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WEEK OF OCTOBER 13

Tuesday

TASTING: Meet John Bookwalter
This Washington State winemaker will be pouring his latest releases.
October 15, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
Free

DINNER: Journey Through France
Master Sommelier Andrew McNamara presents wines from seven French wine regions, paired with French-inspired courses.
October 15, 6:30pm
Luma on Park
$130++
Reservations: 407-599-4111

DINNER: French Wine Dinner
De Mour Brand Ambassador Serge De Maesschalck will present wines from multiple Bordeaux regions over the course of this dinner.
October 15, 6:30pm
The Old Jailhouse
$85++
Reservations: 407-548-6964

Wednesday

TASTING: Phinney Fest
Wines of Dave Phinney, including Mercury Head, Palermo, and Eight Years in the Desert.
October 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$45 (Club members $35)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

CLASS: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera – The Golden Age of Piedmont’s “Other” Grapes
Examples of these varieties from different producers across northern Italy’s Piedmont region
October 16, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

PAIRING: Wine & Cheesecake
Four cheesecakes paired with four wines
October 16, 7:30-9pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$30
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Thursday

TASTING: Budget Bubbles for Fall
Sample sparkling wines ranging from $10-$30.
October 17, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

TASTING: Languedoc & Roussillon
Learn about the grapes, wines, terroirs, producers from these French regions.
October 17, 6:30-8pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

DINNER: Ribera & Rueda Spanish Wine Dinner
Five course meal paired with wines from these regions
October 17, 7-9pm
Bulla Gastrobar
$70
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Friday

EVENT: Global Champagne Day
Flights and by-the-glass Champagne specials
October 18, 5-11pm
Digress Wine

TASTING: Bordeaux and German Wine Ambassadors Tasting
Open house tasting of six wines each from Bordeaux and Germany
October 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$15
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Saturday

DINNER: Coppo Wine Pairing
Five-course with wine pairings presented by Luigi Coppo from Italy’s Coppo Winery
October 19, 6:30-10pm
Ravello
$165++
Reservations: 407-313-6161

WEEK OF OCTOBER 20

Sunday

TASTING: David’s Big Burgundian Adventure
David Suberman leads a class and tasting of mostly red wines from different regions of Burgundy. Light appetizers served.
October 20, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Avalon Park
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TASTING: Wagner Family Tasting, Part III
Fifteen Wagner Family wines, including Caymus, plus food from Ellie Lou’s BBQ
October 20, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

Wednesday

CLASS: Port and Madeira
Explore the sweet and dry styles of these fortified wines.
October 23. 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: Wines of Europe
Free samples and by-the-glass specials on wines from Germany and Bordeaux
October 24, 3-10pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

Friday

TASTING: An Evening of Bordeaux & German Wine
Tasting of wines from these regions
October 25, 5-7pm
The Parkview

WEEK OF OCTOBER 27

Sunday

DINNER: Journey Through Spain
Five course tasting menu paired with wines from the portfolio of Olé Obrigado
October 27, 6:30-9pm
The Osprey Tavern
$125++
Reservations: 407-960-7700

Wednesday

CLASS: Elements of Wine
Examine the building blocks of wine – acidity, sweetness, minerality, alcohol, tannin and oak.
October 30, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-878-5806

TASTING: Prisoner Wine Company
Several wines from the Prisoner
October 30, 6:30-8:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

CLASS: Understanding Aromatized Wines
Lee Pancake leads a seminar covering Vermouth, Aperitivo, and Amaro, and other aromatized wines.
October 30, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Friday

TASTING: Tour of Italy
Sample wines from several Italian regions, presented by Marco Marotta of Mediterraneo Italian Wine.
November 1, 7-9pm
Regency Wine & Liquor
Free

DINNER: Domaine de L’Ecu
Owner Fred Niger presents wines from Muscadet and other parts of France at this wine dinner organized by Tim’s Wine Market Orlando.
November 1, 8:30pm
Luma on Park
$125
Reservations: 407-895-9463

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3

Sunday

DINNER: Spanish Wine Dinner
Spanish wines provided by Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary paired with Spanish-inspired dishes
November 3
K Restaurant
$90
Reservations: 407-878-5806

Thursday

PAIRING: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate, Perfectly Paired
Latest in this series pairing five wines, four cheeses, and four Peterbrooke chocolates
November 7, 5-8pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$45
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TASTING: Fall in Love with Australian Wines
November 7, 6:30-9:30pm
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 – The Parkview
Tasting that usually features wine, sometimes beer or other beverages
Fridays 4-6pm
The Parkview
Free

Free Tasting Fridays – Luisa’s Cellar
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