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Tasting

Behold, the Power of Barolo

Date: Thursday, April 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

Nebbiolo is considered the noble grape of Piedmont, and some would argue all of Italy.  It has everything you could want in a red varietal:  robust aromas of rose petals, spice and leather; scintillating acidity; loads of bright cherry fruit; tannins that reach ’til tomorrow; and ageability.

Historically speaking, Nebbiolo is near Biblical.  It was alluded to during the 1st century by Pliny the Elder as creating wines of exceptional quality.  In the 15th century, laws were put in place that anyone found cutting down a Nebbiolo vine might pay a hefty fine – or have his right hand cut off.

So why is it not part of our American vernacular of prime wine grapes? Your guess is as good as mine, but at this tasting we aim to change that by showcasing some of Barolo’s best.

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

2010 L. Pira Barolo “Serralunga” $49.99
2010 M. Morante Brunate Barolo $69.99
2010 E. Pira Cannubi “Bochis” $89.99
1997 Bussia Soprana Barolo Bussia $69.99
2010 Sottimano Langhe Rosso $24.99
2009 Paolo Conterno Barolo Ginestra $89.99
2009 Gogna Barolo Riserva $119.99
2010 Oddero Barolo $69.99
& more

Glorious Zinfandel

Date: Thursday, April 30
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 used to be a throw-away grape variety made into sweet blush wine.  A handful of wineries in the early 1970s changed all of that.  By resurrecting old vineyards, these wineries set a course for Zinfandel to become one of the greatest wines of the world.  Come join us for this exciting exploration of California’s native gem.

Wines to be tasted:
2013 Ridge Geyserville $34.99
2013 Ridge Lytton Springs $34.99
2007 Woodenhead Martinelli Vineyard Zinfandel $44.99
2013 Hullabaloo Lodi Zinfandel $12.99
2013 Fiddletown Zinfandel $19.99
2012 Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Zinfandel $39.99
& more

A Celebration in Pink: The Rosé (and Loire) Festival!
Save the Date!

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 1 pm until 5 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Festival

You have been waiting for it all year!  The Rosé Festival!
This year, we thought we would spice up the tasting a bit.  In addition to sampling all of our rosés, we will also be taking a tour of the Loire Valley.  The Loire is home to many of France’s most profound rosés, but its contribution to the modern wine vernacular doesn’t stop there – Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and many other wines call the Loire Valley home.

In a high-spirited, open-house format, this tasting explores all the rosé wines we have on offer this year, as well as delicious selections from the Loire.

Wines to be tasted:
TBA, but you know we’re gonna roll out 40+ fabulous wines!

Of Structure and Grace: Riesling at Its Best

Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 per person, credited towards 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. 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:
2012 Folk Machine  Riesling $13.99
2013 Trust Washington State Riesling $16.99
2010 Kanta Eden Vale Riesling $44.99
2009 Loosen Ardner Pralat Auslese Riesling $05.99
2012 Smith Madrone Spring Mountain Riesling $25.99
2012 Stift Goetweig “Silverbeckle” Riesling $36.99
& 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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