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In order for us to stage the best possible event at the best price, we have a few rules. . .advance reservations are strongly suggested/ no perfume or cologne please/ prices quoted are for advance reservations/ prices may vary on the day of the event/ it's always a good idea to call to be sure there is space. ...no 'sharing' tastes/tickets, only one person admitted to designated tasting area per ticket, sales tax will be added, ending times are firm, cancellations must be 48hr in advance, "no shows" are not entitled to refunds as we view reservations like tickets to a show or sporting event.

Legend: (G)= 'Grande Format' Event of 17-20 Wines, (M)='Mezzo' Event of 12-16 Wines, (S)='Small' Event of 1-12 Wines

CABERNET & FRIENDS featuring Silver Oak Alex (G) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, August 02
Summer in the city, and that means barbecue and, around here, Cabernet.  We’ll use the excuse of the release of the Silver Oak Cabernet Alexander to parade out a well thought out selection of Cabernets and friends (Merlot, Franc, blends) for your evaluation.  Early 2012s, late 2010s, select 2011s, representation from ‘the great Northwest’, considering we haven’t done a Cabernet event in a while there will be plenty of ground to cover, most likely more than we can do in one event.  $39

ESPA√ĎA (G) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, August 09
Even if there was nothing going on in Spain, we would still find a reason to do this tasting because it’s just plain fun and we are huge fans of the wines.  They say wine is about passion, and we are there, but España is one subject we are particularly passionate about. Yeah, we like tapas, too, but the diversity is what is really engaging, everywhere from young sherries to crisp whites to old Riojas.  We’re going assembler another mix of varied things with the idea of making it (shudder) educational as well as showing a bunch of cool wines.  No place delivers more for the dinero so the more you know about these the better.  $25

OVER '90'/UNDER $30 (G) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, August 16
The name pretty much says it all.  A wine a rating of 90 or more and priced up to $29.99 is fair game and we’ll have at least a dozen and a half for your consideration. Scores/Ratings are still driving forces in the wine industry and though we don’t generally buy products based solely on a particular critic, it’s always fun to scour the stacks and shelves for the wines that have been vetted by our buyers that happen to have reviews.  We aren’t ones to just blurt out a score without attaching it to a reviewer and we’re picky about the entities we quote.   Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate (Robert Parker), International Wine Cellar, Burghound and spinoffs like James Suckling (Spectator, now JAmessuckling.com) and Antonio Galloni (Advocate, now Vinous) A  customer favorites. $19

ALL THAT SPARKLES (BUBBLY) (M) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, August 23
Summer does call for a rather different beverage mix and somthing chilled and fizzy is quite refreshing.  Some folks like it fizzy all year round.   Now most of you are familiar with the high visibility, ubiquitous brands of Champagne and sparkling wine out there.  But there are a number of options, in a variety of price ranges, that you may not be familiar with.  ‘All that bubbles’ is about that, and Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Moscato, or anything else that fizzes is fair game here.  We’ll cover a wide range of bubblies from grower Champagnes to Clai sparklers to Bugey Cerdon.  Come to find some new options, or just to enjoy some chilled fizz on a warm day. $19

DEALER'S CHOICE (M) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, August 30
It’s another long weekend and a fine time for us to stretch our legs in the tasting arena.  The agenda here is precisely the absence of one, giving us a completely blank slate to touch on a variety of things that are really interesting, but in many cases would not have the draw on their own to populate a complete tasting.  Those can sometimes be the most rewarding discoveries of all.  It will be educational at the very least.  $12

THE BORDEAUX BLOWOUT TASTING PART I (G) 1:00-5:00

Saturday, September 06
We decided to try something a little different.  We still  have a fair bit of  Bordeaux from top vintages and are looking to move some quantity. There isn’t a lot to look forward to coming over from Bordeaux for, what, the next three years?  So we’d presume Bordeaux lovers would rather stock up on better vintages (2005, 2009, 2010) and better values (2008).  To facilitate that, we’re going to open somewhere between 20-30 wines that we have in quantity and invite serious buyers to ‘come on down’.  The tasting will cost $50 but we’ll apply $49 of that (we have to charge by law) against same day Bordeaux purchases of $300 or more. We aren’t going for a typical tasting here, more like a trading pit with wine.

THE BORDEAUX BLOWOUT TASTING PART I(G) 1:00-5:00

Sunday, September 07
We decided to try something a little different.  We still  have a fair bit of  Bordeaux from top vintages and are looking to move some quantity. There isn’t a lot to look forward to coming over from Bordeaux for, what, the next three years?  So we’d presume Bordeaux lovers would rather stock up on better vintages (2005, 2009, 2010) and better values (2008).  To facilitate that, we’re going to open somewhere between 20-30 wines that we have in quantity and invite serious buyers to ‘come on down’.  The tasting will cost $50 but we’ll apply $49 of that (we have to charge by law) against same day Bordeaux purchases of $300 or more. We aren’t going for a typical tasting here, more like a trading pit with wine.

XXXIII ANNIVERSARY STAFF PICKS (G) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, September 13
As Winex moves towards one-third of a century, as has become a tradition, we will commemorate the time as we have done in the past with a selection of our crew’s favorite wines.  Our ‘well-seasoned’ staff will pick their favorite wines up to $40 and the ‘intrepid’ buyers (budget be damned) will throw in their lot and cobble it together for what is always a great show. Cost is $19.

XXXIII ANNIVERSARY BUYERS' PICKS (G) 1:00-5:00

Sunday, September 14
For more than three decades, we have distinguished ourselves most as the ultimate shrewd buyers, able to routinely find remarkable deals, emerging stars and diamonds in the rough.  Value has always been our motto and banner and we have generally stayed away from those big budget extravaganza tastings some folks do.  But it doesn’t mean we can’t do it once in a while when there’s a reason.  So we’re referring to this as a “quasi Ne Plus plus some other stuff.”  We’ll trot out some big-time scorers, but also some older things, some rarer things, and some things that have meaning in our own history. $79

BURGUNDY BASH (G) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, September 20
‘Bash’ might be a little strong as we don’t really have plans for any balloons or streamers.   But there will be plenty of Burgundy open as we have in mind the same program we did for the Bordeaux wines previously.  The cost of the tasting will be $50 but $45 can go against a same-day $300 purchase of Burgundy.  We’ll have both whites and reds on the table so as not to discriminate. We aren’t promising ambiance, just an interesting show and special prices.

CHAMPAGNE (G) 12:00-5:00

Saturday, September 27
What better way to finish off our anniversary month than with a little bubbly.  It’s a little earlier than we usually do one of our signature and most popular events but we wanted to make sure we got it on the schedule early this year.  Cost is $39.

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