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!

Wine Classes, Tastings, and Events

In-Store Wine Tastings - We host wine tastings in our store every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday tastings

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm (and usually lasting until 8pm), we host a free wine tasting. Join our informal discussion as we sample wines that represent a featured region, varietal or topic. Very informative and lots of fun!  Our upcoming Wednesday schedule is listed below.

May 10th: Quest for the Best (point ratings)

May 17th: Wine and Cheese Pairing

 

Saturday tastiengs

Saturday afternoons from 4 - 6 pm, we host a free wine tasting where wine selections are based on seasonally relevant wines, new wine introductions, and emerging trends in wine. This is a great way to try some new wines in a fun, relaxed environment while you shop.

Wine Education Classes and Seminars

Throughout the year, we offer either wine education classes or wine seminars, focussing on a specific topic or region. Watch your email and Facebook posts for current schedules. Sign-ups are taken for these events, and spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ask us for more details!

Wine 101

Stay tuned for dates for our next session of Wine 101!


Special Events

Intermittent Winery and/or Distributor tastings are offered throughout the year. Some will replace our regular scheduled Wednesday night tastings, and some will be on a sign-up basis. Watch email for notices of special events! 

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!

Scotch Rides Again! & Again!

Yes it is true the rumors - Ed Kohl, the Scotch guru, is coming to our house for another great presentation!  The lineup is always down to the last minute - as Ed can bring his ownership skills to the table - but never has it been short! Remeber, he actually choses the barrels himself prior to bottling! This event is on Wednesday, 10/5, at 6:30pm and FREE as always - so seats go immediately - stop in or call/write soon.

Additionally, many of you remember that I have been working on another small batch bottler to bring his presentation to us - and he has said yes - though the date will be finalized.  We will be doing this fun within the Oct/Nov first range - So it's TWO SCOTCH tastings with speakers to remember!!  Stay tuned here, in house or on Facebook for the exact Bat time.  Gordon & McPhail brings alot to the table in our market, so Tim & I are pleased to hand over the reins!!  Ciao

Another Great Tasting is on the Way!

Oh Boy is it hot this last week! Whites from all over have flown into the chiller as we all enjoy summer.  New Zealand is no stranger to great Sauvignon Blanc - so wines from down under have sold well!  It seemed like a great time to ask one of the more known wineries in NZ to bring on a tasting event!  On August 24th (Wed) @ 6:30pm, Chris Alton will bring in a line from Craggy Range!

Although we usually let Wednesday nights go free form - this tasting is by reservation only due to seating availability - yet it is still FREE!  Try the Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling & 90-92 pt "Kidnapper's" Chardonnay!  There's going to be a great 91 pt Pinot Noir from their Te Muna Road vineyard - and wait for it.... Chris is willing to share the Le Sol Syrah 95 pts & the Sophia Bordeaux Blend 94 pts!!  Sure we normally open wines of easier stature and price (these will be about $20 to $55) but why not perk up the late summer days?

www.craggyrange.com/

There's an excellent way to do a little research and get thirsty!  Then Chris can tell us all about it!  Ciao M

Two Special Tastings to Remember!

Sure we list our tastings by dates - but many want to know more such as the actual wines!!  While Wednesdays & Saturdays continue, two guest speakers this month should be called to light.

On June 8th, Wednesday @ 6:30pm, a vendor sponsored event featuring Roland Marandino, Wine Ambassador, from Banfi/Cecchi/Sartori properties in Italy.  Roland and I enjoyed our conversation when we met - and it was inevitable that we finally schedule a drink!  Thanks to Gina for the referal - look forward to seeing her here too!  We'll open wines such as the "Ferdi" white (partially dried gargenega, like a white amarone, $15.99); Morellino di Scansano Riserva from Val delle Rose in Maremma ($22.99); Sartori's "Regolo" IGT from the Veneto (Ripasso, $21.99); and definitely Tenuta Alzatura Sagrantino di Montefalco from Umbria ($44.99). I'm sure Roland will present more that night - and the information from an Ambassador will be tre bicchieri!!

