Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Toledo Area Wine Tastings & Events: September 26-29, 2012

Several French wines from the southern Rhone w...

Several French wines from the southern Rhone wine region all featuring the embossed papal crest that are unique to wine bottles from Chateauneuf du Pape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, September 26
The Andersons, Sylvania, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Subtlety…pssshhhh!!! We all appreciate and love subtle, nuanced wines. But sometimes it’s fun to try something that walks up, says “how ya doin?” and smacks you in the mouth! 1. Epica Sauvignon Blanc, 2. Corvidae “Rook” CMS, 3. Some Young Punks “Passion has Red Lips,” 4. Redstone Meadery Honey Wine w/ Vanilla Beans and Cinnamon Sticks. $9 per flight or nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-8 PM.  15.
Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. So Happy Together: The Classic Blends. So , blended wines are all the rage these days, but did you know that most of the wines produced, even the so-called greatest, are actually blended at some level or another? Stop in and taste the staple blends of the wine world, and discover just what it is that makes some grapes play so well with each other. Nominal fee per sample.

Thursday, September 27
059216-yellow-road-sign-icon-food-beverage-food-grapesAndersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Some Great Italians: 1. Villa Sparina – Gavi, 2. Gabbiano – Chianti DOCG, 3. Rodano – Poggialupi, 4. Giacomo Mori – Chianti. Flight $5 or nominal fee per sample.

The Andersons, Talmadge Road. Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Grand Southern Rhone from the perfect 2010 Vintage. This may be the best vintage of Southern Rhone wines I have ever tasted. We will serve Cote du Rhone Villages, Lirac and incredible Chateauneuf du Pape. Dollar for dollar Southern Rhone wines may be the best quality wine values on the planet. 1. Domaine Lafond Lirac Roc-Epine, 2. Mas de Boislauzon Cote du Rhone Villages, 3. Saint Cosme Cote du Rhone, 4. Domaine de la Carbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape, 5. Domaine Oliver Hillaire Cuvee Classique Chateauneuf du Pape, 6. Domaine de la Charbonnier Les Hautes Busquieres Chateauneuf du Pape, 7. Domaine Tour Saint Michel Feminessance Chateauneuf du Pape, 8. Bosquet des Papes Chant le Merle Chateauneuf du Pape. A premium tasting. Nominal fee per sample.

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, September 28
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Napa Valley Cabernet: 1. Twenty Rows, 2. Napa Cellars, 3. St. Supery, 4. Freemark Abbey. $20 tasting.
 
* Special Event * – Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Foundation 17th Annual Wine & Cheese Social, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Simpson Building,  1291 Conneaut Avenue. $45 per person. Grazing stations, wine, beer, live and silent auctions. For info (419) 354-6297.

Saturday, September 29
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Napa Valley Cabernet: 1. Twenty Rows, 2. Napa Cellars, 3. St. Supery, 4. Freemark Abbey. $20 tasting.

The Andersons, Woodville Mall. 1-3 PM. EPICA Wines from Chile: 1. Epica Chardonnay, 2. Epica Sauvignon Blanc, 3. Epica Cabernet Sauvignon, 4. Epica Red Blend.  Flight $2 or nominal fee per sample.

Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 4:00 PM. September Seafood Celebration . $30 per person – food. Wine Extra. – Reservations Required. End Summer with seafood! Chef Bill Kohloff will be grilling a feast of our freshest fish in a casual, ‘family-style’ party. It is all about the fish, the flavor, and the fun….and of course the wine!

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.
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