Ah, Valentine’s Day. Or, as it could be known, the day of the prix fixe.

Orlando’s wine events calendar is a little lighter this week, as local vino-focused establishments make way for the crowds of couples dining out on Thursday. But many are also planning V-Day themed tastings, so get ready to fall in love with wine – especially bubbles and reds – all over again.

Keep reading for all the highlights!


Wednesday, Tim’s in Lake Mary-Sanford previews the day with an all-red tasting dubbed “Love the Red You’re With.” Meanwhile, Tim’s Orlando marks the occasion with bubbles, offering a class on the difference between Champagne and other types of sparkling wine.

Thursday, Tim’s Windermere holds a blind tasting of cabernets from different price points, offering the chance to guess which is which.

Friday, the romance continues when Regency Wine & Liquor hosts a tasting of Albert Bichot’s Burgundies.

Saturday, the Orlando Wine Festival kicks off downtown, Vintage Vino hosts a tasting with the owner of of Masaya Wines from Lebanon, and Luisa’s Cellar holds the latest in its California tasting series with a focus on Sonoma.

Details are on the Calendar Page, along with more events to help you plan your month in wine.

However you mark Valentine’s Day this week, I hope it involves drinking wine you love with the people you love.

Cheers, Orlando!

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