Academy Awards of Wine World
We’re celebrating the Academy Awards this weekend. Our wine experts have gone around the store and picked out some STAR wines that will pair well with the awards. We’ve got Boom Boom for the Best Action-Adventure, For A Song Riesling for Best Musical, Vetti Moscato d’Asti for Best Supporting Floral Notes and more!
Come in and work with our wine, beer, and spirits experts to create the best pairing for watching the stars come out.
We Know the Good Stuff
The unique experience of tasting something new, something grand, something ageless! It’s what we live for. Each and every bottle that we have in our store has a story. Each and every sip of what we sell is loaded with memories and dreams. Each and every taste connects us to a world where experts strive to create perfection.
We’d like to share with you, some of our special finds from the worlds of Wine, Beer, and Spirits.
This week Beer Expert Geoff is bringing us a product spotlight with the Black Raven Brewing Company. We have a few new products from this brewery that are available in bottles for the first time. Check out Geoff’s post with item highlights here and make sure to consider grabbing a growler of Black Raven’s Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale.
Our Wine Experts have a great post on the Barnstormer Pinot Noir.
“Barnstormers led a glamorous life and many became quite wealthy, enjoying a lush lifestyle. Even during Prohibition these barnstormers enjoyed fine wine. For drinking wine, the pilot’s rule was eight hours bottle to throttle but there was no rule for throttle to bottle!”
We have the Barnstormer Pinot Noir available at Wine World for $15.95. You can find it in our online store here.
Wine World Tastings and Events
Thursday February 27th – AntoLin Cellars - Anthony and Linda will be pouring at the Wine World tasting bar for Think Local Thursdays. Come in and join us for this complementary tasting from 5-7 pm.
Friday, February 28th – Spirits Tasting with Whistle Pig and Grappa Tasting - Dave Pickerell, former master distiller will be here to show off his Whistle Pig 10yr Rye Whiskey. He’ll be here from 5-6:30 pm. Stick around to educate yourself on some of the finest grappas from Italy. We also have a Jacopo Poli representative here to tell us how grappa is made and will tell us about their newest items. Poli will be here from 6-8pm.
Wednesday March 5th - Barley Wine Style Ales - Come in and try some of these awesome seasonal ales with Beer Expert Geoff. 5-7 pm at the Wine World and Spirits Growler Bar.
Thursday March 6th - Smasne and Upland Estates -We have a fantastic lineup from Smasne and Upland Estates at Wine World & Spirits Thursday, Feb 6th from 5-7pm. Come join us at our wine tasting bar.
Make sure to keep up with our Online Calendar! We post all of our daily activities, fun tastings, and wonderful events there. Click here to find out more!
The Rhone Valley is home to some of France’s greatest wines, from noble Hermitage in the North to celebrated Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the South. The ancient Greeks and Romans planted vines here. Local princes and militia erected watchtowers to guard against invasions of the notorious Saracens from Spain. The Papacy moved here for a brief but unforgettable period, thereafter bringing great prestige to the area.
Sommelier Arnie Millan will host a two-part series of classes that will focus on the wines of the Rhone, their history and their effects on the world of wine. The first class, on Sunday February 23, features the Northern Rhone Valley from Cote-Rotie to Saint-Peray. The second class, on Sunday March 2, explores the Southern Rhone Valley with its great villages dominated by the renowned Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Wines of Italy: An In-Depth 3 part Exploration of Italian Wine March 16th – March 30th
Italy! The Land of the Vine, according to the ancient Greeks; nowhere else is wine so closely intertwined with daily life in every village throughout the Italian peninsula – not even France. Nowhere else is there such an enormous array of excellent native grapes.
Beginning Sunday March 16, Sommelier Arnie Millan will be offering an in-depth look at Italian wine with three classes, each organized by region:
1. March 16th - The South (Campagnia, Sicily, Puglia, Calabria, Sardinia, Basilicata)
2. March 23rd - The Center (Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, The Marches, Emilia-Romagna, Molise, Abruzzi)
3. March 30th - The North (Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta, Liguria, Lombardy, Veneto, Alto Aldige/Trentino, Friuli-Giulia Venezie)
Each region, its history and wines, will be discussed in depth with up-to-date hand-outs. Each class will include tasting 8 regional wines. The classes begin each Sunday at 3:00 p.m.and end at 5:30 p.m.
The cost is $59 per person per class or $165 for the three class series. Sorry, no discounts or Living Social discounts apply.
Free parking is available in Wine World’s lot on the North end of the building.