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June 2017
$35

Phoenix

Wines of the World, Volume VI: Beaujolais, France. Phoenix Location.

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This Event is now sold out.  To join the waiting list, please email chris@vinum55.com

 

We at Vinum 55 are proud to announce the sixth volume of our Wines of the World Program, and the first program at our Phoenix location.

 

How it Works:

 

Each month, our Sommeliers select one of the World’s most important wine regions to showcase at Vinum55.  For every region featured, we will offer a special tasting event, and an educational seminar focused on the grapes, geography, history, culture, and wine making techniques of that region.  Our intent is to provide members with opportunities to learn more about known, and lesser-known, wine regions and producers across the world.  Of course, there will also be opportunities to order your favorite wines from the tastings. Our last event, which focused on the Alsace region on the border of France and Germany, was a huge success thanks to all of the amazing people who attended.  Now we invite you to join us for our sixth event on Friday, June 30th, 2017.  The focus will be on Beaujolais–a French wine region that is technically part of Burgundy, but only for administrative purposes.  Aside from proximity (Beaujolais is just south of Burgundy), the two regions have close to nothing in common.  The climates, soils, and geology are dissimilar; the grapes are not the same, and three are drastically different wine making techniques. 99% of the grapes grown in Beaujolais are gamay noir, but there a very small amount of Chardonnay (which we will also taste). There is so much to learn about this very distinct wine region, so we highly recommend that you do not miss this!  The event is free for members, and $35 for non-members. However, if a non-member joins Vinum55 that night, the $35 will be refunded.

 

 

July 2017

Scottsdale

Scottsdale Tasting Room Reserved for Private Event

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Clients will have cellar access during normal business hours.

$10

Chandler

Rioja 2.0 Summer Edition.

July 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is now sold out.  To join the waiting list please contact jared@vinum55.com

Whether you were able to attend our Wines of the World: Rioja Seminar back in February or not, this event will be of interest to you.  Not only will we be featuring some of our favorite wines from that seminar, but we will also be featuring 6 new wines that are more fitting for summer.  We will give a brief presentation on the Criadores system, Viñedos Singulares, and the ‘new’ varietals of Rioja.  The format of this tasting will be casual, but RSVPs are required.  Please join us for this very special evening with experts in the Rioja region.  The event is free for Vinum55 members, and $10 for guests.

Rioja

For more than a century, Rioja has been considered Spain’s preeminent wine region.  The vineyards, running for 75 miles along both banks of the Ebro River, cover more than 157,000 acres in the remote interior of northern Spain.  Behind them, craggy mountains stand in desolation.  In fact, it is at the foothills of the Obarenes and Sierra Cantabria Mountains (an area know as the Sonsierra) that Rioja’s greatest wines are produced. While Rioja’s reputaion is built primarily on red tempranillo grapes, the area also produces some amazing white varietals such as Viura and Tempranillo Blanco.  The history of viticulture in Rioja is extremely interesting and the current debates about how wines should be made are even more fascinating.  Please join us for this very special event where we will be exploring both modern and postmodern styles of Rioja wines.  Spots for this event will fill up quickly, so please RSVP to get your name on the list.

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved For Private Event

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Phoenix

Charles Smith Tasting Event – Phoenix

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us in tasting the most allocated wines of Charles Smith!

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

July 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

$35

Chandler

Wines of the World, Volume 7: Sicily

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

This event is now sold out.  Please sign up for our second night on Friday, July 21st.  Thank you.

We at Vinum 55 are proud to announce the seventh volume of our Wines of the World Program

How it Works:

Each month, our Sommeliers select one of the World’s most important wine regions to showcase at Vinum55.  For every region featured, we will offer a special tasting event, and an educational seminar focused on the grapes, geography, history, culture, and wine making techniques of that region.  Our intent is to provide members with opportunities to learn more about known, and lesser-known, wine regions and producers across the world.  Of course, there will also be opportunities to order your favorite wines from the tastings. Our last event, which focused on the Beaujolais region on the border of France and Germany, was a huge success thanks to all of the amazing people who attended.  Now we invite you to join us for our seventh event on Thursday, July 20th, 2017.  The focus will be on Sicily–Italy’s largest wine region. The island’s hilly terrain, poor soil, and unfaltering sunlight are tailor-made for the production of three Italian necessities: wine, olive oil, and bread.  With a deep history, eclectic wine selection, and interesting geologic history, there is so much to learn about this very distinct wine region.  We highly recommend that you do not miss this!  The event is free for members, and $35 for non-members. However, if a non-member joins Vinum55 that night, the $35 will be refunded.

Sicily

Sicily is a large island just off the tip of Calabria.  This is the southernmost region of Italy, and conditions are often hot and arid.  Raning among the top producing regions in Italy, Sicily produces more than 10 million gallons of wine each year and has more vineyard acreage than any other region.  Most of this production falls under IGT or vino da tavola classifications, in large part because many winemakers in Sicily prefer the looser regulations and more generous yields for wines in this classification.  Using their own system of classifications, quality wines will often have the letter Q printed on the label.

