JUNE TASTINGS

5 - 7:30 PM



Thursday, June 1st, Verity Wines

Bill will be in-shop with two wines from importer Eric Solomon's portfolio. He'll spotlight two mono-varietal wines from 
Maquina y Tabla, a producer working with biodynamically farmed indigenous varieties in Castilla y Leon. The first a 
Garnacha from 70-year-old vines planted in granitic soils at an altitude of 900m is medium bodied with raspberry & black 
cherry notes balanced by vibrant acidity. The second is a Verdejo from Rueda that's fermented in stainless steel, concrete 
vats & neutral French oak. It's an aromatically pronounced white with citrus aromas & herbaceous notes. Both are easy drinking
fresh wines that go well with food. 

Friday, June 2nd, Invoer Wines

Zaan from Invoer Wine will be pouring two unique Catalonian wines, Alella Vinicola Mayla & Trossos del 
Priorat's Lo Petit. Mayla is a rosé pet-nat produced from Pansa Blanca & Syrah in Alella, in Cataluña. It's ideal as an aperitif
and brunch worthy. Trossos del Priorat's Lo Petit is a blend of Garnacha & Cabernet Sauvignon, shows typical Priorat character
but is younger & absolutely ready to drink. Pop & Pour Catalonia with Zaan, they're fun wines. 

Wednesday, June 7th, Baron Francois 

Tatiana, Despaña alumni, will be with us with two wines from green Spain. She'll have two white from producer Terras 
Gauda, the San Campio Albariño as well as there O Rosal blend. We were thrilled with our tasting with principle winemaker at
Terras Gauda, Emilio Rodriguez. So much so that we're revisiting his wines, light-bodied wines with lovable typicity, lemon 
& citrus notes with bright, mouth-watering acidity. 

Friday, June 9th, Avant Garde 

Morrigan, who represents small-producer, family-owned estate focused importer Avant Garde, will be here to pour two wines
from Bodegas Fulcro in Rías Baixas & Bierzo.They produce a red blend of Alicante Bouschet & Mencía in Valtuille as 
well as an Albariño in the Salnes sub-region. They're both bottled lightning; fresh, salty, angular wines.


Thursday, June 15th

Winemaker Rosalia Molina of Alto Landon will be here pouring two example of wines produced from her 60 hectare, high altitude estate
located in Castilla La Mancha- the second highest winery in Spain.  Rosalia is a strong proponent of the 
Manchuela DO, it's specific terruño & it's local varieties. Her husband Manuel manages the vineyard, practicing organic farming
on plots separated by the varieties matched to their 15 different soil types. The wines are hand harvested from vines
up to 90 years old, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel & aged in French oak.


Thursday, June 22nd, Alvar de Dios

We'll spotlight a specific bodega from Castilla y Leon this Thursday, Alvar de Dios. Alvar de Dios produces fresher wines from organically
farmed fruit in Castilla. Their white is a cornucopia of a field-blend, with over 9 varieties fermented & 
aged on their lees in French oak. It's medium-bodied with fairly high acidity for wines from the region, but more importantly,
it's a food friendly white. The red they've produced from Tinto Fino is whole-cluster fermented & only aged 5 months in oak, 
a rarity for the region it's full & rich but with such balanced acidity. They're absolute crowd pleasers & ideal BBQ wines.

Thursday, June 29th, Savio Soares

We'll spotlight a specific bodega from Castilla y Leon this Thursday, Alvar de Dios. Alvar de Dios produces fresher wines 
fromorganically farmed fruit in Castilla. Their white is a cornucopia of a field-blend, with over 9 varieties fermented & 
aged on their lees in French oak. It's medium-bodied with fairly high acidity for wines from the region, but more importantly 
it's a food friendly white. The red they've produced from Tinto Fino is whole-cluster fermented & only aged 5 months in oak, 
a rarity for the region it's full & rich but with such balanced acidity. They're absolute crowd pleasers & ideal BBQ wines.