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Wednesday, December 12
Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-8 PM. Incredible new arrivals. $15
Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Sparkling, Sticky, and Sweet! 'Tis the season to break out the bubbly! It's also dessert season, and we all know that some of the best happy endings come in a bottle! Join us as we not only taste sparkling sensations from Champagne, California, and Spain; but we'll pour some sugar on the lineup and sample fine dessert wines from all over the world paired with gourmet fudges and scones freshly made by local candy creator Kathy Munk, of Joyful Confections, located at the historic Mill House in Grand Rapids. And don't worry...there will be plenty of delicious reds for you too, Scrooge. Nominal fee per sample.
Thursday, December 13
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, December 14
Middle Ground Market at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway, Toledo. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Port wine tasting. $15.
Saturday, December 15
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bordeaux: 1. Ch. Lamothe Blanc, 2. Ch. Lecuyer Gran Cru Pomerol, 3. Ch. Tour de Bessan Marguax, 4. Ch. Gravas Sauternes. $20 tasting.
The Andersons, Woodville Mall. 1-3 PM. Going Out In Style, Part Three. For the next two weeks we’re continuing to treat you, our loyal wine shop customers, to some really good stuff for our weekly wine tastings. Our final wine tasting at the Andersons Woodville Road store will be next Saturday, December 22, (though the store is scheduled to remain open until February). Please join us, while the bottles last, and thanks for everything! 1. Ducru Beaucaillou 2004 Saint-Julien, 2. Allegrini Amarone Classico 2003, 3. Marquis Philips 2003 Integrity, 4. Inniskillin 2005 Riesling Ice Wine. Flight $8 or nominal fee per sample. Premium tasting!
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 - 5:00 PM. The Elite – Napa Valley, Bordeaux and Beyond. For Christmas dinners and holiday gift-giving only the best will do. This tasting digs deep into the wine shop and pull out the very best. Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux, Grower Champagne, Brunello di Montalcino, Pinot Noir, are just some of the wines that might appear, but you’ll have to come to taste them all. Premium tasting.
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.