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"Giro del Mondo" Tasting!  

Date: Saturday, February 25th
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

It’s time to shake the dust off your boots, place this little town squarely in the rear view mirror and get ready to travel the world!  We’re putting together a selection of THIRTY, count ‘em, THIRTY wines from around the world for a fun-filled, palate-pleasing, tasting tour de force.
 
You know us, we love wines from ALL wine regions – and we’ll be featuring wines from most of them – Italy, France, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Greece, New Zealand, Croatia and even a little spot called California.

You like Bubbles?  We got bubbles. We’ll have it all - whites, rosés, reds and, yes, Cassie Blake, even sweet wines. From Albariño to Zibibbo and Cabernet to Xinomavro, we’ll have wines of all styles and flavors.
 
Rain or shine, this will be a great way to spend an afternoon. Bring your friends, make a game of it and see which wines get the most votes – the old favorites...or maybe something totally new??

Here's just a few of the wines we'll be pouring*:

NV Kathryn Kennedy "Cuvee 27" Brut (CA)
2015 Domaine Eric Chevalier Chardonnay (France)
2014 Dragonette Sauvignon Blanc (CA)
2013 Ventisquero Sauvignon Blanc (Chile)
2015 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
2014 Solitude Chardonnay (CA)
2011 Finca Allende Rioja Blanco (Spain)
2013 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco (Italy)
2012 Michel Torino "Don David" Malbec (Argentina)
2012 Langmeil "Valley Floor" Shiraz (Australia)
2011 CP Vini "Elegia" Primitivo (Italy)
2013 Sklavos "Orgion" Red (Greece)
2013 Michael Mondavi "Emblem" Cabernet (CA)

* As usual, all featured wines will be sale-priced the day of the event.

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Palazzo Vecchio Tasting  

Date: Tuesday, February 28th
Time: 6pm-8pm

Join us for another Girasole Imports exclusive! A representative from Palazzo Vecchio of Montepulciano, Tuscany will be pouring their amaziing Rosso and Vino Nobile de Montepulciano. These wines are beautiful expressions of the noble Sangiovese grape, providing fantastic value and a unique twist on the more famous neighbors from Chianti and Montalcino. This is an informal, walk-up tasting with no reservations required. $5 for regular customers and free for members!

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Duckhorn Tasting  

Date: Wednesday, March 1st
Time: 6pm-8pm

Join us for a taste of one of the most iconic producers in the state! Duckhorn is famous for their otherworldly Merlots but also does many other varietals and brands including Goldeneye, Migration, Paraduxx and Decoy. This is an informal, walk-up tasting and all wines will be sale priced the night of the event.

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Nickel & Nickel Tasting  

Date: Wednesday, March 8th
Time: 6pm-8pm

Join us for a full range of Nickel & Nickel Cabs! One of the the few producers who takes a vineyard designate approach to Napa Cab, it is always incredibly fascinating to taste the terroir within the valley. These are some of our favorite highend domestic Cabs. This is an informal, walk up tasting and all wines will be sale priced the night of the event. 

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Mezzogiorno Tasting  

Date: Saturday, March 11th
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Please join us to taste many wines from the Mezzogiorno area!  We will be pouring most of the wines we have in stock from Southern Italy, so get your palates ready for an exciting experience!

Even though wine has been made in the area for 4000 years, most of us are not as familiar with the wines from the Southern portion of Italy, as we are with their famous neighbors in the North such as Tuscany and Piedmont.  However, the regions and varietals from the South parts of Italy are gaining in popularity, and for a good reason!  

The area of Puglia is known for red wines made from varietals such as Negroamaro, Primitivo and Malvasia Nera.  In Sicily, they make whites from Catarratto and reds from Nero d' Avola.  Other widely planted grapes in the area is Montepulciano and Aglianico.  

The wines in the tasting will be for sale at a special retail price at the time of the event. Come on down to taste your way through Southern Italian wines!

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Cheese Making Class  

Date: Saturday, April 1st
Time: 2:00pm-6:00pm

Please join your ELS famiglia for the second installment of our cheese classes featuring Kirstin Jackson! Kirstin Jackson is a cheese and wine writer, consultant, teacher and author of "It's Not You, It's Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese." We are excited to co-host the first, of what we are sure will be many, interactive & hands-on cheese-making classes. First up: Mozzarella & Burrata!

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Price: $120.00
Members: $100.00
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Rombauer Tasting  

Date: Wednesday, April 12th
Time: 6pm-8pm

It's Rombauer-palooza at Enoteca! Join us for the ever-popular tasting of one of the most famous names in wine. We will be tasting through a full lineup of their wines, including their legendary Chardonnay. This is an informal, walk-up tasting and all wines will be sale priced the night if the event.

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