Heat loving grapes grow best on Sicily, and the island is home to several hearty red wines and fortified dessert wines, including Marsala DOC.  Red wine production is dominated by mostly local grape varieties like Nero d’Avola and Perricone (Pignatello), but world-class Cabernets can also be found there.  Top white grapes include Catarratto, Trebbiano, Insolia, and Grillo.  As this seminar will highlight, Sicilian wine makers have lotss of success with nontraditional varietals such as Sangiovese, Barbera, and Primitivo.

To learn more about this amazing wine region, please join us for this very special event.  We are featuring some of the best wines the region has to offer.
See you there!

 

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved – Scottsdale

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

The tasting room is reserved for a private event. The Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours.

$35

Chandler

Wines of the World, Volume 7: Sicily (2nd Night)

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

This event is now sold out.  Please contact jared@vinum55 to join the waitlist.  Thanks!

We at Vinum 55 are proud to announce the seventh volume of our Wines of the World Program

How it Works:

Each month, our Sommeliers select one of the World’s most important wine regions to showcase at Vinum55.  For every region featured, we will offer a special tasting event, and an educational seminar focused on the grapes, geography, history, culture, and wine making techniques of that region.  Our intent is to provide members with opportunities to learn more about known, and lesser-known, wine regions and producers across the world.  Of course, there will also be opportunities to order your favorite wines from the tastings. Our last event, which focused on the Beaujolais region on the border of France and Germany, was a huge success thanks to all of the amazing people who attended.  Now we invite you to join us for our seventh event on Friday, July 21st, 2017.  The focus will be on Sicily–Italy’s largest wine region. The island’s hilly terrain, poor soil, and unfaltering sunlight are tailor-made for the production of three Italian necessities: wine, olive oil, and bread.  With a deep history, eclectic wine selection, and interesting geologic history, there is so much to learn about this very distinct wine region.  We highly recommend that you do not miss this!  The event is free for members, and $35 for non-members. However, if a non-member joins Vinum55 that night, the $35 will be refunded.

Sicily

Sicily is a large island just off the tip of Calabria.  This is the southernmost region of Italy, and conditions are often hot and arid.  Raning among the top producing regions in Italy, Sicily produces more than 10 million gallons of wine each year and has more vineyard acreage than any other region.  Most of this production falls under IGT or vino da tavola classifications, in large part because many winemakers in Sicily prefer the looser regulations and more generous yields for wines in this classification.  Using their own system of classifications, quality wines will often have the letter Q printed on the label.

Heat loving grapes grow best on Sicily, and the island is home to several hearty red wines and fortified dessert wines, including Marsala DOC.  Red wine production is dominated by mostly local grape varieties like Nero d’Avola and Perricone (Pignatello), but world-class Cabernets can also be found there.  Top white grapes include Catarratto, Trebbiano, Insolia, and Grillo.  As this seminar will highlight, Sicilian wine makers have lotss of success with nontraditional varietals such as Sangiovese, Barbera, and Primitivo.

To learn more about this amazing wine region, please join us for this very special event.  We are featuring some of the best wines the region has to offer.
See you there!

Scottsdale

Sand Reckoner Wine Club Pick Up – Scottsdale

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If you are a member of the Sand Reckoner wine club – stop by Vinum55 Scottsdale to pick up your wine from 1-2 PM.

Chandler

Vintage ’59 Imports Tasting

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

As importers, Vintage 59 looks for wines with depth of fruit, length and elegance, rather than for obtrusive oak, over-extraction, or excessive alcohol.  The company focuses on the rich relationships that spring from the community of growers, instead of just the commercial imperative. They work with growers who manage small domaines and make captivating wine. Some embrace organic or biodynamic values, some take a common-sense sustainable path; none adhere to conventional agro-chemical standards intent on volume. They are serious, to say the least, about their vineyard work, which they consider more fundamental than any post-harvest wizardry that may be employed to turn grape juice into wine. Please join us to tast through great selection of French, Italian, Oregon, and California wines.

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

August 2017

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Scottsdale

Scottsdale Tasting Room reserved for Private Event

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

Clients will have cellar access during normal business hours.

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved – Scottsdale

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The tasting room is reserved for a private event. The Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours.

Chandler

A California Cabernet and Chardonnay Tasting

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Vinum55 – Chandler is proud to bring you this very special tasting event.  If you like California Cabernet and Chardonnay, then you probably have heard of Joseph Phelps, Ramey, and Stonestreet.  If you haven’t heard of these top-tier producers, then this is your chance for an introduction.  Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

August 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours

Phoenix

Mollydooker Tasting Event – Phoenix

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us in tasting these iconic Australian wines!   Don’t miss this opportunity to be the first in the U.S. to taste the 2016 releases of  Mollydooker wines, including Blue Eyed Boy, Enchanted Path, and Carnival of Love!

Chandler

Private Event – Chandler Tasting Room Closed

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cellar is open to all clients during normal business hours

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