Perman News & Events Calendar – January 11th, 2012

Hello and Happy New Year!

I wanted to begin this New Year by thanking each and every one of you for being a great supporter.

This year brings lots of exciting changes in the way Perman Wine Selections does business.

First, I am excited to introduce Huge Galdones, who will be working with me on a part-time basis. Huge is a Food & Lifestyle photographer with a background in the food business going back to his Montreal roots. When not behind the camera, he will be helping Perman Wine Selections with marketing, operations, photography, social media and more.

This year also marks changes in the way you will be receiving information from Perman Wine Selections. While all of the details need to be finalized, you can expect to see a brand new website offering information on a wider array of wines. For those interested in the latest pre-arrival offers, the newest tasted and Perman-approved wines, this will be something you will want to check out on a regular basis.

For those that get their information from different social media applications, I will be also be using these platforms to offer more current and detailed information. Remember to “Like” my page on Facebook and follow @permanwine on Twitter.

Perman Wine Selections is a shop for all types of wine enthusiasts. Some of the highlights of include:

  • Budget friendly wines to fill your wine rack from both my monthly “Six for $60-Something” and “Six for $120-Something” wine samplers.
  • If you’re looking for the best of the best to drink now or for cellaring, Perman Wine Selections offers its customers access to rare wines from every corner of the globe.
  • Avid BYOB’ers and home cooks should know that there is no better place to help pair wine and food than right here at Perman Wine Selections.
  • You learn about wine by tasting it, and Perman Wine Selections offers monthly tastings focused on an array of topics.
  • Convenient shopping. Busy professionals can count on Perman Wine Selections to make their wine buying as easy as setting up an account, ordering via email, and then it’s ready for pick up. If that doesn’t work, did you know Perman Wine Selections also delivers?

Thanks again to everyone for your support. I appreciate all the referrals that I have received in the past, and ask that you keep them coming! Please forward this email to any wine-loving friends that you may have.

Without further ado, I am excited to present my tastings calendar through March. Many of these tastings fill up quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Sincerely,

Craig Perman

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Events Calendar

Indigenous Italy
Thursday, January 26th
7:15 – 9:00 PM
$45 per person

14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone

A strict 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced – payment is due at sign-up

Italy is one of the world’s most exciting wine countries. The tremendous diversity of indigenous varietals grown fuels this excitement and while it makes it more confusing for the average wine consumer, it also makes it more rewarding and interesting.
Come taste 9 different varietals, many of which may be new to you and taste what I know – Italian wines offer the most diversity out of any wine country in the world!

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Tempranillo – Spain’s Most Famously Confusing Grape
Wednesday, February 8th
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$55 per person

14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone

A strict 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced – payment is due at sign-up

Tempranillo is one of the world’s most noble grape varieties. Yet when someone asks me for a good recommendation for one, I have to counter with a question – “in what shape or form?” Tempranillo may be most famous from appellations like Rioja and Ribera del Duero, but it grows all over the country. Within the aforementioned appellations it also varies based on location and producer style. This tasting will explore the wide world of Tempranillo – we will look for its thumbprint, show how producer style and their terroir affect how it smells and tastes.

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Save the date! – World-famous Barolo producer Franco Massolino is coming to town!
Monday, February 20th
Details to follow

If you love the wines of Piedmont and in particular the region of Barolo, then you will be excited to know that one of it’s greatest producers is coming to town. I am planning a small, intimate yet informal dinner with Franco Massolino. This will be a rare opportunity to sit down with Franco, taste some of his latest releases and enjoy a great meal.

This will be a magical evening!

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Evolution of Wine – Cellar Selections vs. Their Younger Brother
Friday, February 24th
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$75 per person

14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone

A strict 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced – payment is due at sign-up

Learning about wine includes understanding what happens to wine as it evolves in bottle. To demonstrate this evolution I thought it would be interesting if I paired, for example, a 2009 dry Riesling vs. a 2004 dry Riesling. The idea is to see how different grapes mature aromatically, flavor and texture wise. A total of 8 wines will be poured and both white and red wine will be featured.

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An Exploration of Bordeaux Varietals from Around the World
Thursday, March 8th
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$50 per person

14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone

A strict 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced – payment is due at sign-up

Every corner of the world grows Bordeaux varietals. Yet Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley tastes very different than if it came from the Loire Valley of France. Merlot from St. Emillion is a world apart than Washington State Merlot. Let’s sit down and taste 8-10 wines from all over the world and see how grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon differ according to their terroir. The focus is on red wines, but I can’t forget about White Bordeaux!

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3rd Annual What Happens When Red Burgundy Gets Old?
Wednesday, March 14th
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$90 per person

14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone

A strict 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced – payment is due at sign-up

The day before the real March Madness starts, I will be hosting a little Red Burgundy Madness at the store. For the 3rd year in a row, I will be highlighting bottles of Red Burgundy that have some bottle age on them. Wondering how a ’96 Nuits-St.-Georges from Henri Gouges is tasting? This is your rare opportunity to join in what is always a great event. Burgundy is truly magical when it has time in a cellar to unwind. This is my chance to show you why it is important to buy current releases and keep your hands of them so you can see what they are like at their 5th and 10th birthdays! No Pinot Noir fan should miss this!

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Friend of Mine – Friend of Ours Tasting
Thursday, March 29th
7:15 PM – 9:00 PM
$45 per person

14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone

A strict 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced – payment is due at sign-up

I channeled my inner Donnie Brasco to come up with this tasting, and you can come whether you are a made guy or not. This tasting is quite literal – focused on wineries that I’ve visited over the years and become great friends with. Visiting wineries helps you learn the tiny differences that make one winery different than the next.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you – after this you will be a friend of ours!

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