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Tasting

Teutonic Wine Company Wine Dinner at Ardent
Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Ardent Restaurant (1751 N. Farwell Avenue)
Cost: $100 (price includes food and wine)
Format: Wine dinner, RSVP required (RSVP to Waterford Wine Company)

Teutonic Wine Company is a small, family owned winery based in Willamette Valley, Oregon, crafting Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling of dramatic character – and I do mean that.  Not only are these wines stunningly beautiful, they are stunningly like nothing else, and need to be tasted to be understood.

Ardent is one of Milwaukee’s hottest restaurants, characterized by a warmth and passion, an enthusiasm, and revolutionary zeal for creating bold and new cuisine.  The dishes are as clever as they are tasty, as radical as they are deeply soul-satisfying.

To say that these two forces are going to be an utterly delightful and captivating mashup in hedonistic delectation would be to understate the case – for the epicure in you, this evening is going to be one that you’ll always remember.  Don’t miss it.

The menu is not complete yet, but we will be adding it as soon as possible.  A partial list of wines is below (all of Teutonic’s wines are of extremely low production, if we sell out of one we will replace it with another of equal caliber).

The wines:
2014 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Gris $26.99
2014 Pigs and Swords $28.99
2013 Traubenwerkzeug Vin Gris of Pinot Noir $29.99
2014 Bellpine Vineyard Pinot Noir $29.99
2013 Alsea Vineyard Pinot Noir $44.99
2013 Medici Vineyard Riesling $34.99

Malbec
Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards 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:
2011 Catena Alta Malbec $54.99
2010 Catena Malbec Argentino $129.99
2010 Allemand H Malbec Blend $31.99
2013 Casa de Campo Malbec $9.99
2012 Clos La Coutale Cahors $16.99
2012 Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet $44.99
2011 El Enemigo Cabernet Franc $39.99
& more!

America’s Greatest: Zinfandel
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Zinfandel is America’s variety: it is here, in California, where Zinfandel truly becomes great wine, a player on the international stage showing not only the significance of terroir but also dynamic differences in styles.  However, Zinfandel used to be a throwaway grape variety made into sweet blush wine.  A handful of wineries in the early 1970s changed all of that.  By finding specific vineyards to suit the grape, these wineries set a course to make Zinfandel one of the greatest wines of the world.

Wines to be tasted:
2011 Unti Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel $26.99
2013 Ridge Lytton Springs $36.99
2013 Ridge Geyserville $36.99
2012 Scherrer Alexander Valley Zinfandel $35.99
2013 Dashe Dry Creek $23.99
2012 Za Zin! $19.99
2014 Reds $12.99
& more!

Big Red Spain
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Let’s just say it – Spain is making some of the biggest, most dramatic, most flavorful red wines on the planet.  Its amazing combination of very old vines, modern winemaking equipment, and skillful young winemakers has resulted in a flavor revolution to the point where the wines cannot be denied (and oftentimes at extremely great prices as well).

Yet time and time again, we meet clients who have yet to taste or know the beauty of Spain’s big red wines.  Well, now is your chance.  If you are a lover of Napa Cabernet, or Australian Shiraz, and you haven’t yet explored Spain, here is the perfect intro.  Come discover how great these wines can be!

Wines to be tasted:
2013 Emilio Moro Riberia del Duero $21.99
2014 Solanera Vinas Viejas Yecla $14.99
2011 D. Ventura Vina Caneiro Ribeira Sacra 24.99
2013 Bernabeleva Garnacha “Arroyo del Tortolas” $44.99
2012 Anima Negra AN/2 $24.99
2011 Ferrer Bobet Priorato $49.99
2009 Finca Villacreces Riberia Del Duero $49.99
2012 Numanthia Termes Toro $44.99
& more!

Champagne Bubbly Festival!
SAVE THE DATE
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!

What could be more fun than 40 bottles of bubbles?  Especially to chase away the winter blues.

And frankly, as Americans, we should all drink more Champagne.  Not only is it simply just darn tasty, it’s cheerful, celebratory, and one of the greatest good pairing wines on the planet.

Yet for all its majesty, we usually only drink Champagne once a year, which doesn’t really allow for exploring and understanding all of its vast greatness.  So at this festival, we are going to remedy that.

On Saturday, February 27, we will be opening 40 different Champagnes / sparkling wines.  If you have never tasted Champagne before, now is the best time to explore.  If you are an avid collector, what better way to discover new gems than to taste three-plus dozen at once?  Truly, this is a festival not to miss.

The wines:
TBA, but we can assure you: It’s going to be monumental!

The Vino Nobile Wines of Dei at AP Restaurant
Date: Wednesday, March 2
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: AP Restaurant (814 S. 2nd St. Milwaukee)
Cost: $60 (price includes food and wine)
Format: Wine dinner, RSVP required (RSVP to Waterford Wine Company)

Please join us in welcoming Caterina Dei, owner and winemaker at Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.   Her essential goal—shared by winemaking expert Paolo Caciorgna, technical director of the winery—has always been that of producing excellent and elegant wines that represent the terroir, by making the most of native vine species and the undisputable quality of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

This night, along with AP Restaurant, we pair her great wines with some fantastic cuisine.  Surely one of the best ways to appreciate this noble wine region!

We will update the wine list and menu as they are finalized.

The wines:
2014 Rosso di Montepulciano
2012 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
2009 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Bossona Riserva
& more

Scotch
Date: Thursday, March 3
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $40 per person
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

The peat, the barrel, the malt, the spirit, the land – Scotch.  At this tasting we take an exploratory look across Scotland, sampling and tasting all kinds of spirit.  Our goal?  To explore the wonderful wide world of Scotch!

Scotch to be tasted:
Alright, I know this is kinda lame, but I have a couple of new portfolios in flux right now that I am hoping to get some darn tasty Scotch in.  Specifically, a bunch of the Duncan Taylor Octave Cask-Strength stuff.  Just stay tuned and I’ll get the list out!

  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

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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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