Tastings Calendar

To all of our great customers:

I’m excited to announce our upcoming events calendar!

In year’s past I’ve hosted a series of more “formal, sit-down” tastings at the store.  I pick a theme, pour 8-10 wines, and spend the evening educating attendees.  These tastings, now called “Wine Wednesdays,” will continue throughout the year.  Reservations are required.

As I mentioned in last week’s Friday Feature – there is a new way to taste at Perman Wine Selections in 2013.  It’s called Routier!

What is Routier?

French for truck stop, Routier is a new concept in wine education.

Starting January 25th 2013, you can stop by Perman Wine Selections, between 5 & 8pm and taste a flight of three different wines, accompanied by a small bite of cheese. The cost is $25 per person (might change occasionally), no reservations needed.

Each Routier will be driven by a unique and sometimes curious theme that acts as a thread that ties together the flight.

Ever wonder what Muscadet, the Rhône and Beaujolais have in common? Have you found yourself pondering the significance rivers have upon viticulture? Routier attempts to illuminate these connections, in a fun and convivial way.

This is the perfect opportunity for dates, friends and small groups to enjoy a drink and learn something, no stuffy lecture, no prior commitment.

2013 is an exciting year for tastings at Perman Wine Selections, and so without further ado, I bring you the calendar of events.

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Routier : Child You Were Born of Granite

Friday, January 25th

5 – 8 PM (walk-in)

$25 per person

No Reservations Necessary

Intrusive, Felsic, Igneous. An exploration white and red wine from granitic soils.

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Wine Wednesdays: Northern Rhône

Wednesday, January 30th

7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

$65 per person

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

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

From powerful, tooth-staining Syrahs to delicate Viogniers redolent of honeysuckle and peaches, the Northern Rhone Valley is home to a wide variety of great wines and a viticultural history that dates back to Roman times. Come explore this geological graben (grave), what granite soils bring to the party, and how the 69 climats of Cote Rotie can really tear you up inside.

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Routier : Affluence-Bring Your Water Wings

Friday, February 1st

5 – 8 PM (walk-in)

$25 per person

No Reservations Necessary

Rivers play a large role in viticulture. An exploration of  red & white wine from regions with close proximity to rivers.

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Routier : A Meadow Dripping in Blooms: Flowers.

Friday, February 8th

5 – 8 PM (walk-in)

$25 per person

No Reservations Necessary

Aromatic explorations of red and white wines with floral propensities.

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 Routier : Under 3 Atmospheric Pressures per 750 ml.

Friday, January 25th

5 – 8 PM (walk-in)

$25 per person

No Reservations Necessary

Effervescence, slightly sparkling, frizzante, call it what you will, and exploration of white and red whites with just a hint of sparkle.

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Wine Wednesdays: Sicily

Wednesday, February 20th

7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

$60 per person

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

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

Sicily is the home of 23 designated wine zones and many ancient, indigenous grape varietals. With a strong focus on Mount Etna and its primary variety Nerello Mascalese, this is the night your Sicilian dreams (or nightmares) come true. Sicilian winemakers ride an exciting line between tradition and modernism and this is your opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Bring your pumice stone!

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Routier : I want to be the girl with the most cake.

Friday, February 22nd

5 – 8 PM (walk-in)

$50 per person – PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL PRICE FOR THIS TASTING

No Reservations Necessary

It’s Sheb’s birthday. She’s going to drink some wine and you will too. Burgundy will be involved. Walk-in, no reservations needed.

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Routier : Ozymandius Redux.

Friday, March 1st

5 – 8 PM (walk-in)

$25 per person 

No Reservations Necessary

Based on Shelley’s famous poem, an exploration of red and white wines from alluvial plains. Walk-in, no reservations needed.

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Wine Wednesdays: Germany

Wednesday,  March 6th

7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

$60 per person

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

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

Where has all the sweet wine gone? German winemakers are moving away from making sweet wine and it got us to wondering here at Perman Wine Selections: is this a good idea, or just a way to compete with the rapidly changing whims of the international market? We also wish to explore the dramatic effect global warming has had upon German viticulture and talk about the future of red wine in the Bavarian hinterland.

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