FEBRUARY & MARCH WINE & BEER EVENTS AT

THE WINE COUNTRY

 

 

FEBRUARY 12, TUESDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX WINES

A SPECIAL TUESDAY COMMUTER TASTING

BODEGAS BORSAO & BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO

Spain's leading producers of Garnacha (Grenache) with guest Andii Ulrich. 

 

FEBRUARY 14, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX WINES

VALENTINE'S DAY!  LUSCIOUS, RICH REDS

Sexy, sensuous red wines selected by our romantically inclined staff.

 

FEBRUARY 15, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $35

SPANISH WINES 101 WITH KEVIN LEPISTO

Arguably, dollar for dollar, Spain is the greatest wine country in the world. Kevin introduces you to the classic wines of Rioja and Jerez, as well as accomplished wines from Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Galicia and more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 16, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

OUR FINEST AMERICAN CABERNETS UNDER $30

Today is all about high quality with value, Chris Costales selects ten Cabernet Sauvignon that outperform their prices.

 

FEBRUARY 20, WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $25

BEERVENTURE:  COLLABS

A fascinating tasting of beers made by two or more collaborating breweries.

Nic Bradley hosts

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FEBRUARY 21, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX WINES

BARBERA & DOLCETTO FROM PIEDMONT

Vibrant reds from northern Italy. Great tasting dinner wines.

 

FEBRUARY 22, FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m.   $40

ALL ABOUT SOUTH AFRICA

Join Jessica Martinez as she hosts a tasting of the rapidly emerging, historic wine regions of South Africa. Pinotage and much, much more.

Reservations Only / Call (562) 597-8303

 

FEBRUARY 23, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

SANGIOVESE: ITALY'S NOBLE GRAPE

Kevin Lepisto introduces some remarkable wines from Chianti, Montepulciano, Montalcino and more!

 

FEBRUARY 28, THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX WINES

ALSACE WINES WITH SAMANTHA DUGAN

Discover the satisfying, aromatic wines of France's northeastern wine region.

 

MARCH 1 FRIDAY EVENING 

FIRST FRIDAYS  7 at 7 p.m. $30  SMARTER, EARLIER TASTINGS

SEVEN WINES

VOUVRAY NIGHT

Arguably Vouvray wines are the greatest expressions of Chenin Blanc in the world.  Join Samantha Dugan as she explores the various incarnations of these Loire Valley classic white wines--Sparkling, Sec (dry) & Moelleux (sweet).  

Reservations Only  Call (562) 597-8303

 

MARCH 2  SATURDAY AFTERNOON 

1 to 4 p.m.  $30

TEN WINES

OUR ANNUAL WINE & CHEESE FEST

10 PERFECTLY SELECTED WINES

10 DELECTABLE ROUNDS, HUNKS & SLABS, BUT NO NASTY CUBES

ALL CHOSEN BY SAMANTHA DUGAN

Come early for this popular annual event.

 

MARCH 7  THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX WINES

THE SURPRISING WINES OF CROATIA

Kevin Lepisto hosts a revealing tasting of the new generation of wines from this ancient Adriatic wine culture.

 

MARCH 8 FRIDAY EVENING   

7:30 p.m.  $50

ELITE NAPA VALLEY RED WINE BLENDS

Chris Costales selects some thrilling red wines, including Opus One, Shafer TD-9, Brown Chaos Theory, Ramey Claret, Chappellet Mountain Cuvee, Trefethen Dragon's Tooth, Pahlmeyer Jayson & more.

Reservations Only  Call (562) 597-8303

 

MARCH 9 SATURDAY AFTERNOON   

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

TO HONOR INTERNATIONAL WOMAN'S DAY

WINES MADE BY FEMALE WINEMAKERS

Do women winemakers bring a special sensibility to winemaking?  Samantha Dugan thinks so, and today you may discover this to be true.  Wines from around the world.

 

MARCH 14  THURSDAY AFTERNOON

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

SIX WINES

CANADIAN WINES

For a long time Chris Costales has wanted to present the latest generation wines from British Columbia and the Niagara Peninsula

 

MARCH 15  FRIDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m. $60

2016 RED & WHITE BURGUNDIES OF MARCHAND-TAWSE

WITH WINEMAKER THOMAS DINEL

Watch the film GRAND CRU on Amazon, then join our special guest winemaker in a tasting of Burgundy's superstar winery's latest releases.  You won't want to miss this eye-opening event.

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MARCH 16 SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m. $25

TEN WINES

EXPLORE CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL COAST:

SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS, ARROYO GRANDE, SANTA MARIA VALLEY & MORE

 

MARCH 20  WEDNESDAY EVENING

7:30 p.m. $25

BEERVENTURE:  MARCH MADNESS!

A collection of the latest craft beers with styles all over the spectrum selected by our beer guru Nic Bradley.

Reservations Only  Call (562) 597-8303

 

MARCH 21 THURSDAY AFTERNOON 

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

SIX WINES

SPOTLIGHT ON FRENCH GAMAY: BEAUJOLAIS & MORE

Due to the plethora of overripe, overdone wines crowding the market, there has been renewed interest in one of the world's classic red wine varieties, Gamay Noir.  This fresh-tasting, easy-going variety is one of the world's most versatile food wines, and lower alcohols make it joyful to drink.  Samantha Dugan hosts.

 

MARCH 22 FRIDAY EVENING   

7:30 p.m.  $40

BLIND TASTING!

SPANISH WINES WITH THEIR AMERICAN COUNTERPARTS

Fascinating and revealing wines tasted side-by-side.  Tempranillo, Garnacha (Grenache), Albarino and more, and wines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Campo de Borja and Galicia.  You will not only enjoy these wines, but you'll make new discoveries about your own senses.  Kevin Lepisto and Chris Costales host.

Reservations Only   Call (562) 597-8303

 

MARCH 23  SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m. $25

TEN WINES

ENJOYING RED & WHITE BORDEAUX ON A BUDGET

Samantha Dugan selects Bordeaux Superieur, Petit Chateaus, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux Sec, white Graves and more.

 

MARCH 28 THURSDAY AFTERNOON   

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

SIX WINES

SIX MALBECS FROM ARGENTINA

Jessica Martinez hosts this terrific showcase of Argentina’s signature red wines.

 

MARCH 29 FRIDAY EVENING 

7:30 p.m. $45

KEVIN LEPISTO’S WINE TOUR OF TUSCANY

Building on Kevin’s popular Italian 101 tasting, tonight he introduces some of Italy's most popular and beloved wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Super-Tuscan, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and much more.

Reservations Only  Call (562) 597-8303

 

MARCH 30  SATURDAY AFTERNOON

1 to 4 p.m.  $25

TEN WINES

PINOT GRIS & PINOT BLANCS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

In Italy this cousin of Pinot Noir is called Pinot Grigio, in Alsace it’s a noble grape, in Oregon, it’s the state’s proudest white wine variety.  Italy, Alsace and the United States also plant another Pinot cousin, Pinot Blanc.  This is a great opportunity to explore the differences between two classic varieties, and the differences in growing regions.

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