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JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER WINE & BEER

EVENTS AT THE WINE COUNTRY

 

  • JULY

 

JULY 27, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

FIVE WINES

REDS OF GERMANY & AUSTRIA

Blau frankisch, Pinor Noir Zweigelt & St. Laurent

 

JULY 28, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $55

NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Great wines contrasting mountain Cabs with reds from the Valley floor.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JULY 29, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

Kevin Lepisto, Hosts

LESSER KNOWN WHITES & REDS OF CENTRAL ITALY

These are wines of the people from Tuscany, Marche, Emiio Romangna, Abruzzo & more!

 

  • AUGUST

 

AUGUST 3, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

GRÜNER VELTLINER FROM AUSTRIA, CALIFORNIA & NEW ZEALAND!

The crisp, refreshing white wine is not only Austria's most famous export, but vivid examples of this little known grape are also achieving success in California and even New Zealand.  Beat the heat!

 

AUGUST 4, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $60

ELITE CHARDONNAYS FROM CALIFORNIA & FRANCE'S BURGUNDY

In 1976, French wine experts judged California's finest Char-donnays alongside Burgundy's best in the famous Judgment of Paris.  Tonight--41 years later--we compare top Chardonnays from Montelena, Pahlmeyer, ZD, Shafer, Far Niente, Liquid Farm, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, Chablis Grand Cru and Pouilly-Fuissé. 

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 5, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

Our 3rd Annual PANZANELLA FEST WITH CRISP, REFRESHING ITALIAN WHITE WINES!

It's the height of tomato season, so it's time for the traditional Tuscan bread salad combined with our most delicious Italian whites.  Vermentino, Vernaccia, Verdicchio, more! 

 

AUGUST 10, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

ALBARIÑO FROM SPAIN, PORTUGAL & CALIFORNIA!

You'll love this crisp and fresh wine all summer and beyond!

 

AUGUST 11, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $45

WHAT IS ZINFANDEL?

Amy Mullally introduces powerful reds from California's top producers:  Ridge, Carlisle, Storybook Mountain, Brown, Turley, Nalle & more!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 12, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

RED WINE BARGAINS:  SPANISH RED VALUES!

Affordable Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Garnacha, Tempranillos and more!  Get more bang for the buck  than any other leading wine region.

 

AUGUST 17, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

IN PERSON ANGELA OSBORNE A TRIBUTE TO GRACE

Angela lovingly specializes in Grenache from top Central Coast Vineyards

 

AUGUST 18, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $50

THE GREAT RED WINES OF ITALY!

A tasting tour of red wines from each major Italian wine region.  You'll experience Amarone, Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello, Chianti, Etna, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Cannonau , more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 19, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

FRANCE'S RHONE VALLEY!

Experience the wines that inspire the world's great winemakers:  Vacqueyras, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Rasteau, Cote-Rotie, Hermitage. St. Joseph & Cornas

 

AUGUST 23, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $25

BEERVENTURE! featuring......

KOLSCH, PILS & PALE!

Refreshing doesn't mean wimpy.  Join Nick Larson, Beer Buyer for The Wine Country!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 24, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

CALIFORNIA'S BEST PINOT NOIR VALUES!

You might not believe it, but there are impressive examples of Pinot Noir under $30.  .

 

AUGUST 25, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $45

SAMANTHA'S WINE & CHEESE OF THE ALPS!

Explorating the wines of France's Savoie & Jura, and Italy's Val d'Aosta Aged Comté cheeses & others!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

AUGUST 26, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

CALIFORNIA'S EXCITING "RHONE"-INSPIRED WINES

Rhone Varieties grown in California:  Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, & Blends.  Great wines for the grill!.

 

AUGUST 31, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

ERIC BORDELET'S HARD CIDERS

France's greatest producer of artisan pear & apple ciders!

 

 

  • SEPTEMBER

 

SEPTEMBER 1, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

SONOMA COUNTY PINOT NOIR!

Many wine experts cite Sonoma County as America's finest Pinot Noir growing region.  Tonight Amy Mullally assembles a dazzling array of Pinots from the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast appellations.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 2, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

GERMAN RIESLING & WURST FEST!

What better way to kick off Labor Day weekend than with grilled brats, weissewursts and sausages combined with the world's most delicious white wines!

 

SEPTEMBER 7, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

PINOT GRIGIO, PINOT BLANC, SYLVANER & KERNER:

THE WHITES OF ITALY'S ALTO ADIGE

Kevin Lepisto hosts.

 

SEPTEMBER 8, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Join Andy Acosta in a tasting and seminar showcasing the ever-improving wines from New Zealand and Oz--now among the finest wines on earth.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 9, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

THE RED WINES OF THE LOIRE VALLEY

Samantha Dugan sselects Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Francs and red blends from the garden spot of France.  Saumur, Sancerre, Bourgueil, Touraine & more

 

SEPTEMBER 14, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

PINOT BLANCS FROM ALSACE, GERMANY & CALIFORNIA

You'll love these dry whites.

 

SEPTEMBER 15, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

WHAT IS SANGIOVESE?

Join our Italian wine buyer Kevin Lepisto in a comprehensive tasting of Sangiovese from Tuscany and beyond.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 16, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

TOP SAUVIGNON BLANCS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

New Zealand, France, USA & more!

 

SEPTEMBER 20, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE! OUR ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST!

Seasonal Domestic & German beer along with Brats and Pretzels from Alpine Village.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 21, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

SPARKLING ROSÉS!

Bubblies from France, Burgundy, the Loire Valley, California & more!

 

SEPTEMBER 22, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

WHAT IS SYRAH?

Join Amy Mullally as she tries to clarify what Syrah is, and should be.  Sample wines from the northern Rhone, Washington State and California

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 23, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

KEVIN'S EVERY DAY ITALIAN WINES

Barbera, Dolcetto, Bardolino, Valpolicella, Rossos & more!

 

SEPTEMBER 28, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

4:30 to 6:45 p.m. $10

CABERNET FRANC

Taste delightful examples from California & Washington State

 

SEPTEMBER 29, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $65

SAMANTHA'S GROWER CHAMPAGNE NIGHT: BLANC DE BLANCS

Top Chardonnay bubblies.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

SEPTEMBER 30, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

SPOTLIGHT ON GAMAY!

Wonderful examples from the Loire, Beaujolais and more. 

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