Cabernet Franc (Photo credit: Southern Foodways Alliance)
Wednesday, July 25
The Andersons, Sylvania, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Closeouts: 1. Hey Mambo Chardonnay, 2. Chateau des Tourtes Cotes de Bordeaux, 3. Odoardi Savuto, 4. Rosenblum Eagle Point Zinfandel. $7 flight or nominal fee per sample.
Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-9 PM. A night with Norm Heineman of Bowling Green Beverage. Come out and taste New vs. Old World Wines. $15.
Thursday, July 26
Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Fun Summer Bubbles: 1. Francois Montand – Brut – France, 2. St. Julian – Raspberry Spumante – Paw Paw, Michigan USA, 3. Castello del Poggio – Rosato – Italy, 4. Contero – Moscato D’ Asti – Italy. Flight $4.50 or nominal fee per sample.
The Andersons, Talmadge Road. Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM.Piedmont Dolcetto and Barbera: 1. Voerzio Lange Arneis, 2. Pecchenino San Luigi Dolcetto, 3. Frantelli Revello Docetto d’Alba, 4. Alessandria Dolcetto d’Alba, 5. Stroppiana Barbera d’Alba, 6. Renato Corino Barbera d’Alba, 7. La Spinetta Ca’Di Pian Barbera d’Asti, 8. Contero Brachetto d’Acqui. Nominal fee per sample.
Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-9 PM. New vs. Old World Wines. $15.
Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. 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, July 27
Special Event – Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, 7:00 – 9:30 PM. Art of the Vine. Wine: Color Play (visual feast), Tour: Jules Olitski Exhibition . Sample four wines, light snacks, and enjoy a complimentary art tour at 7:00 or 8:00 PM. $15 members or $25 nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased at the TMA information desks; reservations are not required.
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Italian Wines: 1. Rodano Poggialupi Toscana, 2. Poggio Amorelli Chianti Classico, 3. La Tanuta Brunello di Montalcino, 4. Stella Rosa Rosso. $15 tasting.
Saturday, July 28Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Italian Wines: 1. Rodano Poggialupi Toscana, 2. Poggio Amorelli Chianti Classico, 3. La Tanuta Brunello di Montalcino, 4. Stella Rosa Rosso. $15 tasting.
The Andersons, Woodville Mall. 1-3 PM. One is a Cabernet but not a Sauvignon; the other is a Sauvignon, but not a Cabernet … what are they? 1. Corvidae “The Keeper” Cabernet Franc, 2. Pilliteri Cabernet Franc, 3. Bogle Sauvignon Blanc, 4. Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc. Flight $3 or nominal fee per sample.
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:30 – 5:00 PM. 2nd Annual Oyster Blast: Few things in this world taste better than raw oysters and beautiful dry wines like Muscadet and Albarino. Chef Bill Kolhoff is going to be on the patio shucking oysters and Austin Beeman will be pouring delicious wine by the glass. For the carnivores among you, we will also have grilled sausages. Call for more information.
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. Wine Tasting. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Nominal fee per sample.
AREA WINE BARS
- The Bistro at Maumee Wines, (419) 893-2525, 2556 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.
- Tres Belle Wine and Martini Lounge, (419) 874-4555, 3145 Hollister Lane, Perrysburg (Levis Commons).
- Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville.