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JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

WINE & BEER EVENTS AT THE WINE COUNTRY

 

 

JANUARY 12, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $35

ALL ABOUT SPAIN!

Some of the world's greatest wine values are also some of the world's classic wines! Kevin Lepisto highlights Spain's classic wine regions: Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat and much more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JANUARY 13, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

CABERNET FRANC FROM FRANCE & CALIFORNIA!

Once dismissed as "Cab lite", the varietal has come into its own in recent years as a superior red wine for red meat. Earthy, a bit leaner in texture and full of character.

 

JANUARY 18, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL: WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S HOT!

Amy Mullally hosts.

 

JANUARY 19, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $50

FOCUS ON RHONE VALLEY: GREAT WINES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH!

This is a tasting everyone has been waiting for. Cornas, Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cotes du Rhone and more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JANUARY 20, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

GRUNER VELTLINER: AUSTRIA'S GREAT DRY WHITE WINE VARIETY!

The new crop of Austrian Gruners has just arrived, and we will sample them alongside a few examples from adventurous winemakers in other regions. You won't want to miss this afternoon of discovery.  

 

JANUARY 24, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE!

Join Nick Larson as he hosts the best stouts and porters for the winter months.  

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JANUARY 25, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

FOCUS ON ITALIAN BARBERA!

Join Kevin Lepisto for an afternoon focused on the Northern Italian classic red wines: Barbera d'Asti & Barbera d'Alba. Berry-like and versatile food wine.

 

JANUARY 26, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $40

A SPECIALTASTING OF PINOT NOIRS FROM OREGON'S FAMOUS WILLAMETTE VALLEY!

Now considered one of the world's greatest destinations for Pinot Noir, the Willamette is producing wines of elegance, finesse, and occasionally power.  

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

JANUARY 27, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

CHARDONNAYS FROM AROUND THE WORLD!

The most popular white wine variety originated in Burgandy, and now has achieved incredible popularity in every corner of the wine-growing world: California, Oregon, Southern Hemisphere, Israel and more. You will find something to love today.

 

FEBRUARY 1, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

CHENIN BLANC FROM FRANCE'S LOIRE VALLEY!

The Loire is home to some of France's most romantic castles and is the "garden of France." Join Samantha Dugan in a tasting of their brilliant white wines grown in the world's best terroirs for Chenin Blanc. You will discover how versatile they are at the table, and that they remain great values for classic, world-class wines.

 

FEBRUARY 2, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $40

MENDOCINO! A SPECIAL EVENING EXPLORING THE DIVERSE WINES OF THIS HISTORIC REGION: Anderson Valley, Redwood Valley, Yorkville Highlands & more

Amy lived and worked in Mendocino for a decade and knows the area's wines and regions as well as anyone. Tonight she shares her insights and discoveries in a tasting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and much, much more.   

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 3, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m. 

$20 - WINE TASTING ONLY

(OYSTERS BOUGHT SEPARATELY)

$15 - 6 OYSTERS

$20 - 12 OYSTERS

OYSTER FEST! CHAMPAGNE & FRENCH WHITE WINES! GUESTS: CHEF SHELLEY & HER SHUCKING CREW FROM SAINT & SECOND!

Chef Shelley Bojorquez selects her finest east coast and west coast oysters while Samantha Dugan offers the finest examples of French shellfish wines. One of our most popular tastings of the year.

 

FEBRUARY 8, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

ANDY'S NEW ZEALAND!

Famous for their great tasting Sauvignon Blancs, and increasingly, other impressive varietals, including Pinot Noir.

 

FEBRUARY 9, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $65

LUCIOUS & LAYERED! GROWER CHAMPAGNES FOR LOVERS!

Join Champagne expert Samantha Dugan in this popular annual event, in time for Valentine's Day. Camille Saves, Billiot, Vesselle!  

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 10, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

SOUTH AMERICA REDS!

Join host Andy Acosta as he introduces you to his favorites from Argentina, Chile & Uruguay--great tasting wines from Malbec, Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir & More!

 

FEBRUARY 15, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SPANISH GARNACHA!

Also known as Grenache, Spain's most popular grape is also one of its most dramatic.

 

FEBRUARY 15, THURSDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.  $40

BONNET PONSON CHAMPAGNE WITH GUEST CYRIL BONNET!

Pop-up tasting - 6 bubblies!

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 16, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

EXPLORING PIEDMONT! Northern Italy's home to Barolo, Barbareco, Barbera, Gavi & Arneis

Kevin Lepisto hosts. 

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 17, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

SPANISH WINES OF ANTALVA IMPORTS WITH FOODS BY LA ESPANOLA!

Wines from Ribera del Duero, Campo de Borja, Galicia and more paired with Serrano ham, Chorizo, marconas and more.

 

FEBRUARY 21, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE! BELGIAN BEER!

The world's finest! Nick Larson hosts.   

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 22, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

CALIFORNIA'S HERITAGE GRAPES!

Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, Red Blends

 

FEBRUARY 23, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $45

AN EVENING WITH GREGORY CONDES, IMPORTER EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Fine, true wines from Italy, France & California.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 24, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $20

THE PROGRESSIVE WINES OF REVEL IMPORTS, WITH OUR FORMER COLLEAGUE BENNET TRAUB!

Experience the future of California winemaking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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