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Tasting

The Glorious Bounty of South Africa

Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Long forgotten as a historic vine growing region, South Africa has emerged within the last decade as a serious New World contender.  Dramatic “Cape-style” Bordeaux blends, powerful whites, and an exceptionally talented group of young vintners are making South Africa’s wines better than ever.  This tasting not only explores the history of the region, but also its many wine treasures.

Wines to be tasted (all tasted wines will have substantial discounts at the tasting):

2011 Fairview Pinotage “Primo” $29.99
2009 Robertson Constitution Road Cape Blend $32.99
2013 Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc $21.99
2009 Stark Conde Syrah “Three Pines” $35.99
2012 John X. Merriam Cabernet $32.99
2012 Bookenoutskloof The Chocolate Block $34.99
& more

Worldwide Pinot Noir

Date: Wednesday, February 4
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Pinot Noir is the darling grape of the Master Sommelier set.  Why?

Because not only does it create one of the most flavorsome and complex wines in the world, but it is also said to express better than any other grape the place it was grown in.

Meaning that for those who have caught the wine-tasting bug, Pinot Noir is different every place you plant it.  So great is this feeling that Burgundians refuse to even call their wines Pinot Noir – instead, they name each one by its precise location, and that is all.

But enough of talking (or reading) – it’s time for us to explore this great grape and investigate the claims of these Master Sommeliers – by tasting an amazing set of Pinot Noir!

Wines to be tasted:
2010 Vincent Girardin Corton Bressands Grand Cru $169.99
2009 Zepaltas W.E. Bottoms Vineyard Russian River Pinot Noir $54.99
2010 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir $44.99
2012 Helioterra Vintner’s Select Willamette Valley Pinot Noir $44.99
2010 Onward Redwood Valley Pinot Noir $39.99
& more

Of Kings and Queens:
 The Barolo and Barbaresco Festival
Date: Saturday, February 28
Time: 1 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.

We are going to taste forty of them.  Does more need to be said?
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:

TBA, but as with our last Barolo festival, it’s going to be spectacular.

  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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