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Tasting

Cru Beaujolais: An Exploration Across Beaujolais’ Ten Crus

Date: Thursday, April 6

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

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 will showcase the best of the best from each Beaujolais Cru. We will explore the region’s rightful station of producing world-class wines.

Wines to be tasted:

2015 Chateau Thivin Cote de Brouilly $22.99

2013 Jean Claude Lapalu Brouilly VV $27.99

2015 Charly Thevenet Regnie ‘Grain & Granit’ $31.99

2014 Bulliat Moulin a Vent $18.99

2015 Domaine des Pontheux Chiroubles $18.99

2013 Domaine Dupre Morgon VV 1935 $19.99

2012 Cave St Cry Chenas $21.99

2014 Chateau des Capitans Julienas $21.99

2015 Clos Roilette Fleurie $18.99

2015 Chateau Saint-Amour, Saint-Amour $21.99

The Wine of Kings and the King of Wines: Barolo & Barbaresco & Beyond

Date: Thursday, April 13

Time: 6 pm to 7:30

Location: Waterford Wine Company

Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase

Format: Seminar, RSVP required

For those of you who just can’t wait for the Barolo Festival, or you just want to get in some extra training before the big event, here is your chance!

Barolo – said to be Italy’s greatest red wine, a wine of unyielding strengthand enormous complexity that will last a century or more. And deep down inside my drinking heart, I truly love Barolo. And you should, too.

Yet for all its supposed greatness, to many, Barolo remains a mystery. Is it too expensive for what is in the glass? Why is it so dry with such fearsome tannins? When is the right time to drink a wine that could possibly age for 100 years? And what do you drink it with? Finally, how do we even know it’s a Barolo just by looking at the label?

This tasting aims to be a fun-loving, yet sensuously detailed and aggressive approach to studying the depths of this great wine. We will explore the geography, the traditions, and the winemaking styles that all make Barolo what it is today.

Come taste the wine of Kings and the King of wines.

Wines to be tasted:

2011 Pira Barolo Serralunga $49.99

2013 Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta $69.99

2011 Brezza Barolo $49.99

2008 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra Riserva $99.99

2015 Corino Barbera $19.99

2014 Einaudi Dolcetto Dogliani $19.99

2015 Negro Roero Arneis Perdaudin $24.99

2014 Caespes Timorasso $222.99

Scotch

Date: Thursday, April 20

Time: 6 pm to 7:30

Location: Waterford Wine Company

Cost: $30 per person

Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Okay, once again, I am attempting to bring a couple of new Scotches into the state – Signatory and Duncan Taylor this time. But once again, I am having trouble getting everything confirmed. So what I will say is that if you sign up now for this Scotch tasting, we will be pouring you some amazing stuff. I just don’t quite know what it is yet!

Perfect Party Trifecta

Date: Thursday, April 27

Time: 6 pm to 7:30

Location: Waterford Wine Company

Cost: $30 per person

Format: Seminar, RSVP required

You’re hosting an upcoming cocktail or dinner party…OR you’re wondering if you have the moxie to pull one off successfully.

You’ve come to the right place!

We’re going to provide you a grand slam of banging wines, and all you need are three hits:

1) Get on base with a bubbly.

2) Slide smartly into a nice white;.

3) Then lay a stunning red on the crowd.

All you ever needed was these three in your line-up! We’re going to taste 3 flights in each category, and whatever combo you choose will bring you to automatic induction into party royalty.

The wines:

The Bubblies

2016 Vecchia Modena Lambrusco 15.99

Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs Champagne $49.99

2016 Mousse y Fils Effusion Brut Rose Champagne $49.99

The Whites

2014 Bucci Verdicchio $21.99

2014 Bonhomme Vire Clesse Bourgogne $26.99

2014 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay $59.99

The Reds

2013 Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo $19.99

2014 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel $39.99

2011 Haut Beausejour Bordeaux $53.99

Of Structure and Grace: Germany & Austria

Date: Thursday, May 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

Riesling is one of the greatest, most age-worthy, most powerfully expressive wines on the planet, and we are going to prove it to you. Across the world and through various vintages, this tasting will explore the structural intensity and graceful power of Riesling and other white grape varieties. I DO believe Riesling is one of the greatest grapes in the white wine world and I think this collection of wines will convince you, too.

Wines to be tasted:

2014 Weil Riesling Grafenberg GG $79.99

2015 Knoll Riesling Ried Loibenberg Smaragd $49.99

2015 Von Winning Riesling ‘Winnings’ $19.99

2013 Leeuwin Art Series Riesling $19.99

2014 Boxler Edelzwicker $26.99

2015 Groiss Gemischter Satz $16.99

2015 Nigl Gruner Veltliner $21.99

2013 Sinskey Abraxas $32.99

2012 Reinisch Rotgipfler $18.99

The 2017 Barolo and Barbaresco Festival

Date: Saturday, May 6

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Location: Waterford Wine Company

Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase

Format: Festival

The wine of kings and the king of wines: Barolo.

This event will showcase some of the greatest producers in Barolo, Barbaresco and all of Piemonte.  It allows you to explore (at a friendly $30 tasting price) the complex issues of wine production, environment and climate that go into making some of Italy’s greatest wines.

But we won’t stop there.  We will also sample other varietals from these regions:

Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis, Gavi, blends, etc.  For the novice Italian drinker, this tasting offers an exceptional entree to Italy’s grandest wines.  For the connoisseur, it’s an unprecedented opportunity to pick your favorites.

Mark your calendars – this is a tasting not to miss.

Wines to be tasted:

Wines to be tasted:

2013 Gaja Barbaresco $239.99

2013 Gaja Costa Russi $525.99

2013 Cavallotto Barolo

2009 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva San Giuseppe – these two Barolo price TBA

& many, many 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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