Following the Wine Trail of Hercules The mythical Hercules – seeking penitence for some very bad deeds – was tasked with 12 labors by King Eurystheus. While seemingly impossible tasks, they were no match for this son of Zeus! We will follow him to some of his hardest labors in Illyria (Croatia)...
Tuesday, July 28 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Join us in the next round of Bottles with Ben as we un-peel the mysteries of Rosé, a perfect summer wine! What is it and how is it made? This tasting will include: four different rosés, as well as basic historical and winemaking information. Come taste what Rosé is all about!
Wednesday, July 1 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Who doesn't love to celebrate over a glass of sparkling wine? In the next session of Bottles with Ben we will discuss the basics of sparkling wine. Come enjoy 3 different wines with distinct qualities to demonstrate the history, tastes and misconceptions about sparkling wines. Tickets are $20 and...
Wednesday, June 10 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Tasting from the Source Where and when did wine-making begin? Its history is still emerging, but our current understanding places the Caucasus region - with its wild progenitors to the wine grape -at the heart of the matter. We'll trace those beginnings from its earliest evidence in the Republ...
Tuesday, June 2 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
A tasting tour through Tuscany Home of the Etruscans, birthplace of the Renaissance, and abounding in natural beauty, Tuscany also has a phenomenal winescape. Grape vines are everywhere! The Tuscany region is found in central Italy, stretching along the Tyhrennian coast and spreading inland ove...
Tuesday, May 12 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Jet Wine Bar and it's Thursday bartender, Ben, will be introducing and re-visiting the basics of wine in a lighthearted environment with different topics each month. Come to our downstairs lounge for fun and wine! This month's topic: Body Do you prefer a rich, heavier-bodied wine or a lighter b...
Wednesday, May 6 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Merlot and more Merlot It's time to rediscover Merlot. We are well past Sideways and ready to fall back in love with its dusty plums, soft, round tannins, and velvety feel. The Merlot grape is grown all over the world, and we'll follow it from one of its sources in Aquitaine to the (movie) sce...
Tuesday, April 14 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Route 66 Wine Tasting Route 66 is full of history, charm, and roadside attractions! Some of the lesser known attractions? Wineries. You heard me right. Travel an American Icon and taste something new along the way. We'll follow Route 66 out of Los Angeles and make roadside stops in Ventura,...
Saturday, March 28 2015 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Good Pairings, Bad Pairings Sometimes wine and cheese tastes great together, but sometimes it just tastes bad. Ben and Andrew will give you examples of both - using the same wines and cheeses, and help figure out just why certain pairings are winners and others are losers. Join Ben and Andrew...
Wednesday, March 25 2015 6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
Pairing Loire Wines with Mexican Food The fresh, flavorful foods of Mexico City pair perfectly with the Loire Valley's elegant wines. Executive Chef JC Piña, of Cafe Ynez and Jet Wine Bar, has crafted a menu of classic Mexico-City dishes for us to sample. Each tasting course will be paired with...
Tuesday, March 24 2015 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM