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

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

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 MARCH 17

Tuesday

DINNER: Spanish Wine Dinner
Six course meal with Spanish wine pairings
March 19, 6-9pm
K Restaurant
$100
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TASTING: Blind Tasting Tuesday Franciacorta Takeover
Simone Majolini of Majolini Winery leads an exploration of this sparkling Italian wine, with small bites.
March 19, 6:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$20

Wednesday

TASTING: Banville Wine Merchants Italian Tasting
Tasting with a winery owner of wines including Franciacorta and Brunello
March 20, 6:30-8pm
Digress Wine
$30
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TASTING: McNab Ridge Winery
Winemaker Rich Parducci presents his wines from Mendocino, California.
March 20, 6:30pm
Regency Wine & Liquor
$10
Reservations: 407-654-0360

Thursday

TASTING: Meet Matt Cline of Three Wine Company
Tasting with the winemaker from this Russian River winery, featuring zinfandel, petite sirah and mataro
March 21, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

Friday

TASTING: Germany & Austria
German and Austrian wines from Vine Importers
March 22, 7-8pm
Luisa’s Cellar
Free

Saturday

PAIRING: Wine & Cheese Experience
Four courses of Italian cheeses paired with wines
March 23, 2:30-4:30pm
Terralina Crafted Italian
$45
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CLASS: Wine Seminar En Espanol (And some English too)
Taste Spanish wines while learning wine-related terms in Spanish
March 23, 6-7:30pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$15 advance (includes $5 wine coupon); $20 at the door
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WEEK OF MARCH 24

Monday

TASTING: Meet the Winemaker – Ben Papapietro
The co-owner and winemaker of Papapietro Perry Winery in Sonoma leads a tasting of his wines.
March 25, 6:30pm (NOTE: The date on the website is incorrect as of this writing.)
The Wine Room on Park Ave.
$45
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Tuesday

TASTING: City Beautiful Beverage Spring Portfolio Tasting
Taste the offerings from this distributor specializing in natural wines
March 26, 4-6pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
$5 (applied to purchase)

DINNER: French Wine Dinner
Five course meal paired with French wines, hosted by Central Florida Women for Winesense
March 26, 6:30-9pm
Bella Tuscany
$90 (Women for Winesense members $75)
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Wednesday

TASTING: Rosé Rollout
Importer Monsieur Touton Selections presents a selection of rosés.
March 27, 6:30pm
Regency Wine & Liquor
$10
Reservations: 407-654-0360

Thursday

TASTING: Zin and Friends
Zinfandel and zin-based blends
March 28, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

TASTING: Midnight Cellars
Winemaker Rich Hartenberger shares his wines from Paso Robles, California.

March 28, 6:30pm
Regency Wine & Liquor
$15
Reservations: 407-654-0360

Saturday

CLASS: We can do it! Women in Winemaking
A tasting honoring women in the wine industry
March 30, 6-7:30pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$15 advance (includes $5 wine coupon); $20 at the door
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WEEK OF MARCH 31

Tuesday

TASTING: Besserat de Bellefon Under the Stars
Al fresco (weather permitting) Champagne tasting with Godefroy Baijot of Besserat de Bellefon
April 2, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 ($Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: An Evening With Opici Family Distributing
April 4, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

Saturday

EVENT: Dunhill Companies Annual Wine Tasting
Tasting featuring high end wines, mostly Old World and many from back vintages, to benefit Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
April 6, 7-10pm
Orlando Mini
$100
Tickets: 407-992-400
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WEEK OF APRIL 7

Wednesday

TASTING: New Wines of Spain
Lee Pancake leads this tasting of wines from Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, and other Spanish regions.
April 10, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: Share a Splash Wine Company
The company’s Chrissie Beresford will pour her wines, including a new Cannonball reserve label from California.
April 11, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
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

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