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JUNE & JULY

WINE, SPIRITS & BEER EVENTS AT

THE WINE COUNTRY

JUNE 20, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

LOCALS NIGHT! SPOTLIGHT ON LONG BEACH BREWERIES!

Nick Larson hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JUNE 21, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

1ST DAY OF SUMMER! VOUVRAY!

The world's most distinctive Chenin Blanc. A Loire Valley Classic.

 

JUNE 22, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

NICK GOLDSCHMIDT IN PERSON!

The Alexander Valley winemaker returns for an evening of superb Cabernets, red Blends, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and more!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JUNE 23, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

OAK LOVER'S PARADISE!

To Oak or not to Oak...That is the question! Today, Chris Costales presents a lineup of U.S. red and white wines that love bathing in oak barrels. Oaky Chardonnay, Zin, Cab and more.

 

JUNE 27, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $35

GIN IN JUNE! GIN TASTING AT DELIUS!

Nick Larson, Host

We recommend eating a light dinner before the tasting. Delius restaurant offers a 10% discount to seminar attendees who dine beforehand.

RSVP must be made through Delius (562) 426-0694

 

JUNE 28, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX NATURAL & BIODYNAMIC WINES!

There is great interest in exploring wines from grapes that are grown with out herbicides or pesticides.

 

JUNE 29, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $35

GREAT ITALIAN GRAPE VARIETIES & THEIR CALIFORNIA COUNTERPARTS!

A fun evening of discovery! Barbera, Pinot Grigio, Brunello/Sangiovese, barolo/Nebbiolo, Primitivo/Zinfandel & more!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JUNE 30, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

SUMMER DOWN UNDER! BBQ WINES FROM NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA!

Join Jessica Martinez for a selection of red and white wines designed for the BBQ and outdoor living - New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Aussie Shiraz and much more. 

 

July 4, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $30

4th of JULY ROSE FEST...with HOT DOGS, PULLED PORK, & POTATO SALAD!

Roses from all around the world, Germany, France, USA Spain, Italy & more!

 

JULY 5, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX OUTSTANDING TEMPRANILLOS FROM SPAIN'S GREAT RIBERA DEL DUERO!

The classic red wine grape of Spain is the foundation of the prestige wines of the region Ribera del Duero.

Kevin Lepisto hosts

 

JULY 6, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $50

MOUNTAIN WINES! DOMESTIC WINES GROWN AT HIGH ELEVATION!

Most of the greatest wines of Europe are grown on hillsides, and tonight Chris Costales brings out an all-star group of American hillside-grown wines including Mayacamas, Obsidian, Cain Five from Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JULY 7, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $30

SANCERRE & GOAT CHEESE FEST!

Great tasting Sauvignon Blancs from the Loire Valley including Pouilly-Fume, Quincy & Menetou-Salon.

 

JULY 12, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SPOTLIGHT ON ALSACE!

Samantha Dugan selects six wines from this predominately white wine region of northeast France. Blends and varietals include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Dry Riesling & Pinot Noir.

 

JULY 13, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

TERROIR-DRIVEN WINES OF SOUTHERN ITALY!

The volcanic soils and warm climate of Southern Italy create wines of great depth and color. Ner d'Avola, Aglianico, Falanghina, Greco di Tufo & more grown in Campania, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily & Sardinia.

Kevin Lepisto hosts

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JULY 14, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

FOCUS ON DOMESTIC BLENDS!

Once viewed as everyday table wine, this category has risen in recent years to include super-premium aspirational wines that in some cases have become signature wines.

Chris Costales hosts

 

JULY 18, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

SAISON & FARMHOUSE ALES!

Yeasty, spicy craft beers

Nick Larson hosts.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JULY 19, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

EXCITING SPANISH VARIETALS IN NORTH AMERICA!

Join Chris Costales as he selects adventurous examples of domestic wines crafted from Tempranillo, Albarino & more!

 

JULY 20, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $70

CHAMPAGNE! BRUT AND BRUT ROSE!

Samantha compares bubblies from six different houses including H. Billiot, Maurice Vesselles, Camille Saves & more! Discover why rose is more expensive. Rich & satisfying!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JULY 21, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

KEVIN LEPISTO'S FINEST SELECTIONS OF CRISP WHITE WINES FROM SPAIN & PORTUGAL!

Albarino, Verdejo, White Rioja, Douro Branca, and perhaps a white Port.

 

JULY 26, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

IN PERSON!  PADDY BORTHWICK FROM NEW ZEALAND'S BORTHWICK VINEYARDS

From the Wairapa region of New Zealand, engaging winemaker Paddy Borthwick produces some of the juiciest, most appealing Sauvignon Blancs we've recently experienced. Other varietals, too!  Come meet him in an informal setting. Jessica Martinez hosts.

 

JULY 27, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

ARTISAN WINES FROM SANTA YNEZ VALLEY: LONGORIA, KEN BROWN, DRAGONETTE & STOLPMAN!

Join Chris Costales, fresh from his buying trip to Santa Ynez, as he introduces the latest wines from these four impressive wineries.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JULY 28, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

MAD ABOUT MERLOT!

Yes, Miles, there are terrific red wines made from Merlot. They've been here all along, even though so many lousy versions have cheapened the category. Today, Chris Costales reveals 10 of his finest Merlots from dedicated producers who heroically craft impressive wines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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