A new year brings new ideas, but the idea of using vessels other than oak for wine production is an oldie but goodie. While most wines are famous for their baking spice, woody nature, a large majority of varietals never see the inside of a barrel. It's cost effective, clean, and saves a tree (#savetheplanet). This weekend check out three fresh selections of that are not aged in oak.
If you’re new to vino, selecting a bottle of wine to take to a party or the right glass to go with your dinner can seem overwhelming. We’ve all been there. “Is the store clerk staring at me? Does the waiter know this wine list is all Greek to me?” (Some of it may actually be in Greek, but that’s besides the point.)
That’s why Janeen, our certified Sommelier and master translator of wine terminology into real-talk, is hosting a back to basics tasting on Tuesday, January 30th.
We’ll taste our way through six wines—exploring the difference between sweet and dry, acidic and tannic, fruity and earthy—helping you with the simple vocab to talk about wine with confidence (hint: it starts with trusting your taste buds).
Tickets available HERE
Ready to refresh your yoga practice and taste buds? Join Shavonna the First Sunday of each month at VinoTeca for her signature Align + Wine Yoga class. Come enjoy a yoga session that will Align your body with postures to decrease stress, build strength, and improve flexibility (mentally and physically). After we Align, get ready to Wine with tastings guaranteed to expand your palate and maintain your Zen! Space is limited so grab your tickets today!
This weekend, we are proud to celebrate talented winemakers that have joined hearts and combined passions to make some beautiful wine together. Each wine is a love letter in a bottle and proves that two heads are better than one. Wines we will be sampling include Monte Tondo Soave
In celebrations of Galentine's Day we are honoring our single friends with some single vineyard wines. When a wine comes from one plot of land within a certain area. The vineyard maybe walled in or separated simply by soil differences. Whatever the division, single vineyards allow you to see what that land can do. VinoTeca hails these lone ranges this week and celebrates the power of one!
"People say it's lonely at the top, but I sure like the view." - Charlie Sheen
Vines grown at higher elevations have many advantages than those grown closer to sea level. There's a direct connection to sunlight that ensures grapes ripen evenly while the elevation helps with drainage. The environment these grapes come from are rugged, sloped, and slightly dangerous. Everyday the strongest will survive and for those that do, the reward is delicious. Join us for some wine that's screaming from the mountain tops!
Something that is VinoTeca is proud of is our selection of wines from Uruguay. This South American nation was settled by Italian and Spanish families that brought their wine making knowledge with them and interestingly the grape Tannat became the star of the country. Brought by Basque settlers in the 19th century along with Petite Manseng, Tannat has fallen out of favor of European producers, however it has gained traction in the U.S. specifically in Virginia, Maryland and Georgia.