June Friday Wine Tastings/6-9pm

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Southern Hemisphere Wines – Friday June 2nd, 6-9pm
First Friday June 2nd in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Southern Hemisphere wines: a clean, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay, a bold yet balanced Argentinian Malbec, a beautiful bubbly from Tasmania, a DRY, crisp Australian Riesling, a hearty South African red blend and a delicious South African Chardonnay – one of the best I’ve tasted in a while. This tasting is $17 per person. Must be 21 to attend.

Italian & French Whites – Friday June 9th, 6-9pm
Friday June 9th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting whites from Italy & France: a soft, savory Soave, a complex, crisp Pinot Grigio, an energetic, salty Vernaccia, a seafood-wanting Picpoul de Pinet, a weighty yet clean Marsanne and a spectacular white Burgundy (Chardonnay). This tasting is $16 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

Chillable Reds – Friday June 16th, 6-9pm
Friday June 16th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting chillable reds: a Beaujolais-esque Spanish Trepat, a juicy Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, a savory, meaty Italian Gaglioppo, a Chilean Pais/Carignan blend, a 100% Chilean Carignan and a South African natural sweet red. This tasting is only $15 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

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Bubbly – Friday June 23rd, 6-9pm
Friday June 23rd in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Bubbly: a soft, dry Vouvray Brut (Chenin Blanc), a Cabernet based French Brut rosé, a crowd-pleasing Cremant de Limoux, a funky, yeasty, French Molette/Altesse blend, a bone dry unfiltered Prosecco and an Italian Moscato d’Asti that tastes like peaches in a glass. This tasting is $25 per person and includes a selection of fine cheeses. Tickets available here: http://buytickets.at/winesmith/100580. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!
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Rosé – Friday June 30th, 6-9pm
Friday June 30th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting dry rosé: an effervescent Portuguese Vinho Verde, a mineral driven Grenache Rioja, a lively Provence Mourvèdre based blend, a full-bodied Argentinian Malbec/Cab blend, a Cabernet based French sparkling and a delicious Argentinian Pinot Noir rosé. This tasting is $15 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

Florida Wildlife Corridor Benefit Wine Tasting – Wednesday, July 12th, 7-9pm

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Please join us Wednesday July 12th, 7-9pm for a special wine tasting in benefit for The Florida Wildlife Corridor. They champion the public and partner support needed to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor – a statewide network of lands and waters that supports wildlife and people.
The Florida Wildlife Corridor now embarks on its most important journey – to accelerate the rate of conservation in Florida by 10% annually in order to protect 300,000 acres within the Corridor by the end of 2020.
We will be tasting 15 amazing wines plus charcuterie and other tasty bites. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of with half the door and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting benefiting The Florida Wildlife Corridor. Tickets are available here: http://buytickets.at/winesmith/100930. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

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April Friday Wine Tastings

Springtime Whites – Friday April 7th, 6-9pm
First Friday April 7th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting springtime whites: a dry, crisp Loire Muscadet, a tasty Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay, a crowd-pleaser French Sauv Blanc, a mineral driven Spanish Verdejo, a rare dry white from Argentina and a fruity, clean Portuguese Alvarinho. This tasting is $14/person. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

Hot New Wines – Friday April 14th, 6-9pm
Friday April 14th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting my hottest new wines: a dry Pinot Noir Rosé from Argentina, a delicious Old Vine Spanish Grenache, an unfiltered, dry, Frizzante Prosecco that drinks like a sour beer, the Spumante Prosecco from the same winery, a chillable, rustic, dry Chilean red and a semi-sparkling Orange wine from Greece (made from grapes, not oranges). This tasting is $14 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

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Todd’s Bubbly B-Day Tasting – Friday April 21st, 6-9pm
April 21st is my birthday so we’ll be tasting my favorite Bubbly 🥂 in the 6-9pm window: a rich Grand Cru Blanc De Noir Champagne, a gorgeous Premier Cru Champagne, a yeasty, funky French gem that drinks like Champagne for a third of the price, a dry, Loire Cab Franc based rosé, a bone dry, crisp Cava and an unfiltered, bone-dry Prosecco that drinks like a sour beer. This tasting is $20 per person and includes a selection of fine cheeses 🧀. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

