2018 calendar
November 2018

16th Anniversary Pop-Up Tasting!

Friday, November 2, 5:00pm- 6:30pm

Nothing is more festive than Champagne and we have a rare 1er Cru Champagne from the Soutiran Champagne house open for tasting tonight to kick off our 16th Anniversary weekend!

While we will be popping the corks on the famed NV Champagne Soutiran "Cuvee Alexandre" Brut 1er Cru we will also have the NV Champagne Soutiran "Perle Noire" Grand Cru Brut available for sale to entice our serious Champagne lovers.

These stunning Champagne are from the Soutiran Champagne house in the renowned Montagne de Reims and specializes in Grand Cru and Premier Cru Champagnes. They have real character - complex and powerful with elegance and depth.The family legacy, combined with a love of wine and gastronomy, have led them to seek originality without ever betraying the terroir. These wines are the epitome of the famous saying, 'crème de la crème' and we are the only ones to have them in our market!

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Opulent Oregon Pinots plus BONUS TASTING!

Saturday, November 3, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The terroir of Oregon, particularly the Willamette Valley, seems to possess the perfect aspects of soil and climate to produce Pinot Noirs that rival the better Burgundies. Stop by for an exciting tasting as we try an array of ripe, opulent Pionts from the Willamette Valley. One sip just won't be enough!

 

 

 

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Special Sunday Tasting: A Road Trip Through Spain

Sunday, November 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Spain, like many of the world's great wine regions, has become a wine & food lover's paradise: San Sebastian in the Basque region has more Michelin stars per capita than any city in the world! Take a road trip through Spain with us this Sunday as we'll be pouring some delicious  Spanish reds sure to excite the most adventurous wine treasure hunter!

And as a bonus, we will be featuring complimentary Jamón Ibérico de Bellota - some of the finest Ibérico Ham in the world and one of Spain's treasures!

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Pop-Up Tasting: Special Guest Patrick Renaux, Owner and Wine Maker Soutiran Champagne

Thursday, November 8, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Is there anything more decadent than bubbly during the week? You don't want to miss this pop-up tasting as we roll out the red carpet for special guest Patrick Renaux, Owner and Wine Maker of Soutiran Champagne. Located in the renowned Montagne de Reims, the Soutiran House specializes in Grand Cru and Premier Cru Champagnes.

These Champagnes have real character - complex and powerful with elegance and depth.The family legacy, combined with a love of wine and gastronomy, have led them to seek originality without ever betraying the terroir. These wines are the epitome of the famous saying, 'crème de la crème' and we are the only ones to have them in our market!

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Pop-Up Tasting: Exquisite Ciders from Eric Bordelet

Friday, November 9, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

During the 1980s, Eric Bordelet was once one of the most influential figues in the Parisian wine scene as he spent several years at the helm of the wine program at the illustrious Michelin Three Star restaurant of L’Arpege in Paris. However, his native home of Normandy called him and he handed over his sommelier duties at L’Arpege to return to the windswept orchards of Normandy.He desired to bring his superb palate to bear the high-powered ciders of the region.

Taking over the nineteen hectare family property of Chateau de Hauteville, Eric Bordelet planted several hectares of orchards. Using some of these, along with older orchards planted two-to-three hundred years ago, Eric has risen to prominence as one of the greatest producers of cider in all of Normandy.

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EPIC TRIPLE TASTING! A Glorious Harvest of German Rieslings AND Diamonds from Italy PLUS Exceptional Bonus Tasting

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

A Glorious Harvest of German Rieslings

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

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Diamonds from Italy

That knack for spotting a diamond in the rough is a major element of the Empsons’ success. Empson’s current portfolio boasts some 60 producers from 12 prominent winemaking regions in Italy, including Piedmont, the Veneto, Tuscany, Sardinia and Sicily. Founded in 1972 by Neil and Maria Empson, Empson & Co. was one of the early advocates for fine Italian wine in the U.S., Forty-five years later, Neil has appointed Tara Empson (his daughter) to succeed him brining a millennial’s point of view to the scene. Come see why this portfolio is turning heads and gaining momentum!

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Exceptional Bonus Tasting

For the cherry on top of this epic Saturday, our friend Didier Simon will be here starting at 2pm featuring some of his latest wines! With a Cotes-du-Rhone never before featured and Champagne on the line-up, this is sure to be a weekend you don’t want to miss!!

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

Thursday, November 15, Noon to Close

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Just think, over the course of a mere two months, these grapes went from idling bunches hanging from the vine to a juicy elixir that will inspire song, dance and overall merriment. We are excited to bring you the first wines of the highly anticipated 2018 vintage!

We'll be celebrating at Grapes Wine Bar next door, opening at 12:00pm with a special menu and gobs of Beaujolais by the glass. See you there!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

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Thanksgiving Savings! Pop-Up Tasting

Friday, November 16, 5:00pm- 6:30pm

We're kicking off this pre-holiday weekend with a Pop-Up Tasting of two highly-rated and very limited wines with over 30% Savings, both perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Don't miss this rare chance to taste these incredible wines tonight only!

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DOUBLE TASTING - Stock up for the Season!

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

It’s that time of year again! Do you need to stock up for Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and gift giving?  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 favorite!

 

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

Sunday, November 18, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Back with a new line up of crowd pleasing wines is importer extraordinaire Franck Agostini. This time with a stellar line-up of current release Bordeaux, 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"!

As an added treat, Grapes Wine Bar will be open from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, with a specially created menu for the day by Chef Travers! Bon Appétit!

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Pre-Thanksgiving POP-UP!

Wednesday, November 21, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Over the generations, the Gamba winery has been passed down from father to son and it is now run by the three brothers Giovanni, Giuseppe and Martino helped by their own sons and daughters. Located right in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico area and spanning six acres, they grow the classic Valpolicella grapes, from Corvina to Rondinella with which then they make the classic Valpolicella wines.

Come early and score some of these most popular winter wines, and you'll be the hit of the next holiday party!

 
 
Introducing
Nostalgia Chocolate!
 
The Nostalgia Chocolate business is based in Syracuse, New York. The company, owned by Tyler and Tiffany Cagwin, is focused on small, handcrafted products.
This exclusive Wine Cellars of Annapolis batch is 70% Merlot Sea Salt from Guatemala. The chocolate is made from scratch, or "bean to bar", and is Gluten Free, Vegan, and delicious!
 
Nostalgia Chocolate bars are to be enjoyed slowly, with family and friends, and savored in a way that helps you to be in the moment. There's no better time to get acquainted with Nostalgia Chocolate Bars than this holiday season!
 
Organic Guatemalan Cacao
 
$8.99/each

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POP-UP Tasting: If Wines Could Win a Personality Contest...

Friday, November 30, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Exploding with flavor, complexity and personality, these two BIG, BOLD wines will surely warm you up on a chilly night. First, a 98 Point Chardonnay that Patrick says may be the best Chardonnay in Argentina followed by the brand new release of a customer favorite, Juggernaut Cabernet Sauvignon! Don't miss this special Pop-Up as we are dropping prices on these two stunners for ONE DAY only!

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