Thursday, December 3, 2009

1st Weekend of December Brings Delicious Wines!

So, here we are approaching the holiday season and what a better way to get into the mood than by toasting to some Champagne. And don't worry if you couldn't make it to the Holiday Wine Tasting at La Bottega Enoteca Sociale in Coconut Grove this Thursday night (Dec. 3rd), there are plenty of great tastings coming up this weekend.

The Wine Shoppe 1706 S Redroad
$10 tasting
Friday December 4th from 6 to 9 PM

Maria Molina Verdejo
Designation of Origin: Rueda

Calderona : Joven Crianza
Designation of Origin: Cigales

Conde de Siruela: Roble Crianza
Designation of Origin: Ribera del Duero


Feel like you need some more delicious Spanish reds?
Come to the Vergara Wine Group's tasting at
La Estancia Argentina in Aventura
17870 Biscayne Blvd Saturday December 5th
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Here's what they'll be tasting:

Faristol tinti 2005 100% Garnacha( Grenache)

Vina Santurnia - Crianza 2001 Rioja

Trias Battle ( Penedes) 2007

Mas Codina ( penedes) 2005
Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Estate Grown

Gladium ( La Mancha ) 2006

Torredores- Ribera del duero
Joven '07

Finca de la Estacada - Tierra De Castilla
2005 and 2006
You can taste for free this Saturday at Sunset Corners (S.W. 72nd St. & 87 Ave.) from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Here's what you'll find when you go:

Pol Roger Brut (France)
Lamberti Prosecco (Italy)
Lamberti Rosado Spumante (Italy)
Bisol Prosecco Crede (Italy)
Lucien Albrecht Brut (France)
Lucien Albrecht Rose (France)
J Winery Cuvee Brut (California)
J Winery Cuvee Rose (California)
Argyle Brut 2005 (Oregon)
Gosset Brut (France)
Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut (France)
Mumm Rene Lalou 1998 (France)
Mumm de Cramant Brut (France)
Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (California)
Mumm Napa Brut Rose (California)
Laurent Perrier Brut (France)
Laurent Perrier Brut Rose (France)
Laurent Perrier Brut 1999 (France)
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut (France)
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose (France)
Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or 1998 (France)
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Brut (France)
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose (France)
Veuve Clicquot Brut 1999 (France)
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 1999 (France)
Krug Grand Cuvee (France)
Dom Perignon 2000 (France)
Louis Roederer Brut (France)
Louis Roederer Brut Rose (France)
Louis Roederer Carte Blanche (France)
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 (France)
Louis Roederer Estate Brut (California)
Deutz Brut (France)

Some of the big names are back like usual but there are other options for the out-of-the box consumer.

Staying in the Gables area for some Champagne?
Wolfe's on the Mile will be waiting for you
Friday December 4th 7:00-9:00pm and
Saturday December 5th 1:00-3:00pm
Holiday Sparklers and Pinot to the People
Both events are FREE at Wolfe's
124 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables


Enjoy safely, and as always, Salud!