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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Toledo Area Wine Tastings & Events: November 14-17, 2012

A glass of Beaujolais nouveau
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Wednesday, November 14
The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. Son-Of-Z-Best. Our annual “high-end” tasting, featuring wonderful wines, great food, and live jazz. 1. Twomey Pinot Noir 2010, produced by Silver Oak Winery, 91 pts WE, 90 pts W&S; 2. Moccagatta Barbaresco “Bric Balin” 2007, 94 pts WS, 92 pts ST, 93 pts RP; 3. Amon-Ra Barossa Shiraz 2006, 99 pts RP; 4. Beaulieu Vineyards “Georges de LaTour” Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, 93 pts WS, 93 pts RP; 5. B. Nektar “Miel de Garde” Barrel Aged Orange Blossom, 99 pts RB; 6. Taylor Fladgate 2003 Vintage Porto, 98pts RP, 97 pts WE, 96 pts W&S. Nominal fee per sample.



Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Spanish Fly! Spain is easily the world's top value spot when it comes to wine. In fact, they have more land devoted to vineyards than any other nation, but they're only third place in total production. What does this mean for you? Value...delicious value! Join us as we welcome Adam Mahler, president of Ampelography and the bottom line in wine, and his lineup of Spanish beauties. All 100% guaranteed to get you eh...uhmm...excited! Nominal fee per sample.

Thursday, November 15

059216-yellow-road-sign-icon-food-beverage-food-grapesAndersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. 1. Rombauer – Chardonnay – Carneros, 2. Orin Swift Shatter – Grenache – Maury, France, 3. David Girard – Grenache – Placerville, California, 4. Saddleback – Zinfandel – Napa Valley. Flight $9 or nominal fee per sample.

The Andersons, Talmadge Road. Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Wines for the Feast. More great wines to pair with traditional holiday foods. 1. Dr. L Riesling, 2. Monmousseau Vouvray, 3. Vina Godeval, 4. Schloss Gobelsberger Gruner Veltliner, 5. Georges Duboeuf Morgon Beaujolais, 6. Grand Veneur Cote du Rhone, 7. Calera Central Coast Pinot Noir, 8. Marlstone, Alexander Valley. Nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-8 PM. Great wine for Thanksgiving. $15.

Corks Wine and Liquor, Promenade Plaza, 27250 Crossroads Pkwy., Rossford – (419) 872-6800. 6-9 PM. Nominal fee per sample.

 
Middle Ground Market at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway, Toledo. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Beaujolais Nouveau Wines. $15.

TREO Wine Bar, 5703 Main St., Sylvania, (419) 882-2266. Wine & Cheese Thursday. Explore the wonderful world of wine and cheese. Try four different wines with a sample platter of the day’s cheese.

Friday, November 16
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Turkey Day Wines (includes deep fried turkey). 1. Navarro Chardonnay, 2. Selbach-Oster Kabinett Riesling, 3. Napa Cellars Pinot Noir, 4. Selby Sonoma Merlot. $20 tasting.
Middle Ground Market at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway, Toledo. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Beaujolais Nouveau Wines. $15.

Saturday, November 17
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Turkey Day Wines (includes deep fried turkey). 1. Navarro Chardonnay, 2. Selbach-Oster Kabinett Riesling, 3. Napa Cellars Pinot Noir, 4. Selby Sonoma Merlot. $20 tasting.
The Andersons, Woodville Mall. 1-3 PM. Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé: The new Beaujolais has arrived. Bottled only 6-8 weeks after harvest, these wines are light, soft and fruity. Best served with a light chill, they are a pleasant quaff, a great aperitif as your Thanksgiving dinner guests arrive, or perfect with those leftover turkey sandwiches. 1. George Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, 2. Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau, 3. Rochette Beaujolais Nouveau, 4. Carra Beaujolais Nouveau. Flight $2 or nominal fee per sample.

Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 - 5:00 PM. All about Scheurebe – Riesling’s “Other” Sister. It is perhaps the most flamboyantly hedonistic white wine in the world. Explosively aromatic and seductive. We’ll taste the gamut of Scheurebe (From bone-dry Trocken to unctuously sweet Auslese.)Nominal fee per sample.

Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. Wine Tasting. 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Nominal fee per sample.

AREA WINE BARS
  • The Bistro at Maumee Wines, (419) 893-2525, 2556 Parkway Plaza, Maumee.
  • Tres Belle Wine and Martini Lounge, (419) 874-4555, 3145 Hollister Lane, Perrysburg (Levis Commons).
  • Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville.
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