Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463. 5:30 –7:30 PM. Wine Tasting. $15 per person.
Thursday, December 10
Andersons, Maumee, 5-7 PM. Big Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons - Great Christmas Gifts Part 1. 1. 2009 Cakebread Cellars – Dancing Bear Ranch – Howell Mountain, 2. 2007 Beringer - Private Reserve – St. Helena, 3. 2004 Joseph Phelps – Insignia – St. Helena, 4. 2003 Shafer – Hillside Select – Stags Leap District. Pay per sample or $45 for flight.
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Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6 – 8 PM.Our Annual Affordable Cabernet Night. Try before you buy! 1. Liberty Schook, 2. Joel Gott, 3. Eagle Glen, 4. Fieldstone, 5. Freakshow, 6. Smith & Hook, 6. Chateau Smith, 7. Decoy, 8. Educated Guess, 9. Rodney Strong, 10. Oberon, 11. Conche Y Toro Marques Casa Concha, 12. Franciscan Napa, 13. Charles Krug, 14. Mollydooker, 15. Raymond, 16. Sineann, 17. Emblem. Nominal Fee per sample.
Noir Fine Wine and Beer, 1616 East Wooster, Bowling Green, 6-9 PM. Nominal fee per sample or priced per flight.
Laffs Inc., 3922 Secor Road, 5:00 PM. (419) 214-0700. Ladies Night Wine and Craft Beer Tasting. For $5 you will receive six tasting tickets to sample our selection of wine and craft beer. This event is our ladies night event and all ladies will get their first six tickets paid for by the owner. There is no cover if you are looking to enjoy dinner and the doors open at 5 PM.
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 11
Toledo Museum of Art – (419) 255-8000 Ext. 7448. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Wine By The Glass Pavilion: Give Thanks: Wines To Accompany That Special Dinner. Enjoy four wines and light snacks during It’s Friday! at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. Tickets are $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers.
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. Wine tasting – 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Fabulous Friday Tasting.
Saturday, December 12
Kroger Maumee – Wine Tasting, 3-7 PM. Nominal fee per sample.
Walt Churchill’s Market locations in Perrysburg and Maumee – Holiday Food & Wine Show Part 2. 11 AM – 4 PM. Visit either location for a wide variety of sampling from all departments including Smoke House Meats, Gluten Free Cheese Cakes, Cooked Shrimp, fruit "cakes", and more. Plus, Wine Reps will be on hand help you pair the perfect grape with your meals. Perrysburg Acapella choir performs in Perrysburg store from 2 to 3 PM and the Maumee Show Choir performs in Maumee Store from 3 to 4 PM. Free admission.
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 2-6 PM. We are proud to host Colette Comeau, from Aquitaine Wine Importers of Classic Fine Bordeaux. All of the wines from their portfolio exhibit true “old world,” styling and are amazing examples of the best of Bordeaux. 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.