AND!! On June 24th, Sunday @ 4pm - another wonderful visit from Maurizio Clemente, our Itallian connection extraordinaire.  Not that we don't admire his ability to bring us A Lisa or NQN Malbecs... it's just this time the wines are over the top!  This is limited in seating/scope so signup is REQUIRED in advance.  Riedl crystal, bottled waters, light cheese & crackers will be available as always on the Sunday tastings.  This is not a New Jersey Italian man - Maurizio hails from the properties he speaks to!  Break the ice with Broglia in Gavi's Sparkling creation (lush peach flavors); Go upscale with Vie di Romans Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay (both 91-93pts); Fossacolle Brunello 2006 (93pts); Produttori di Barbaresco, Barbaresco 2006 (91 pts); Argiano "Solengo" IGT blend 2006 (93 pts); Terra Dora Taurasi 2005 (92 pts); and Le Salette "pergola Vece" Amarone (92 pts)!!!

Our apologies - seating for Maurizio has closed out. Please stay tuned for future events!!

Tuesday "Short" Courses to Begin

In response to many requests for "less time committed" courses, TWH now offers the beta version of our Single Night, intense one topic classes!  Styled after our 200/300 level classes, these are seminars led by Tim & Matt yet are based upon the open discussion and questions of the members themselves.  Each presentation begins with an overview of the topic at hand and then proceeds down a road only the night can know!  This round will run five Tuesdays from 5/17 to 6/14 - however there is no continuity week to week, or the need to sign up for all - you only need to reserve seats for the topics which interest you and fit your schedule!  6:30 to 9pm and free of charge: limited seating so sign up soon!

5/17 Spain - with nearly 80 areas of production now, the country is exploding with good wines & great bargains.  From the Catalan northeast to the Gaelic regions, we will travel down four rivers, across the Meseta Central, and even visit the rocky cliffs of Malaga - discussing food, culture & fun!

5/24 Grapes/Blind Techniques - a wonderful expose on "grouping" categories of grapes, their characteristics & styles, by weight and color!  This course rounds out with a step by step of solid blind tasting techniques, challenging many of us out of our preconceived notions!  Lighthearted and simply explained, a true eye opener!

5/31 Food! Cooking & Pairings - Malbec in the White bean Cassoulet?  Cabernet in the Chocolate ice cream? And what does one serve with a PB & J?  From Fusion to Fine, we explore cuisine of all lines! Traditional boundaries may blur - in fact we might even mention a good scotch!  Also to discuss - does over thinking detract from the enjoyment? Which restaurant is doing the best job?

6/7 Collector's Corner - what really is the difference between Cellaring & Ageing?  What pitfalls wait for us as we stow bottles over the years?  What and Why do I need to "build' a collection?  Are there areas of our world that have excelled/fallen over the years in storage?  Who's coming for dinner; What should I give out at Christmas?  And no doubt we can look into the most famous collections worldwide! A serious look at what is happening inside the bottle.

6/14 Italy - If your view of Italian wine is thru the lens of Tuscany, or centers near the sea of Pinot Grigio available - come take a tour with us!  Former Austrian vineyards & Swiss Alps cascade down into so many other regions.  Economic and cultural differences between the North & South will be addressed, as will the Last decade vs. a millennia of experience!  The olive oil/butter line always brings us to food - hey this is Italy - Mangia!

Scotch Rocks - Again!

It's about to happen again! On Wednesday May 11th, we are excited to have Ed kohl back in the house to taste on some great scotch examples.  Informative, easy going and free - this event as those before is by preregistration only - so drop us a line, pick up the phone or stop thru!!  I have had the opportunity to select the lineup along with Ed: for those who remember the "peaty" Islay tasting we have pulled back on the number of those.  Full lineup available upon sign up - yet I can say that the Strathisla 10yr, Glendullan 12 yr, Ardmore 1992 and an outstanding Teaninich 1982 (!!) lead the pack.  This is the first of two scotch presentations this summer by different speakers.  Ciao!

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