Happy almost-October!

Holiday decorations are showing up in stores, and Central Florida’s wine community is starting to kick into gear for high season. The calendar for next week – and for all of next month – is looking packed.

Local wine merchants are wholeheartedly embracing the start of the season of indulgence. Next week offers not one, not two, but four wine events centered around cheese, chocolate, or both.

Tuesday, The Wine Room on Park Ave. kicks off a three-night event series honoring American Cheese Month. Two of the three feature wine pairings.

Thursday, choose between a wine and chocolate tasting at Luisa’s Cellar and the latest Wine, Cheese & Chocolate – Perfectly Paired event at Quantum Leap Winery.

Fall is also the season of giving and gratitude.

Swirlery Wine Bar is teaming up with Uncommon Catering on Thursday to offer a seven-course “Gratitude” pairing dinner benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank.

Something else to be thankful for – Wine Bar George has announced two complimentary (yes, that means free) tastings in October. The first is Monday and features Sonoma’s Smoke Tree Wines with food pairings.

Finally, for those of you following the wine drenched documentary series Somm, the  third installment is out, and Wine Bar George will be hosting a screening next Saturday, complete with a blind tasting, of course.

This is by no means a full listing of all the events on offer next week, so check out the Events Page, and make your plan of attack.

Happy Season, Orlando!

 

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