Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: July 16-19, 2014

Assortment of wine from Domaine Chandon in Yar...
Assortment of wine from Domaine Chandon in Yarra Australia showing their sparkling Chardonnay and Pinot noir wine as well as a still pinot noir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Wednesday, July 16
The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM.  Rose Can You See – Beautiful Dry Rose Wines: 1. Chateau Roubine Rose, 2. Coppola Sofia Rose, 3. Celani Cabernet Rose, 4. Miraval Rose. Nominal fee per sample or $8 for flight.
Thursday, July 17
Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Summer Style... 1. 2012 Le Hameau – Sauvignon Blanc – France, 2. 2013 Terra d’ Oro – Chenin Blanc/Viognier – California, 3. 2009 Deep Sea – Red Blend – California, 4. 2012 Carmim Reguengos – Portugal. Nominal fee per sample or $5 for flight.
Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. New Zealand and Australia: 1. Tora Bay Sauvignon Blanc – Martinsborough, NZ, 2. Starborough Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, NZ, 3. Yalumba Viognier – South Australia, 4. Kilda Chardonnay – South Eastern Australia, 5. Kim Crawford Pinot Noir – South Island, NZ, 6. Over The Edge Pinot Noir – Martinborough, NZ, 7. Jim Barry Lodge Hill Shiraz – Clare Valley, Australia, 8. Pepperjack Red – Barossa, Australia. Nominal fee per sample.
Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. Wine Tasting. 6 – 9 PM.
Noir Fine Wine and Beer, 1616 East Wooster, Bowling Green, 6-9 PM. Return to Oz: Australian wine has been on quite the rollercoaster ride ever since it's heyday in the early 2000’s. Exports from the country have dropped as of late, though imports of their "high-quality" wine (over $7.50 per liter) have increased. Well, where does this leave us? With an awesome Aussie lineup of the good stuff! And worry not...Fairuza Balk is not invited. 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.
Friday, July 18
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. Wine tasting. 4:00 – 7:00 PM.
Saturday, July 19
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Superstars in the Shadows: To pick a great wine from a famous wine region is easy. Just the chase the ones with the highest prices. It is more exciting – and easier on the wallet - to seek out the wines that don't hog the spotlight. There are spectacular wines hiding in unknown regions, made from unhip grapes, and crafted by unassuming winemakers. This week we are featuring wines that are some of the world's absolute greatest, but are still relative unknowns. Nominal fee per sample.
Up & Coming

Stella’s Restaurant, 104 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg, (419) 873-8360. July 27 – reception at 5:00 PM and dinner at 6:00 PM. Grapes & Grain Dinner: Exploring the Diversity of Wine & Beer Pairings. $65 per person. Call for reservations.
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. July 30, 6:00 PM. An Evening with Master Sommelier Matt Citriglia and the New Dry Wines of Germany. $45 per person (advanced payment required). Limited seating. Contact Austin Beeman in store.
  • Tres Belle Wine and Martini Lounge, (419) 874-4555, 3145 Hollister Lane, Perrysburg (Levis Commons).
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