August Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Now every First Friday!) – Friday August 3rd, 6-9pm

First Friday August 3rd, 6-9pm we are tasting Blind. Blind means the wines will be brown-bagged so you don’t know what you’re tasting until after. I ask that you be here at 6, 7 or 8pm as we will taste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $15 per person at the door. Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Spanish Whites – Friday August 10th, 6-9pm

Friday August 10th 6-9pm we are tasting distinct Spanish whites: a crisp Mallorcan Prensal (first one I’ve had), a luxurious Godello, a spritzy Txakolina, a home-run white Rioja, a soft, easy Macabeo and a delicious Cava (Spanish bubbly). This tasting is $15/person. No tickets necessary. Cheers! 

Rosé – Friday August 17th, 6-9pm

Friday August 17th 6-9pm we are tasting dry Rosé: a crisp, high-acid Austrian Zweigelt, an easy Oregon Pinot Noir rosé, a Spanish Trepat Cava, a delicious Spanish Grenache/Monastrell, a Natural California Valdiguie blend and a light, spritzy Italian Barbera rosé. This tasting is $15/person. No tickets necessary. Cheers! 

French Whites – Friday August 24th, 6-9pm

Friday August 24th 6-9pm we are tasting French whites: a tasty white Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc), a dry Alsatian Riesling, a delicious Alsatian Pinot Blanc, a seafood-friendly Muscadet, a vibrant Macon-Uchizy (Chardonnay) and a crowd-pleasing Côtes de Gascogne. This tastings is $15/person. Cheers!

Chillable Reds – Friday August 31st, 6-9pm

Friday August 31st 6-9pm we are tasting Chillable Reds: a smoky, earthy Chilean País, a savory Spanish Monastrell, a drinkably delicious Cali red blend, a juicy/meaty Italian Gaglioppo, a a crowd-pleasing Loire Gamay and an easy Oregon Syrah/Viognier blend. This tasting is $15/person. Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

July Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Now every First Friday!) – Friday July 6th, 6-9pm

First Friday July 6th, 6-9pm we are tasting Blind. Blind means the wines will be brown-bagged so you don’t know what you’re tasting until after. I ask that you be here at 6, 7 or 8pm as we will taste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $15 per person at the door. Winesmith always sells wine retail & by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Pinot Noir & Cabernet – Friday July 13th, 6-9pm

Friday July 13th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting delicious Pinot Noir & Cabernet: a gorgeous steal of a Bourgogne, a beautiful Burgundian style from Oregon, a “Natural Wine” Oregon beauty, an unoaked, biodynamic French Cab, a crowd-pleasing Paso Robles Cab and a heady Oakville, CA version. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary.

Bubbly – Friday July 20th, 6-9pm

Friday July 20th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting the Bubbly: a fucking gorgeous Cremant de Bourgogne, a refreshing sparkling German Elbling, a serious, austere Cava, an Oregon Pinot Noir rosé Pet Nat, a funky French Pet Nat, and a yeasty, cheesy French Molette/Altesse blend. There will be a selection of fine cheeses to break up your palate as you taste. This tasting is $20/person. Tickets available below or at the door. Cheers!

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$19.99 Hell Yes – Friday July 27th, 6-9pm

Friday July 27th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting $19.99 retail wines that give you so much more: a sexy, gorgeous Nebbiolo, an unfiltered Piedmont Arneis, a bold Ribera del Duero Tempranillo, a heady Napa Cabernet, a lip-smacking delicious Cali Carignan/Syrah blend and a classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary. Cheers!

