Blending different grapes together has been the winemaker's main tool for making better and more interesting wines for centuries. Furthermore, it gives the resulting blends balance, depth, complexity, and makes the wine more complete. That's why American wine enthusiasts are fascinated by the details of what each winemaker has created in his own, distinct culmination of grapes, both red and white. Tonight we will delve into ten custom-made concoctions, and have some fun figuring out exactly what we are tasting in these blends. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which blends we have selected for you to have fun with.
Ratings are an integral part of the fine wine business. Winemakers and wholesalers use these ratings to help sell their wine. Wine buyers and enthusiasts use these ratings as a "quality assurance" method in making wine choices. All the wines we will taste tonight have earned a high A (90+) rating from the various wine media and critics. Join us to see if you agree, and get a chance to purchase some highly rated wines before they are sold out. Reservations for this numbers game are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking (813) 879-2931. Details on which high-rated wines we will be pouring can be seen by clicking on the Title above.
Wine enthusiasts know that feeling. You know it when you see an attractive bottle of wine. You take it home hoping it may be 'the one'. You pour it in a glass with anticipation running wild, and then it happens. You get pure pleasure in every sip and you want to shout it to anyone with a palate. "This wine is great! This wine is perfect for me! I want to taste it again and again and again." Ah, and there it is, true love. Join us tonight as we reveal ten tempting reds & whites that we hope will touch your hearts, and give you that deep down feeling of fulfillment. Reservations for this heartfelt engagement are appreciated and can be made by calling 813-879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal the loving line-up of wines that we will be pouring for you this night.
Tonight's tasting is all about value. Our $99 Case program is an excellent opportunity to try some high-quality, low cost wines that are perfect for your everyday drinking desires. Owners Jimmy & David have foraged over quality closeouts, hidden gems, and quantity deals, to find 13 new reds and whites that are only $8.25 per bottle by the case. And to make it an even bigger bargain, tonight we will give you an extra bottle FREE with your $99 case. That brings your cost down to just $7.62 a bottle, so clear some space in your trunks, and we'll have the hand trucks ready to help. Reservations for this berried bonanza are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to check out the 13 new arrivals to our $99 Case program that we will be sampling tonight.
The 'Old World' in wine circles refers to the heralded wine regions of France, Spain, Germany and Italy. They have been producing great wines for centuries more than we here in the 'New World', and have created classic blends and often-imitated styles of wine that we strive to equal or at least match. Tonight it is our pleasure to welcome our local Sommelier Celebrity Kevin Pelley to lead us through eight superb examples of his products from Europe's best vineyard spots. We will also offer our guests 3 courses of delicious bites from Tampa's own Vizcaya Restaurant. Reservations for this special evening are required by credit card in advance and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to view the details on which Old World Originals we will be featuring this evening.
The Power of Pinot - Wine Tasting
Ummm... Ummm... That's it. Focus on the wine glass. You’re getting thirsty, very thirsty.
Many red wine lovers have been captivated, converted and consumed by the Pinot Noir grape. Its effusive aromas, subtle structure, and versatility, have made it a popular potable for red wine lovers as an alternative to big, dense Cabernets or Syrahs. The same goes for Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc as alternatives to the dominant Chardonnay. Join us tonight as we tune in, turn on, and taste 10 types of Pinots. Reservations for tonight's powerful presentation are appreciated and can be made by calling 813-879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal the list of wines we will be pouring for you on the tasting evening.
Blockbuster Reds - Seated Wine Seminar
"Overture, curtains, lights, This is it, we'll hit the heights..."
This is it; our last seated tasting until the fall season. Join us for a special night of nights as we present a stellar set of 8 red wines that are famous for High ratings, Big flavors and Classic finishes. Reservations for this special sampling are limited to 35 people and must be made in advance by credit card by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal the star studded lineup of wines you will be tasting this night.
Rose' Revolution - Rose' Wine Tasting
Temperatures are rising and revolution is in the air. America is discovering or
rediscovering Rosé wines as a great way to chill out and relax in our endless summer days. Their popularity has become quite the wine trend with many new winemakers promoting their own style of this "pink drink". So what better time to taste ten types than on a hot afternoon in the city. Hopefully you'll find some new favorites to refresh your palate, and refill you wine cellar. Reservations can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which Rose' wines we will be serving to cool you down on a hot afternoon.
$99 Case: Spring Edition - Bargain Wine Tasting
Our seasonal super savings wine tasting is back. We host tonight's bargain bonanza four times a year. It's at these seasonal soirees where we showcase 13 new wines that are part of our $99 Case program where you can mix & match any 12 wines for the low, low price of 99 dollars. What's even better is that tonight we'll give you a bonus bottle FREE on every case you buy, which makes it only $7.63 per bottle! Reservations for this penny-wise perusal are appreciated, and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which delicious new wines we will be featuring at this seasonal event.
Home-Field Advantage - Wine Tasting
In the wine world, certain regions or countries become famous and renowned for growing a particular grape.
They make their reputation by producing wine made from that grape variety better than anywhere else in the world. Tonight we will pay homage to the areas in the world that produce these great wines like nowhere else. Reservations for this indigenous experience are appreciated, and can be made by calling (813)879-2931. Check back here soon to see the details of which wines made our line-up.
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!