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

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

WEEK OF JANUARY 14

 

Friday

TASTING: Wine Flight Friday – Spain
One white and three reds from Spain
January 19, 6:30-8pm
K Restaurant
$25

CLASS: California Cabernets
Sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by four high-end cabernets from different regions of California
January 19, 6:30-9pm
Imperium Wine Bar, Celebration
$40
Reservations: 407-566-9054

Saturday

TASTING: Spanish Wine Tasting with Winemaker Michael Cooper
Tasting with Cooper, a Californian who makes wine in Spain’s Cariñena region
January 20, 6-8pm
Vintage Vino, Kissimmee
$25
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CERTIFICATION COURSE: WSET Level 1
Introductory wine certification course covering the main types and styles of wine, food and wine pairing, and wine tasting, followed by an exam leading to certification. Instructor: Jean K. Reilly, Master of Wine
January 20 & January 27 (two-day course), 10am-2:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$295
Click here to enroll

WEEK OF JANUARY 21

Monday

TASTING: Cheers to the New Year with Women for Winesense
Tasting with WWS national president Karla Barber
January 22, 6:30-8:30pm
The Vineyard Orlando
$45 (WWS members $35)
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Wednesday

CLASS: My Trip to Italy
 Tim Varan shares wines he tried on a recent Italian journey
January 24, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: (407) 895-9463

Thursday

CLASS: Elements of Wine
Learn about the building blocks of wine – acidity, sweetness, minerality, alcohol, tannin, and oak.
January 25, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$20
Reservations: 407-878-5806

DINNER: 1921 Wine Dinner with Jasmine Hirsch
Four-course meal paired with wines from Hirsch Vineyards Sonoma Coast pinot noirs
January 25, 6:30pm
1921 by Norman Van Aken
$165
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Friday

TASTING: Complimentary Champagne Tasting
Tasting of two Champagnes and two Napa sparkling wines
January 26, 6-9pm
Urbain 40
Free

WEEK OF JANUARY 28

Tuesday

TASTING: AVAs of California Wine & Cheese Tasting
Small group 45-minute tastings (6 people each) of wine from different regions of California with cheese pairings
January 30, 6-9pm
The Vineyard Orlando
$25
Reservations: 407-909-9522

Wednesday

CLASS: Rediscover Australia
A few whites and mostly reds from different regions of Australia
January 31, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: (407) 895-9463

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4

Wednesday

DINNER: Dinner with Mel Master
Four-course meal paired with wines from Master Wines, hosted by owner Mel Master, organized by Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
February 7, 6:30-9pm
Kevin Fonzo’s Kitchen House
$80
Reservations: 407-895-9463

PAIRING: Grilled Cheese & Chocolate
Three-course wine pairing featuring three grilled cheeses with chocolates by Godiva, hosted by Women for Winesense of Central Florida
February 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$45 (Members $45)
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Thursday

DINNER: Darioush Wine Dinner
Five-course dinner paired with Darioush wines, hosted by Allen Papp from Darioush Vineyards
February 8, 6-10pm
Capa Steakhouse
$250
Reservations: 407-313-6161

PAIRING: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Perfectly Paired
Pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 chocolates from Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
February 8, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$45
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Saturday

DINNER: Wine Dinner at K Restaurant
Dinner hosted by Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary-Sanford. Currently sold out – wait list only.
February 10, 7pm
K Restaurant
$95
Wait list: 407-878-5806

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11

Tuesday

EVENT: Blind Tasting Fat Tuesday Edition
Dry white wines, blind tasting, oysters, and Cajun bites
February 13, 6pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

Wednesday

PAIRING: Valentine’s Day Wine & Dessert Pairing
Champagne and four high-end wines paired with four desserts
February 14, 7pm & 9pm (two seatings available)
The Parkview
$75 per couple
Reservations: (407) 647-9103

Thursday

CLASS: Grower Champagnes
Class and tasting focusing on Champagne producers who grow their own grapes.
February 15, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$50 (Club members $45)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18

Wednesday

TASTING: My Trip to Italy
Tasting recapping Tim Varan’s recent visits to 13 Italian wine producers. (Repeat of Jan. 24 event)
February 21, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

DINNER: Gundlach Bundschu
Five-course dinner paired with wines from Sonoma’s Gundlach Bundschu Winery, hosted by Vice President Katie Bundschu
February 21, 6:30pm
Santiago’s Bodega Altamonte Springs
$79
Reservations: 407-960-2605

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