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June 2017

France: One Glass at a Time

Saturday, June 3, 11:00 - 4:00

Come and join us on the third of June for a tour of the French countryside. No passport required. Here, we travel via bottle. We’ll be offering, for your enjoyment, a tasting of four gorgeous wines that will take you on a sweeping journey through Burgundy and then on to the Rhone Valley. Where else can you tour France for free? It would be our pleasure to guide    you. Cheers!

 

 

 

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Sunday Tasting: Winery/Region of the Month, Domaine de la Rochette in Touraine, Loire Valley, France

Sunday, June 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

If a visit to Touraine isn’t on your bucket list, it should be! Often dubbed the “Garden of France”, the Touraine region is known for its rich food, tasty cheeses, warm, friendly guinguettes (small bars/outdoor restaurants) and famously pure French accent, as well as a first-rate line-up of glorious châteaux, and let us not forget, WINE! The best white wines from this vast acerage with its often pebbly, flinty, riverside soils are among Loire’s greatest bargains. So too, the reds of Touraine are light in body, refreshing and arguably some of the most food friendly wines in all of France. Don't miss these easy drinking, affordable, lip smacking wines...one white, one red, on sale all month long!

          One of the many chateaus in Touraine

 

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The Great Italian "Blind" Taste Off!

Saturday, June 10, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please join us for our very first, fun and interactive blind tasting. Don't be shy, this tasting is for everyone! The only requirement is a love of good, old fashioned well-made vino.

There will be five distinctive, regional Italian wines for everyone to taste with the bottles/labels covered. We'll provide you with a list of wine descriptions and with us here to give you a few helpful hints, identifying which wine is which will be easier than you think! The identity of the wines will be revealed at the end of your tasting, so you can see how many you matched correctly.
Gather your friends and neighbors, grab a glass, challenge your taste buds and get in on the fun!

 

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Sunday Tasting: Great Frogs Winery!

Sunday, June 11, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Established in 1999, Great Frogs Winery is located right down the street on Harness Creek Road. An old tobacco barn is the cornerstone of their rustic, artisanal approach to farming and winemaking.  The vineyards were planted with French Bordeaux varietal grapes in Annapolis' naturally sandy loam soil. They dedicate many hours to finding the "perfect blend" for each vintage to truly showcase the terroir of Annapolis. Great Frogs is award winning-in just 2016 alone they won over 20 awards! If you've never tried Great Frogs, here's your chance to hop on over and try some!

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POP-UP TASTING: Domaine Drouhin Oregon - Celebrating 30 Years

Friday, June 16, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We have an awesome surprise in store for you tonight! Three incredible wines, from Domaine Drouhin Oregon (92 points or higher!) will be open for this special Friday tasting. Established in 1987, Drouhin Oregon is celebrating 30 years of winemaking in the Willamette Valley. Drouhin Oregon is known for its consistently excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Dundee Hills estate, which show a clear link to the family roots in Burgundy. Or, as the family proudly says, “French soul, Oregon soil.”

These are extremely limited and will sell out quickly so please stop in early. 

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Sizzling Summertime!

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The summertime season is right around the corner (summer does officially start June 21st) and we have selected just the lineup of wines to welcome in the warmer days. Poolside with a crisp rosé, on the water with a fresh Chardonnay, or grilling with a wonderful red blend, these wines are the ticket you need to enjoy the long sunny days that have arrived! Easy on the palate and even easier on the wallet, what else could you ask for? Stop by and join us this Saturday as we pop some corks on our sizzling summertime selection. 

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South Africa's Distinctive and Delicious Values

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

South African wines are booming in popularity with a diverse range of red and white varietals, cool- and warm-climate viticultural areas and relatively modest pricing. With lots of distinctive and delicious values to offer, we’re pouring some of our favorites, all perfect for the coming barbeque season! 

 

 

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