Here’s what’s coming up on Central Florida’s wine scene!

NOTE: Recurring Events are the bottom of the page — scroll down!

WEEK OF AUGUST 18

Monday

EVENT: Central Florida Women for Winesense 5th Anniversary (SOLD OUT)
Champagne followed by a tasting of eight wines paired with “steakhouse bites”
August 19, 6:30pm
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
$45 (Members $35)
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Wednesday

TASTING: Tasting with Winemaker Michael Kennedy
Kennedy presents wines from Napa, Bordeaux, and elsewhere from his Component Wine Company and State of Mind Wines. Hors d’oeuvres included.
August 21, 6-8pm
The Pharmacy
$60
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CLASS: Understanding Sherry
Lee Pancake leads this first in a series of classes on fortified wines, exploring the different styles and winemaking processes of Sherry.
August 21, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

DINNER: Chef’s Dinner Featuring Ethica Wines
Four-course meal paired with Italian wines from Ethica
August 21, 7-9pm
Boca Winter Park
$50
Reservations: 407-636-7022

Thursday

TASTING: A Look at Italy
August 22, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

CLASS: Wine School
Tasting of six wines led by CSW Chad Doss. Plant-based charcuterie included.
August 22, 5:30-6:30pm
Proper & Wild
$35
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TASTING: Terroir Trunk Show
Distributor Terroir Selections brings six producers to sample their new releases, “likely in excess of 25 wines.”
August 22, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$10 (Free for club members + 1 guest)
Reservations required: 407-895-9463

Friday

DINNER: Seafood Boil & Wine Pairing
Seafood boil and accompaniments, prepared by Jamie McFadden of Cuisiners Catering, paired with Quantum Leap and Snowbirds wines
August 23, 7pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$65++ ($10 winery credit for club members)
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WEEK OF AUGUST 25

Sunday

TASTING: Stunning South America
Taste and learn about eight wines from Chile and Argentina. Light hors d’ouvres included.
August 25, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Avalon Park
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-317-4090

WINE & FOOD: Wagner Family Tasting Event
Walk-around tasting of 15 wines made by California’s Wagner Family, with local food
August 25, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463 or craig@timswine.com

Wednesday

TASTING: 11 Wines You Should be Drinking
Three whites and seven reds from unique varieties, interesting places, or up-and-coming winemakers
August 28, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: Champagne Kickoff – Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (SOLD OUT)
Five Champagnes with cheese and charcuterie
August 29, 4-6pm
Wine Bar George
$75
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TASTING: Cabernet Sauvignon from Around the World
August 29, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

TASTING: South African Wine
August 29, 6pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

TASTING: Cristom Vineyards with Randy Ford
Taste through these Oregon wines with the producer’s Vice President of Sales Randy Ford.
August 29, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1

Wednesday

CLASS: The Educated Consumer
The building blocks of wine – acidity, sweetness, minerality, alcohol, tannin, and oak – plus basics of wine and food pairing
September 4, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: Que Syrah, Shiraz
Syrahs from around the world
September 5, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8

Tuesday

DINNER: Italian Wine Dinner with Zonin 1821
Six-course dinner paired with wines from the Italian wine regions of Friuli, Puglia, and Tuscany, hosted by Italian Wine Ambassador, Erin DeMara
September 10, 6:30pm
The Old Jailhouse Sanford
$85++
Reservations: 407-548-6964

Wednesday

CLASS: White Burgundy
A repeat of July’s sold-out class featuring a range of whites from Burgundy
September 11, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Saturday

EVENT: Swirlery’s 4th Birthday Party
Wine tasting with multiple wine, light bites, and cake
September 14, 4pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

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RECURRING EVENTS

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

Free Tasting Tuesdays
Changing selection of wines to sample
Tuesdays 5:30-7pm
Digress Wine
Free

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

Free Tasting Fridays
Tasting of a rotating selection of featured wines
Fridays 6-7pm
Luisa’s Cellar
Free

Sommelier Saturdays at the Ritz-Carlton
Sommelier-led educational mini-tasting with rotating themes
Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm
Lobby Lounge, Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
Free

Sunday Sampling
Tasting of weekly email feature selections and latest buys
Sundays 1-4pm
Tim’s Wine Market – Orlando location only
Free