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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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!

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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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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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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