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

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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!

 

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

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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Winesmith’s 3 Year Anniversary Grand Tasting – Friday August 25th, 6-9pm

IMG_4318Three 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.
Winesmith sells wine by-the-glass and retail Monday-Saturday 12ish-9pm or later. 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!

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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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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