Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: April 23-26, 2014

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Wednesday, April 23
The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Jim's Blind Tasting. Our own Jim Thomas presents his first wine tasting of 2014 — a fun blind wine tasting. We'll have five choices: two reds, two whites and a dessert wine. You choose four of the five at a cost of $10 for a flight of four. "Your eyes may deceive you, but your palate will never let you down."
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Wine Seminar - Superstar White Wines of Austria. $45 per person. Limited to 12 participants. This seminar focuses on elite small-production white wines from Austria. These wines are part of the portfolio of premium European importer Terry Theise and are of excellent quality and highly limited.
Thursday, April 24
Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Enjoy Some Wonderful Spring Favorites: 1. 2012 Santa Christina – Umbria – Italy, 2. 2010 Clos du Mont-Olivet – Cotes du Rhone – France, 3. 2012 Delas – Ventoux – France, 4. 2012 The Doctors – Riesling – New Zealand. $4.50 per flight or nominal fee per sample.
Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. —
Wines from Washington State featuring Ste. Michelle Indian Wells: 1. Kung Fu Girl Riesling, 2. Mercer Canyon Chardonnay, 3. L'Ecole #41 Chardonnay, 4. Mercer Canyon Cabernet, 5. Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Merlot, 6. Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Red, 7. Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet, 8. Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica. Nominal fee per sample.
Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Wines distributed by Grand Cru Wines. Special guest Rachel Nasitir. 1. Alento Branco, 2. Mariana Vinho Branco, 3. CepasAntiguas Rioja, 4. Gaglioppo Calabria Red. 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, April 25
Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Wine By the Glass Pavilion: Days of Wine and Roses. Enjoy four wines and light snacks. $20 members/$30 nonmembers plus tax. Tickets available at Information Desks.
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. 4-7 PM. Red, Red Wine. Five wines for $10.

Saturday, April 26
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Iconic California Cabernet Sauvignon Part 2. Our first Iconic Cabernet Tasting was a roaring success and there were immediately cries for another. Plus, there are plenty more great Napa Cabs that can rightly be called 'iconic.' So join us as we sample: Joseph Phelps 2010 Insignia, Heitz 2005 Cab Sav "Martha's Vineyard," Fisher 2009 Cab Sav 'Mountain Estate,' and many more. Cost: $75 per person or pay per sample.
Up and Coming:
Cherished Friends of Ahava 10th Annual Wine Tasting, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 1, 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.
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.
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.
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.
  • 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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