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March 2019

Chandler

Vinum 55’s Wines of the World

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chandler

Zinke Wine Co. Tasting

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

100% Bullshit Free

We make unapologetic, site-specific wines that represent the land they come from. But at the end of the day, wine is best shared over a good meal with those you love. We just want you to have as much fun enjoying our wines as we do making them.

When it comes to wine, I’m more interested in the source than simply the end of the line. My passion for wine stems from the vine itself, the earth it comes from, and the fruit it produces. I’m lucky to be able to work with the Grand Crus of California’s Central Coast, all within a stone’s throw of my home in Santa Ynez. I pick at optimal ripeness and hand sort the fruit. I don’t muddy up the fruit with additives, colorings, or general bullshit. Small lot, whole cluster fermentation, co-ferments, and finding the proper balance of oak and time are part of the formula. The other part? Passion, love, authenticity, and the pursuit of the impossible—perfection.

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Scottsdale

Pascal Clement and Larmandier-Bernier Tasting

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Phoenix

Vinum 55’s Wines of the World

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chandler

POE Tasting

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

About Poe

Samantha Sheehan founded POE in 2009 after being inspired by the wines she tasted in Burgundy and Champagne.  The goal is not to replicate Burgundy, but rather create alluring, vineyard specific, age-worthy wines revealing the beautiful terroir of California.  There is minimal intervention, judicious use of sulfur, and never any additives.

POE produces very limited quantities of traditional Champagne method sparkling wines, rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a nouveau from Pinot Noir.

From “7 Winemakers to Watch”:

“Yes, Samantha Sheehan is that person: the former overworked financier who started pursuing her dream of making wine after having an Eat, Pray Love experience in Burgundy. But she is also not that person in all the ways that matter most. Perhaps that is because she took more then just the Burgundian’s commitment to terroir to heart: “It is one of the most beautiful, soulful places in the world,” says Sheehan. “They make some of the most expensive wines on the planet, yet they are totally down to earth, humble, generous and welcoming.” Under the label Poe, Sheehan embraces Burgundy’s philosophy with single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Anderson Valley. “ My goal was to show that California too has incredible terroir, and that we can produce single vineyard wines that are unique and beautiful,” says Sheehan. We think she is off to an excellent start.”

 

Scottsdale

Private Event-Tasting Room Reserved

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scottsdale

Dark Star Imports- Podere le Ripi & Prima Pietra!

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dark Star Wines is a national wine and spirits importer located in New York City. They represent exclusively boutique wineries from Italy and Argentina. Their goal is to build a sustainable and strong partnership with their wineries, who are family owned and use estate grown fruit, offering the best and an excellent value to their customers.

Chandler

Food & Wine Pairing: Persian Menu with Mahfam!

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Chandler chef and restaurant owner, Mahfam, is providing us with a five course tasting of her favorite Persian dishes and we will use our wine pairing ideologies to create an eye opening experience.

RSVPs are limited to 24 seats.

Phoenix

Spanish Tasting with Nicola Imports

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Spanish wine tends to be spunky, food friendly, epitomize quality and honor tradition. With the biggest vineyard surface in the world, Spain has an extremely varied climate and you will find heaps of smaller ´micro-climates´across the country, each perfect for growing different grape varietals. This means that Spain has a huge variety of distinct wine regions. You will satisfy any desire from pump Alberino with minerality to pair with seafood to bold tannic Riojo’s to celebrating with bright and crisp Cava.

All of the wines for this spectacular tasting are from small wineries; where attention to detail, time, and craftsmanship are key components in the wine and wineries character. Our line up will be available to you for under $30!! Allowing these stupendous, great value wines to be apart of your everyday drinking list, they are sure to not disappoint!

Come join us as we dip into Spain!

