Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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

Wednesday, May 11
The 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.
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.

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