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


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 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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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

2015 Bodega Gotica Campo Grande Verdejo – Rueda, Spain

Scents of sunny lemons, white flowers, white pepper and chalky minerals. Green tea and lime join the scents on the clean palate. Finishes dry and zippy with lime, white pepper and minerals. Straight forward and savory. $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

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!


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 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.



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 Must be 21 to attend.
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