Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wine tastings & Events: June 1-4, 2011

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Wednesday, June 1
The Andersons, Sylvania, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Wunderschoene Oesterreichische Weine! (Beautiful Austrian Wines!) 1. Skeleton Gruner Veltliner, 2. Pfaffl “Austrian Pepper” Gruner Veltliner, 3. Pfaffl “Austrian Cherry” Zweigelt, 4. Pfaffl St. Laurent. $9.50 per flight or nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-9 PM. Blended Wines. $15.

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The Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Grill Wines: 1. Marchese Montefusco – Grillo – Sicilia, 2. M. Chapoutier – Cotes-Du-Rhone White Blend – France, 3. M. Chapoutier – Cotes-Du-Rhone Red Blend – France, 4. Leese-Fitch – Cabernet Sauvignon – California. $4.00 per flight or nominal fee per sample.

The Andersons, Talmadge Road. Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Our Annual “Last Great Cabernet Tasting Before Summer:” 1. Wakefield, Clare Valley, Australia; 2. Treasure Hunter, Atlas Peak, California; 3. Educated Guess, Napa; 3. Mollydooker Matre’d, South Australia; 4. Frank Family, Napa; 4. Rocket Science, California; 5. Silver Oak Alexander Valley; 6. Lewis. Nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-9 PM. Blended Wines. $15.

Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. All Horses Go To Heaven: The first of our Washington state 'AVA Me Away' tastings focuses on a small, quality-driven AVA: Southeastern Washington's Horse Heaven Hills. This area is home to a moderate number of producers, both large and small, with a precise focus on exhibiting terroir and accessibility. Nominal fee per sample.

Friday, June 3
* Special Event * Vineyard Adventure at the Toledo Zoo: European Wines, 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Wine tasting, food and live entertainment on the overlook in the Africa! section of the zoo. Call 419-385-5721, ext. 3092 or visit www.toledozoo.org. The cost is $40 for non-members and $35 for members.



* Special Event * Toledo Museum of Art Wine by the Glass Pavilion series: Summertime Reds. 7:00 to 9:30 PM in the Glass Pavilion. Enjoy four wines, light snacks, and a view of glassmakers working in the Hot Shop. Prices are $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Spanish Wines: 1. Venta Morales Tempranillo, 2. Borsao Red Blend, 3. Atteca Garnacha, 4.Vina Vilano "Terra Incognito". $15 tasting.

Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. All Horses Go To Heaven: The first of our Washington state 'AVA Me Away' tastings focuses on a small, quality-driven AVA: Southeastern Washington's Horse Heaven Hills. This area is home to a moderate number of producers, both large and small, with a precise focus on exhibiting terroir and accessibility. Nominal fee per sample.

Saturday, June 4
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Spanish Wines: 1. Venta Morales Tempranillo, 2. Borsao Red Blend, 3. Atteca Garnacha, 4.Vina Vilano "Terra Incognito". $15 tasting.

Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12 Noon – 5:00 PM. Great Sauvignon Blancs of the World: From the grassy flavors of New Zealand, the minerality of France, and the oak-influence of California, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the world’s great wines. Taste the spectrum at this tasting.

Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Nominal fee per sample or by the flight.

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