Your holiday break is over, Orlando! The post-Christmas lull on the local wine event scene is about to give way to a steady ramp-up over the next month.
Area wine merchants seem to have latched onto next Thursday as the day to jump back into things. Such traffic jams are unfortunate, as I’ve opined about before, but on the bright side, maybe this one will help you work on your new year’s resolution to be more decisive!
Here are a few highlights of upcoming events:
Orlando’s Week in Wine:
Tomorrow (Saturday), Vintage Vino celebrates ten years in business in downtown Kissimmee with a couple of VIP happy hours, followed by a general admission party.
Wednesday, Tim’s in Orlando kicks off the year with his popular “Educated Consumer” class. When I took it years ago, it jump-started my descent into full wine geekery.
Thursday, a super-cool tasting with two northern Italian winemakers at Digress sold out within a day, but as I mentioned, there are plenty of other options:
- Tim’s Lake Mary holds a free tasting featuring Rhone wines.
- The Wine Barn in Winter Park invites you to sample many of its new arrivals.
- The Wine Room on Park Ave. offers the opportunity for you to create your own blend as you work with the components of Catena Alta’s Argentinian malbec.
Details of all these events are on the Calendar Page. Things get even busier and more exciting later in the month, so be sure to look ahead.
Cheers to the New Year, Orlando!