Special Events

VINO is honored to have relationships with some of the best wine producers in the world. Periodically, we have the opportunity to present those winemakers to you as part of special wine-tasting evenings. Please check here frequently for our announcements about upcoming special events.

If you’re interested in planning your own special wine tasting event with VINO please contact us.

Featured Wines
California Dreaming: 2014 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah “Lytton Estate”

Oh, boy!! We’ve been waiting a long time for this to land, and now that it is here it exceeds expectations on all levels! An absolutely drop dead gorgeous Petite Sirah that has Ridge’s trademark i[more]

Superb Saint-Chinian: 2013 Domaine de Cambis!!

According to the Cambis website, “Carnet de Voyage is an ode to discovery and to travelling. We think that we have succeeded in making the taster of this wine travel while drinking it.” Believ[more]

Amazing Alicante: 2009 Sierra Salinas Alicante!!

What a great blend here, a Spanish red that comes across more like a $30+ Priorat than a tinto from the relatively more obscure Alicante region. Rich, full bodied, yet superbly balanced. This is cryin[more]

Shatter Grenache: C’est Grande!!

Just a quick FYI: this is not your usual subtle, reticent French red. This is a full-bodied, in-your-face red from SW France that is undeniably delicious. This review from Jeb Dunnuck in Parker’s Wi[more]

Cigliuti’s Classic Barbera!!

When you read a rec from me regarding any Barbera in the store keep in mind I am a huge fan of the wines made from this grape. Barbera is my usual go-to wine at home, and you might say I am a bit, um,[more]

Mencia Madness: 2012 VINOS DE ARGANZA Lagar de Robla

This is a shockingly good bottle of Spanish red that is made 100% mencia from the Castillo y León region of NW Spain that recently received a well deserved 91 Wine Spectator points. It’s not all ab[more]

Mont Gras “Antu” Syrah: as good as it gets!

When we carried the previous locally available release of this Chilean beauty, the 2009 “Antu” Syrah, I wrote that it was one of, if not the, best South American Syrahs I’ve had. At any price. A[more]

Casa Contini’s Sublime Salento!

2013 CASA CONTINI Salento Rosso “Verso” $14.95 bottle/ $144.00 case You want to know what grapes that have ripened to perfection in the warm southern Italian sun taste like? Pop the cork on this d[more]

October 25, 2016

THE PIEDMONT GUY, Tues, Oct 25th, 5-7pm, FREE

winepw_sparkling_appetizers_20141207_58-1The Piedmont Guy Importers. At least they make it easy to know where they’re coming from, right? And since I (and from experience you as well) LOVE where they’re coming from it made it an easy call when their local representative Cameron Abbott asked if he could do a weeknight wine event here at VINO. We worked out a day, tasted a whole bunch of wines, and came out with what I think is an amazing lineup that includes some on- and some off-the-beaten-path Piedmont bottles. The Piedmont Guy company reps all small, family run wine estates, mostly organic, all who are doing the truly interesting, true to their type wines. These are all about as artisanal as it gets, made in small quantities, and each speak so clearly about the land they grow on and the people who make them. I am super excited to be able to share these with you Tuesday, Oct. 25th, from 5-7pm. As always with our mid-week events this is a free, drop-in tasting that I fully expect to be as fascinating for you as it is for me. Cameron brings a wealth of knowledge and barrels of enthusiasm for his wines. The wines below come from all areas of this incredible, beautiful growing region. The thing I find most intriguing about wine is having new experiences and finding things I knew nothing about. That is why I strongly encourage you to come by this Tuesday, so you can taste exactly what I mean! To define “intriguing” in wine terms, look no further…
~2013 GIORDANO Nebbiolo Brut Metodo Classico… $35.95
~2015 CIECK Erbaluce… $18.95
~2014 ANGELO NEGRO Arneis IGT… 2014 $18.95
~2014 GIORDANO Langhe Rosso… $18.95
~2015 LA MIRAJA Grignolino d’Asti… $20.95
~2013 LA MIRAJA “Le Masche” Barbera D’ Asti Superiore… $21.95
~2012 GIORDANO Barbaresco “Cavanna” 2012 $39.95
~2015 ANGELO NEGRO Birbet $14.95 (375ml)

**Don’t forget as always at our weeknight producer/importer tasting we offer special “Night Of the Tasting Only” discounts of at least 10% off the prices listed above so you can taste and save a few bucks while you’re at it. Win-win!!