What’s better than enjoying wine with other wine loving type people? We feel that wine is intended to be a social beverage, and we try to keep it that way. Our tastings are small, casual, informative and semi-intimate (in the good way). We host 14 people, pick a theme, source some killer wines, gather, taste, and enjoy. Keeping things small allows us to talk with you, rather than AT you.
Tastings run from 7 to approximately 9pm.
Each evening includes a guided tasting and lighter fare. We do however encourage guests to eat before attending. We also ask that you refrain from wearing perfume or cologne, as this can affect the aromas and flavours of the wines, and the way other attendees perceive these aromas and flavours.
Please arrange for responsible transportation.
Above all, enjoy yourself!!
The Cabernets $50 – TWO OPEN SEATS
This evening will be dedicated to the Cabernet family of grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc will be featured, but some other branches on the tree may be explored.
France vs the World $50
The French can be a little arrogant about their wine. Is it warranted? Come tonight and we’ll find out.
Greece vs Italy $60
Tonight Mark Bata of Bonvida wines and Paul Martzoukos of Tannin will go head to head pitting the wines of Italy against the wines of Greece. It’s going to be awesome.
Trends in Wine $45
Want to know what is new and exciting in wine? Well then, join us tonight where we will taste through some of the delicious new trends in the wine world.
RESCHEDULED – Southern Italy $50
Everyone knows Sangiovese from Tuscany. But people may not know about some equally delicious wines made from grapes like Nero from Sicily, Aglianico from Basilicata, Negroamaro from Puglia. Tonight will change that.
Modern Australia $50
Gone are the days of over-oaked Chardonnays, and booze-bomb Shirazes. Balance is the name of the game. The new wave of Aussie producers is achieving it with better practices in the vineyard and winery, and even by planting new varietals.
Volcanic Wines $50
I thought it would be interesting to organize a tasting based on what the vines grow in, rather than where they grow. The result of that thought, is a tasting of wines grown in volcanic soils. For example Mount Etna in Sicily. Not only do they look cool, but Volcanic soils are said to increase aromatics and minerality in wines. I guess we shall see.
Austria is Awesome $50
And if you do not know why, then you had better sign up for this one!
Spring Wine Styles $50
As we move from winter to spring (hopefully by the beginning of May), many people’s tastes change to reflect the new season. This session will highlight some of this year’s possible trends and wine styles that pair with the Spring.
Aromatic Whites $45
Our tastings are almost always red wine based. For many of us, warmer weather means a change from heavy reds to more refreshing whites. This tasting will feature aromatic white wines, mostly dry, offer pairing ideas, and maybe even introduce you to some new varietals.