Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: May 11-14, 2016


Wednesday, May 11
Blaufrankish 007The Andersons, Sylvania, 6-8 PM. Dean’s “Missouri Loves Company” Farewell Tasting: 1. Chateau Grand Traverse 2013 “Ship of Fools” White (Michigan), 2. Pelee Island 2012 Gamay Noir/Zweigelt (Canada), 3. Pelee Island 2014 Cabernet Franc (Canada), 4. Kuleto 2012 Native Son Red (California), 5. Michael Pozzan 2013 Annabella Cabernet Sauvignon. $8 per flight or nominal charge per sample.
 
Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Premium tasting: Produttori del Barbaresco. One of Italy’s greatest wine treasures. Tasting limited to 20 people. Complimentary nosh included. $49 per person. Call for more information.
 
Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463. 5:30 –7:30 PM. Wine Tasting. $15 per person.

Thursday, May 12

Andersons, Maumee, 5-7 PM. More Great Mid-Spring Wines: 1. 2013 Libenzi – Verdicchio - Baccaloro – Ancona, Italy, 2. 2015 Gorman Winery – 42-39-56 Rosé – Columbia Valley, Washington, 3. 2012 Podere Scopetone – Rosso di Montalcino – Montalcino, Italy, 4. 2013 Newsprint – Cabernet Sauvignon – Red Mountain, Washington. Nominal fee per sample or $8 per flight.

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Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6 – 8 PM. More Riesling with a few Spanish Wines: You Don't Know Riesling: 1. Dandelion Riesling, Gobelsburger, 3. Robert Weil Riesling Trocken, 4. Reuscher-Haart Piesporter. Spanish Reds: 1. Finca Sandoval Signo, 2. El Chaparral Old Vine Grenache, 3. Pinord Clos 15 Crianza Tempranillo, 4. Aster Ribero del Duero. Nominal fee per sample.
 
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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.
 
Zinful, (419) 931-9946, 218 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg. 5-8 PM. Wine Tasting. 

Friday, May 13

Toledo Museum Of Art, (419) 255-8000. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Wine By The Glass Pavilion- Lucky 13 – 4 Good Bets. Enjoy four wines and light snacks. Tickets are $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers and are available for purchase during Museum hours by phone at or at the information desks
 
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. 4-7 PM. Join Angela Bollin from Vanguard Wines for a little taste of great European wines with a long documented wine history. Nominal fee per sample.
 
Saturday, May 14
Kroger Maumee – Wine Tasting, 3-7 PM. Nominal fee per sample.
 
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 2-6 PM. Spain has an abundance of native grape varieties, with over 400 varieties planted throughout Spain, though 80% of the country’s wine production is from only 20 grapes. Some of the most common are Albariño, Tempranillo, and Garnacha. Nominal fee per sample.

AREA WINE BARS
  • Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463.
  • Zinful, (419) 931-9946, 218 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg.
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Up & Coming

Rat Pack Italian Wine Dinner, LaScola Italian Grill, 5375 Airport Hwy, Toledo, (419) 381-2100, Monday, May 16,. Featuring five Italian winemakers. Massimo Piccin of Podere Sapaio, Bolghere, Luca Costa of Tenute Costa, Siena, Enzo Agresta of Tenuta Carretta, Trentino-South Tyrol, Claudio Salvador (importer) of Veneto, Antonella Mancini of Cantina Pedres, Sardegna. Reception 6:00 PM, Dinner 6:30 PM. Cost $75. Call for reservations.

Rat Pack Italian Wine Dinner, Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar, 3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, (734) 971-0484, Wednesday, May 18, 6-8 PM. Featuring six Italian vintners, six wineries and six regions. Walk-around wine tasting with Chef Dave Whitney’s appetizers and desserts. Cost $60. Call for reservations. 

The 21st Annual Wood County Human Society Wine and Dine will be held  May 20 at the Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons in Perrysburg from 7-10 PM. Featuring: live music, silent and live auctions, and delicious grazing stations. Tickets $55 single, $100 couple. Music by Suburban Legend. More information and tickets here.

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