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.

Bubbly – Friday December 28th, 6-9pm

 

It’s how we end every year: Bubbly. 

Friday December 28th, 6-9pm we will be 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 available below. You don’t need to print a receipt. 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!

 

 

Winesmith’s 4 Year Anniversary Tasting – Wednesday August 22nd 7-9pm

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Four years ago I made my first sale at Winesmith. Wednesday August 22nd, 7-9pm we will be tasting a bunch of my new favorites and some classics in celebration. Natural wines, dry rosé, bubbly, savory reds and whites. 20 amazing wines plus Dan’s glorious charcuterie spread. This tasting is $30 in advance and $40 the day of the tasting. (Space is limited so please get your tickets early.) Cheers!

Here are just some of the amazing wines we will be tasting. ☺️

Friends of Strays Benefit Wine Tasting – Wednesday March 28th, 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 animals. Their staff is dedicated to helping homeless animals in Pinellas County and beyond find their forever homes.
Please join us Wednesday March 28th, 7-9pm for a special wine tasting in benefit for Friends of Strays. Taste 15 of the hottest wines in St. Pete along with Dan’s world famous charcuterie board. Tickets are $25 in advance here http://buytickets.at/winesmith/150534 and $30 the day of with half of ticket sales and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting benefiting Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. Must be 21 to attend.

Buy tickets for Friends of Strays Beneift Wine Tasting

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

2013 Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir

IMG_4426 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

2016 Tenuta Migliavacca Vino Rosso – Piedmont, Italy

Natural wine. Barbera, Grignolino, and Freisa are the varietals. Scents of tart cranberries and cherry skin with the slightest barnyard hay. Dry and grippy on the palate with cranberry, cherry and minerals. Finishes very dry and rustic with the tart red fruits and minerals. Perfect for spicy, cured meats and dry, hard cheeses. $19.99