Wine World is proud to be the only major beverage store in our area to afford you the opportunity to sample several of our products before you make your purchases each week.
We invite you to take advantage of these free tasting opportunities so you may learn about new products, discover how your taste buds will react to the experiences, and to develop new favorites.
The following is this week's tasting schedule.
Friday, February 27th at 4:00:
This Friday, we're having a tap takeover featuring the great tasting beers from...
Victory Brewing Co.
Victory Brewing Company opened its doors to the public on Feb. 15, 1996 in what was once a Pepperidge Farm factory! In its first year, they brewed 1,725 barrels of beer. In 2014 Victory produced 125,713 barrels!
That should tell you something about Victory's beers!
Having trained in Germany, Brewmaster Bill Covaleski appreciates the artistic freedom we have here in the U.S. where a fervent core of consumers embraces creativity!
Victory happily serves that audience with experience in traditional methods, selection of choice, often imported ingredients, and the best processing that technology can offer!
As loyal craft beer drinkers continue to show their dedication to flavorful, quality beer, Victory plans to continue its own growth with even more of their flavorful creations. Their beer is now available in 34 states and the District of Columbia, and internationally in at least 9 countries... including Germany!
This Friday, they are coming to Wine World to take over a portion of our 30-tap "Growler Refill Station"! We don't know exactly which of their beers will be put on tap for this tasting, but whatever they are, we certainly know they will be good!
We'd like to invite you to join us this Friday evening from 4-7 PM, and enjoy some of these great tasting beers and get your growlers filled with the ones you like best.
Heck, with this many taps filled with all of this good beer, you might have to pick up another Wine World growler. But at $3.99, that's easy to do too!
Check YourBeerWorld.com for the full scoop on our growler refill station and more!
Onward to Victory!
This Saturday, Starting at 1:00:
* Remember, when you purchase any of the featured wines during our tasting events, you will receive a 10% discount or the super-discounted sale price, whichever saves you more!
Washington State Wines
If you're looking for flavorful wines at a great price, you owe it to yourself to taste today's wines from...
Lone Birch Winery
Lone Birch Winery is a 4th generation family owned and operated winery in Washington State's Yakima Valley.
It was named for the single birch tree that overlooks the vineyard that was planted by the founder, H. Lloyd Miller 70 years ago. It has come to symbolize his great love for nature and stewardship of the land.
It also serves as an inspiration to today's generation who continues to use sustainable farming practices as they strive to reduce their carbon footprint in the making of these fine wines.
We hope you will stop by this Saturday afternoon and taste them with us.
2011 Lone Birch Riesling - 13.99: This lovely Washington State Riesling presents a delicately perfumed floral bouquet. It is made to be a bit sweet with 2.6% residual sugars, to enhance the flavors of white peach and citrus fruit. Its texture is light on the palate, making it a wonderful wine to unwind with, and the layer of sweetness also pairs well with Asian inspired foods.
2012 Lone Birch Pinot Gris - 13.99: Made from 100% Pinot Gris from Washington State's Yakima Valley, this straw colored wine has an enticing bouquet of tropical fruit. It is well-balanced with a medium-bodied mouthfeel offering luscious flavors of pineapple, pear, white peach and zesty citrus fruit.
2012 Lone Birch Red Blend - 13.99: This wine is a lovely blend of 41% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot. Its garnet red color leads to an integrated bouquet of dark cherry, spice, and toasted oak. This smooth, medium-bodied wine has soft tannins, good acidity, and flavors of dark fruit and spice. It's a treat for any lover of Bordeaux styled wines!
Also this Saturday:
A Magnificent Pinot Noir
Oregon's Willamette Valley produces a lot of really nice Pinot Noir, but wait until you taste this one from...
Newberg, Oregon lies at the northwestern end of the Columbia Valley, not far from where the Willamette River joins the Columbia.
This area represents one of the few places with the precise combination of soil, elevation, temperature, and micro-climate necessary to create something extraordinary from one of the most finicky grapes in all of winemaking - Pinot Noir!
This grape thrives in only a few select corners of the world as their thin skins demand a cool climate. Perhaps this helps their uncanny ability to reflect the complex and distinctive soils in which they're grown.
The cooler weather also predicates the need for an extended hang-time to reach full ripeness, making each harvest a dangerous dance with Mother Nature! But it's a chance worth taking when the end result is this good!
We'd like to treat you to a taste of one of the finest tasting Pinot Noirs you'll ever touch at this price point! Please join us this Saturday.
2012 "Trisae" Pinot Noir - 22.99: Made from a select combination of barrels from each of their three estate Willamette Valley vineyards, this wine shows that elusive balance of fruit, tannin and acidity that makes a great food wine.
Plum, wild strawberry and blackberry flavors reveal hints of vanilla and spice. A vibrant backbone of acidity fleshes out the supple tannins lingering through to the luxurious finish. Immediately appealing, this is a beautiful Pinot Noir to be enjoyed over the next 5 years.
Also at 1:00:
Surprisingly Rich Italian Red!
From along the Adriatic coast, in the "heel of the boot" region of Puglia, Italy, we proudly offer an exceptional Primitivo wine from...
Cantine Menhir Salento
Minervino de Lecce, Italy
Blending contemporary style with ancient tradition and a passion for making great wines, Geatanoe Marangelli and his brother Vito have become true artisan winemakers.
Natives of Puglia, they are familiar with the area's fertile soil, agreeable climate and of course the magnificent foods and wines that spring from this region.
They begin with processes that respect the time honored traditions of local winemaking, while experimenting with other varietals exploring new ways to emphasize the unique character of the area.
The result is harmonious, balanced, yet surprisingly powerful wines that have received numerous national and international awards!
Today, we offer a taste of their "Quota 31" Primitivo, made from grapes harvested from ancient vines more than 80 years old. We think you're really going to enjoy it!
2011 "Quota 31" Primitivo - 14.99: Made from 100% Primitivo, what we call Zinfandel here in America, this Italian wine shows a different side of the grape. While California Zins tend to showcase more peppery notes, this lovely offering from Italy's southeast coast, along the Adriatic Sea, takes this grape in a whole different direction.
Grown in the red soils of Salento on layers of calcareous rock, the grapes seem to extract a bit of that Italian mystique. While the nose offers notes of ripe Morello cherries, mint and blackberries, the palate presents darker, more serious and perhaps brooding elements - cassis and chocolate, caramel and a bit of leather, notes of fig, a hint of tar...
The winemakers dote over this wine, and it shows in the silky smoothness and rich textures. While powerful, it has a mellow side and a roundness that make it a delight to hold on the tongue for an extra instant before swallowing. Herbal and spice notes emerge on the mid-palate leading to an extremely long finish!
There's way more going on in this wine than you'd expect from a $15 bottle, and if you're a fan of big Zin's, this wine is one you really should try!