Rosé – Friday April 28th, 6-9pm
Friday April 28th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting dry rosé: a Mourvèdre based Bandol beauty, a delicious Pinot Noir rosé from Argentina, a classic from Provence, a full bodied, Argentinian Cab-Malbec rosé, a Portuguese Vinho Verde rosé and a sparkling Pinot Noir rosé. This tasting is $14 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!
Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

Edible Peace Patch Benefit Wine Tasting – Wednesday May 17th, 7-9pm

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The Edible Peace Patch Project’s mission is to eliminate poverty and diet-related health issues as a factor in educational success by cultivating healthy minds and bodies. They provide education through hands-on learning in organic, sustainable garden beds built through community co-creation and utilization of local resources. They currently operate six elementary schoolyard gardens in south St Petersburg.
Please join us Wednesday May 17th, 7-9pm for a spectacular wine tasting benefitting this amazing organization. We will be tasting 15 of my latest and greatest wines with charcuterie and other tasty bites. This tasting is $20 in advance and $25 the day of with half the ticket sales and 10% of my wines sales during the tasting benefitting the Peace Patch. Tickets are available here https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/94080/chk/7e91
Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

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Friends of Strays Benefit Wine Tasting Wednesday April 5th, 7-9pm

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Friends of Strays is a no-kill animal organization dedicated to caring for those who cannot speak for themselves – our voiceless friends – the animals. Their staff is dedicated to helping homeless animals in Pinellas County and beyond find their forever homes.
Please join us Wednesday April 5th, 7-9pm for a special wine tasting in benefit for Friends of Strays. Taste 15 of my latest and greatest wines plus Dan’s world famous charcuterie board and other tasty bites. Tickets are $25 in advance here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/88473 and $30 the day of with half of the door and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting benefiting Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass Monday – Saturday,  12ish-9pm. Cheers!

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March Friday Wine Tastings

Red Blends – Friday March 3rd, 6-9pm

First Friday, March 3rd, in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Red Blends: a savory Côtes du Rhône, a meaty yet clean French GSM, a South African Pinotage based Bordeaux-styled blend, a super-value Portuguese, a Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay and a big, balanced Napa blend. This tasting is $15/person at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

Pinot Noir & Cabernet, Friday March 10th, 6-9pm
Grand Prix Weekend calls for some fast, curvy reds. Friday March 10th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Pinot Noir & Cabernet: a racy red Burgundy, a delicious value Oregon Pinot, a bold, heady California Pinot, a 2010 Southern Tuscany Cabernet, a gorgeous French Cab and a suave Paso Robles Cabernet. This tasting is $15 with advanced ticket purchase and $20 the day of. Tickets available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/86874. Must be 21 to attend.

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Bubbly – Friday March 17th, 6-9pm
St. Patrick’s Day at Winesmith is, of course, a sparkling wine tasting. Friday March 17th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Bubbly: a bone dry, crisp Cava, a refreshing, not-too-sweet Prosecco, a full and lush Cremant de Limoux, a Cabernet based French Rosé, a Pinot Noir based beauty from Tasmania and a rich Pinot Menuier based Champagne. There will also be a selection of fine cheeses. This tasting is $20 with advanced tickets and $25 the day of. Tickets available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/87074 Must be 21 to attend.

Crisp, Dry Whites – Friday March 24th, 6-9pm
Friday March 24th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Crisp, Dry Whites: a high-acid Alsatian Riesling, a mineral driven Spanish Verdejo, a serious white Rioja, a rare German Elbling, a dry, finely textured Cava and a bone dry Australian Riesling. This tasting is $16 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

Rocking $14.99 Wines – Friday March 31st, 6-9pm
I love finding great $14.99 wines that drink over $20 retail.
Friday March 31st we are tasting wines that rock for $14.99: an impeccably balanced California Petite Syrah, a silky, smoky Tannat from Uruguay, a rustic French Malbec, a killer, unoaked French Cabernet, a big South African blend and a white Rioja that comes close to white Burgundy. This tasting is $15 at the door. Must be 21 to attend.

$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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