Reservations are required for all tastings to ensure the right quantity of food to accompany the wines.

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October 2018


Tasting – Bosnian Wine

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 20th With: Indira Bayer, Wines of Illyria Patricia Whalen, International Judge Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina War Crimes Chamber Robert Madrygin, author, The Solace of Trees Our first tasting of the new season gives you the chance to explore what for us are obscure wines, i.e., wines from Bosnia that have not been exported to the US before, featuring grapes like Zilavka, Plavac Mali, Blatina and Vranac. This event brings the culture alive for us, with color commentary…

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November 2018


Tasting – Weingut Netzl, Austria

November 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3rd $30, plus tax Christina Netzl, winemaker The Netzl family grows vines and makes wine in the Caruntum region of Lower Austria. Though renowned for reds, principally Zweigelt– we’ll taste two of those, more recently its dynamic producers, like Netzl, are also gaining recognition for Pinot Blanc, which we’ll try.

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Thanksgiving Wines

November 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thanksgiving wines with Rob Ryan, Vermont Wine Merchants We’ll open 4 of the wines identified below to give you a preview of what you might bring to the mix a week from Thursday. Informal tasting — no charge!

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December 2018

Alpha Box & Dice

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 1st Alpha Box & Dice with Justin Fairweather The Aussies are back– Alphabox & Dice, a self-described “laboratory for viticultural exploration” brings us wines without boundaries, their Zaptung, a lively, sparkling made from the same grape as Prosecco but absolutely dry, to the Kit & Kaboodle red, a blend of Montepulciano, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Experimental, edgy and fun– Australian!

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Sparkling Wines

December 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

With hope for 2019 Informal tasting — no charge!

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Informal Tasting– Sparkling Wines

December 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We have so many beautiful, new sparkling wines just in time to ring in the new year. Please note that the date for this tasting was changed. Some of the wines were delayed in arriving. We have pushed the tasting to the Friday before New Year’s Eve. We hope that you can come by to sample these and discover that sparkling wine is not just fun, but delicious!

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January 2019


Informal Tasting – Winters Warmers

January 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

It’s the time of year when we consume bigger, full-bodied reds to accompany our heavier winter foods– or just because they are so reassuring, what we call “comfort wines.” We have selected some French and US comfort wines from our friends at Artisanal Cellars. Come by on Friday to join Katja Matthews and I as we pour you some comfort wines to keep you warm this winter and to sustain you through the weekend when we may get our first…

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New Year Kickoff

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

To be announced– balls or rather bottles are still in the air…

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New Italian Wines from Artisanal Cellars

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Led by Rafael Flores and Winthrop Pennock Artisanal Cellar’s third partner, Iacopo di Teodoro, keeps finding terrific new wines from small producers with which we’ve fallen in love. Many of them are organic or biodynamic. While Iacopo cannot join us this time, Winthrop and Rafael can share the stories of these producers. Falanghina, Freisa, Groppello and Marzemino have been in the shop but make their tasting debut for this event.

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February 2019

Informal Tasting – Balgera Valtellina Wines from Lombardia

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

With Matteo Balgera

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