CASA provides domestic violence services, shelter and transitional housing to families living in Pinellas County. They have been providing lifesaving services to surviviors of domestic violence and their children since 1977.
Please join us Wednesday October 24th, 7-9pm for a special evening of wine in benefit for CASA St. Pete. We will be tasting 15 amazing wines with charcuterie. Tickets (buy below) are $25 in advance and $35 the day of with half the ticket sales and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting benefiting CASA St. Pete.
Always 10% off any 12 bottles at Winesmith. Cheers!
CASA benefit wine tasting
Wine tasting with charcuterie
Please join us Wednesday September 26th, 7-9pm for a special wine tasting in benefit for WMNF radio. I started listening to WMNF over 25 years ago and haven’t listened to commercial radio since. WMNF advocates for peace, social and environmental justice through independent media and programming neglected by the mainstream. They embrace diversity, tolerance of others’ opinions and freedom of expression. WMNF celebrates and promotes the creative, cultural and political vitality of the local community.
We will be tasting 15 of my latest and greatest wines plus amazing charcuterie and small bites. Tickets are $25/person in advance and $35 the day of. Half the ticket sales and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting will benefit WMNF. Must be 21 to attend.
Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass, especially during tastings. Cheers!
WMNF benefit wine tasting
Wine Tasting with charcuterie
13.1% ABV. For California this is pretty earthy/funky on the floral, expressive nose; blackberry and black cherry scents are fascinating when combined with flaky pie crust, wet moss, light licorice and orange and black tea scents. Pure as fuck, this beauty seamlessly coats the palate with dark, tart cherry, cherry skin, toast, dark earth and blackberry flavors. Finishes dry and crisp with bright acidity carrying the blackberry, pie crust, tea, leather and wet earth flavors. Head-shaking delicious, and the best California wine I’ve tasted in years. Kudos Hirsch Vineyards! $69.99
Briary raspberry, cherry, plum, hay and a hint of spearmint on the extremely fragrant, perfumed nose. Lush red fruits flood the palate with whisps of toasty oak and fine minerals supporting. Good acidity keeps this fresh and long on the dry finish. Absolutely delicious. 31% Zinfandel, 26% Tempranillo, 15% Mouvedré, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Touriga Nacional.
After a year of procrastinating, here it is. Just one quick bit of advice for anyone about to open their owner operated business: get your website done before you open. Once the doors are open your available hours are almost non-existent (as I write this at 1:15am). I will say there is a great sense of accomplishment that comes with creating your own website. It is your voice; your window to the world. Whether anyone reads it or not is a different story. 😉
I miss writing. I’m excited to get back into it. Here you will find my wine reviews, tasting notes, event listings and other Winesmith related info. It’s just a shell at the moment but will be filling up with quality daily content soon. You can comment here and I encourage you to.
The next big wine tasting is Wednesday October 14th in benefit for CASA. See the “Tastings” tab on the top menu for all the info. As a jazz version of Radiohead’s “Reckoner” from In Rainbows plays, I say good night.