Wednesday, December 16
Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463. 5:30 –7:30 PM. Wine Tasting. $15 per person.
Thursday, December 17
Andersons, Maumee, 5-7 PM. Big Bold Red Selections - Great Christmas Gifts #2. 1. 2012 Nickel & Nickel – C. C. Ranch – Napa Valley, Rutherford, California, 2. 2010 Chateau Malartic LaGraviere – Grand Cru Classe' de Graves – Pessac – Leognan, France, 3. 2006 Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild – Pauillac, France, 4. 2007 Leonetti Cellar – Reserve – Walla Walla, Washington. Pay per sample or $45 for flight.
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Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6 – 8 PM. Party Time: 1. Jeio Prosecco, 2. Ferrari Brut, 3. Talbott Chardonnay, 4. Ramsay Merlot, 5. Seghesio Zinfandel, 6. If You See Kay Red, 7. Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Shiraz, 8. Bedrock Red. Nominal Fee per sample.
Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Featuring wines of Grand Cru: 1. Frey-Sohler - Musct 2013, 2. Frey-Sohler - Riesling 2013, 3. Herdeade Do Rocim - Amphora 2013, 4. Canto Perdrix -Tavel 2014, 5. Chateau Bellevue Peycharneau - Bourdeaux 2011, 6. Domaine De L'Espigouette - Cotes Du Rhone 2012, 7. Oratoire St Martin - Cairanne 2011. Full flight - $16, just whites - $7, rosé and reds - $9.
Noir Fine Wine and Beer, 1616 East Wooster, Bowling Green, 6-9 PM. Nominal fee per sample or priced per flight.
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.
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. Beaujolais Tasting – All Day. Beaujolais is a French wine made from the Gamay grape. Nouveau is the most popular wine released the third week in November, to celebrate the harvest. This is “Beaujolais Nouveau Day.” You may see the French traditional slogan, “Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive’.” Friday, December 18
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. Wine tasting – 4:00 – 7:00 PM.
Saturday, December 19
Kroger Maumee – Wine Tasting, 3-7 PM. Nominal fee per sample.
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12-3 PM. French Press Selections from Jean Louis Chave. A sampling of one of the finest collections of red wine in the world, from the Chave family estates in Southern France, home to international wine superstar and legendary vintner Jean Louis Chave. $70 per person, reservations required. Extremely limited seating.
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 2-6 PM. 'Tis the Season for bubbles. Something for every palate and pocket book. Samplings of Prosecco, Cava, and Grower Champagne. From the simplest to the sublime, we will cover a lot of territory. Nominal fee per sample.
AREA WINE BARS
- Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463.
- Zinful Wine Bar, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville.
Up & Coming:
Tuesdays – Weekly wine tasting at Forrester's on the River, 26 Main St. Toledo – (419) 691-2626. 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Five to six unique tastings of wine, that are not found on the menu, along with an assortment of tapas style appetizers to complement the wines. Tastings are between $10-$15 per person and are held in their wine bar (Paige's Wine Bar).
Last Thursday of Each Month, 6-8 PM – Monthly wine tasting. Maumee Wines, 2556 Parkway Plaza, Maumee – (419) 893-2525. Wine and appetizers. $40 per person.
December 29, 6:00 PM. Annual Fizz Tasting Event. Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463. Our friend Tricia Rasar of Vintner Select will lead us through many styles of affordable sparkling wine from all over the world. Bone dry to sweet & fruity, we will have something for everyone. $1 per sample. No reservation required.
In December: Zinful is opening a tasting boutique on Louisiana Ave in downtown Perrysburg. The tasting boutique will feature wine, craft beer, & cigars. We will have daily, weekly, and specialty tastings and classes.