” 19.99
2015 Trinquevedel Tavel Rose $20.99
2015 Miraval Provence Rose $27.99
2015 Domaine Sangliere Côtes de Provence Rose “Cuvee S” $13.99
2015 Domaine Nizas de Languedoc Rose $17.99
2015 Pecorari Rose Ros’Alba $15.99
2015 Ulacia Txakolina Rosado $18.99
2015 Vina Real Rioja Rosado $14.99
2015 Ramey Sidebar Rose of Syrah $22.99
2015 Adelsheim Rose of Pinot Noir $19.99
2015 Eric Chevalier Grolleau Rose $15.99
2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant $22.99
2015 Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rose IGP Pays d’Hérault $10.99
2015 Cune Rioja Rosado $12.99
2014 Reuilly Blanc “Les Pierres Plates” $22.99
2014 Eric Chevalier Muscadet “Cotes de Grand Lieu” $16.99
2014 Couly Dutheil Chinon “Les Gravieres” $20.99
2012 Champalou Vouvray “La Cuvée des Fondraux” $22.99
2014 Minet Pouilly-Fume Vieilles Vignes $24.99
2015 Joseph Mellot Sauvignon Blanc “Sincerite” $11.99
2015 Joseph Mellot Sancerre “La Chatellenie” $22.99
2015 Groiss Sommerwein Rose $21.99
2015 Stift Goettweig Gruner Veltliner Messwein $17.99
2015 Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Rose of Pinot Noir $25.99
2015 Clos Alivu Patrimonio Rose $24.99
2015 Domaine Vetriccie AOP Corse Rose $15.99
2015 Ambra Barco Reale Di Carmignano Rosato $13.99
2015 Bortolotti Lagrein Rosato Brut NV $15.99
2015 Cavalchina Bardolino Chiaretto $15.99
2015 Fuori Strada Rosato Tetra Pak 1 Liter $14.99
2015 Mouton Noir Love Drunk Rose $17.99
2015 Soter North Valley Rose $23.99
2015 Stoller Dundee Hills Rose $21.99
2015 Chateau Salettes Bandol Rose $30.99
2015 Saint Roch Cotes de Provence Rose $14.99

Treasures of Sonoma
Date: Thursday, June 9
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

The amazing diversity of Sonoma County—geography, climate and soil—allows winemakers here to craft world-class wines that are surprisingly varied. At this tasting, we will explore regions classically celebrated for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, small pockets making arguably the best Zinfandel in California, and windswept climes producing fabulous Bordeaux-inspired gems. Discover how hot days and cold nights add up to ripe flavors and juicy acidity in the delicious wines of Sonoma and its renowned AVAs.

Wines to be tasted:
2013 Red Car Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $38.99
2011 C. Donatiello Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $36.99
2014 CAMP Cabernet Sonoma County $16.99
2010 Scherrer ALexander Valley Cabernet $52.99
2013 Lioco Chardonnay Russian River Valley $34.99
2013 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc $33.99
& more!

Cellaring 101
Date: Thursday, June 16
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

It’s every wine lover’s fantasy: having the perfectly aged bottle on hand for any occasion that may arise. And while we’d all love a cellarful of grands crus treasures, building a collection can be a daunting (and pricey) task.

So here is a seminar for the rest of us! Come taste affordable cellar-worthy gems and sample some of their big-big brother counterparts along the way. Learn how you, too, can create an awesome stable of wines you won’t actually be afraid to drink. Win!

Wines to be tasted:
2008 d’Arenberg The Galvo Garage $29.99
2009 Chateau l’Oiseliniere Le Clos $25.99
2011 Produttori del Barbaresco $36.99
2015 STift Goettweig Gottschelle Kremstal Reserve Gruner $29.99
2012 Brezza Barbera d’Alba Superiore $36.99
2010 Cuvelier Los Andes Gran Vin $40.00
2012 Les Pensees de Pallus Cabernet Franc $25.99
2012 Chateau La Peyre $24.99

Complementary Cabernets? Napa and Bordeaux, Compared
Date: Thursday, June 23
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 and Napa Valley – the world’s premier Cabernet wine growing regions. Are they so different from one another?

Is Bordeaux, through the pursuit of ripeness, concentration, and new oak, becoming more and more like Napa? Or perhaps Napa, under the signature of balance and elegance, is growing more and more like Bordeaux.

This tasting is aimed at exploring a thought – maybe not one that the vintners themselves would ever care to entertain – that Napa and Bordeaux are now more alike than ever. Through a combination of wines, we will try and match the two, comparing new and old, traditional and modern. For anyone exploring Bordeaux (or Napa) for the first time, this will be an eye-opening tasting.

Wines to be tasted:
2011 Pontet Canet $129.99
2010 Smith Madrone Spring Mountain Cabernet $49.99
2010 Branaire Ducru Duluc $34.99
2011 Seavey Cabernet Napa $99.99
2011 Buty Columbia Redivivia $49.99
2013 Ridge Cabernet $49.99
2011 Chateau Haut Beausejour $54.99
& more

Get Down with Summer Bubbly
Date: Thursday, June 30
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Make the party POP with fun, fizzy (and affordable!) bubblies from U.S.A., Italy, Spain and, of course, France. Refreshing, invigorating sparklers are perfect for celebrations, cookouts, picnics and the patio, especially when they come at a price you can afford to get down with all night long.

Whether you are freshly graduated or just turned legal, newly married or minted single, just got promoted or got the day off tomorrow, there’s a million reasons to celebrate summer in Wisconsin. Let these fizzes be your inspiration. We’ll give you awesome pairing ideas, too. So come get your sparkle on!

Wines to be tasted:
Denny Bini Lambrusco $15.99
Pierre Callot Blanc de Blanc Champagne $49.99
Alice Doro Prosecco $19.99
Ameztoi Rubentis $24.99
Marguet Elements 11 Champagne $49.99
Bugey Cerdon $24.99
& 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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  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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