2016 calendar
October 2016

Dalla Terra Portfolio Tasting with Katie Dorazio, Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

Saturday, October 1, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dalla Terra (of the earth in Italian) Winery Direct® is a direct importer, representing only Italian wines, including some of Italy's finest estates. Winery Direct means wine lovers can enjoy quality wines from Italy’s finest producers at affordable prices. You may remember Katie from our Ladies of the Vine Tasting. Well, we loved Katie's affodable wines so much that we invited her back so we could feature more of her mouthwatering portfolio. Don't miss this first rate line up and be sure to ask Katie if she's come up with an Italian parking story yet. 


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Special Sunday Tasting Franck Agostini - New French Arrivals with the Importer

Sunday, October 2, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Back with a new line up of crowd pleasing wines is importer extraordinaire Franck Agostini. From well-known appellations, to very small and "niche" regions, Franck consistently amazes us with wines that are not only delicious, but affodable and accessible to boot. Stop by for this special Sunday tasting and check out Franck's new wines, his pointy shoes and his infectious "joie de vivre"!


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Pop-Up Tasting: The Boutique Wines of Straight Line Wine

Friday, October 7, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Straight Line Wine offers delicious wines from top appellations exhibiting genuine varietal character. Designed to over deliver and encourage wine lovers to pull the cork, Straight Line Wine is great quality wine at a reasonable price. Made by acclaimed winemaker Jon Grant (of Turley Wine Cellars, PlumpJack Winery, Corison Wines and Robert Mondavi Winery) in a style that is deliberately minimal, the resulting wines have unparalleled varietal character, purity and appeal. Production is teeny tiny and these wines are so highly allocated that you’d be hard pressed to ever see them outside the winery. This is your chance to acquire a true boutique wine without the plane ticket!

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Australias' Young Guns of Wine w/ BONUS TASTING

Saturday, October 8, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Whether it’s bold and innovative techniques in the vineyards, pushing winemaking boundaries or experimentation with non-traditional varieties, Australian wine’s new breed are prepared to throw out the old rules and step forward with a fresh attitude and approach. The desire to embrace the funky and gritty art of winemaking has led to wines that are truly exciting and capture a revolution in the glass. Come celebrate Australia's Young Guns of Wine with these easy going and easy drinking wines.

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Special Guest Sophia Berquist, Owner Quinta de la Rosa

Saturday, October 15, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We are very honored to have the charmingly charismatic Sophia Berquist as our special guest this week. This tiny quinta, family-owned and steeped in tradition, has some of the most stunning land on the Douro, and while they make magnificent ports, their table wines have long received much acclaim as well.  Managed by the father and daughter team of Tim and Sophia Bergqvist, Quinta de la Rosa has been in the family for 100 years and all wines are still grown, produced and bottled on the premises. This is a must tasting for the Port afficionado!


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Demystifying Bordeaux

Saturday, October 22, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Being the largest fine wine region in the world with loads of history, intrigue, and hype, Bordeaux can be a little bit intimidating to the everyday wine drinker. But lucky for us, there are a few sweeping generalizations that can be made about this all too mysterious region. The Bordeaux region is, in fact, divided by the Gironde River. The two regions separating Bordeaux as a result are the left bank and the right bank. Not only does a huge shift in terroir occur from one bank to the other, there is also a major switch in terms of grape variety planted: Merlot is the dominant planting on the right bank, and Cabernet Sauvignon is the dominant planting on the left bank. And while both the left bank and the right bank are home to some fantastic wines, the best way to get a grasp on the differences is to taste, taste, taste. Hard work, we know.

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Stock Up for the Season

Saturday, October 29, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

It’s that time of year again! Do you have wine for Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and gift giving? Do you need to stock up so your in-laws won’t drink all your good wine? We thought you might; so we will be showcasing a variety of wines that will put everyone in the holiday spirit. From go-to wines for parties to that unique bottle for your office gift exchange; or a special bottle to pair with grandma's stuffing, we'll have a little something for everyone. Be sure to stop by and find your new fave!

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