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.
A B C's of Wine - Wine Tasting
At our usual, weekly wine tastings, we are often sampling versions of the two most popular wines grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. But tonight we wanted to explore some lesser known, but very delicious grapes or grape blends that are also a delight to taste. Hence the title “Anything But Cabernet or Chardonnay”. Reservations to appreciate these alternate wines are appropriate and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the list of ABC wines that we want you to taste.
Winery Spotlight: Chateau La Nerthe - Seated Wine Seminar
Tonight we have not one, but two guest speakers to entertain and inform you about Chateau La Nerthe. Christophe Bristiel of Chateau La Nerthe and Antoine Collet of Kobrand will showcase 6 of their prestigious and highly –rated whites and reds from their winery which is situated in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape district of France’s Rhone Valley and has been making wine there since 1736. Seats will sell out fast for this event so please be prompt with your reservation calls. Credit cards are requested when you call and make your reservations at (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the critically acclaimed line-up of wines that we will present this night.
Guess That Grape - Mystery Wine Tasting
Are you good at guessing? Figuring out a mystery? How about tasting 10 delicious wines with fresh bread and tasty cheeses? If your answer is yes to any of the above, then join us tonight for a little fun in the glass. We've got ten wines in brown bags and invite you to figure out which wines are which. We will give you a list of what's being tasted tonight, and then you decide in what order they are being poured. Sound like fun? It's definitely a challenge to get them all right. Reservations to join our quenching quandry are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which wines we'll be pouring for you this night.
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!