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November 2017
$45

Chandler

Wines of the World, Volume 10: Piedmont, Italy.

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This Event is now sold out.  Please enroll for the same seminar in Chandler on November 17th, or in Scottsdale on November 28th.  Thank You.

We at Vinum 55 are proud to announce the tenth 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 French region of Bordeaux was a huge success thanks to all of the amazing people who attended.  Now we invite you to join us for our tenth event on Thursday, November 16th, 2017.  The focus will be on the Italian region of Piedmont. The name Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) means “foot of the mountain,” a reference to the fact that the region is surrounded on three sides by large mountain, the Apennines to the south and the Alps to the west and north. Although Piedmont does not rank among the largest producing regions in Italy, more than 80 percent of its production is at the DOC level or higher (there are no IGT appellations).  Many wine experts consider Piedmont the top quality region in the country.  In fact, the individual wines of Piedmont are considered some of the best in Italy if not in the entire winemaking world.   The indigenous Nebbiolo grape has been sought after for centuries, and this seminar will focus a lot on the Nebbiolo in Barolo and Barbaresco.

We highly recommend that you do not miss this!  The event is free for members, and $45 for non-members. However, if a non-member joins Vinum55 that night, the $45 will be refunded.

 

 

$45

Chandler

Wines of the World, Volume 10: Piedmont, Italy

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

This Event is now sold out.  Please enroll for the same seminar in Scottsdale on November 28th.  To get on the waiting list please email jared@vinum55.com Thank You.

We at Vinum 55 are proud to announce the tenth 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 French region of Bordeaux was a huge success thanks to all of the amazing people who attended.  Now we invite you to join us for our tenth event on Friday, November 17th, 2017.  The focus will be on the Italian region of Piedmont. The name Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) means “foot of the mountain,” a reference to the fact that the region is surrounded on three sides by large mountain, the Apennines to the south and the Alps to the west and north. Although Piedmont does not rank among the largest producing regions in Italy, more than 80 percent of its production is at the DOC level or higher (there are no IGT appellations).  Many wine experts consider Piedmont the top quality region in the country.  In fact, the individual wines of Piedmont are considered some of the best in Italy if not in the entire winemaking world.   The indigenous Nebbiolo grape has been sought after for centuries, and this seminar will focus a lot on the Nebbiolo in Barolo and Barbaresco.

We highly recommend that you do not miss this!  The event is free for members, and $45 for non-members. However, if a non-member joins Vinum55 that night, the $45 will be refunded.

 

Phoenix

Sojourn Cellars Pop Up Tasting

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Start the holiday off right and come join us at our Phoenix location for a very special ‘matinee’ pop-up tasting of Sojourn Cellars!

$45

Scottsdale

Wines of the World, Volume 10: Piedmont, Italy

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

This event is now sold out.  To get on the wait list please email jared@vinum55.com.  Thank You.

We at Vinum 55 are proud to announce the tenth 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 French region of Bordeaux was a huge success thanks to all of the amazing people who attended.  Now we invite you to join us for our tenth event on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.  The focus will be on the Italian region of Piedmont. The name Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) means “foot of the mountain,” a reference to the fact that the region is surrounded on three sides by large mountain, the Apennines to the south and the Alps to the west and north. Although Piedmont does not rank among the largest producing regions in Italy, more than 80 percent of its production is at the DOC level or higher (there are no IGT appellations).  Many wine experts consider Piedmont the top quality region in the country.  In fact, the individual wines of Piedmont are considered some of the best in Italy if not in the entire winemaking world.   The indigenous Nebbiolo grape has been sought after for centuries, and this seminar will focus a lot on the Nebbiolo in Barolo and Barbaresco.

We highly recommend that you do not miss this!  The event is free for members, and $45 for non-members. However, if a non-member joins Vinum55 that night, the $45 will be refunded.

