The Great Comeback… Merlot!

April 18th, 2015 1:00PM – 5:00PM

During the 1990’s, Merlot was the reigning red. The varietal became the go-to for most novice to intermediate wine drinkers because of its texture, accessibility and name-recognition. Ordering a glass of Merlot was thGreat comeback merlot thumbnaile counterpart of ordering a glass of Chardonnay. Or it was, until wine drinkers began to expand their palate, ordering Pinot Noirs, Cabernets and branching out into lesser known wine-growing regions.

While Merlot had been overlooked for the past decade, there’s an all new Merlot on the market! On Saturday, We are reintroducing wine buyers to the latest and greatest Merlots at this complimentary tasting. Not to be confused with your parent’s Merlot, the expert staff will be pouring some of the best bottles to hit the market in recent years.



East Meets West

April 22nd, 2015 6:30PM – 8:30PM

To celebrate the opening of “The Back Room at The Wine ConneXtion,” the new high-end wines and spirits room, we invite you to attend our complimentary whisky sampling, “East Meets West.” Last year Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Yamazaki Single Malt Japanese Whisky the best whisky in the world—EastMeetsWest_Thumbnailthe first time in its history that a Japanese whisky took the top spot, bypassing Scotch and shocking connoisseurs all over the world. But what are the defining differences between the two whiskys? The expert staff will be serving tastes of top-shelf whiskys from Japan, Taiwaan and Scotland, highlighting the subtle flavor differences between the two styles as a result of heating techniques, climate and landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the evolving profiles of the whisky world and to support the expansion of The Wine ConneXtion.

Top Sellers Under $15

April 25th, 2015 1:00PM – 5:00PM

You are invited to a complimentary tasting of our most popular picks that won’t break the bank. This sampling will be a great source of wine education, highlighting the flavor, aroma, and color differences between our top sellers. Revisit your tops choices and discover new favorites to start off the spring/summer season with a full wallet! tasting $15 We welcome you to explore these uniquely blended bargain-priced wines poured by our experts.

Run for the Rosés

May 2nd, 2015 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Rosés have finished last in the past when the wine market was flooded with White Zinfindel look-a-likes, but they are making a comeback, as savvy wine lovers have discovered that these light bodied and delicately flavored wines are the sophisticated summer sister of their favorite red varietals. Run for Roses ThumbnailJoin us in sampling chilled rosés that will be a refreshing pairing to warm weather foods at backyard barbecues or beach side bashes. As summer rapidly approaches, wineries are releasing their best rosés to the market for optimum enjoyment. You will not want to miss this chance to drink pink and discover the full spectrum of flavors that rosés have to offer.

Mother’s Day Wines

May 9th, 2015 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Flowers wilt and cards get thrown away but the memory of a perfect day will remind Mom just how much you love her all year long! This Mother’s day, show her how much you love her with a bottle of wine.

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If you are not sure which particular bottle is your mom’s favorite, you will have the chance to sample a variety of wines that Mom will love at our complimentary Mother’s Day tasting. Spend the day sipping and sampling a variety of wines selected by our experts. No matter which bottle you choose, you are sure to find the perfect gift for Mom!