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!

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!

 

 

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!

August Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Now every First Friday!) – Friday August 3rd, 6-9pm

First Friday August 3rd, 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 sells wine retail & by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Spanish Whites – Friday August 10th, 6-9pm

Friday August 10th 6-9pm we are tasting distinct Spanish whites: a crisp Mallorcan Prensal (first one I’ve had), a luxurious Godello, a spritzy Txakolina, a home-run white Rioja, a soft, easy Macabeo and a delicious Cava (Spanish bubbly). This tasting is $15/person. No tickets necessary. Cheers! 

Rosé – Friday August 17th, 6-9pm

Friday August 17th 6-9pm we are tasting dry Rosé: a crisp, high-acid Austrian Zweigelt, an easy Oregon Pinot Noir rosé, a Spanish Trepat Cava, a delicious Spanish Grenache/Monastrell, a Natural California Valdiguie blend and a light, spritzy Italian Barbera rosé. This tasting is $15/person. No tickets necessary. Cheers! 

French Whites – Friday August 24th, 6-9pm

Friday August 24th 6-9pm we are tasting French whites: a tasty white Bordeaux (Sauvignon Blanc), a dry Alsatian Riesling, a delicious Alsatian Pinot Blanc, a seafood-friendly Muscadet, a vibrant Macon-Uchizy (Chardonnay) and a crowd-pleasing Côtes de Gascogne. This tastings is $15/person. Cheers!

Chillable Reds – Friday August 31st, 6-9pm

Friday August 31st 6-9pm we are tasting Chillable Reds: a smoky, earthy Chilean País, a savory Spanish Monastrell, a drinkably delicious Cali red blend, a juicy/meaty Italian Gaglioppo, a a crowd-pleasing Loire Gamay and an easy Oregon Syrah/Viognier blend. This tasting is $15/person. Winesmith sells wine retail and by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Florida Wildlife Corridor Benefit Wine Tasting – Wednesday, July 25th, 7-9pm.

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Please join us Wednesday July 25th, 7-9pm for a special wine tasting to benefit the Florida Wildlife Corridor organization (http://floridawildlifecorridor.org/). They champion the public and partner support needed to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor – a statewide network of lands and waters that supports wildlife and people.Using engaging storytelling, on-the-ground Expeditions, and partner collaboration, the organization educates and inspires citizens to be advocates for wild Florida.

We will be tasting 15 amazing wines plus charcuterie and other tasty bites. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of with half the door and 10% of my wine sales during the tasting benefiting the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Click the link blow for tickets or stop by Winesmith. Cheers! 

 

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!

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.

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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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