Tastings & Events

SaturdayTasting

Summer in the South of France
with a chance to win a chapter of the Vinoburger iBook!

Saturday, May 23rd 1 – 4 pm
Free!

vinpburgerprovencecoverWith the debut of Jeff Bramwell’s newestVinoBurger iBook installment on Provence, we’re diving into the South of France for some cool, crisp, easy-drinking summer-time wines that will help beat the heat and pair perfectly with some burgers!

Situated along the Mediterranean, the vineyards in the Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence regions of France benefit from loads of sunlight, cool coastal breezes, and long, warm growing seasons, producing an array of delicious and affordable wines.

From a crisp and refreshing white, to one of the highest regarded white blends from the south of France, to a benchmark Provençal rosé, to a red blend that’s as tasty as it is affordable, all of these wines will be perfect accompaniments to your Memorial Day plans. Come enjoy the tasting, check out a free demo of the new VinoBurger iBook chapter, and enter to be one of three lucky visitors to win the newly released Provence chapter of the VinoBurger iBook, all  for free!

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2014 Domaine Delsol Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France ($13.99)
2012 Domaine du Bagnol Blanc, Cassis, Provence, France ($27.99)
2014 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé, Provence, France ($19.99)
2013 Chateau d’Oupia ‘Les Hérétiques’ Red, Pays d’Hérault, France ($10.99)

All wines tasted are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6 + bottles (mix or match)

 

Meet the Importer!

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with Charles Neal
of Charles Neal Selections of France

Thursday, May 28th, 6 – 8 pm
Free!

Cheers Charles NealFew wine importers have a portfolio as interesting and offbeat as Charles Neal.  The reason is simple – few wine importers are as interesting and offbeat as Charles Neal.

Originally from New York and after attending school in North Carolina, he embraced the bohemian lifestyle and moved to London where he wrote the authoritative book on experimental noise music between the years of 1980 to 1985, “Tape Delay”. From there he moved to Madrid, wrote a novel, and then to France to follow a girl who eventually became his wife. Living above a restaurant in the south of France, he learned that at its best, honestly made wine, much like music, should be a reflection of those who make it.

With this thought in mind, he built his portfolio the old fashioned way by traveling through the countryside meeting the winemakers and growers, selecting the best wines possible. Although some famed regions such as Bordeaux and Burgundy are represented, you are more likely to find delicious wines made from grapes or regions you might never have heard of that will reflect a place and a person more than any factory made wine ever can.

nealwinemakersIf you look at the back label and see a “Charles Neal Selections” stamp, you can be assured to find an artisanal wine that is made with integrity and represents a great value, and just like Charles, maybe just a bit offbeat.

Check back here early next week for a list of the wines Charles will be pouring on Thursday!