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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


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!


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:

~ 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.

Facebook, Twitter, Wine of the Day Specials!

It's almost time - one hour to go - Wine of the Day will be on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manlius-NY/The-Wine-House-New-York/271623681603 and Twitter http://twitter.com/thewinehouseny at 9 AM! Don't miss them, today's will be a Cab at the best price we've ever offered! Don't forget you have to be signed in to Facebook to see our Facebook page. Follow us or friend us, and you'll see the Wine of the Day every day for the next month. Tell us in the store that you saw the deal on Facebook or Twitter, we're working on our strategies to grow our business, and bring you more of the best wines in Central New York! Tell a friend, bring a friend! And don't forget to sign up for our e-mail newsletter at the top left, we announce our tastings, specials, and new wines about twice a week.

Wine of the Day

Starting tomorrow, 3/18, The Wine House will feature a deal of the day on Facebook and on Twitter! About 9 AM we'll post, and at the close of business that day, that deal is done! Unless we run out sooner than the end of the day, because when it's gone, it might be gone forever. Be sure to stop by the store, or call us, pay for it, and pick it up later that day. We'll feature favorites and new wines you'll love, but you have to check for the Wine of the Day every day! Tomorrow will be a Cab! Don't miss it!

Cliff Lede 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

One of our recent picks, the Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2008, just received a 92 point rating from Wine Spectator. "Vibrant, bursting with fresh mandarin orange juice and tropical whiffs of mango and passion fruit, but also plenty of grass and hay notes. There’s a very refreshing acidity, and the flavors sing on the finish. Drink now through 2014.—M.W." We have it in the store!

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