Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wine Tastings & Events: August 24-27, 2011

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Wednesday, August 24
The Andersons, Sylvania, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Red Blend Showdown. There has been an explosion of great red blends recently. Sample four new entries into this highly competitive segment, and see which is the customer favorite: 1. Daisy Chain “Ava’s Red” (Zin/Merlot/Cab/Syrah), 2. Rhiannon (Syrah/Zin/Grenache), 3. Primal Roots (Merlot/Syrah/Zin), 4. Kitchen Sink (Zin/Merlot/Cab/Petite Sirah). $6  per flight or nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-9 PM. Summer White Wine & Cheese Tasting. $15.

Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville. 6-9 PM. Alter Egos ~ Pinot Gris & Pinot Grigio, Shiraz & Syrah, Mourvedre & Monastrell, Chablis & Chardonnay includes snacks. Cost is $15.

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The Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. The battle of the Pinots: Oregon vs. California. 1. A to Z Pinot Noir – Oregon, 2. Greg Norman Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara, California, 3. Patricia Green – Eason – Pinot Noir – Dundee Hills, Oregon, 4. Joseph Carr – Pinot Noir – Sonoma Coast, California. $7 per flight or nominal fee per sample.

The Andersons, Talmadge Road. Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. The hottest trend in wine: Battle of the Mega Wineries Zinfandel Blends. Since Menage Red has claimed the title of the #1 selling red wine in the U.S., many wineries are trying to cash in with Zinfandel blends of their own. Get a scorecard and rate them. Which one will be your favorite? 1. Menage, 2. Rhiannon, 3. Apothic Red, 4. Relative Red, 5. Marietta Old Vine Red, 6. Primal Root, 7. Cameron Hughes Field Blend, 8. Kitchen Sink. Nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-9 PM. Summer White Wine & Cheese Tasting. $15.

Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Battle in the Bottle! Consider this 'A Clockwork Grape pt.2'. How much influence does the winemaker really have? How much is too much? Nature, or Nurture? The answers to these questions, and so much more this week.
Nominal fee per sample.

TREO Wine Bar, 5703 Main St., Sylvania, (419) 882-2266. Wine & Cheese Thursday. Explore the wonderful world of wine and cheese. Try four different wines with a sample platter of the day’s cheese.

Friday, August 26
* Special Event * Toledo Museum of Art Wine by the Glass Pavilion series: Tour of Italy. 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. Wines of Argentina: 1. Crios Torrontes, 2. Finca El Reposo Bonarda, 3. Colome "Amalaya" Red Blend, 4. La Linda Malbec. $10 tasting.

Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Battle in the Bottle! Consider this 'A Clockwork Grape pt.2'. How much influence does the winemaker really have? How much is too much? Nature, or Nurture? The answers to these questions, and so much more this week.
Nominal fee per sample.
 
Saturday, August 27
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wines of Argentina: 1. Crios Torrontes, 2. Finca El Reposo Bonarda, 3. Colome "Amalaya" Red Blend, 4. La Linda Malbec. $10 tasting.
 
The Andersons, Woodville Mall. 1-3 PM. This week’s tasting celebrates the annual German/American Festival: 1. Schloss Biebrich Sekt, 2. Affentaler Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), 3. Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Riesling, 4. Machmer Gewurtztraminer Spatlese
$2.50 per flight or nominal fee per sample.

Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Inventory Reduction Tasting. Awesome discounts of 30% or more on select premium wines. This is a chance to fill your cellar with awesome wines at a great discount. Premium tasting. Nominal fee per sample or by the flight.

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.

Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville. 6-9 PM Burgers & BBQ's ~ perfect wines to pair with our new Burgers & BBQ'd duck wings. Cost is $15.

AREA WINE BARS
  • Tres Belle Wine and Martini Lounge, (419) 874-4555, 3145 Hollister Lane, Perrysburg (Levis Commons).
  • Vino 100 Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 866-8466, Promenade West, 3355 Briarfield Blvd, Suite C, Maumee.
  • Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville.
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