Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Toledo Area Wine Tastings & Events: April 30–May 4, 2014

English: Raats Chenin Blanc 2007, a white wine...

Raats Chenin Blanc 2007, a white wine from Stellenbosch, South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wednesday, April 30
The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. New Discoveries: 1. Cucao PX 2012 White from Argentina, 2. Butter 2013 Chardonnay, 3. Treasure Hunter 2011 Petit Verdot, 4. Clos La Coutale 2012 Cahors. $6 per flight or nominal fee per sample.
 
Thursday, May 1
SPECIAL EVENT Cherished Friends of Ahava 10th Annual Wine Tasting, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, at Fifth Third Field - Suites Level, 406 Washington Street, Toledo. More than 40 wines, appetizers, and desserts. $45 per person and $55 per person for reserve tasting. For tickets and details call (419) 241-5877.
 
Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. May Day Wines: 1. 2013 Protea – Chenin Blanc – South Africa, 2. 2013 Rio Madre – Graciano - Rose – Rioja, Spain, 3. 2013 Rio Madre – Graciano – Red –  Rioja, Spain, 4. 2008 Finca Sandoval – Red Blend – Manchuela, Spain. $6.50 per flight or nominal fee per sample.
 
Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. — Do You Know Merlot?
1. Casa Lapostolle, Rapel Valley, Chile, 2. Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills, Washington, 3. L'Ecole No WineTastings-1_thumb3_thumb#41 Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington, 4. Chateau Billeron Saint-Elillion, Bordeaux, 5. Beringer Napa Valley, 6. Sant' Elena Ros di Rol Merlot, Venezia Giulia, Italy, 7. Medlock ames Bell Mountain Vineyard, Alexander Valley, 8. Rosenblum Desiree Dessert Wine. Nominal fee per sample.
 
Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Wines distributed by Euro Fine Wines. Special guest Melissa Crockett. Best Buys from Around the World: 1. Riebeek Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa, 2. The Royal Chenin Blanc, South Africa, 3. Tres Ojos Garnacha, Spain, 4. Milton Park Shiraz, Australia, 5. Maipe Reserve Malbec, Argentina. 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, May 2
SPECIAL EVENT Flight, A Wine Tasting at the Toledo Zoo, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Friday, May 2. Aviary Tour then “migrate” to the Lodge. $40 for Toledo Zoo members, $45 for non-members. Appetizers, wine and entertainment.
 
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. 4-7 PM. Medlock Ames Winery tasting with special guest. Five wines for $15.

Saturday, May 3
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Nominal fee per sample.
 
Sunday, May 4
Stella’s Restaurant and Bar, 104 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, (419) 873-8360 – May 4 at 6:00 PM. Wine dinner sponsored by Berman Wines featuring a great portfolio from Piedmont, Italy.  Chef Rob Campbell will prepare a 5 course meal. $59.95 per person. Call for reservations.
 
Up and Coming:
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. Sunday, May 11, 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Wine Seminar: 100 Point Perfection from Pontet Canet and 1996 Mouton Rothschild. $150per person. Limited to 20 particpants.“In what is dramatically the greatest Wine Seminar we have ever had, we will focus our attention on the world’s premier wine region – Bordeaux, France – and taste some of the its greatest wines. Our tasting group will be joined by Importer/Distributor Mark Maher of Cutting Edge Selections who will be bringing a nice surprise as well.
 
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).
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