Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: April 8-11, 2015

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Wednesday, April 8
The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Four Wonderful New Closeouts: 1. Casa Setaro 2011 Falanghina, 2. Barbi 2011 Lago di Corbara Red, 3. Saddleback 2008 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, 4. Bonny Doon 2013 "The Heart Has Its Rieslings." Nominal fee per sample or $5 per flight.

Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Wednesday Wine Tasting. Come out with friends, have fun, taste good juice! $15 per person.

Thursday, April 9
Andersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Some Beautiful New Wines: 1.
2013 Cuvée des 3 Messes Basses – White Rhone Blend – Ventoux, France, 2. 2014 Charles & Charles – Rosé – Columbia Valley, Washington, 3. 2012 Cuvée des 3 Messes Basses – Red Rhone Blend – Ventoux, France, 4. 2012 Argiano – Rosso Toscano – Red Tuscan Blend – Tuscany, Italy. Nominal fee per sample or $5 per flight.

Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Valpolicella and Amarone. Amarone wine has a tremendous concentration. This is achieved by drying the grapes, traditionally done in the sun on straw mats, now done with air driers, to concentrate the tannins, sugars and accentuate the skins by removing moisture from the grapes. These are formidable wines. Here is a rare tasting to sample six great Amarone producers. 1. Mazzi Valpolicella Classico Superiore, 2. Bussola Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, 3. Villa Erbice, 4. Mazzi, 5. Santi, 6. Masi Costasera, 7. Nicolas, 8. Nicolis Ambrosan. Nominal fee per sample.

Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Weekly wine tasting. 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.

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 10
Toledo Museum of Art, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Wine by the Glass Pavilion. Magnifique: French Wines. Enjoy four wines and light snacks at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion. $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Purchase during Museum hours by phone at 419-255-8000 ext. 7448.
Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. Wine tasting. 4:00 – 7:00 PM.
Saturday, April 11
Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 – 5:00 PM. 4th Annual Wine Tour to France and Italy. Do you want to travel to France and Italy with us? Our Wine Guy Austin Beeman takes a small group to Europe every year and you could come with him. We get exclusive access to best wineries in the world, eat local gourmet meals, and come away with a deeper understanding of these amazing places. We call it a “World Tasting.”
Learn about the Trip, ask questions, and come ready to sign up. Nominal fee per sample.
  • Veritas Cork and Craft, 505 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo – (419) 214- 9463.
  • Zinful Wine Bar, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville.

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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).
April 18 - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wine, Cheese & Chocolate benefit. 7:00 to 10:00 PM at Belmont Country Club, 29601 Bates Road, Perrysburg. Tickets $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Tables of eight are available at $300. For tickets and more information, contact or call (419) 874-9806.
May 15Wood County Humane Society Wine and Dine. 7:00 to 10:00 PM at Graystone Banquet Hall 29101 Hufford Rd., Perrysburg. Advance tickets $50 per person, $90 per couple or $175 for four. Tickets available online.

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