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]

Sept. 27, 2016

VIGNAMAGGIO w/ Carla Bani, Sept. 27, 5-7pm

2010-gran-selezione-vignamaggio-1I am always humbled and very excited when I learn that Carla Bani, the general manager and export director for Villa Vignamaggio is in town and has requested of their importer to do another free tasting here at VINO.  Mainly, though, I have to thank you all, because the turnout is always off the charts, and she always comments on how nice, curious, and appreciative everyone is. Kudos to VINO customers!! So why is this such an amazing event? There is no question that Vignamaggio is one of the top estates in Tuscany. Their Chiantis and Super Tuscan reds are extraordinary,  and the quality and sheer pleasure offered at very reasonable prices, whatever level you want to drink at, is amazing. There is nothing like great sangiovese from Tuscany, the character, complexity, and food affinity unmatched. The lineup below is quite stunning, and is absolutely another, as it is every year, a do-not-miss event. This lineup is SO loaded!!!
~2012 “Il Morino” Rosso (Sangiovese/Merlot) $12.95
~2012 Chianti Classico “Terre di Prenzano” $15.95…88 pts-Vinous: “…a gorgeous wine and an even better value.”
~2013 Chianti Classico Riserva “Gherardino” $22.95…92 pts-Vinous
~2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Monna Lisa” $39.95…92 pts-Vinous
~2010 Obsession “IGT Toscana” $28.95…92 pts-Vinous
~2010 Cabernet Franc $64.95…93 pts-Vinous
-2008 Vin Santo $39.95/375ml

DETAILS/DISCOUNTS: Again, this a FREE wine event, and you can drop in anytime between 5:00-7:00 Tuesday to taste through these classics. PLUS, all wines being poured will be offered at discounts of 10% (or more) off the bottle prices listed the night of the tasting only!!