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October 2017

Pop-Up Tasting: Winery of the Month - Tuscany

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

Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, stunningly beautiful cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. The warm Mediterranean climate contributes to the success of wine production in Tuscany and one variety that particularly thrives on these hillside vineyards is Tuscany’s signature red grape, Sangiovese.

The reason why Tuscan wine is so special is excellently described by Italian Wine Expert Giacomo Tachis, 

‘Here there is light, the sun. Radiant sunlight and the right soil are the soul of wine. But the tradition of the countryside and the memory of men are the solid bases of the extraordinary Tuscan wine culture.’

Don't miss picking up a bottle or two this month and transport yourself to fantastic Tuscany!

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West Coast Wine Experience

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

We’re uncorking the ripe and juicy signature style of the sunny West Coast wines of California, Oregon and Washington State. These wines offer ripe flavors, rich aromas and a silky crowd-pleasing style. We’ve got a winning selection of classic styles at great prices, making them perfect to enjoy with your autumn gatherings and beyond!

 

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Pop-Up Tasting: Legendary Winemaker David Ramey's Latest Triumph!

Friday, October 13, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Legendary California winemaker David Ramey has teamed up with winemaking superstar Ben Cane in an incredible collaboration to produce a delicious, single-vineyard Chardonnay and we’re lucky enough to have received a select few cases! Westwood’s extremely limited “Sangiacomo Vineyard” Chardonnay is the latest achievement from these iconic winemakers, combining the richness and elegance of top-notch Chardonnay and the art of masterful winemaking. Be sure to stop by this evening to taste David Ramey’s latest triumph and grab some while this special Chardonnay is on sale.

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DOUBLE TASTING: Elena Walch - Shaking Things up in Alto Adige AND Portuguese Powerhouses

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

Elena Walch - Shaking Things up in Alto Adige 

Over the last 26 years, Elena Walch hasn’t only set the bar for quality wine in Alto Adige, she’s singlehandedly changed the winemaking landscape of the region by implementing farming techniques and winemaking philosophies other winemakers in the area now follow. 

And according to her track record, the Elena Walch way is the right way. Her wines consistently earn high 90s ratings by James Suckling, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, and have won numerous Tre Bicchieri (“three glasses”) awards, the top ranking given by Gambero Rosso, one of the most respected food, wine, cooking and publishing conglomerates in Italy that is now considered the authoritative guide to Italian wines.

Portuguese Powerhouses
Portugal has famously been known for centuries for just one wine: Port. The Douro zone is changing and one fact tells all: over the past 15 years or so, about half of the wine production from the larger Douro zone is now dry, table wine. These emerging Duoro table wines can be thrilling and many offer some of the most dazzling wine values on the market today.

“Portugal is arguably the most exciting wine place on the planet today.” Matt Kramer, Wine Spectator.

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POP-UP TASTING: Right place, right time, right wine!

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

If you are at Wine Cellars on Friday evening, then you are in the right place at the right time to taste the right wine! At last, some of our long-time favorites from California have returned and to welcome them back, we will be opening some in a Pop-Up tasting. Be sure to come through and try these wallet-friendly wines and stock up on them, these are the right wine for anytime!

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Tómalo al máximo… Take it to the MAX! With BONUS TASTING: ROCO's Rockin' Duo

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

Viña Errazuriz Max has literally taken wine making to the MAX! Not only has Viña Errazuriz been nominated for Best Chilean Winery 2017, but winemaker Francisco Baettig also been nominated for Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine! The Parker team goes on to say, “we have continually noticed that, for every major fine wine region we cover each year, there is without fail one winery that stands qualitatively above all others.” We whole heartedly agree and look forward to savoring some of the best wine Chile has to offer.

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WCA 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND SPECIAL TASTING

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

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our incredible friends and customers for your business and loyal support for the past fifteen years! This 15th Anniversary Special Tasting features an outstanding selection of exciting brand new discoveries brought to us by our good friend, Franck Agostini. Many of you know Franck, so please stop by and congratulate him too as he celebrates 25 years in the wine import business. Wow, what a day!

Santé!
Patrick and the WCA Team

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ANNIVERSARY WEEK GRAND FINALE SPECIAL TASTING!

Sunday, October 29, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are excited to have Aurelio Cabestrero wrap up our 15th Anniversary Week with a special Sunday tasting of brand new selections from Spain. No matter where you look, Spain is full of amazing wine treasures just waiting to be discovered. We’ll be pouring some dangerously drinkably Spanish discoveries, from dazzling, crisp whites to a wealth of rich reds sure to excite the most adventurous wine treasure hunter!

Grapes will be open on Sunday (yes, Sunday!), from noon to 5pm. Pop by our wine bar and help keep the celebration going. Grapes will be pouring phenomenal large format wines to go with their full menu.

 

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