April 2019

Scottsdale

Red Car Winery Tasting

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chandler

Duckhorn/Paraduxx Tasting with Winemaker Don LaBorde

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

About Paraduxx:

Since being founded in 1994, Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only winery solely devoted to stylish Napa Valley blends. Artfully crafted to appeal to the modern palate, the visionary blends of the Paraduxx portfolio have established a reputation for their bold, expressive character and their food-friendly sophistication.

About Duckhorn:

The quality of Duckhorn Vineyards wines has always been based on a commitment to selecting the finest fruit. Whether carefully sourcing grapes from top sites in the Napa Valley or committing itself to establishing a world-class estate vineyard program, the winery was built on the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard. At Duckhorn Vineyards this has always meant an emphasis on site and terroir. Beginning in 1988, hand-selected Napa Valley properties were purchased for the estate vineyard program, guaranteeing a consistent source of high quality fruit, year after year.

About Don LaBorde:

In 2014, in recognition of his skill as a winemaker, and his masterful blending ability, Don was named the winemaker for Paraduxx. “Paraduxx is a winemaker’s dream,” says Don. “Working with legendary Napa Valley growers and our own phenomenal Estate Vineyards, I get to work with the finest fruit in the world, and make wines that are not limited to specific grape varieties, or varietal percentages. We create our own benchmarks at Paraduxx. This gives us remarkable freedom to create iconic and compelling blends that capture the rich diversity of Napa Valley.”

Chandler

Paul Hobbs Tasting

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Phoenix

Cotiere Tasting with Kevin Law

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Côtière began in 2006 with their first commercial release, focusing on primarily Pinot Noir. With each vintage they constantly strive to work exact rows, blocks and clones with acreage contracts whenever possible. Allowing them to make small adjustments in farming techniques if needed, which is critical for producing top quality wines.

Phoenix

Jonata Hilt & Paring Tasting

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Winemaker Matt Dees was schooled in Vermont; trained in Napa and New Zealand, then settled in the Santa Ynez, and as of 2004 has been the head winemaker of Jonata. Since then he has been received tremendous accolades for his Bordeaux style wines. Most notably, Robert Parker rated many of his 2007 vintages 95-97 and 98-100 points. His winemaking philosophy and approach to quality are known to equal that of Napa Valley’s renowned Screaming Eagle Vineyards, Jonata’s sister winery. Dees identifies Jonata wines as his best professional achievements, but is also very proud of his newer Pinot Noir and Chardonnay projects, The Hilt and The Paring.

 

Chandler

Get to Know Merlot-on the Rooftop!

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the little blackbird, also known as Merlot.

Scottsdale

‘Winemaker of the Year’ Tasting

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us and Certified Sommelier John Martindale from STEM for a San Francisco Chronicle “Winemaker of the Year’ tasting!

STEM is one of our favorite distributors to work and they have a portfolio of wine that packs a serious punch!

We’ve selected 8 wines from 8 different wineries, all of which have winemakers that have won this prestigious award!

I.Brand, Corison and Matthiasson- Just to name a few!

This will be a fun, educational event that you do not want to miss!

Chandler

Vinum 55’s Wines of the World ~ 90+ Point Wines

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our next installment of the Wines of the World series where we will be featuring wines from around world that recieved 90 points or more from top wine critics. We are offering 3 scheduled events this month.

We have redesigned the way we teach you about these fascinating wines regions. Along with our partners at Young’s Market Co., we bring you wine education without the stuffiness of the classroom. You can look forward to a more social educational experience, still with all of the great wines.

Phoenix

Private Event – Tasting Room Reserved

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandler

Vinum 55’s Wines of the World ~ 90+ Point Wines

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our next installment of the Wines of the World series where we will be featuring wines from around world that recieved 90 points or more from top wine critics. We are offering 3 scheduled events this month.

We have redesigned the way we teach you about these fascinating wines regions. Along with our partners at Young’s Market Co., we bring you wine education without the stuffiness of the classroom. You can look forward to a more social educational experience, still with all of the great wines.

Phoenix

Private Event – Tasting Room Reserved

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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