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October 2017
$45

Scottsdale

Wines of the World: Bordeaux

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

This event is now sold out.  If you would like to be on a waiting list please email Jared Silverman at jared@vinum55.com

 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to dive deep into the world’s most famous wine region.

Bordeaux is arguably the most important wine region in France, if not the world.  The wines of Bordeaux have been considered some of the best produced for hundreds of years.  Wars have been fought over control of the region and ancient cultures celebrated its wines.  Even today, Bordeaux wine are the most sought after and collected anywhere.  Although planted to the wine grape for thousands of years, Bordeaux first became important internationally in A.D. 1152, when Henry II of England wed Eleanor of Aquitaine who controlled the region.  With this royal marriage, Bordeaux officially came under the control of the English, and the wines began to be exported.  Today Bordeaux is considered the world’s most commercially successful wine region, if not its highest quality one.  With nearly 20,000 producers, red wines dominate the region, and Bordeaux is the home to both Cabernet and Merlot.  As we will see in our seminar, dry white wines from this region are also very good, and the late harvest Semillon grapes that are infected with botrytis are hard to top as far as dessert wines go.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn about this iconic wine region.  We are only doing one night of this seminar in September.  There will be others in October.

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours.

Chandler

Scarlett Tasting

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Scarlett Wines is the celebration of one family’s lifelong passion for winemaking. In the heart of Napa Valley, among verdant hillsides and majestic mountain ranges, four generations of wine growers have built a legacy handcrafting ultra premium estate wines that are equal parts heart and soul, art and science. While Scarlett Wines takes their winegrowing and winemaking very seriously, they never lose sight of their guiding principle – that wine is meant to be delightful, approachable, and above all, enjoyed!

Scarlett Wines is a family operation owned by the McGah family, who are most notably known for co-founding the Oakland Raiders. Representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass. The winery previously operated under the name McGah Family Cellars and rebranded in 2015 in honor of its flagship wine, Scarlett, which is named after the founder’s daughter.

$45

Chandler

Wines of the World: Bordeaux

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm

This event is now sold out.  There are still some spots left for the same seminar in Scottsdale on October 18th.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to dive deep into the world’s most famous wine region.

Bordeaux is arguably the most important wine region in France, if not the world.  The wines of Bordeaux have been considered some of the best produced for hundreds of years.  Wars have been fought over control of the region and ancient cultures celebrated its wines.  Even today, Bordeaux wine are the most sought after and collected anywhere.  Although planted to the wine grape for thousands of years, Bordeaux first became important internationally in A.D. 1152, when Henry II of England wed Eleanor of Aquitaine who controlled the region.  With this royal marriage, Bordeaux officially came under the control of the English, and the wines began to be exported.  Today Bordeaux is considered the world’s most commercially successful wine region, if not its highest quality one.  With nearly 20,000 producers, red wines dominate the region, and Bordeaux is the home to both Cabernet and Merlot.  As we will see in our seminar, dry white wines from this region are also very good, and the late harvest Semillon grapes that are infected with botrytis are hard to top as far as dessert wines go.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn about this iconic wine region.  We are only doing one night of this seminar in September.  There will be others in October.

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours.

Phoenix

Lieu Dit and Presqu`ile Tasting with Eric Railsback

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The tasting we’ve been waiting more than 2 years for! We will taste the wines of Lieu Dit with winemaker/proprietor Eric Railsback. We will also taste the wines of Railsback Freres – a joint venture with Eric’s brother Lyle, of Kermit Lynch fame!

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

November 2017

Scottsdale

Kanzler Tasting Event

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join winemaker/proprietor Alex Kanzler as we taste the wines from this small, family produced winery from the Sonoma Coast!

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The tasting is reserved, the Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours.

Scottsdale

Juan Gil tasting event with Felix Jimenez

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

The origins of the winery date from 1916 when Juan Gil Gimènez, great grandfather of the present generation, started getting involved in the world of wines and built a winery in the heart of Jumilla. His son, Juan Gil Guerrero, dedicated his whole life to the wine business, but it was the third generation who really consolidated the winery.

Juan Gil Gonzalez together with his brother Paco, the founder’s grandsons, forged an image of quality, reliability and efficiency. The present generation continually strives to maintain and improve the Juan Gil standard which is evident through the remarkable wines.

We will be joined by Felix Jimenez, representing the winery.

December 2017

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

Scottsdale

Ruinart Experience

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on a culinary adventure with Chef Gabe Bertaccini and Ruinart Champagne!

 

Details to come.

Scottsdale

Italics Tasting Event

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Italics Winegrowers was founded by the Martin Family from Texas; their family produce business began with a small 20-acre grapefruit orchard in the south part of the state. The Martin’s would visit the Napa Valley from time to time; during their trips they would meet various vintners. They became acquainted with vintner Steve Reynolds. Steve and several area friends/vintners started a label in the early 2000’s called 13 Appellations. The Martin’s entered the Napa wine scene with the purchase of this label (today it is called Appellations) from Steve and his partners.
The vineyards are planted in very rocky soils. Micro climates can vary dramatically even on their property – Taylor mentioned during an early Fall day measuring dramatically different temperatures between the high and low parts of their vineyard (not a significant elevation difference). During the same time period the temperatures varied by as much as 10 degrees.
The name Italics was carefully chosen as words in italics are used to emphasize something – to make something stand out. Steve likes to say “the difference between good wine and great wine is in the details”. Italics is all about the details both in the vineyard, the wine making and their hospitality offerings.

Italics currently produces about 5,000 cases annually – with select distribution in Texas and North Carolina – and now Arizona.

Phoenix

Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours.

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