February Friday Wine Tastings

Blind – Friday February 1st, 6-9pm

First Friday February 1st, 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; no tickets necessary. Winesmith is a retail wine shop that also serves wine by-the-glass. Cheers!

Daily Whites – Friday February 8th, 6-9pm

Friday February 8th, 6-9pm we are tasting delicious white wines you can afford to drink daily: a mineral focused white Bordeaux, a porch-poundable Côtes-de-Gascogne, a crisp, bright Spanish Viura, a fuller Rioja Viura blend, a not-too-sweet, not-too-dry German Riesling and a clean Italian Pinot Grigio. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary. Winesmith is a retail wine shop that also sells wine by-the-glass.

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre – Friday February 15th, 6-9pm

Friday February 15th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting the allure of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre: a killer Cannonau (Sardinian Grenache), a bomb Baumes de Venise Grenache blend, a brooding Côtes de Roussillon Syrah blend, a gorgeous, savory Crozes Hermitage Syrah, a ripe, lush Costieres de Nimes and a gamey, meaty Languedoc Mourvèdre. This tasting is $15/person: no tickets necessary. Winesmith is a retail wine shop that also sells wine by-the-glass. Cheers!

$19.99 Hell Yes – Friday February 22nd, 6-9pm

Friday February 22nd in the 6-9pm window we are tasting amazing $19.99 wines: a gorgeous, floral Langhe Nebbiolo, a rustic old vine Chilean País, a Natural Oregon/Washington blend, a clean Cali Rhône white blend, a killer Loire Pinot/Gamay rosé and an unfiltered Piedmont Arneis. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary. Winesmith is a retail wine shop that also sells wine by-the-glass. Cheers!

January Friday Wine Tastings

Blind – Friday January 4th, 6-9pm

First Friday January 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 at 6, 7 or 8pm as we will taste and reveal the wines in groups. This tasting is $15 per person; no tickets necessary.

Winesmith is a retail wine shop that serves wine by-the-glass too.

Dry Rosé – Friday January 11th, 6-9pm

Friday January 11th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting dry rosé: a natural old vine Carignan from Mendocino, a Pinot/Gamay Loire beauty, a Cabernet Franc Loire beauty , a fresh, bright Spanish Grenache/Monastrell, a natural Mourvèdre/Tempranillo Cali blend and a crisp, fresh rosé Cava. All DRY. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

French Wines Under $14.99 – Friday January 18th, 6-9pm

Friday January 18th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting amazing French wines under $14.99: a delicious Loire Sauvignon Blanc, a brooding Roussillon Syrah blend, a natural, rustic Bordeaux, a classic Chinon Cab Franc, a floral, Grenache based Ventoux and a heady, meaty Côtes-du-Rhône. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

Winesmith is a retail wine shop that serves wine by-the-glass too. Cheers.

Daily Reds – Friday January 25th, 6-9pm

Friday January 25th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting delicious reds you can afford to drink daily: a lush Italian Aglianico, a rustic Piedmont Pinot Noir, a savory Spanish Tempranillo, a meaty Côtes-du-Rhône a brooding French Syrah blend and a clean, earthy Bordeaux. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

Winesmith is a retail wine shop that serves wine by-the-glass too. Cheers.

Benefit Wine Tasting for Little Light of Mine – Wednesday, January 16th, 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 pediatric hospice groups as well as The Children’s Dream Fund. 

Please join us Wednesday January 16th, 7-9pm for an amazing tasting benefiting Little Light Of Mine. $25 for advanced tickets, $35 the day of and includes 15 delicious wines plus charcuterie. 50% of the ticket sales and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting will benefit Ltitle Light of Mine. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

December Friday Wine Tastings

Blind – Friday December 7th, 6-9pm

First Friday December 7th, 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; no tickets necessary.

Brooklyn South cheese & meat boards available for $10. Wine by-the-glass & retail are always available at Winesmith. Cheers!

Savory, Meaty Reds – Friday December 14th, 6-9pm

Friday December 14th, 6-9pm we are tasting savory, meaty reds: a supple, smoky Cali Syrah, a bold, beefy Montsant Syrah blend, a serious, full bodied Rioja, a lush, heady Chateauneuf du Pape, a sexy, savory Saumur (Cab Franc) and a complex, provocative Etna Rosso. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

Brooklyn South cheese & meat boards available for $10. Wine by-the-glass & retail are always available at Winesmith. Cheers!

Natty Christmas – Friday December 21st, 6-9pm

Friday December 21st, 6-9pm we are tasting some of my newest Natural Wines in the shop: Broc Cellars Amore Rosso (limited – Sangiovese), Broc Cellars Love White (Rhône blend), a savory Spanish Monastrell, a rustic, barn-yardy Chilean Malbec, a bold, grippy Chilean Cab/Carignan/Syrah blend and the best País I’ve ever had. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

Brooklyn South cheese & meat boards are available for $10. Wine by-the-glass and retail are always available at Winesmith. Cheers!

