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Flaccianello Vertical – Sold Out
2021 Sep 22

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Tour de France
2021 Oct 12

Starting in the Rhone, we will head south and west sampling wines along the way, ending up near the region of Bordeaux. Taste wines made from grapes that you may not be familiar with. The quality of wines from these out of the way places has skyrocketed over the last decade, a treat for sure.

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AGM 2021
2021 Oct 22

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Rosso vs Brunello 2015
2021 Nov 1

Does vine age and aging in wood make a difference? Find out when we taste 4 pairs of sangiovese grosso from the spectacular 2015 vintage. Each pair will consist of a rosso and a brunello from the same producer. Is a rosso a bargain and is the price of a brunello justified?

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2008 Barbaresco
2021 Nov 22

After the very successful tasting, of a few years ago, of the nine crus bottled by the Produttori del Barbaresco from the 1995 vintage, we will taste the same nine crus from the 2008 vintage. Find your old tasting notes!

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Champagne Brunch
2021 Dec 5

We are thrilled to be back at the River Cafe for our Signature Champagne Brunch! We will be exploring the delicious wines from the house of Bérêche et Fils, a family owned producer since 1847. The perfect way to launch the Holiday Season!

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Muga vs Marques de Murrieta
2022 Mar 1

Both are well respected producers (and rightly so) of wines made from the Tempranillo grape. Muga is located in Haro, in western Rioja Alta proper and the Marques de Murrieta is located in an enclave of Rioja Alta east of Logrono bordering Rioja Oriental (Rioja Baja). In fact, the border of Rioja Alta was moved [...]

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Penfolds RWT Vertical
2022 Mar 14

This tasting for 16 of aged shiraz from Penfolds’ “Red Wine Trial” will introduce you to their experiment to come up with a wine that could complement the more expensive Grange. Current vintages of this wine, now labelled Bin 798, are now priced in the stratosphere, but still a fraction of the cost of a [...]

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Chianti Riserva vs Gran Selectione
2022 Apr 26

In order to upgrade the quality of Chianti Classico even further, a new top level in the Chianti hierarchy was created, Gran Selezione. Is this really a step up in quality or just a scheme to charge more? You can decide, as we pit four Chianti Classico Riserva against four Chianti Classico Gran Selezione from [...]

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10 Crus of Beaujolais
2022 May 16

The Ten Crus of Beaujolais from Maison P. Ferraud Vintage 2015 Discover the effects terroir with a horizontal tasting of all of the single crus of Beaujolais made by the same producer and winemaker. The tasting will be followed, as usual, by a two course meal from Chef Douglas King.

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