Perman Wine Selections Events Calendar – 9/7/11


I’m excited to announce my events calendar through the remainder of 2011.
If you have never been to a Perman Wine Selections event, I encourage you to check one out. These are sit-down tastings, usually featuring nine different wines based on a specific topic. This is a great way to learn about wine, not to mention get a chance to taste before you buy!

Over the years I have had a great deal of issues with last minute cancellations. I have had to employ a strict 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel at the last minute and I can’t fill your spot then I have to charge you.

If you have any questions about any of these tastings or want to rent out the space for a private tasting contact me today.


Spain’s Most Exciting New Wines!
Friday, September 23rd
7:15 – 9:00 PM
$45 per person
14 spots available – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone – a strict 48-hour cancellation policy will be enforced

Take a tour of Spain’s most exciting wines with Steven Alexander of De Maison Selections, the pre-eminent importer of REAL Spanish wine in the United States. That’s right – these aren’t the manipulated, marketer driven wines of Spain, rather wines reflective of their terroir. We will explore the noble varietal Mencía in depth, as well as taste some great white wines from Galicia and even Sherry from Andalucia. This will be a great event!


Wine-O’s in the Woods 2: A Mediterranean Picnic
Sunday, October 2nd
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$70 per person

Last year on a crisp, Fall, Sunday afternoon, 40 food and wine lovers descended on Labagh Woods to eat the delicious food from X-Marx, all paired with wine from Perman Wine Selections.
A year later, we are back at it – introducing Wine-os in the Woods 2: a Mediterranean Picnic. This year, we’re taking you on a culinary trip to the Mediterranean, with a 5-course, regionally inspired menu with wine pairings from Spain, Italy and France.
So come pull up a seat at the picnic table on Sunday, October 2nd from 1 pm till 4 pm. The price is $70 per person.
We look forward to another sold out event! Hope to see you there!


The Other Burgundy
Wednesday, October 12th
7:15 – 9:00 PM
$50 per person
2 spots left! – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone – a strict 48-hour cancellation policy will be enforced

Artists rent warehouse spaces. Emerging chefs look to low rent districts of the city to open their first venture. Those in the Mâconnais and Beaujolais regions of France are raising the bar for the great wines of Burgundy in a way that is not possible in more famous northern appellations like Puligny-Montrachet. We are going to explore the incredible Chardonnay’s of appellations like Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. I will also highlight the greatest expressions of Gamay Noir from various Cru’s in Beaujolais. So come find out why “the Other Burgundy” is causing so much excitement in the wine world!


A Blind Leap of Faith
Wednesday, October 19th
7:15 – 9:15 PM
$50 per person
Sold Out – Get on the wait list

Blind tastings are a great way to leave your pre-conceived notions about wine checked at the door. When tasting blind one has a tendency to focus more on what makes a certain wine taste the way it does. On this night, I will pour both white and red wines from brown bags without revealing what they are. We will discuss what we taste and where it could possibly come from? The goal is not to find out who is the best blind taster, rather to learn how to be a better taster. I promise an array of world-class wines that will be delicious and fun to drink! So take a leap of faith and trust me that this will be a really fun and educational tasting.

France vs. The Rest Of The World – Part Deux!
Thursday, October 27th
7:15 – 9:15 PM
$50 per person
Sold Out – Get on the wait list

It’s back! One of last year’s favorite tastings returns! France is home to the best examples of the noble varietals of the world, right? Let’s test that theory out by pouring 4 flights of wines, pitting one from France against the same varietal from another part of the world. Last year France edged out “the rest of the world” for wine supremacy. Let’s see who wins this year!


Adventure in Wine: A Recap of Craig’s 2011 Trip to Austria and Italy
Wednesday, November 9th
7:15 – 9:15 PM
$55 per person
Sold Out

This past May, I traveled through Austria and parts of Northeast Italy visiting with winemakers and tasting exceptional wines. On this night you can travel with me back in time as I review some of the top wines that I tasted. We will be sampling white and red wines from appellations in Austria like the Kamptal, Wagram, Burgenland, Styria as well as the Italian appellations of Carso, Collio, and Alto Adige. I’m very excited to share my discoveries with you!


Focus on Barolo
Thursday, November 17th
7:15 – 9:15 PM
$70 per person
Sold Out – Get on the Wait List – RSVP with Craig via e-mail or phone – a strict 48-hour cancellation policy will be enforced

It wouldn’t be a winter tasting schedule without a Barolo tasting! Each year fans of the great Northwest Italian appellation flock to Perman Wine to taste the latest and greatest examples of the Nebbiolo varietal. This year I expect to once again have a sell-out crowd, as we focus on some of the fabulous 2007 vintage Barolo’s.

For good measure, I also will introduce those in attendance to some of the most exciting Dolcetto’s and Barbera’s in Piedmont! Fans of hearty Italian red wines won’t want to miss this!


Champagne Party of the Year – Part 1 & Part 2
Thursday, December 8th and Friday, December 9th
7:15 – 9:30 PM
$95 per person

Sold Out on Thursday, and Sold Out on Friday – Get on the Wait List with Craig via e-mail or phone – a strict 48-hour cancellation policy will be enforced
My most popular tastings of the year!

Nothing says the holidays like treating yourself to the best Champagne tasting in the City of Chicago! On back-to-back nights I will feature a whopping 11 different Champagnes, all from the Champagne region of France. Sorry sparkling wine, you aren’t invited!

Not only will you taste some of the best Champagne known to man, you also will learn a ton about the various varietals, areas and styles that are being produced in this diverse region.

Each night will feature a different set of Champagne, so if you are a true Champagne enthusiast I expect to see you both nights!

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