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

NOTE: Recurring Events are the bottom of the page — scroll down!

WEEK OF JULY 21

Sunday

CLASS: The Educated Consumer
Wine basics, including its key components – acid, tannin, alcohol, sugar, and oak
July 21, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Avalon Park
$20 (Club members $15)
Reservations: 407-317-4090

TASTING: A Taste of Northern Italy
Northern Italian wines, from Valpolicella to Barolo
July 21, 3-5pm
Luisa’s Cellar
$20
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Wednesday

CLASS: White Burgundy
Taste a range of styles, villages, and price points from this classic chardonnay region.
July 24, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: National Wine & Cheese Day
Casual wine and cheese tasting
July 25, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

CLASS: Liquid GWeography – Washington State
Quantum Leap’s Matt Uva and Sarah Weech will lead this class exploring Washington’s Columbia Valley and its sub-AVAs, through a tasting of eight of the winery’s selections made from the region’s grapes. Washington cheeses included.
July 25, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$35
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Saturday

DINNER: Steak & Wine
Five course meal, including three steak dishes, and three wines selected to accompany it
July 27, 5-9pm
Vintage Vino
$35 – dinner, $25 – wines
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WEEK OF JULY 28

Sunday

WINE & FOOD: Wagner Family Food & Wine Tasting
Sample 15 wines made by California’s Wagner Family, with small plates from Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ.
July 28, 1-3pm
Tim’s Wine Market Windermere
$35 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-876-9463 or craig@timswine.com

Wednesday

TASTING: War of the Rosés
Taste over 20 rosés from around the world, and vote on your favorites. Winners will be featured on Del Frisco’s Double Eagle fall by-the-glass list. Hors d’oeuvres and live music included.
July 31, 6:30-8:30pm
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle
$40 in advance, $50 at the door
Reservations: jtruett@dfrg.com

CLASS: It’s All Greek to Me
Exploration of Greek wines from grapes including Agiorgitiko, Assyrtiko, Malagousia,
Moscofilero, Roditis and Xinomavro
July 31, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

Thursday

TASTING: National Albarino Day
Try albarino from Spain and Portugal
August 1, 5-7pm
Tim’s Wine Market Lake Mary
Free

DINNER: Icon Wine Dinner Featuring Cade, Odette, and Plumpjack
Five-course meal paired with wines from these California producers
August 1, 6:30-9:30pm
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
$195++
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Friday

DINNER: The Inquisitor Wine Dinner at the Alfond Inn
Five courses paired with South African wines from local importer and private label, The Inquisitor Wine Company
August 2, 6-9pm
The Alfond Inn
$125++
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WEEK OF AUGUST 4

Wednesday

CLASS: Tale of Two Cities – My Travels in France
Owner Tim Varan shows wines he discovered on his recent trip to Bordeaux and Burgundy.
August 7, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$30 (Club members $25)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

WEEK OF AUGUST 11

Sunday

EVENT: 4th Annual Italian Wine & Cheese Festival
Hidden gems from Campania, Puglia, Veneto, Sardinia, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Piedmont and more, alongside a selection of artisan cheeses
August 11, 1-4pm
The Wine Room on Park Ave.
$75
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Wednesday

CLASS: Can You Tell? A blind tasting of wines from France, Italy and Spain
One flight of white and two of red comparing and contrasting these winemaking countries
August 14, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

WEEK OF AUGUST 18

Wednesday

CLASS: Understanding Sherry
Lee Pancake leads this first in a series of classes on fortified wines, exploring the different styles and winemaking processes of Sherry.
August 21, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market Orlando
$25 (Club members $20)
Reservations: 407-895-9463

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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
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