Zins & Sliders
After the brutal winter, it’s time for grill masters to shake off the dust, refill the propane and fire up the charcoal! On Saturday, May 24th, 2014, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, we will dispel the notion that barbeque lovers must slum with beer while indulging in their favorite grilled fare at “Zins and Sliders.” During our complimentary tasting, you will sip on zinfandels as they enjoy burger sliders, and discover how the full-bodied, spicy flavors and rustic tannins of a quality zin complement the flavors of their favorite grilled food. You will be sure to discover a wine that will make them think twice about putting away the cork screw this summer. Walk-ins welcome all day!
On Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, we will take guests on a voyage overseas during its complimentary “Mediterranean Adventure” wine tasting. Guests will be invited to try some of Spain and Italy’s best varietals as they swirl their way through wine regions and discover the flavors that come from these areas.
Guests can start by sampling Italian wines from the area referred to as the “land of wine,” which offers a larger, more diverse array of wine styles than almost any other nation. Once guests have tried Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, they can journey over to Spain where they can sample the array of flavors produced by the country’s vast microclimates. The Wine ConneXtion staff will lead guests sip by sip through the Spain’s most popular varietals like Tempranillo, Garnacha and Monastrell.
Running of the Rosés
Ladies, don the largest and most elaborate hats to be found, and gentlemen, break out the sport coats, pastels and flashy ties because we are bringing the Kentucky Derby to North Andover, MA. On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 you are invited to celebrate the annual ”Running of the Roses” with a complimentary wine tasting of rosés from 1:00PM to 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.
At this special Saturday tasting, we will be dressed to the nines in spring attire and traditional derby hats. You will have the opportunity to participate in our own competition as you cast your vote for which will be named crowd favorite. Guests must be 21+ and walk-ins are welcome all day. Hats and traditional derby dress is encouraged.
Big Bold Chardonnays!
With a long reputation as one of the world’s great white wine varietals, Chardonnay features an impressive range of flavors from buttered oak overtones to the fresh fruit flavors of apple, pear, citrus and melon. Oenophiles and newbies alike can all agree on the popularity of this internationally grown wine. Pairing well with most dishes, Chardonnay is never one to be turned away from a dinner party.
90 Points & Above “Series 3″
Corks will be popped and the wine will be flowing during our 3rd installment of our “90 Points and Above” tasting. From 1:00PM to 5:00PM oenophiles will sip and swirl some of the industry’s highest rated and distinct wines from top wine raters including: Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Robert Parker. Only a handful of wines ever earn the 90+ point distinction and the experts at the Wine ConneXtion have hand-selected a wide variety of these fine wines for wine enthusiasts, and wine novices to enjoy! All are encouraged to stop by and try some of the highest rated wines in the industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste these impressive yet affordable wines that are perfect for any casual gathering or special occasion.