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WINE EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN Week of 1/10!!

Our next session of Wine Education classes will begin January 10th; Stay Tuned!

These are 6 week semesters run 5 times a year.  Sign-up now as spaces fill quickly!

Please call, email or stop by to add your name to the list!

  

Tuesdays starting 1/10, 6:30 pm

Our "short" presentations begin again - individual, intense, one topic nights!

Order of topics TBD; six singular presentations, non-contiguous so as to allow flexibility in scheduling for our busy guests!  Sign up only for the nights that interest you the most and best fit your schedule!  Tim & Matt begin down a route full of information, then let the crowd roll where it may!  Seminar style with open discussion, bolder versions of our course level wines.  Previous areas include Cooking/Eating with wine; Collector's Corner; Spain intensely; & Blind Tasting techniques.  Courses will be posted this month - or drop us a line!

  

Thursdays starting 1/12, 6:30 pm

Wine 101!

Our Wine 101 course covers the major wine-producing regions of the world and reviews the influences of terroir and climate within each region. We discuss the history of wine, the basic grapes, how to detect balance within wine, rules and regulations in the world of wine, the grape growing and wine making processes, how to read labels, storage of wine, classic food and wine pairings, and more! (Yes, more if you can believe it!)  We will sample and evaluate 4-5 wines each week that represent the particular region we are discussing.This course is a great way to begin your wine education process!

Wednesday Tasting Schedule - March

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (and usually lasting until 8pm), we host a free wine tasting. Each week will include a short wine-related presentation and informal roundtable discussion led by owner, Tim Buckles. The topics as well as the wines will vary each week...join us and learn about the wine regions and grape types and have some fun with our weekly discussions! Our upcoming Wednesday schedule is listed below.

March 11th...Think Spring (lighter reds, crisp whites)

March 18th...Wine House Favorites (higher-end wines!)

March 25th...French Tour

April 1st...April Fools (wines that may trick you for one reason or another!)

THANK YOU!

A Big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported our 5th Anniversary Wine Tasting this past Saturday! Thanks so much for your continued business and support. We look forward to our next 5 years here at The Wine House!

Don't forget to join us for one of our weekly wine tastings - every Wednesday evening at 6:30 (themed round table discussion/tasting) and Saturday afternoons (informal chat and sip!)

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

The Wine House 5th Anniversary Wine Tasting!

The Wine House 5th Anniversary Wine Tasting!

Saturday, October 15th, 2-6 pm

It has been 5 years since we opened the doors for the first time at The Wine House!  As a THANK YOU to you...our valued guests, customers, and friends, we invite you to share in our celebration on Saturday, October 15th, anytime between 2-6 pm.

Free Wine Tasting representing four of our distributors with over 30 wines available to sample!  Join our representatives from Empire Distributors, Martin Scott Wines, Southern Wine & Spirits, and Verity Wine Partners as we sample wines, gain some knowledge and have a great time! Music and snacks will certainly add to the festivities and fun!

Mark your calendars...and bring a friend!

Wednesday Night Tastings!

Check out the lineup for the Wednesday night tastings through the rest of April...you will not want to miss them!

4/27: Cuisine Art (Biscotti to Coq au Vin - sometimes the wine gets into the food!)

Wednesday night tastings are fun, informative and free! No need to sign-up in advance. Come as you are and enjoy our informal roundtable discussions and wine sampling! Begins at 6:30 pm every Wednesday evening, unless otherwise noted.

Check the "Tastings" link to stay up to date on the Wednesday night tasting schedule.

We look forward to seeing you soon!! 

Wine Education Classes

The winter session of our Wine Education Classes is currently underway...with full classes for both 101 and 201!  Thank you everyone for your interest and participation!

The next session will begin in March...exact dates to be posted soon! This is a great 6 week session (free of charge) packed full of information, fun and wine sampling! If you have always wanted to learn more about wine varietals, regions, grape growing, balance in wine (just to name a few topics), take the opportunity and join us for our classes!

Check back soon for sign-up information for our March session!!

Fall "Anniversary" Wine Tasting - Saturday, October 23rd...2-6pm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23rd....2-6 pm

Our ANNUAL FALL WINE TASTING will be held Saturday, October 23rd from 2-6 pm at the store. This year marks the end of our 4th year in business and kicks off our 5th!! Thank you to all our guests, friends and neighbors who have made The Wine House successful!!

Join us on Saturday, October 23rd for fun, wine and friends!  Our distributors will be on hand to pour samples and talk about their wines....over 30 wines from around the world will be available for you to try!   This is a great event and you won't want to miss it....so mark your calendars today!

FOOD DRIVE for FM COMMUNITY OUTREACH (FM FOOD PANTRY)

Join our Food Drive for our local FM Food Pantry!

Now through 9/22, bring your donation here to The Wine House, and save on your wine purchase made at the store!

Bring a donation...save 10% off ANY WINE purchase made that day!

Bring a donation...save 15% off ANY CASE purchase made that day!

We want to help stock the pantry's shelves with things they need the most. Of course, all donations are welcome and accepted, but currently they are most in need of:

~ CANNED FRUIT
~ COFFEE
~ CEREAL (regular size boxes)
~ PEANUT BUTTER (regular size jars)
~ JAMS/JELLIES (regular size jars)

Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sign Up for Fall Classes Now!

Sign-up for our fall session of classes has begun. 
Call, email or stop by to add your name to the list. 
All classes are FREE but advanced sign-up is required. Thank you!

Wine 101 - Tuesdays 9/7-10/28 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Learn the basics and more! 8 week session covering the history of wine, grape growing process, rules and regulations, the wine making process, detecting balance within wine, how to read labels, influences of terroir, and the list goes on.... Along with the topic of discussion, each week will focus on a different region with wine samples representing those particular regions. Join the fun and learn more than you ever imagined about wine!

Wine 201/301 - Thursdays 9/9-10/30 - 6:30-8:30 pm
For those of you who have completed our 101 course, the fun continues with Wine 201/301. Explore restaurant wine lists, blending your own wine, blind tasting techniques and design dinner party pairings. Of course, sample some great examples of wines from around the world each week as well. Fun! Fun! Fun!

Grenache, great article from San Francisco Chronicle

"Grenache, What Should it Be" - SF Chronicle article.

Check out the article, it talks about Grenache in California, variations across different regions, through a variety of price ranges. Matt in particular loves Grenache, Garnacha, and many of the variations around the world. We have Grenache from many of the regions, at a variety of price points as they discuss in the article. Take a read, and then pop in the store to talk about what you want to try.

Oh, and the Wine of the Day today was Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec for just $8. Did you see it on Twitter or Facebook? Do you wish you had? Check Saturday for our next Wine of the Day.

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