AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

WINE, SPIRITS & BEER EVENTS AT THE WINE COUNTRY

 

 

AUGUST 10, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

SAMANTHA DUGAN'S SEMINAR ON FRANCE'S SOUTHERN RHONE VALLEY!

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cotes du Rhone. Samantha Dugan hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 11, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

OUR FINEST DOMESTIC PINOT NOIRS UNDER $30!

Chris Costales selects Pinots of surprising quality at prices we can all afford.

 

AUGUST 16, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

SPAIN'S DEEP MEDITERRANEAN RED WINES!

Montsant, Jumilla, Priorat, and more.

 

AUGUST 17, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $40

ELEGANT WINES OF ANDERSON VALLEY & MENDOCINO!

Navarro, Copain,Black Kite, Husch, & more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 18, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

FRENCH TICKLERS! SPARKLING WINES OF FRANCE!

Sparkling Vouvray, Alsace, Burgundy, Jura & Champagne.

 

AUGUST 22, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE! CRAFT LAGERS!

The world's most popular beer style taken to new heights.

Nick Larson hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 23, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

STAFF PICKS FOR SUMMER SIPPING!

Each Wine Country buyer is contributing to this mixed bag tasting of lighter, more-refreshing wines.

 

AUGUST 24, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $40

BOLD RED WINES OF PASO ROBLES!

Featuring wines from Adelaida, Tablas Creek, Daou, Halter Ranch & more!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 25, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

SURPRISING WINES OF GERMANY: RIESLING, SILVANER, PINOT NOIR, MULLER-THURGAU!

Importer rep Allie Springer, Guest

 

AUGUST 29, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $35

GREAT SPIRITS SERIES...NEW LOCATION - BOATHOUSE ON THE BAY!

ARTISAN MEZCAL!

Savor samples of this mysterious agave spirit from Oaxaca, Mexico.

Nick Larson hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 30, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

SPOTLIGHT ON CASS WINERY OF PASO ROBLES!

Syrah, Mourvedre, GSM, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne producer.

 

AUGUST 31, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $50

BRUNELLO DO MONTALCINO & ROSSO DI MONTALCINO!

Kevin Lepisto explores the wines of this popular region made from Sangiovese Grosso.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 1, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $30

LABOR DAY WEEKEND! CHENIN FEST!

Featuring Brodard Spring Rolls & Ham & Baguette Sandwiches.

Join us for our 3rd Chenin Fest, featuring shimmering examples from France's Loire Valley, South Africa & California, paired with Brodard Spring Rolls and our version of ham & cheese.

 

SEPTEMBER 6, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

THE WINES OF MADEIRA ISLAND!

Historic wines Rainwater, Sercial, Verdeiho, Bual & Malmsey are featured in this rare Thursday event.

 

SEPTEMBER 7, FRIDAY EVENING

7:00 p.m.   $30

FIRST FRIDAYS 7AT 7 TASTING! 7 WINES FROM ALEXANDER VALLEY!

Known for earlier drinkability. Jordan & Silver Oak headline this event.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 8, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

SONOMA ZINFANDELS!

One of the best places to find old vine Zinfandel is Sonoma County, and we have several bold wines from ancient craggy vines. Zins include wines from Alexander Valley & Dry Creek Valley.

 

SEPTEMBER 13, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

PINOT NOIRS OF CARNEROS!

The cool Carneros region straddles Napa and Sonoma Counties, and the longer growing season produces fresh-tasting Pinots that taste like they are alive.

Chris Costales hosts.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $55

WHITE BURGUNDIES OF THE COTE D'OR!

This is the big one--the world's most celebrated white wines. Meursault, Chassagne, Puligny-Montrachet & more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 15, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

FUN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN!

Wines from Croatia, Greece, Lebanon, Morocco & Israel. 

Kevin Lepisto hosts.  

 

SEPTEMBER 19, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE! BLIND TASTE TEST - IPA EDITION!

Our first-ever blind beer tasting.

Nick Larson hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 20, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

CABERNETS FROM AUSTRALIA, CHILE & ARGENTINA!

 

SEPTEMBER 21, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

THE ELITE WINES OF RIOJA & RIBERA DEL DUERO: RESERVA & GRAN RESERVA!

Kevin Lepisto hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 22, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

MALBEC FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

Famous in Argentina, but gaining popularity in California too. Also, sample Malbec's source: Cahors.

 

SEPTEMBER 26, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $35

GREAT SPIRITS SERIES! NEW LOCATION - BOATHOUSE ON THE BAY!

COGNAC, ARMAGNAC!

The world's greatest brandies.

Nick Larson hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 27, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

WINES OF SOUTH AFRICA!

Pinotage, Steen, blends & more. Great bargains.

 

SEPTEMBER 28, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $70

SAMANTHA'S ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE & FRIED CHICKEN TASTING!

Reserve quickly--this event sells out every year.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 29, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

THE FASCINATING RED WINES OF NORTHERN ITALY!

Nebbiolo, Barbera, Bardolino, Lagrein, Dolcetto & more!

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