The movie "Sideways" came out in 2004 and had a profound effect on the direction of wine drinking in mainstream America. It introduced many of us to Pinot Noir and to seek out new types of grapes. It also made fun of the over-commercialized, over-produced and now much-maligned Merlot grape. But 12 years have passed since then, and just like a Super Hero in an epic Sci-Fi thriller, the mighty Merlot grape is making a magnificent comeback onto wine lists, into various red wine blends, and back into prominence in our wine glasses. So tonight we are hosting a powerful purple "Welcome Back" party for Merlot and all the wonderful flavors it brings to our enjoyment of wine. Come revel in the ceremonial return of one of wine's underappreciated workhorses - Merlot. Reservations are appreciated to join this welcome back sampling and can be made by calling or clicking 813-879-2931. Check back here soon for details on the 10 magnificent Merlots we will be pouring this night.
Hear Ye ! Hear Ye !
It is our honor to announce a special seating with eight most regal red & white wines that hail from the prestigious properties of California's Napa Valley. It is quite an occasion to assemble such quaffable crowned jewels in one place, and quite an opportunity to be invited to enjoy these notable nectars. So talk it over with your fellow dukes and duchesses, and make plans to join us. Reservations are required in advance by credit card and can be made by calling or clicking 813-879-2931. Details of what regal wines we will be pouring can be seen by clicking on the Title above.
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New Year's Eve Eve Party
New Year's Eve Parties are tough nights to enjoy. The events start early, run way too late and the wine is usually sub par at best. So tonight were offering a great solution. Join us for our "New Year's Eve Eve Party" where we will have 10 tasty wines (including at least one sparkling) that you can try again and again, sample 4 tasty cheeses from all over the world, hang out with friendly people who love wine too, and get home at a decent hour.
So gather up some friends, dawn some gay apparel, and be a part of this seasonal soiree. Reservations are appreciated if you plan to attend so please call or click us at (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the details of what we will be pouring on the night before the night before New Year’s 2017!
"Hoppy New Year" Beer Tasting
Cheers! This Friday features our famous "Hoppy New Beer" event. There's a chill in the air which entices us to try some darker, full-bodied brews. We will be rolling out Stouts, Porters, bold Belgian beers, and the ever popular hoppy IPAs and APAs, to toast in the new year. In addition to pouring 12 beers, we will also be offering chips, nuts, pub cheeses, pretzels & mustard to complete the event. If you must have some wine we can take care of your needs as well. Reservations for this sudsy sampling are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking 813-879-2931. Details on what we will be sampling can be seen by clicking on the Title above.
New Wine for the New Year Wine Tasting
The end of December is a fun time to be a wine buyer. Wholesalers present some great deals on many tasty wines to meet their year-end sales goals. That's why this January's wine tasting is also a fun time for our wine enthusiasts to be sampling these berried bargains at great prices. We'll pour three new whites, and seven special reds that promise to please our attendees. Reservations for this premier event are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking 813-879-2931. Click on the Title above to see new details on the new wines we will be sampling this night.
Merlot Makes A Comeback ! Wine Tasting
Napa Nobility - Seated Wine Seminar
Open Mon-Sat 10-7 (closed Sun)
Vintage Wine Cellars
3629 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609 (map)
Best of the Bay winner in multiple years!
The big wine warehouses fall short in knowing and tasting their products - here they do both, and are happy to share that knowledge with you. - Yelp!