 

May Friday Wine Tastings

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Blind Tasting (Now every First Friday!) – Friday May 4th, 6-9pm

First Friday May 4th, 6-9pm we are tasting Blind. Blind means the wines will be brown-bagged so you don’t know what you’re tasting until after. I ask that you be here for a 6:10pm, 7:10pm or 8:10pm start time as we will taste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $15 per person at the door. No tickets necessary. Brooklyn South cheese and meat boards are available too for $10. Winesmith always serves wine by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Refreshing Whites – Friday May 11th, 6-9pm

Friday May 11th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Refreshing White wines: an impressive Austrian Grüner Veltliner, a delicious Alsatian Pinot Blanc, a crisp, floral Spanish Macabeo, a crushable German Elbling, a porch-pounding French Côtes De Gascone and a seafood-friendly Picpoul De Pinet. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary. Brooklyn South cheese & meat boards available too for $10.Winesmith always serves by-the-glass & retail, even during tastings. Cheers!

Natural Wines – Friday May 18th, 6-9pm

Friday May 18th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Natural Wines: a delicious, slightly fizzy Chilean Moscatel blend (dry), a savory, rustic Rhone Grenache/Syrah blend, a crowd-pleasing, dry, effervescent Italian Lambrusco, it’s sister Malvasia, an Abillo Real Spanish Orange wine (not made from oranges 😜) and a slightly tart, meaty Spanish Monastrell. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary. Brooklyn South cheese & meat boards available too for $10. Winesmith always serves by-the-glass and retail, even during tastings. Cheers!

Chillable Reds – Friday May 25th, 6-9pm

One of my most popular tastings last summer. Friday May 25th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Chillable Reds: a lip-smacking Loire Valley Gamay, a crushable Spanish Graciano, a savory, meaty Italian Gaglioppo, a lush French Grenache, a lighter “pizza night” Spanish Grenache and a heady Minervois Syrah blend. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary. Brooklyn South cheese and meat boards are available too for $10. Winesmith always serves by-the-glass and retail, even during tastings. Cheers!  

April Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Now every Frist Friday!) – Friday April 6th, 6-9pm

First Friday April 6th, 6-9pm we are tasting Blind. Blind means the wines will be brown-bagged so you don’t know what you’re tasting until after. I ask that you be here for a 6:10pm, 7:10pm or 8:10pm start time as we will tste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $15 per person at the door. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith always serves wine by-the-glass, even during tastings.

Spain’s Other Varietals – Friday April 13th, 6-9pm

Friday April 13th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Spanish varietals other than Tempranillo & Grenache: a meaty, savory Monastrell, a refreshing Macabeo, a white Txakoli, a rosé Txakoli, a heady red Rioja and a Ribeiro blend of Souson, Brancellao, Ferrol & Mencía. This tasting is $15/person at the door. Winesmith always sells wine by the glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

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Todd’s B-Day Wine Tasting – Friday April 20th, 6-9pm

Friday April 20th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting my current favorite wines (wines I  want to drink) to celebrate my 43rd birthday. Lots of Bubbly, Natural wines, rosé and savory reds. 15-20 amazing wines plus a selection of fine cheeses. Trust me, it’s gonna be sick. $20/person. Tickets available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/158988 or at the shop.

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Rosé – Friday April 27th, 6-9pm

Friday April 27th in the 6-9pm window we are tasing dry rosé: a full-bodied Austrian Lagrein blend, a delicious Tuscan Sangiovese rosé, a classic Provence style, a spritzy Spanish Txakoli, a Chilean sparkling País and an Oregon Pinot Noir Rosé. This tasting is $15/person at the door. Winesmith always serves wine by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Bubbly Tasting – Friday December 29th, 6-9pm

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** There will only be 50 tickets sold for this tasting.
The way we always end the year at Winesmith. Friday December 29th, 6-9pm we will be tasting Bubbly: my favorite Champagne of the year, a rich, Frizzante Pignoletto from Italy, an absolutely gorgeous Cremant de Bourgogne, a full, soft Cremant de Limoux, a funky, yeasty Altesse/Molette blend from Seyssel, France and a bright, crisp Spanish Cava. This tasting is $20/person in advance, $25 the day of and includes Dan’s famous cheese board. Get your tickets here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/131634 or in the store. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith always sells wine retail & by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!
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Anniversary August is jam packed with amazing wine tastings.

