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74 events
63 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 22 2014

I enjoyed sampling all the different wines and cheeses. The hamburgers were tasty too. It would have been nice if they had more food selections but otherwise it was great!

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JillC
25 events
13 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 05 2013

I liked that you could just mill around and sample the wines in whatever order you wish. There was a good variety of red and white wines. However, the appetizers served were only cheeseburgers and I heard many vegetarians complain about this, as...continued

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15 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 08 2014

I absolutely love these events by Grapestobottles. Its well coordinated and the variety of wines offered is awesome. I've increased my wine selections at home because of these events. I plan to go every time they have one. The only suggestion I...continued

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Description

*January 18, 2014: Taste of Spain

*Spain has over 2.9 million acres planted — making it the most widely planted wine producing nation. Major Spanish wine regions include the Rioja and Ribera del Duero which is known for their Tempranillo production; Valdepeñas, drunk by Unamuno and Hemingway, known for high quality tempranillo at low prices; Jerez, the home of the fortified wine Sherry; Rías Baixas in the northwest region of Galicia that is known for its white wines made from Albariño and Catalonia which includes the Cava and still wine producing regions of the Penedès as well the Priorat region.

If you enjoy sipping fine wine during a nice summer breeze or visiting the vineyards and cellars of centuries old winery, then Taste of Spain Wine Tasting is for you. Extra pour for those who can prove they know how to Flamenco!

Wines:

2011 Condes de Albarei Albarino Salneval

Cristalino Brut

Freixenet Cordon Negro Extra Dry

2011 Luzon Verde

2012 Luzon Jumilla

2012 Las Rocas Grenache Rose

2010 Castillo de Monjardin La Cantera Garnacha

2012 El Coto Rioja Rosado

2011 El Circulo Blanco

2008 Antano Crianza

2009 Marques de Riscal Proximo Tempranillo

2011 Bodegas Breton Iuvene

2012 Naia Las Brisas

2010 Torres Sangre de Toro White

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  • *February 1, 2014: Taste of Italy

*When you think “great wine”, you’d most likely think “Italian”. And why not? It is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, such as Calabria, Campania, Lombardy, Sardinia, Tuscany, Umbria, and Veneto, among others.

Italian Wines have become synonymous with “depth” and “character”. Here’s your chance to dip those taste buds into the depth and character. The Taste of Italy Wine Tasting Event will introduce you to a different varietals of Italian Wines. Hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments will also be available during the event.

Who said having depth and character is boring?*

February 8, 2014: Taste of South America

*Chile’s Central Valley is widely known and well regarded, and its Casablanca region is gaining increasing attention. Brazil, Uruguay and Peru are also producing fine and exciting wine from grape varieties long forgotten in other countries.

Mendoza dominates Argentina’s eight principal wine regions, producing over 70% of it’s wines. The climate is continental, with large temperature swings between day and night, and four full seasons offering hot summers and cold winters. Elevation is also a key factor influencing wine quality. White varieties of importance are Chardonnay and Torrontés, while key red varieties include Cabernet and Malbec.

Refreshments as well as passed hors d’œuvres will be served during the event.*

February 22, 2014: Taste of Portugal*

Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and mostly the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire.

Refreshments as well as passed hors d’œuvres will be served during the event.

Wines:

Vinha do Monte Tinto

Dom Rafael

Mouchao

Aveleda Casal Garcia Vinho Verde

Aveleda Fonte Vinho Verde

Aveleda Follies

Vinha do Monte Tinto

Quinta do Alqueve Tradicional

Quartilho Ribatejo

Lagoalva Espirito White

Quinta de Lourosa Vinho Verde

Duorum Tons de Duorum Red

Duorum Tons de Duorum White

Offley Ruby Port

Gazela Vinho Verde

Broadbent Selections Vinho Verde

Quinta do Alqueve Fernao Pires

Vera Vinho Verde

Refreshments as well as passed hors d’œuvres will be served during the event.

About the Ticket Supplier: GrapestoBottles

GrapestoBottles is setting a new trend by offering great tasting wine produced right here in our own back yard. We not only hope to promote local vineyards but to also help educate new wine enthusiasts on just how good a grape can taste grown locally.