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Malbec & More – a Tasting through Argentina

Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 (credited back against a six bottle purchase)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Born of France but now famous from Argentina, Malbec is one of the world’s great comeback wine stories.  Almost relegated to extinction in Southern France during the 17th century, the vines transplanted high in the Andes, in what would become Argentina, by a few brave monks.  Nursed by the Incas’ flood irrigation systems, there Malbec made a home and was consumed domestically for many decades.

But then one man, Nicolas Catena, in the early 1990s set about restoring Malbec as an internationally famous grape variety.  His quest – to make the absolute best possible Malbec that the world had ever known, and that further competes against the greatest red wines in the world.

Did he succeed?  Come taste through the history, geography and everything else that is exciting in the world of Argentinian winemaking.

Wines to be tasted:

2012 Catena Zapata Malbec Argentino $129.99

2013 Zorzal Grand Terroir Malbec $18.99

2012 Bramare Cabernet $39.99

2012 Bramare Malbec $39.99

2015 Casa de Campo Malbec $12.99

2013 Colonia las Libres Bonarda $12.99

2012 Allemand H Bordeaux Styled Blend $39.99

& more!

 

Italy’s Powerhouse Reds

Date: Thursday, January 26

Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 (credited back against a six bottle purchase)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

From Super Tuscans to Amarone, Montepulciano to Negro Amaro, Italy produces some of the world’s most robust red wines.  The diversity is huge, with 2,000 native grape varieties (and vastly different prices to boot). This is an arena of wines that truly needs to be tasted in order to be explored.

So no matter what your experience level with Italian wines, from dipping your toes in to experienced collector, come and taste some of the most dynamic of Italy’s powerhouse red wines.

Wine to be tasted:

2015 Corino Barbera $19.99

2011 Pira Barolo Seralunga $49.99

2008 Monteti Super Tuscan $49.99

2012 Mazzi Amarone Punta de Villa $69.99

2009 Le Terrazze Sassi Neri Roso Conero $39.99

2012 Le Bracchiole Negro Amaro $12.99

2010 Ampeleia Kepos $19.99

& more!

 

Red Burgundy: Explained and Revealed

Date: Wednesday, February 1
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 (credited back against a six bottle purchase)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Burgundy is supposedly the greatest place to plant Pinot Noir on the face of the earth.  Yet to many, its laws, its labels, its sheer mass of complexity remains daunting – so daunting it creates a barrier to enjoying these fabulous wines.

At this tasting, we aim to break down that barrier.  As the Burgundians like to say, the region is complex, but not complicated.  While we taste some of Burgundy’s great wines, we will explore the diversity, learn to relish in its explicit details, and enjoy navigating the complexities of Burgundy.

Wines to be tasted:

2010 Bader Bourgogne Rouge $24.99

2013 Ann Gros Echezeaux $259.99

213 Devaux Pommard $59.99

212 Drouhin Laforet $16.99

2014 Chateau Marsannay Longeroies $59.99

2014 Leclerc Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru les Champeaux $89.99

2014 Leclerc Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques $89.99

2011 Tollot Chorey les Beaune $34.99

& 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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