Refreshing Whites – Friday August 4th, 6-9pm
First Friday, August 4th, in the 6-9pm window we are tasting Refreshing Whites to help beat this heat: a bone dry, crisp Australian Riesling, a zesty Sauvignon Blanc from Uruguay, a dry, citrusy white Rioja, a delicious, floral Alsatian Pinot Blanc, a seafood-craving, Languedoc Picpoul De Pinet and a dry, crisp Alsatian Brut. This tasting is $15/person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith sells wine by-the-glass and retail Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm or later. Cheers!

Chillable Reds – Friday August 11th, 6-9pm
The most popular Friday tasting this year. I’ve had many customers request it so we’re doing it again but with a few new wines. Friday August 11th in the 6-9pm window we will be tasting Chillable Reds: a lovely, rustic Loire Valley Pinot Noir/Gamay blend, a not-to-dry, not-to-sweet, savory Italian Lambrusco, a slightly tart, dry Spanish Trepat, a juicy, easy drinking Argentinian Malbec, a bone-dry, rustic Chilean peasant wine and a 100% Chilean Carignan from a 125 year old, dry farmed vineyard. This tasting is $15/person. Must be 21 to attend . Cheers!

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St. Pete Women’s Collective Benefit Tasting – Wednesday August 16th, 7-9pm
Please join us Wednesday August 16th, 7-9pm for a special wine tasting in benefit for the St. Pete Women’s Collective. Their mission is to empower women through community and creative enrichment in St. Petersburg and the greater Bay area. They focus on women-centered spaces, community collaborations, education, and workshops.
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 St. Pete Women’s Collective. Advaced tickets are available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/107332. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith sells wine by-the-glass and retail and Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm. Cheers!

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Rosé – Friday August 18th, 6-9pm
Friday August 18th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting dry rosé: a light, refreshing Argentinian Cab/Malbec blend, a 100% Pinot Noir Rosé from Argentina, a delicious Pinot Noir rosé from Oregon, a surprising, six grape Washington State blend, a classic, crisp version from Provence and an effervescent Portuguese Vinho Verde rosé. This tasting is $15/person. Must be 21 to attend.

 

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Winesmith’s 3 Year Anniversary Grand Tasting – Friday August 25th, 6-9pm
Three years. Thank you to all my wonderful customers who have helped me get this far. Please join us Friday August 25th in the 6-9pm window for a grand tasting of my 20 best wines in the shop plus charcuterie & other tasty bites. Many of these wines will be in the $25-$50 range. This tasting is $25/person in advance, $30 the day of space permitting. There will only be 50 tickets sold for this grand tasting. Advanced tickets are available here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/107526. Must be 21 to attend.
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July Friday Wine Tastings

French Whites – Friday July 14th, 6-9pm
Friday July 14th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting a array of French whites: a Sylvaner based, dry Alsacian blend, a delicious Alsacian Pinot Blanc, a weighty yet clean Marsanne blend, a spectacular Chablis, an easy going French country blend and an unbelievable Loire Sauvignon Blanc. This tasting is $15 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

Backyard Summer Wines – Friday July 21st, 6-9pm
Friday July 21st in the 6-9pm window we are tasting wines perfect for these hot, summer days: a dry, delicious Washington State rosé, a killer Chilean Pinot Noir rosé, a juicy Argentinian Malbec, a light yet savory Southern Italian red, a dry, chillable, blueberry-laden Spanish Trepat and a dry, chillable Chilean Carignan. This tasting is $15 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Cheers!

Blind Whites – Friday July 28th, 6-9pm
Friday July 28th in the 6-9pm window we are doing a blind tasting of whites. Blind means the wines will be brown-bagged so you don’t know what you’re tasting until after. This tasting will run a little different. I ask that you be here at 6:15pm, 7:15pm or 8:15pm as we will taste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $17 per person. Must be 21 to attend. Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm or later. 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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