Chandler

2nd Annual Ridge Vineyards Tasting

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We at Vinum55 are pleased to bring you our 2nd annual Ridge Vineyard Tasting. Ridge produces a massive array of wine including Chardonnay , Petit Sirah , Merlot , Syrah , Zinfandel , proprietary blends, assorted Rhone varietals, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello is probably the sole remaining California wine that was known for producing outstanding wine in the 1960’s and 1970’s that is still on top of their game today. The wine ages for decades and remains popular with wine lovers.  In fact, during the ‘The Judgment of Paris’ 30th Anniversary tasting on 24 May 2006, Ridge Monte Bello came in first place against the top French and Californian Cabernet.

 

Much of the success for the wines of Ridge Vineyards is due to their terroir. The vineyards are located in perhaps the coolest, if the not coldest terroir in California for growing wine grapes . Situated only 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the vineyard site for the estates top wine, Ridge Monte Bello vineyard is located at extremely high elevations that range from 1,300 feet 2,700 feet above sea level. The higher elevations were where the owners first planted vines for the production of Ridge Mont Bello. Aside from the elevation, the soils contained large deposits of limestone.

 

We really look forward to seeing you all there!

 

 

Phoenix

Drouhin Tasting Comparative

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

From the caves of Burgundy to the Dundee Hills of Oregon!!

Come join us and experience this unique event as we taste through and compare the old world and new world styles of legendary Burgundian producer Joseph Drouhin!!

December 2017

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

Phoenix

Phifer Pavitt Tasting with Damian Reusch

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

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$125

Chandler

Wines of the World: Vintage Barolo

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is now sold out.  We are having a second night at our Scottsdale location on December 28th.  Please enroll for that event. Thank you.

We are extremely pleased to announce this very special vintage Barolo tasting event. Due to limited availability of these wines, this event is limited to the first 12 people to sign up.  The cost is $125 per person. There will also be paired cheeses, meats, and of course truffle.

 

With the cellar founded in 1761, Giacomo Borgogno e Figli is among the oldest names associated with wine in the Langhe region. The legendary Borgogno Barolos are classics in the history of Italian wine, and the estate has an extensive library collection. This library has been meticulously safeguarded over the decades, even through the mid-20th century’s geo-political upheavals, precisely to allow the select Barolos to age 10 years or more in the cellar. Giacomo Borgogno e Figli remains committed to this practice and to providing wine drinkers the opportunity to enjoy well-aged Barolo.

 

Though Cesare Borgogno changed the name of the estate in 1967 to Giacomo Borgogno e Figli, he continued to vinify wines from the family’s land holdings following their centuries-old traditions.The Borgogno family cared for the estate for 247 years until 2008 when they sold it to the Farinetti family, who promised to preserve and continue their legacy. Today, Giacomo Borgogno e Figli is run by budding oenologist Andrea Farinetti, flanked by Beppe Caviola. They are deeply committed to celebrating and improving this historic winery’s centuries-long record of crafting critically acclaimed Barolo.

 

We will Taste

1978 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

1982 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

1996 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

1998 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

2003 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

 

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

Scottsdale

Meet Marco Scapagnini and Learn about our Vinum55 Trip to Sardinia!

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

Sardinian’s are said to be the longest living population on the planet. We are taking a group of Vinum55 clients to Sardinia in September 2018 to find out why.

Join us on December 12th at our Scottsdale location to taste wines from Sardinia and learn about our trip.

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Phoenix

Phoenix Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Cellar will be open during normal business hours.

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.

Scottsdale

Tasting Room Reserved – Private Event

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chandler

The Sorting Table Rooftop Tasting Event

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

Join us for a 90+ points tasting of some of the best wines you may have never heard of. The Sorting Table searches for wine growers who own and tend their vineyards, farm their vineyards using sustainable, organic or biodynamic practices, are passionate in their zeal to make the best wines they can and are considered to be exemplary producers in the wine region they call home. The Sorting Table imports their wines, market them and distribute them to wholesalers throughout the United States.

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