2015 calendar
November 2015

Pop-Up Tasting: Kalaris Wines

Friday, November 6, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Gus Kalaris is the founder and owner of Constantine Wines, a 28 year old wine distribution and import company that has enjoyed a great reputation for premium offerings. Kalaris founded Axios, a luxury Napa Valley wine brand in 1999 to much acclaim. The success of Axios has spawned the immensely popular Worthy, Truth and Kalaris brands. We will feature Kalaris wines at our pop-up tasting and as a bonus, Grapes Wine Bar will have them available by the glass after the tasting! You won't want to miss this special event!

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A Glorious Harvest of German Rieslings...with a Bonus Tasting of Rich Reds!

Saturday, November 7, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Get ready for a unique double tasting!

Riesling is all about mouth-wateringly fresh flavors, ethereal delicacy, vibrant minerality and most of all, precision balance.

We have selected a dynamic range of Rieslings, produced by top historical estates from some of Germany’s best vineyards in the Mosel and Rheingau regions. Harvesting the Riesling at different levels of ripeness creates an impressive variety of wine styles; some light and refreshing, some rich and unctuous, but all absolutely glorious!

Our Bonus Tasting features rich, full-bodied reds that are perfect for the crisp, cool nights that lay ahead. From the Rhone and Napa Valleys to the high elevation in Rioja, there promises to be a little something for everyone!



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New European Imports from Simon N Cellars!

Saturday, November 14, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We are thrilled to welcome Didier Simonin, the owner of Simon N Cellars, to Wine Cellars of Annapolis! Mr. Simonin is an established wine importer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of unique, limited production, boutique wines from France, Italy and the U.S. Didier has built incredible relationships with winemakers across the globe, and it is has enabled him to have priority access to wines. Join us as we kick off this relationship with an exciting array of new wines!


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It's Beaujolais Nouveau Time!

Thursday, November 19

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested as an accessible and cheerful drink produced by locals to celebrate the end of the harvest season. We are excited to bring you the first wines of the highly anticipated 2015 vintage. Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!


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Pop- Up Tasting: Thanksgiving Throwdown!

Friday, November 20, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The Wine Cellars wines have fast become customer favorites for their quality and price, so we are excited to be kicking off this holiday season with the debut of our very own Wine Cellars Red Blend!  Also in tonights line-up - an affordable Champagne (really) and a few classics for the holiday table. All the wines featured today are perfect to stock up on. We look forward to seeing you at our Thanksgiving Throwdown.


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From Sea to Shining Sea - American Made Wines

Saturday, November 21, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The United States has come a long way since its entry into the wine world more than 300 years ago. It is now the 4th largest wine producing region in the world, with nearly 3,000 vineyards spanning all 50 states! With a climate that ranges vastly from coast to coast, distinct grape varieties can thrive in various U.S. wine regions. Join us this Saturday as we make our way from sea to shining sea, tasting some of Americas most ecclectic wines!

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Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting of Cru Beaujolais

Wednesday, November 25, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cru Beaujolais is a hidden gem in the wine world. Wine professionals spend much of their time waxing poetic about Cru Beaujolais, while surreptitiously down-playing the wine’s excellence. This week, we’re going to bring this ‘real-deal’ wine front stage for our Thanksgiving celebration. Each Cru Beaujolais has their own charm and personality and this is a great opportunity to taste the varieties and nuances from several of the region’s terroirs. These are some of the best values in red wine that you can find right now—Cru Beaujolais is seriously well-made, balanced, food-friendly, delicious, and perfect for your Turkey Day festivities.

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Best Buys from Bordeaux!

Saturday, November 28, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Long one of the world’s most sought-after wines, Bordeaux has earned a reputation as being inaccessible to anyone who doesn’t have hundreds or even thousands of dollars to spend or years to wait for the bottles to mature in the cellar. But not all Bordeaux comes with a steep price tag or has aggressive tannins that need a decade to mellow out. Our line up today shows that Bordeaux is not only one of the world’s greatest wines, but it can be affordable, approachable and ready to drink.

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