THURSDAY JANUARY 16 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
EXPLORING THE UNIQUE WINES OF MADEIRA
The world's most long-lived wines are found on the tiny Portuguese-owned island of Madeira, 500 miles west of Morocco. Closely tied to American history, these flavorful fortified wines come in a variety of varietal expressions. Kevin Lepisto hosts.
FRIDAY JANUARY 17 7:30 P.M. $35
KEVIN LEPISTO'S SEMINAR ON NORTHERN ITALY'S WINES FROM THE VENETO & ALTO ADIGE
The crisper-tasting, brightly textured red and white wines of Northern Italy are some of the country's most famous, including Amarone, Valpolicella, Soave, Pinot Grigio and blends.
SATURDAY JANUARY 18 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $25
THE WORLD OF MERLOT & MERLOT BLENDS
Today we stop maligning Merlot and discover inspiring wines from Tuscany, the Southern Hemisphere, France and the U.S. You'll want to attend this eye-opening look at a complicated wine.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22 7:30 P.M. $25
JANUARY BEERVENTURE! STOUTS & DARK BEERS
Join our new beer expert Diana Rosas as she introduces some of her finest stouts, porters, dark ales and other richly flavored beer.
THURSDAY JANUARY 23 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
Get reacquainted with some outstanding American versions of this popular white wine variety.
FRIDAY JANUARY 24 7:30 P.M. $45
EXPLORING THE RED & WHITE WINES OF SONOMA COUNTY
Jessica Martinez delves into some of the richest and versatile vineyard land in America. Known for great tasting Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, old vine Zinfandels and Cabernets, this diverse land includes Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Green Valley and the Sonoma Coast.
SATURDAY JANUARY 25 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $25
RED WINES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
Join Kevin Lepisto as he leads us on an adventurous tour of flavorful reds from Spain, Israel, Morocco, Greece, Croatia and more.
THURSDAY JANUARY 30 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
Albarino, Spain's glamour white wine, has achieved incredible popularity in the past two decades. Crisply flavored, aromatic and immensely satisfying. Kevin Lepisto hosts.
FRIDAY JANUARY 31 7:30 P.M. $45
AN EXPLORATION OF THE REDS & WHITES OF FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY
Join Samantha Dugan in a tasting of some of her favorite wines. The Loire River is France's longest and is the home to Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and many more varieties from appellations Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume, Vouvray, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Chinon, Bourgueil, Quincy, Muscadet, Anjou, Savennieres & more.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $30
PINOT GRIS & RIESLING WITH BRODARD CHATEAU SPRING ROLLS!
These lighter, fresher-tasting white wines are paired with the famous spring rolls produced at Brodard Chateau in Garden Grove. Open up your palates for a taste adventure!
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
EVERYDAY SPANISH REDS!
Kevin Lepisto selects richly flavored wines from Toro, Bierzo and more. Experience wines made from Garnacha, Mencia and Monastrell.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7 7 AT 7 TASTING--7 WINES, EARLIER TIME 7:00 P.M. $30
ALL ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA
Ever since apartheid was lifted, outside investment has allowed South African wines to get better and better, and they remain great values. Jessica Martinez hosts.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $25
RED WINES FROM NORTHERN ITALY'S PIEDMONT REGION
With vivid varieties like Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto, the varietals and blends of Piedmont are among Italy's finest. Kevin Lepisto hosts.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
PASSIONATE PINK & RED SPARKLERS FOR "LOVE DAY"!
Samantha Dugan gets all bubbly today.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 7:30 P.M. $75
VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL TASTING!
DREAM WINES FROM OUR LOCKED CASE
Tonight we get a chance to sample our finest super-premium wines raided from of our "treasure chest." Great wines from France, Italy and California.
LIMITED SEATING--RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $25
SPOTLIGHT ON SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Jessica Marinez selects accomplished wines from Santa Ynez Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Maria Valley and Happy Canyon.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 7:30 P.M. $25
FEBRUARY BEERVENTURE! OUR ANNUAL SOUR FEST!
Beer expert Diana Rosas introduces our top sour beers, with an emphasis on fruited sours.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
SPOTLIGHT ON GRUNER VELTLINER!
Kevin Lepisto turns to Austria for its most famous white wines. (Maybe we'll have one from outside Austria, too.)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 7:30 P.M. $65
SAMANTHA DOES BORDEAUX!
Last fall's Bordeaux event was so successful, Sam decided to do one more, featuring top estates from the Medoc, Graves, St. Emilion & Pomerol.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $25
RED WINES FROM FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY
Featuring Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Gamay and blends from Chinon, Bourgueil, the Sancerrois, Saumur-Champigny. These wines are fresh-tasting, minerally, sometimes earthy, and great with food. Samantha Dugan hosts.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 COMMUTER TASTING 4:30-6:45 6 WINES $15
THE WINES OF ANCIENT PEAKS WINERY FROM PASO ROBLES
Ancient Peaks returns with its balanced, flavorful wines popular with our customers for many years.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 7:30 P.M. $40
ITALY'S GREATEST HITS!
More than an "introduction" tasting for Italian wines, tonight Kein Lepisto selects great tasting red and white wines from the country's most beloved wine regions.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 1-4 P.M. 10 WINES $25
10 TOP CHARDONNAYS FROM OREGON & CALIFORNIA
Jessica Martinez selects some very impressive Chardonnays from the top growing regions of Oregon and California. You'll discover how exciting this varietal is becoming in the Willamette Valley.