Wine Tasting - La Fête Nationale
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Wine Tasting - La Fête Nationale

July 14th is the national day of France - Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale. This holiday celebrates a turning point of the French Revolution and reunification of the French people in 1789.

The French wine industry is also the starting point for many great traditions in the field. Not only is it the genetic home to many varietals and techniques - thanks Champagne! - it also produces some of the greatest wines in the world. This weekend we focus on both the traditional and non-traditional wines through a white, red and rosé.

Wines include Chateau Perron Bordeaux Blanc // Domain de Millet Rosé // Olivier Lemasson ‘Poivre et Gel’

3 wines - $15 // 1 wine - $6 // 3 ounce pours

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Wine Tasting:  The Classics of Spain
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Wine Tasting: The Classics of Spain

VinoTeca carries wine from all over the world, but our heart lies in Spain. We got our start through Barcelona Restaurant and honor this relationship this weekend by going back to our roots with a tasting of traditional wine regions of Spain.

We start in Catalonia in the region of Penedès, the heart of Cava with Navaran Dama Vintage Brut. This area creates Spanish sparkling wines through methode traditional with the classic varietals of Xarel-lo, Macabeo, Parillada, and Chardonnay.

Our next wine if from the most well known winemaking region - Rioja. The history of this region dates back to ancient roots and has had continuous production since. Tempranillo is the king grape of Spain and in Rioja it is commonly blended with Garnacha, Graciano, and Mazuelo. The D.O. of Rioja has strict guidelines and commonly uses American oak for production. 2011 Bodegas Vivanco Reserva is the wine that we will focus on to represent this great place.

Ribera del Duero is the third region we will feature. This area also focuses on Tempranillo, but rarely blends in other varietals. Ribera del Duero is located north of Madrid, high on the plateau of Castile y Leon and also has roots over 2000 years old, but was brought to life by French monks. Our R del D wine is Bodegas Áster Crianza, a classic, full bodied representative.

3 wines - $15 // 1 wine - $6 // 3 ounce pours

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Wine Tasting - South Africa
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Wine Tasting - South Africa

To finish this world tour month of wine, we are heading to the opposite side of the world - South Africa. This wine growing region has gained increased popularity in recent years due to the greater quality and quantity of wines being imported. South Africa’s history of winemaking dates back to the 1600’s with Dutch settlers who planted vast gardens and vineyards. Our first winery Boschendal dates back over 300 years.

Come taste 3 wines from what has been described as the most beautiful wine lands in the world.

3 wines - $15 // 1 wine - $6 // 3 ounce pours

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