The Wine Country’s August & September Tastings

  

 

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

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

DOMESTIC WHITES

Chris Costales has some blends and white wine varietals that are pushing boundaries.

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 16  7:30 p.m.   $50

OUR BEST CENTRAL COAST PINOT NOIRS

Chris Costales hosts

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 17  1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

SPANISH RED WINES:  AMAZING FLAVORS, INCREDIBLE VALUES

Kevin Lepisto selects terrific reds from regions you might not know.

 

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21  7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE!

SUMMER CRUSHERS!  LOWER ABV, HIGHER FLAVOR!

Reservations Only

 

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 22  4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

MAD ABOUT MUSCADET!

The dry French  classic white is minerally & bristling.  Electric

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 23  7:30 p.m.   $55

NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON:  MOUNTAIN CABS!

Bold, firm, deep, timeless.  Wines from Mt. Veeder, Howell Mtn, etc.

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 24  1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

SHIRAZ/SYRAH!

In Australia and South Africa, it is called Shiraz.  In France and much of the world, it is Syrah.  Different takes, yet all are compelling red wines.

 

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 29  4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

GSMs & GRENACHE FROM AUSTRALIA

Brilliant, fruity, bold, yet friendly.

 

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 29  7:30 p.m.   $65

LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  TWO BIG NIGHTS! 

SAMANTHA'S ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE & FRIED CHICKEN TASTING!

A modern classic!

Samantha Dugan hosts.

Reservations Only

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 30  7:30 p.m.   $65

LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  TWO BIG NIGHTS!

SAMANTHA'S ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE & FRIED CHICKEN TASTING!

A modern classic!

Samantha Dugan hosts.

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 31  1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

BEST OF PASO ROBLES

Why fight the traffic when you can join Chris Costales in this vibrant and popular tasting?  Why, indeed!

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5  4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

THE IMPRESSIVE WINES OF BAJA CALIFORNIA!

Join Chris Costales, fresh from his fact-finding trip to the Guadalupe Valley, as he introduces some pretty surprising wines from this emerging culinary destination

 

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6  FIRST FRIDAYS 7 at 7  7:00 p.m.   $30  EARLIER, SMARTER TASTINGS

SEVEN WINES

NEW ZEALAND WINEMAKER ROD McDONALD IN PERSON

Jessica Martinez welcomes back Rod McDonald for a thrilling evening of top-notch New Zealand wines with exceptional labels which include Wildflower (soon to be renamed), Te Awanga and others .

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7  1 to 4 p.m.  $30

TEN WINES

Our Annual  CHABLIS & GOAT CHEESE FEST!

THE CLASSIC FRENCH NORTHERN BURGUNDY CHARDONNAY!

Great tasting French classics with a mind-blowing array of goat cheeses selected by Samantha Dugan.  Herve Azo, Brocard and more.

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12  4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

FLAVORFUL RED WINES OF PORTUGAL

Utterly captivating dry reds from the Douro, Dao and Alentejo.  Hosted by Kevin Lepisto.

 

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13  7:30 p.m.   $55

RED WINES OF BURGUNDY'S CÔTE D'OR:  THE CÔTE DE BEAUNE

Classic Pinot Noir from the southern part of Burgundy's great "Golden Slope" with famous appellations like Pommard, Volnay, Savigny-les-Beaune, Santenay and more.  Samantha Dugan hosts.

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14  1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

5 CABERNET FRANCS  5 CABERNET SAUVIGNONS

Few people realize that Cabernet Franc is one of the parent varieties to Cabernet Sauvignon.  In this revealing tasting, we finally get to compare and contrast the two.

 

 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18  7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE!

NIC'S PICKS!  NIC BRADLEY'S FAVORITE BEERS IN CELEBRATION OF NIC'S BIRTHDAY AND HIS FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH THE WINE COUNTRY!

We all know how plugged in Nic is with some of the most desirable craft beers available, but what does Nic desire most?  This tasting hash a broad range of styles.

Reservations Only

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19  4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

ALPINE RED WINES OF FRANCE'S SAVOIE & JURA

Explore the little-known red wines from these hillside French wine regions nestled near the Alps.  Varieties we rarely encounter, like Poulsard, Mondeuse and Trousseau.  If you are adventurous in your wine exploration, you'll want to swing by and experience these.

 

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20  7:30 p.m.   $60

NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON:  ST. HELENA TO CALISTOGA

Join Chris Costales as he explores new vintages by some accomplished producers from the northern regions of Napa Valley:  Spottswoode, Chateau Montelena, Long Meadow Ranch, Pahlmeyer, Cain Cellars, Heitz Vineyards and more.

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21  1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

DAILY DRINKERS FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE--

ALL PRICED BELOW $20!

Jessica Martinez has scoured the wines of Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia & South Africa, and her best wines under $20 make their appearance today.  Reds & Whites.

 

 

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26  4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $15

COMMUTER TASTING--SIX WINES

ORANGE WINES!

You've read about these super-hip niche wines; now you get to sample them from California and the world.  This is rudimentary winemaking, often using amphorae and utilizing the same techniques of the ancients.  The results are always interesting, and sometimes surprisingly compelling.  

 

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27  7:30 p.m.   $40

THE EXQUISITE WINES OF SOUTHERN ITALY!

Join Kevin Lepisto as he introduces you to the wines of Campania, Puglia, Sicily & more.  Classics and modern versions featuring Nero d'Avola, Primitivo, Taurasi, Greco di Tufo and more.  You'll discover that Southern Italy offers some great values for the quality and character of wine presented!

Reservations Only

 

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28  1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

WINES OF THE SUNNY SOUTH OF FRANCE:  RHONE VALLEY, LANGUEDOC, PROVENCE, CORSICA & THE SOUTHWEST

Summer may have wound down on the calendar, but before you put your grill away, you'll want to experience these bold, flavorful wines!  Samantha Dugan hosts.

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