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March 2019

Winery of the Month: Bliss Family Vineyards

Throughout March

The Bliss family has had a magnet-like connection to the land for three generations. The Bliss Family Vineyards story begins with Irv Bliss, who was drawn to California’s Mendocino County in the 1930s, attracted by its rolling hills and unspoiled land. After several years, he’d saved up enough money to purchase a 450-acre ranch. Now, six decades later, his grandchildren honor his memory with their Bliss Family Vineyards label. Enjoy these affordable, hand-crafted Califonia wines all month long.

 

 

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Pop-Up Tasting: Gambero Rosso's "Winery of the Year" Indulgence!

Friday, March 1, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

ColleMassari, which took home Italian magazine Gambero Rosso’s prestigious Winery of the Year Award in 2014, belongs to the same wine family as top-level Brunello producer Poggio di Sotto, and borders almost the entire western and southern edge of the Montalcino DOCG. No expense gets spared in the name of quality at ColleMassari, and the wines are gaining fame for consistently performing stride for stride with Brunello, without nearing its famous neighbor’s price point. We are thrilled to pour what Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate called “a beautiful creation with an impressive sense of cherry brightness and purity of fruit,” an organic gem earning 92 points from both The Wine Advocate and James Suckling. 

This is the kind of wine that can elevate an estate to Gambero Rosso’s Winery of the Year. And the kind of wine we are thrilled to share with you.

In a one of a kind etched wooden box, makes a special gift or indulge yourself!

 

 

 

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New West Coast Releases with Chris Damon from International Cellars

Saturday, March 2, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Young American winemakers have embraced the party-ready zeal and festive joie de vivre with their wines. From both prominent and lesser-known producers, now, more than ever, you can find accessible, delicious wines of high quality that won’t break the bank! Our good friend Chris Damon stops by this week with a great mix of new wines coming from the West Coast. Don't miss it!

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Pop-Up Tasting: 96 Point Italian Beauty!

Friday, March 8, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

We are pleased to offer this extremely limited 96 point great Italian red tonight at this special pop-up price. One hour tasting only, so please come early to taste this delicious wine!


The 96 point 2013 Tasca d'Almerita "Rosso del Conte" is one of Italy's great reds. The first single-vineyard wine ever produced in Sicily. Rosso del Conte proved that Italy's south could also produce world class, age-worthy reds of superlative quality.
 

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A "Zincredible" Tasting!

Saturday, March 9, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Zinfandel is a classic all-American success story. From humble beginnings, this previously little-known grape is today recognized for producing award-winning wines, gaining appreciation around the globe!

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Pop-up Beer Tasting: St. Patrick's Not Just for Fighting Irish but also Brawling Bears!!! Plus, New Can Release: First Punch Amber Ale!!!!!

Friday, March 15, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Brawling Bear Brewing located in Gaithersburg, Md. began brewing beer and distributing in 2017 after co-owners and co-founders Jenn Rogers and Eric Rosenthal decided to start brewing beer because of their love and passion for beer. Both were business people but wanted to make beer their business from here on out. They both have a love and a respect for a well made brew that wasn't just all about the hops but more about a delicious drinkable brew made with just the right amount of every ingredient.

We are very excited about this tasting seeing how Wine Cellars of Annapolis will be the very first establishment in Annapolis and all of Anne Arundel County to carry Brawling Bear's brews. So we invite all to come be with us during the unveiling of this new brewery into our region, Cheers!!!

 

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The Spirit of San Felice!

Saturday, March 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

San Felice’s wines are born of passion, experience and the uniqueness of the territories in which they are produced in Tuscany. This combination provides and guarantees consistent quality and distinctive character. Join us as we capture the spirit of this region with these exceptional wines too good to be missed!

 

 

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Grapes Wine Bar 8th Anniversary!

Saturday, March 16, 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Join us for Grapes Wine Bar 8th Anniversary Celebration with absolutely delicious Chef Specials to commemorate the occasion and of course amazing wines...poured from Magnum and Extra-Large Format Bottles!

 

 

 

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HUGE Winemaker Event!

Saturday, March 23, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Some of the most exciting and innovative winemakers from Spain will be on hand this week for a mega tasting! The wines from these producers exhibit impeccable balance between a sense of tradition and modern drinkability and capture the essence of Spain in every sip. Our special guests will be your guide as we explore some of the treasures of Spain!

Join us at Grapes Wine Bar for a special treat after the tasting - Francisco Astudillo of SAWM Imports will be on site, slicing delicious, melt in your mouth Jamón Ibérico de Bellota to order! 

Guest Winemakers:

Bierzo - Gonzalo Amigo of Bodegas Madai
Rioja - Carlos Fernandez Gomez of Bodegas Tierra and Creaciones Exeo
Monsant - Miquel Coca i Fito of Coca i Fito Wines
Bizkaiko Txakolina - Garikoitz Bizkaia of Bodegas Itsasmendi

 

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Renaissance of Southern Italy

Saturday, March 30, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

With so many unsung grapes and exuberant wines waiting to be explored, Italy's warmer Southern regions offer unique quality, adventure—and reward. So if you're looking for new wine tales to tell, you need only shift your perspective southward and start popping corks to discover some of the best emerging wines from Italy!

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