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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Toledo Area Wine Tastings & Events: February 6–9, 2013

A collage of several producers who competed in...

A collage of several producers who competed in the historic 1976 Judgement of Paris wine tasting event. From top left clockwise: Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (California) Chateau Montelena (California) Chateau Haut Brion (Bordeaux) Chateau Mouton-Rothschild (Bordeaux) Chateau Montrose (Bordeaux) Chateau Leoville Las Cases (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, February 6
The Andersons, Sylvania, 6– 8 PM. 1. Tora Bay Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2. Lucashof Pfalz Riesling, 3. Engine Room Clare Valley Malbec, 4. Engine Room McLaren Vale Shiraz-Cabernet. Flight $6 or nominal fee per sample.

Beer and Wine Cave, 4400 Heatherdowns, (419) 382-6221. 6-8 PM. Local Wines. $15

Zinful Wine Bar & Restaurant, (419) 878-9463, 7541 Dutch Road, Waterville. 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Call me a cab! - our best Cabernets. Nominal fee per sample.
 
Thursday, February 7

059216-yellow-road-sign-icon-food-beverage-food-grapesAndersons, Maumee, Wine Tasting. 5-7 PM. Wines that will warm you. 1. 2011 Theo Minges – Muskateller – Tocken – Germany, 2. 2009 Montgras – Bicentennial – Cab Sauv/Carmenere – Chile, 3. 2009 Sola –Meritage – California, 4. NV Graham’s – Six Grapes Reserve Port – Portugal. $5 per flight or nominal fee per sample.
 
Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. What do you get with a more expensive wine? We are pairing five different grapes with a $5 and $15 bottle so you can discern the difference in the quality and balance or the intensity, extraction, complexity of the flavor and the overall balance when you spend more for a more expensive wine.
Pair1: Covey Run Riesling and Max Richter Riesling, Pair 2: Hacienda Chardonnay and Folie a Deux Chardonnay, Pair 3: Gabbiano Chianti and Piazzono Rio Camerata Chianti, Pair 4: Mont Pellier Pinot Noir and Bear Boat Pinot Noir, Pair 5: Douglass Hill Cabernet and Rodney Strong Cabernet. Nominal fee per pairing.

Middle Ground Market at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway, Toledo. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Beautiful Blends wine tasting. $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, February 8
Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wines of Italy: 1. Capestrano Montepulciano d' Abuzzo, 2. Mazzi Valpolicella, 3. Pecchenino San Luigi Dolcetto, 4. Colli Lapio Aglianico. $15 tasting.

Middle Ground Market at The Oliver House, 27 Broadway, Toledo. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Beautiful Blends wine tasting. $15.

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, 7 - 9:30 PM. Art of the Vine. Enjoy four wines and light snacks during It’s Friday! at the TMA. This week: African-American owned wineries. Tickets ($15 members/$25 nonmembers, plus tax), are available at the Information Desks.

Walt Churchill's Market, 26625 Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg, (419) 872-6900. 4:30 – 7:30 PM. Special Valentines Day Tasting: Wines for Wine Lovers and their Sweethearts. Featured are 10 wines from California, Argentina, France, Germany and Italy including a French Brut Rose Champagne. Cheese and noshes by Dave and Music by Richard Everhardt. Prices per taste will be mostly $1.

Saturday, February 9

Aficionado Wine and Cigars, The Shoppes at RiverPlace, 26567 N. Dixie Highway, Suite 135, Perrysburg, (419-873-4444). 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Wines of Italy: 1. Capestrano Montepulciano d' Abuzzo, 2. Mazzi Valpolicella, 3. Pecchenino San Luigi Dolcetto, 4. Colli Lapio Aglianico. $15 tasting.

Walt Churchill’s Market, 3320 Briarfield. Maumee, (419) 794-4000. 12:00 - 5:00 PM. Family Feud – Wine Tasting Edition. Cissie Schnoering and her daughter Melissa Crockett are both wholesale Wine Distributors. However, they work for competing companies. At this wine tasting, both women will select the finest wines from their respective portfolio to be tasted in competition. You'll vote and decide the winner! This should be a great time. Premium tasting.

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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