Orlando Wine Blog to Host Geeky Gary Farrell Tasting

My first encounter with Sonoma’s Gary Farrell Winery happened on my front porch in Orlando. My cousin had brought me back a bottle from her visit to the winery, and as we drank it together over cheese and laughter, it changed the way I thought about California chardonnay. Elegant and balanced rather than overwhelmed by oak and butter, this was a wine I could get behind.

Since then, I’ve visited the winery several times and have grown to love the equally elegant pinot noirs that, like the chardonnays, reflect the land on which they’re grown.

I’ve also been thrilled to discover winemaker Theresa Heredia’s “Inspiration Series.” These experimental wines (single clones, concrete aging, skin contact, etc.) are made in extremely limited quantities and are rarely available outside the winery. Thanks to a special connection between Gary Farrell and Orlando, I’m thrilled to be able to offer my readers and followers the chance to taste some of these wines – and other Gary Farrell gems – right here in Central Florida. And it’s just a few weeks away.

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Busy Orlando Wine Week Features Italy, South America, and a Winemaker

It seems the summer lull is well and truly over for Orlando’s wine community. Next week’s calendar is brimming with tastings and classes competing for your time, attention, palate, and wallet.

It’s so busy, in fact, that I’m re-invoking my two daily events rule. I’ll highlight a maximum of two events per day here, but you can always find the full listing on the Wine Events Calendar page.

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Go Back to School with Wine in Orlando This Week

Back to school week always seems too early, especially when there’s a heat advisory underway. But it is indeed that time again in Central Florida, and next week brings plenty of opportunities to toast the new academic year. Whether it’s dinner with a Master Sommelier, a milestone anniversary celebration, or a blind comparison tasting, there’s lots to choose from in …

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Next Week’s Orlando Wine Calendar Highlights Quality over Quantity

Next week is a relatively quiet one for Orlando’s wine scene. Perhaps Central Florida is taking a collective deep breath as we gear up to send the kids back to school next week. But there are still opportunities for the oenophile to seize! Read on for highlights of …

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Rosé wars, Greek wines, and Three Pairing Dinners Headline Upcoming Orlando Wine Events

Next week, you could help a local restaurant choose rosés for its by-the-glass list, learn all about wines made from Greek grapes that are hard to pronounce but easy to enjoy, and take your pick of several wine pairing dinners, as Orlando’s wine calendar kicks into gear.

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Burgundy, Italy, and Washington State Headline Orlando’s Week in Wine

The dog days of summer march on in Central Florida, although at least we’re not in Michigan where it’s even hotter!

The heat is no reason not to get out and enjoy some cool wine events, and there are a few gems coming up this week. Check out the details of …

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