Bubbly – Friday December 28th, 6-9pm

It’s how we end every year: Bubbly.

Friday December 28th, 6-9pm we’re tasting Bubbly: a bone dry Brut Nature Chilean Riesling/Chardonnay (a new fave), a fucking gorgeous Cremant de Bourgogne, a sparkling País Blanc de Noir and Rosé (both dry), Swick’s Pinot Noir Rosé Pet Nat and an unfiltered Trebbiano based Italian. All dry. All delicious. All $20-$30/btl. $25/person and includes a selection of fine cheeses. Tickets here https://stpetewinesmith.com/2018/11/30/bubbly-friday-december-28th-6-9pm/ or at Winesmith. Cheers!

Winesmith’s Annual Holiday Tasting & Buying Event – Wednesday November 14th, 7-9pm

BEFCAC74-223A-4BBC-AB38-BDD053AFAFD5Please join us Wednesday November 14th, 7-9pm for Winesmith’s Annual Holiday Tasting & Buying Event. We will be tasting 20 of my favorite wines of the year. Lots of Natural Wines, savory reds, Bubbly and rosé. $25/person gets you a tasting of 20 incredible wines, 15% off any 12 bottles and Dan’s famous charcuterie board with additional savory bites. You must attend the tasting to receive the case discount. Tickets available below

Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass. Cheers!

 

 

2016 Fongoli Rossofongoli Umbria Rosso

Natural wine. Organic. 60% Sangiovese, 40% Montepulciano.

Black and blue fruits, mushrooms, copper and dusty clay scents on the yeasty nose. Fucking delicious. Dark and brooding with blackberry, plum, blueberry, hay, copper and light orange tea notes. This wine has a lot going on. Finishes bone dry with black fruits, tea, minerals and hay carrying on for days. Great acidity. Grippy tannins. Great food wine. Charcuterie, yes… but can also stand up against a pork or pot roast or grilled red meats. Serve this with a slight chill. $20

2015 Marenas Viñedo & Bodega Cerro Encinas Monastrell – Córdoba-Andalucía, Spain

Natural Wine – No sulfites added. Unfiltered. Plums, stewed tomatoes, petrol and dark earth scents on the slightly tart nose. Bold on the palate with black fruits, smoke, cherry skin and bracing minerals. Finishes grippy and dry with slightly tart black fruits and minerals coating the palate. Really delicious. $20

2012 Montiore Estate Pinor Noir Graham’s Block 7

Warm black cherry scents backed by savory spices and wildflowers. Soft and juicy up front with cherries and fine minerals carrying through to the powerful yet elegant, dry finish. Very tasty Oregon Pinot Noir. Graham’s Block 7 is single vineyard Pinot, all Dijon clones. This wine is limited as it’s mainly made for Montinore’s wine club. $45

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2014 Montinore Estate Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Super fragrant with bright raspberry, cherry, cranberry and roses for days.  Luscious red fruits are joined by fine minerals on the fleshy palate. Ripe acidity emerges, carrying the raspberry, cherry and mineral flavors on the zesty finish. Tasty Pinot.

Montinore Estate is a Demeter Certified Biodynamic® and Stellar Certified Organic estate that lies at the northern end of the Willamette Valley. The first time I tasted their Pinot Gris blind I thought it was French. Their wines are pure, clean and beautiful with a sense of place the French refer to as “terroir”.

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2014 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

Smoke, volcanic ash, bright cherry, cranberry with a little of the barnyard – manure and hay – on the savory, meaty, mouthwatering nose.  This gave me goosebumps from the first sniff. The brightness of the cranberry and cherry is remarkable against the earthy, volcanic-rocky backbone. Fuck. This is amazing.  Brilliant acidity leads into the intense, dry finish highlighting cranberry and minerals. This wine will destroy your Thanksgiving dinner, and by that I mean it’s perfect. If you’re into Cru Beaujolais, this is a must try. I can see why this area is nicknamed the “Burgundy of the Mediterranean”. Power, complexity, richness and elegance delivered in a light bodied vessel. $24.99

This wine is composed of Nerello Mascalese (roughly 95%) and Nerello Cappuccio (roughly 5%). The estate is located in the northern slopes of the Mount Etna volcano on the island of Sicily, with vineyards between the village of Solicchiata and the town of Randazzo. Sustainably farmed and certified Organic in 2010. Check their website out as you drink this wine. It’s almost as impressive and a good read.  http://www.tenutaterrenere.com

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