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.
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.
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. Click on the Title above to reveal the details on what 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.
Red and White are the two most recognized and traditional colors of the Christmas season. It also happens to be our two favorite kinds of wines to drink. This is our last tasting before the 25th, so don't miss this chance to sample some great red & white wines to entertain with or just to enjoy. Make a list of your friends who have been nice, and bring them with you this Friday. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking us at 813-879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the details of the seasonal wines we will be pouring.
Red, White and Brews - All-American Beer Tasting
What a revolution we are enjoying here in America. Brewmasters and beer makers across this great nation are creating incredible hand crafted beers. Tonight we are getting a head start on AMERICAN BEER MONTH and will be popping the caps on at least a dozen new specialty and seasonal brews from the good ole U.S. of A. This will be a great chance to understand how varied and interesting American beers are today. Reservations are for this patriotic perusal are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the details of the Reds, Whites and purely American beers we will be pouring.
All-American Reds - Wine Tasting
Tonight we are pouring a story about this great country that we live in. The US of A grows wines from sea to shining sea, and tonight we'll venture to Oregon, Virginia, Washington and of course California to taste some of the best red wines that this country proudly produces. Reservations for this sampling of our nation's pride are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. To see the national wines we will be pouring on this night, please click on the Title above.
Bastille Day Celebration - Wine Tasting
The People have Won! The Aristocracy is Dead ! ..And the Wine is Flowing !
July 14th commemorates the French Revolution and we are glad to help them celebrate by freely pouring ten of their most wonderful and widely known wines. We'll sample current offerings from the Loire, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, and even partake of some Provence Rose's. Reservations for tonight's raucous rebellion are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal which wines we will be celebrating with this night.
Passport Series: New Zealand & Australia
Our second virtual viticultural cruise of this summer sets sail tonight for the exotic destinations of the New Zealand and Australia. These 2 countries are on the other side of the globe and have winemaking traditions that are as unique and captivating as the lands they are grown in. Join us as we sample 10 exotic exports that are worth spanning the globe for. Reservations for this delicious virtual voyage are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. To see which wines we will be featuring on this night, please check back here soon.
90+ Rated and Under $20 - Wine Tasting
Drinking a wine that rates over 90 points from various experts is most always a pleasure. Finding a highly-rated, high-quality wine for under $20 a bottle is a bit of a trick, but we managed to find 10 wines that deliver both exquisite taste and excellent value. Our search led us to 3 whites and 7 reds that fit this bill, and we want you to try them. So if you like great wine for a fair price, make your reservations for this good-sense sampling by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to find the details on what we will be pouring 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!