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!

July Friday Wine Tastings

Blind Tasting (Now every First Friday!) – Friday July 6th, 6-9pm

First Friday July 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 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 always sells wine retail & by-the-glass, even during tastings. Cheers!

Pinot Noir & Cabernet – Friday July 13th, 6-9pm

Friday July 13th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting delicious Pinot Noir & Cabernet: a gorgeous steal of a Bourgogne, a beautiful Burgundian style from Oregon, a “Natural Wine” Oregon beauty, an unoaked, biodynamic French Cab, a crowd-pleasing Paso Robles Cab and a heady Oakville, CA version. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary.

Bubbly – Friday July 20th, 6-9pm

Friday July 20th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting the Bubbly: a fucking gorgeous Cremant de Bourgogne, a refreshing sparkling German Elbling, a serious, austere Cava, an Oregon Pinot Noir rosé Pet Nat, a funky French Pet Nat, and a yeasty, cheesy French Molette/Altesse blend. There will be a selection of fine cheeses to break up your palate as you taste. This tasting is $20/person. Tickets available below or at the door. Cheers!

Bubbly tasting with cheese

$20.00

$19.99 Hell Yes – Friday July 27th, 6-9pm

Friday July 27th in the 6-9pm window we are tasting $19.99 retail wines that give you so much more: a sexy, gorgeous Nebbiolo, an unfiltered Piedmont Arneis, a bold Ribera del Duero Tempranillo, a heady Napa Cabernet, a lip-smacking delicious Cali Carignan/Syrah blend and a classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc. This tasting is $15/person at the door. No tickets necessary. 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.

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