Mark your calendar for these Central Florida wine happenings!


WEEKLY EVENTS

Blind Tasting Tuesdays
Deductive tasting practice led by sommeliers
Tuesdays 6-8pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$20

Wine Share Tuesdays
10-15% off bottles purchased to share with other participants. Food available for purchase.
Tuesdays 6pm
Ellen’s Wine Room

Friday Night Wine Down & Saturday Sampling
Tasting of weekly email feature selections and latest buys
Fridays 3-6:30pm & Saturdays noon-5pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando & other Tim’s Wine Market Locations (hours may vary)
Free

Tasty Saturdays
Weekly wine tasting
Saturdays 4-6pm
WineStyles Baldwin Park
Free

WEEK OF AUGUST 13


Saturday

CERTIFICATION COURSE: WSET Level 1
Taught by Jean K Reilly, MW. Includes exam.
Two Saturdays: August 19 & 26, 10am-2:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$295
Click here for more information and to register.

TASTING: Tim’s Sanford Lake Mary 3rd Anniversary Party
Tasting with Opici distributors, special deals, snacks
August 19, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

TASTING: Couples Night
Presentations from two local couples who work in the wine industry and a tasting of more than a dozen wines
August 19, 6-8pm
Vintage Vino
$35
Click here to register

WEEK OF AUGUST 20

Monday

TASTING & FOOD: CFL Women for Winesense 3rd Anniversary Event
Walk-around wine tasting with heavy hors d’oeuvres
August 21, 6-8pm
The Cellar at Luma on Park
$35 until August 15
Click here for tickets

Tuesday

TASTING & FOOD: Raclette & Blind Tasting
To celebrate co-owner Damian’s birthday, Swirlery will be serving the cheesy Swiss specialty raclette at its regular Blind Tasting Tuesday event.
August 22, 6-10pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

Wednesday

CLASS: Why South Africa?
Class and tasting of a variety of South African wines
August 23, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Cheese & bread included. Reservations required: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING & FOOD: Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate, Perfectly Paired
Quantum Leap wines paired with chocolate and cheese from La Femme du Fromage
August 24, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$45
Click here for tickets

CLASS: Elements of Wine
The building blocks of wine – acidity, sweetness, minerality, alcohol, tannin and oak – and how they work to make a complete and balanced wine.

August 24, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$20
Reservations required: 407-878-5806

DINNER: Paddlefish Rooftop Wine Dinner
Four-course meal paired with Old World wines
August 24, 6:30-9:30
Paddlefish at Disney Springs
$100
Click here for more information and tickets

Friday

DINNER: Thai Wine Dinner
Four courses paired with wine or beer
August 25, 7:15pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$40

Saturday

TASTING: La Crema Tasting
Tasting of La Crema’s California and Oregon lineup with brand representative Mina Belhaj-Rouas of Atlas Fine Wine
August 26, 6-8pm
Vintage Vino
$25

WEEK OF AUGUST 27

Sunday

TASTING & FOOD: Wagner Family Summer Food & Wine Tasting
Tasting of 15 wines made by the Wagner family, with food from Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ
August 27, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 ($25 for club members)
Reservations required: 407-876-9463 or craig@timswine.com

Tuesday

COMPETITION: Rosé Rendezvous Blind Tasting Contest
Sixteen competitors compete to score several rosés and to name their grape and region of origin. Guest judges will award a Grand Prize.
August 29, 6-7:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$20 entry fee
Sign up at 407-270-6300

Wednesday

CLASS: Geekfest – A Study of the Savoie, Jura, & Cru Beaujolais
August 30, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Cheese & bread included. Reservations required: 407-895-9463

TASTING & FOOD: Wild Beer vs Wild Wine
4 Highway Manor beers, 4 “Wild Wines,” 4 small courses from La Femme du Fromage
August 30, 7-9pm
The Parkview
Click here for tickets.

Thursday

TASTING & FOOD: Summer of Chocolate & Wine
Wine flight paired with Godiva chocolates
August 31, 7-9pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10

Wednesday

FOOD & WINE: National Chocolate Day Dessert Party
Dessert buffet & specialty wines by Master Sommelier George Miliotes
September 13, 8-10pm
Capa Steakhouse & Bar
$55
Click here for tickets & information

Saturday

TASTING: Swirlery’s 2-Year Anniversary Party
Grand Tasting of Old World wines & sour beers, with light snacks
September 16, 4-7pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$25

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17

Thursday

CLASS: Ribera y Rueda
Class and tasting of wines from these Spanish regions, with small bites and pinchos.
September 21, 6:30-8pm
Swirlery Wine Bar