$20 Bombs: Friday February 24th, 6-9pm

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We’re in for a special treat this tasting: Winemaker Frederic Brouca will be here to pour his delicious Faugeres GSM blend and possibly a few of his other wines. Here is a good article about him: Frederic Brouca

$20 gets you a lot of wine for your money. Friday February 24th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting $20 Bombs: a robust Rosso Di Montalcino, a meaty yet clean French GSM blend, a bold Côtes du Rhone, a meaty Languedoc Mourvèdre, a California Zin/Cab blend and a Napa Valley blend for Cabernet drinkers. This tasting is $20/person. Must be 21 to attend.

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Bubbly: Friday February 17th, 6-9pm

imageMy most popular Friday tasting: Bubbly. Please join us Friday February 17th in the 6-9pm window for the good stuff: a $50 Champagne from Bouzy, a crisp refresher from Alsace, a delicate Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, a funky, yeasty French country sparkler, a Pinot Noir based beauty from Tasmania and a dry rosé from New Mexico. Chef Sean Gwynn, formerly of Twisted Cork Grille and currently providing catering and personal chef services through Creative Craft Cuisine, will be here sampling some of his tasty creations. This tasting is $25 per person in advance, $30 the day of. Tickets available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/81714. Must be 21 to attend.

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2011 Oddero Barolo

Holy Fuck. This is why I’m in the wine business. 

Goosebumps immediately. A field of the prettiest roses you’ve ever smelled in your life, strawberry, glycerin, saddle leather, hay, pencil shavings, dry mustard, toast and fine minerals on the gorgeous, gorgeous nose. I could smell this all day. Scents transition seamlessly to the palate with fresh plum, tobacco leaf, black tea, pepper and spice flavors supporting. Finishes dry, savory, complex and meaty with waves of plum, rare beef, truffle, glycerin, spice and fine minerals.  I haven’t had a wine experience like this in a while, but it’s why I love being in the business. Today is a rare treat; this wine is fucking amazing. 100% Nebbiolo. $49.99

Little Light of Mine Benefit Wine Tasting – Wednesday, February 15th, 7-9pm

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Little Light Of Mine provides complimentary photography services to families who have children fighting a life-threatening illness. They rely solely on donor support to fulfill their mission. Their photography services are offered to families receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, several local pediatriac hospice groups as well as The Children’s Dream Fund. Their 2017 goal is to make sure that every family in the Tampa Bay area faced with losing their child will be able to receive professional portraits from their team.
Please join us Wednesday February 15th, 7-9pm for an amazing tasting benefiting Little Light Of Mine. $30 for advanced tickets, $35 the day of and includes 15 wines plus charcuterie. 50% of the door and 10% of the wine sales during the tasting will benefit Ltitle Light of Mine. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith serves by-the-glass, bottle and retail Monday – Saturday, 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

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January Friday Tastings

The best wine tastings in town, every Friday in the 6-9pm window.
I do these every week because tasting is really the only way to learn about wine.
It’s casual, educational and about finding new wine likes.
Come join us this Friday and see. Cheers!
Winesmith always serves-the-glass & bottle in addition to retail.

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Bubbly Tasting – Friday December 9th, 6-9pm

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Friday December 9th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Bubbly:
a new find from Tasmania, a Cabernet based French rosé, a dry Vouvray, a full bodied Cremant de Limoux, a bone dry, crisp Cava and a value brut from Alsace. This tasting is $20 per person and includes a selection of fine cheese. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

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Cabs Tasting – Friday, December 16th 6-9pm

designFriday December 16th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Cabs:
my best seller at the moment – a 40yr old vine, unoaked French beauty I sell for $14.99, a 2010 unoaked Southern Tuscan, the oaked version of the same Tuscan Cab, a briary 2010 from Argentina, a perfectly balanced gem from Margaret River (Western Australia) and a bold, tannic bomb from Washington State that goes for $34.99. The total retail value of these wines is over $130. This tasting is $20 per person. Must be 21 to attend.
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New Year’s Eve Champagne Tasting – Saturday, December 31st 7-9pm

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New Years Eve. Yes, we are tasting true Champagne:
a 2008 Premier Cru beauty, a Grand Cru Blanc de Noir from Bouzy, the Grand Cru Rosé from the same producer, a Pinot Menuier based crowd pleaser from Ay, a Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs and a surprise. This tasting is $50 per person and includes a spread of fine cheese and fruit. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!
Winesmith serves by-the-glass & bottle (only $10 corkage) all day, every day. Cheers!

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