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

WEEKLY 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

WEEK OF APRIL 21

Monday

CLASS: Wines of Australia
Reds and whites from various Australian wine regions, with light hors d’oeuvres
April 22, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Avalon Park
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-317-4090

Tuesday

TASTING: Battle of the Sexes
Oregon winemakers Eugenia Keegan of Grand Moraine Winery and Erik Kramer of Willakenzie Winery will host a tasting of their wines.
April 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

Wednesday

TASTING: Drink Oregon
Oregon Winemaker Eugenia Keegan and Master Sommelier Emily Pickral lead a tasting of Oregon wines. Includes light bites from Zest of Life.
April 24, 6:30-8:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$25
Reservations: 407.270.6300

TASTING: On the Oregon Trail
New discoveries from the Willamette Valley
April 24, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

TASTING: Penfolds Event
A tasting of the “Bin” series wines from this Australian producer, which is marking its 175th anniversary this year
April 24, 6:30pm
The Wine Room on Park Ave.
$35
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Thursday

TASTING: The rosés are in bloom
Tasting of several different rosés
April 25, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

CLASS: The Four Pillars – Elements of Wine
Analyze the components of wine including acidity, fruit, alcohol, and tannin through a tasting of two wines per component.
April 25, 6:30-8pm
Digress Wine
$30
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WINE & FOOD: Wine & Cheesecake Pairing
Wines paired with sweet and savory cheesecakes from David Elmer
April 25, 6:30-8pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$25
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Friday

TASTING: Gorgeous Greek Wines
April 26, 6:30pm
Regency Wine & Liquor
$12 (includes $10 wine purchase credit)
Reservations:  407-654-0360

WEEK OF APRIL 28

Tuesday

WINE & FOOD: Paella Day & Spanish Wine Tasting
April 30, 1-9pm
The Wine Barn
Paella only – $24; paella and wine tasting – $30; tasting only – $10
Reservations: 407-599-9463 or  info@thewinebarn.net

Wednesday

WINE & FOOD: Cheese & Wine Pairing
Unusual pairings from around the world
May 1, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-878-5806

CLASS: The Educated Consumer
Learn the building blocks of wine – acidity, sweetness, minerality, alcohol, tannin and oak.
May 1, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: A Stroll down the Rhone Road
Wines from France’s Rhone Valley
May 2, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

CLASS: Sherry, Port & Madeira
May 2, 6:30-8pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$25
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TASTING: Kings of France
Six wines representing different French wine regions, including Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux
May 2, 6:30-7:30pm
Regency Wine & Liquor
$18 (includes $15 wine purchase credit)
Reservations: 407-654-0360

DINNER: Samsara Winemaker Dinner
Three course wine-paired meal with Samsara winery owners & Dave & Joan Szkutak
May 2, 7-10pm
The Vineyard Orlando
$90
Reservations: 407-909-9522

WEEK OF MAY 5

Wednesday

WINE & FOOD: Tipsy Cookie and Wine Pairing
Central Florida Women for Winesense hosts a tasting of boozy cookies from local baker Audrey Bellamy paired with dry wines chosen by Swirlery Sommelier Melissa McAvoy.
May 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
First 15 registrants: $25 (members $20); Then $30 (members $25)
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TASTING: Chapellet Winery
May 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

Thursday

TASTING: Sauvignon Blanc Around the World
May 9, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

WINE & FOOD: Wine, Cheese, & Chocolate
 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke chocolates
May 9, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$45
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Saturday

WINE & FOOD: Low Country Shrimp Boil & Wine Tasting
May 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463