• Champagne Tasting with Cynthia Sexton!

    Friday, October 24, 2014 at Maslow 6 Wine Shop $0.00

    So join fellow Champagne lovers around the world by drinking Champagne today. If you were looking for an excuse to pop open a bottle this is it. Cynthia Sexton will be pouring 3 of our favorites tonight: Jose Dhondt Blanc de Blanc, the Hubert Paulet 2004, and the Pierre Gerbais 'L'Audace'. We can't think of a better way to join in the celebration of what is sure to become one of your favorite holidays. 

    Cynthia is happy to talk about how Champagne is made, the difference between Champagne and other sparkling wines, and other fun and interesting things you may or may not know about Champagne. Did you know Champagne was first done in a still format? How about degorgement and what about sugar in Champagne? The 'Methode Champenoise' is used outside of the region, but a wine can only be called from Champagne if indeed it is from that region in France. What do premier cru and grand cru mean here? But best of all learn all about these 3 producers and taste their fabulous Champagne! Bring home a bottle and kick off your week-end in style! 

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  • Tuscan Collectibles and Wines to Drink Now with Vince Attard

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Maslow 6 Wine Bar $60.00

    One of the greatest wine production areas of the world is Italy's Tuscany region. From world-class Chianti to Super-Tuscans to their most prestigious wine of all, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany offers it all and does it with style.

    On Wednesday, October 29th please join us for an incredible tasting of Tuscan treasures hosted by Keri Jackson Kunzle of Maslow 6 and Vince Attard of Vinifera Imports, one of the most celebrated, quality-driven Italian wine portfolios in the United States.

    Vince and Keri will take you to Tuscany with an overview and lesson about the region and what really makes Tuscan wine so special. A thorough tasting of 9 incredible wines will be presented. A great evening of enjoyment and opportunity to learn more about such a special place.

    The wines promise to be absolutely fabulous...the wines alone are worth double the ticket price.

    Soligo Prosecco (Reception)

    Mormoraia Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2013
    Fontodi Chianti Classico 2011
    Fontodi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo 2011
    Canalicchio di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino 2012
    Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino 2012
    Castello Romitorio IGT Super-Tuscan "IL Toro" 2010
    Fontodi Flaccianello 2010
    Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino 1996

    A Special Blind Tasting 

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  • Private Members Only Tasting: Piedmont, Burgundy, and Beyond

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Maslow 6 $0.00

    Burgundy has been an inspiration to Piemontese winemakers from early on. The nuanced, ethereal qualities that are in great Burgundy are also found in Piedmont, espeically wines made from Nebbiolo, but also from other Piemontese wines. The Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo grapes share some similarities: both are hard to grow and very fickle. Both require the best growing conditions to really thrive. These two regions are the 'holy grail' for winemakers for their respective wines. Two amazing regions that inspire the wine world. 

    While Nebbiolo has generally stayed close to home, Pinot Noir has travelled the world. It is still finicky though: only a handful of places produce truly great Pinot Noir, including Oregon and California. Pinot Noir from Oregon may have more in common with other wines from Piedmont; Barbera comes to mind. The different terroir that exists in both Oregon and California inspire completely different styles of wine. 

    Join us for a hands-on exploration of wines not just from Burgundy and Piedmont, but also Pinot Noir from other areas in the world. We'll compare, contrast, savor, and enjoy. 

    Join us on our quest to uncover the links between these places and grapes and also highlight the differences. Piedmont, Burgundy, and beyond on October 30th.

    Private Tasting for Maslow 6 Wine Club Members and their guests only

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  • The Rhone Valley, introduced by Beaujolais, with Evan Spingarn

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Maslow 6 Wine Bar $50.00

    Perfumed seduction.
    Glorious textures.

    The Rhone Valley is really 2 Rhones: the Northern Rhone and the Southern Rhone. 
    The Northern Rhone in some ways has more in common with Burgundy than its southern cousin. This seminar will cover both areas, with a focus on the Rhone. It is interesting and illuminating to think about the Rhone in comparision to Burgundy though, and in particular to Beaujolais. Consider the following:
       - Beaujolais and Cote Rotie are on either side of Lyon. 
       - The soils are closer than you might think. Cote de Brouilly and Cote Rotie share remarkably similar soil composition.
       -  Both Burgundy and the Northern Rhone have small plots and parcels that the growers and vignerons work with, as opposed to larger estates. 
       -  Both areas deal with one grape varietal, at least for the reds. There is nothing to obscure the terroir. 
    On the Southern Rhone side,  blends of up to 13 varietals are used for the reds. The climate becomes more Mediterranean, and even the culture starts approaching the south of France and Provence. This is our quintessential comfort wine for autumn and winter. 

    We'll taste 8 wines so you can really get a sense of these regions and how they differ, as well as what their similarities are.

    Evan Spingarn has a way of explaining wine that transcends traditional wine speak, is full of humor, and is just plain fun.  While he is more than happy to (and does regularly) go into the geekiest details on soils, geology, and other important influences on the wines, he also uses analogies and stories to bring a different and reflective understanding.   Just to give you a hint - Evan's "affair with wine began much like a Puccini opera". 

    Join us on Nov. 13th for a plunge into the Rhone, by way of Beaujolais. 

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  • INTRO TO WINE with Carrie Lyn Strong

    Monday, November 17, 2014 at Maslow 6 Wine Bar $55.00

    This class will introduce you to a few of the major grape varieties and wine regions. We'll make stops in Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, South America, Italy, and Spain. In addition to being the Wine Director at Aureole in New York, and a top-notch sommelier, Carrie Lyn is known for her friendly and accessible manner and promises to demystify the magic in a very down-to-earth way. She'll talk about how to taste and what to look for in a wine. What kind of fruit and what different sorts of earthy flavors and aromas are there?

    In a couple short (and fun) hours, you will cover a variety of regions and grapes and be well on your way. What's different about Pinot Noir in Burgundy vs. Oregon? What grapes are grown in Bordeaux? What's the difference between the New World and the Old World anyway? The best way to learn about wine is to taste: we'll taste 8 wines from 8 different areas tonight!

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"In water one sees one's own face; but in wine one beholds the heart of another."  -  French Proverb