October Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Every First Friday!) – Friday October 5th, 6-9pm

First Friday October 5th, 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/person; no tickets necessary. Winesmith sells wine retail & by-the-glass, especially during tastings. Cheers!

Bang for the Buck $11.99 – Friday October 12th, 6-9pm

Friday October 12th, 6-9pm we are tasting bang for the buck $11.99 wines: a steal of a Côtes-du-Rhône, a savory Southern Italy red, a tangy Spanish Mencia, a fridge-stocker French white, a party-going Malbec and a killer, value Bordeaux. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

Six wines with a theme every Friday between 6-9pm. Winesmith always sells wine retail & by-the-glass, especially during tastings. Cheers!

Bang for the Buck $19.99 – Friday October 19th, 6-9pm

Friday October 19th 6-9pm we are tasting bang for the buck $19.99 wines: a bold Sonoma red blend, a Mendocino old vine Carignan rosé, a chillable, rustic Sardegna red, a spritzy Spanish Txakoli rosé, a crunchy Montepulciano rosé and a yeasty, rich French bubbly. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary. Cheers!

Bang for the Buck $14.99 – Friday October 26th, 6-9pm

Friday October 26th 6-9pm we are tasting bang for the buck $14.99 wines: a sexy/savory French Malbec, a drinkably delicious Cali Cabernet, a gorgeous Minervois Carignan blend, a rich, mineral-driven Spanish Godello, a bright, clean Macon Chardonnay and a home-run white Rioja. This tasting is $15/person; no tickets necessary.

Six wines with a theme every Friday between 6-9pm. Winesmith always sells wine retail & by-the-glass, especially during tastings. Cheers!

Friends of Strays Benefit Wine Tasting – Wednesday March 28th, 7-9pm

A9A7211F-79D0-4370-85D0-83728159E39F

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

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

2013 Bodegas Pardevalles Prieto Picudo Tinto – Castilla y Leon, Spain

Prieto Picudo is the varietal. Meaty scents of plum, blackberries, black pepper, spice and coffee. This tastes like you just ate a huge steak and had an espresso after. Soft, lush, yet powerful on the palate with black fruit, coffee and pepper. Finishes meaty, clean and dry with plum and coffee flavors carrying on. Really savory and delicious. Serve with steak. Amazing, bold wine for $13.99. 

2014 Errekalde Txakolina Hiruzta Txakoli Blanco, Spain

Hondarrabi Zuri and Gros Manseng are the varietals. Zesty on the nose with lime pith, lime juice, crushed apple, white pepper and chalky minerals. Scents carry through on the slightly effervescent palate with bright lime and apple flavors backed by just a hint of creme fresh. Finishes zippy, dry and clean with lime, apples and minerals lingering. Tasty stuff from the Basque region in Spain. This screams for mussels or your favorite shellfish. $19.99