Vintages in Baldwin Park is Closed

Vintages wine bar and shop has closed, less than a year after it took over the former WineStyles space on New Broad Street in Baldwin Park.

“While we have enjoyed all the twists and turns, it is time to step into the future,” the store posted on its Facebook page.

Its last day was October 5.

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The bar at Baldwin Park’s “Vintages, not long after it took over from WineStyles in Baldwin Park

 

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Alsace, Napa, Bordeaux & More

If you follow Orlando Wine Blog on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been wine-ing in Washington State for the past couple of weeks. As I type, though, I’m high over Alabama, winging my way home to the City Beautiful.

I’ll be regaling you with travel tasting tales over the next few weeks, but for now, rest assured that the Orlando-area Events Page is newly-updated! There are plenty of local tastings next week to satisfy every palate.

A few highlights

Tuesday, taste through all of Alsace’s grand crus at Bella Tuscany.

Wednesday, Tim’s Orlando hosts a cool, geeky Bordeaux class examining how tiny geographical differences can affect terroir.

Thursday, celebrate “Winetoberfest” with a German and Austrian tasting at Luisa’s Cellar.

Saturday, it’s another chance to see Somm 3 with Master Somm George Miliotes at Wine Bar George.

Those are just a few highlights from the week’s many possibilities. Check the Events Page for much more.

Cheers, Orlando!

Tastings Take Central Floridians to Exotic Locales

20181005_070829Next week’s wine events will take you to France, Italy, and South Africa without ever leaving metro Orlando!

Monday, there’s a complimentary tasting of Ruinart Champagne at Wine Bar George. (Yes, that’s free Champagne, and not the kind that has to be spelled with a small “c.”)

Tuesday, choose between a trip to Burgundy with a five-course pairing dinner at Luma on Park featuring producer Albert Bichot, and a voyage to Tuscany with a Brunello tasting at Bella Tuscany.

Thursday, combine two of the three, as Swirlery hosts a tasting of wines from Glenelly Estate, a project in South Africa by a native of Bordeaux.

To cap it all off, it’s worth checking with Tim’s Sanford-Lake Mary to see if there are any seats left for next Sunday‘s bubbles dinner at K Restaurant, because nothing tops off a trip around the world like bubbles!

Details for these and many more wine happenings are on the Events Page.

Cheers to international wine travel, Orlando!