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!

Bubbly tasting with cheese

$20.00

$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!

 

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! 

Bubbly tasting with cheese

$20.00

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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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!

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!

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.

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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