In addition to the usual Friday and Saturday tastings around town this week there are a couple of special ones at some of the shops I frequent.
Tonight – Bella Vino Stony Point 7:00 – 8:00
Come taste some Swiss Wines and meet the winemaker for Delea 19. Talk it up, enjoy 4 of his wines and some Fondue.
Tomorrow – Barrel Thief at 5:00
If you can’t make it out to Bella Vino tonight, the winemaker from Delea will also be at Barrel Thief.
Two great chances to taste Swiss wines, I know I haven’t had any and figure most people probably haven’t.
Thursday – The Wine Cellar in Midlothian 5:30-7:30
From Jeff: “COME MEET ERINN BENZIGER FROM THE BENZIGER FAMILY WINERY AND TASTE THEIR WINES. BENZIGER WINERY IS LOCATED IN SONOMA, CALIFORNIA AND IS OWNED BY ERINN PARENTS, MIKE & MARY BENZIGER. WE WILL TASTE MOST OF THEIR WINE THAT NIGHT. DO NOT MISS THE FUN!”
Also, Next Thursday Bella Vino will be having another special wine tasting event, unfortunately it isn’t free but it sounds like a great time and $15 is still a steal.
From Brad: “The wines of Oregon and Washington State have slowly begun to emerge from the shadow cast by California. On September 25th John Cheski of Free Run Wine Merchants will guide us through a tasting of some fantastic wines from small producers of the region. In addition, we’ll celebrate the end of summer with live music and great food paired with the wines. Reserve a space to party with some great wines!”Menu:
Left Coast Chardonnay 2005
Brandborg “Or” Blanc 2006
Left Coast Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2005
Brandborg Umpqua Valley Pinot Noir 2006
Palate cleanser: L. Mawby “Us” Sparkling Wine
Dr. Wolfe’s Family Red 2006
Terra Blanca Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Terra Blanca Red Mountain Reserve Merlot 2002
Smoked Salmon, BBQ Ribs, and assorted cheeses
Tickets: $15 for one; $25 for a pair
($5 discount with Bella Vino Amanti tag)
(Further $5 discount if you attended the previous tasting)
Also, all next week Barrel Thief will be celebrating their one year anniversary to be sure to check out their events website for details on the happenings.
Get out and taste! Cheers