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 OCTOBER 14

Sunday

DINNER: Bubbles Dinner Start to Finish at K
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary-Sanford presents a multi-course dinner with sparkling wines.
October 14, 6-8pm
K Restaurant
$125
Reservations: 407-878-5806

Tuesday

TASTING: Vins Alsaciens Grands Crus
Grand cru wines from Alsace, paired with small plates
October 16, 6:30pm
Bella Tuscany
$60
Reservations: 407-656-2355

DINNER: Fisher Vineyards Wine Dinner
Five-course tasting menu paired with six wines from Napa’s Fisher Vineyards
October 16, 6:30-9:30pm
1921 by Norman Van Aken
$235
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TASTING: Grateful Palate
Wines from producer-distributor Grateful Palate, which makes wines in Spain, France, and Oregon, hosted by owner Dan Philips
October 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$40 ($35 in advance)
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EVENT: Late Night Wine Party at Wine Bar George
Party featuring Viña Alicia from Argentina with winemaker Rodrigo Arizu and Master Sommelier George Miliotes
October 16, 10-12pm
Wine Bar George
$50
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Wednesday

CLASS: Bordeaux by Commune … and Why Terroir is Measured in Feet, not Miles
Explore three different levels of terroir in Bordeaux through eleven different red wines.

October 17, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: Three Amigos Wine Tasting
The three staff members at Tim’s Lake Mary-Sanford will each choose two wines to showcase for this tasting.
October 18, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

FOOD & WINE: Surf, Chards & Sauv Blancs
Six seafood bites paired with chardonnays and sauvignon blancs
October 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$40 (Club members $30)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

TASTING: Winetoberfest
Guided tasting of German and Austrian wines, with German appetizers
October 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$30 ($25 in advance, club members 10% off)
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TASTING: Road to Bordeaux
Wines of the Medoc and a comparison of Left and Right Bank Bordeaux with Paul Deitz of importer Craft & Estates
October 18, 6:30pm
The Wine Room on Park Ave.
$50
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Saturday

SCREENING & TASTING: Somm 3
View the latest in the newly-released “Somm” series of films, followed by a Q&A with Master Sommelier George Miliotes. Blind tasting of six wines, plus cheese and charcuterie included.
October 20, 2pm
Wine Bar George
$100
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WEEK OF OCTOBER 21

Sunday

TASTING: Wagner Family Reunion Part III
Fifteen Wagner Family and Copper Cane wines including Caymus, with Ellie Lou’s BBQ
October 21, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463

Tuesday

TASTING: Southern Italy
Wines from Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Puglia, paired with small plates
October 23, 6:30pm
Bella Tuscany
$45
Reservations: 407-656-2355

Thursday

CLASS: Wine & Halloween Candy Pairing
October 25, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

WEEK OF OCTOBER 28

Monday

TASTING: Taste of Chile
Central Florida Women for Winesense hosts this tasting of seven wines from Vina Ventisquero with winemaker Horacio Fuentes. Chilean-inspired food included.
October 29, 6:30pm
Global Wines Warehouse
$35 (Members $25)
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Tuesday

TASTING: Bordeaux Road Show
Bordeaux tasting hosted by Tim Varan
October 30, 6-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Avalon Park
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-317-4090

Thursday

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.
November 1, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-878-5806

Saturday

WINE & FOOD: Man a Lamb and a Plan…and Wine
Whole roasted lamb paired with several wines
November 3, 5:30-7:30
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-878-5806

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4

Tuesday

TASTING: Thanksgiving/Feast Wines
Tasting with small plates
November 6, 6:30pm
Bella Tuscany
$45
Reservations: 407-656-2355

Wednesday

TASTING: Wines of Missouri
Orlando Wine Blog’s first-ever event offers a unique opportunity to taste and learn about wines from the home of America’s first AVA.
November 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Digress Wine
$25
Reservation link to come.

Thursday

DINNER: Chappellet Wine Dinner
Dinner with the vineyard’s Certified Sommelier Jacob Jata
November 9, multiple seatings
Cress Restaurant
$95
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Saturday

TASTING: Holiday Wine Tasting
November 10, 2-4pm
BevFly

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11

Sunday

DINNER: The Inquisitor Wine Dinner
Chef’s tasting menu paired with South African wines from Orlando importer/distributor The Inquisitor
November 11, 6pm
Osprey Tavern
Tasting Dinner $95; Wine Pairings $40
Reservations: 407-960-7700

Monday

TASTING: World of Riesling
Rieslings across the sweetness spectrum from Germany, Oregon, California, Australia, France and Canada
November 12, 6-8pm
Tim’s Wine Market Avalon Park
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-317-4090

Tuesday

TASTING: Tasting with Masters
Napa wines from the Spire Collection with Master Sommelier Emily Pickral. Small plates included.
November 13, 6:30pm
Bella Tuscany
$85
Reservations: 407-656-2355

Thursday

TASTING: Cru Beaujolais Day
Tasting of all ten crus from Beaujolais, plus “light bites”
November 15, 6:30-9:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar

WINE & FOOD: Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate – Perfectly Paired
Pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolates
November 15, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$45
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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18

Tuesday

TASTING: Champagne
Tasting with small plates

November 20, 6:30pm
Bella Tuscany
$75
Reservations: 407-656-2355

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