We pride ourselves on offering wine lovers a unique and innovative purchasing experience compliments of our competitive prices and expert staff. On Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, our staff will be put to the test during our annual “Staff Picks” complimentary tasting. Each Wine ConneXtion staff member will recommend his or her favorite bottle of wine, along with a reason why it is just that. Who better to make suggestions than the people who work with wine all day long? Guests will taste an assortment of varietals at varying price points and, as always, staff will be on-hand to discuss the distinguishing features of each bottle. We are known for our complimentary Saturday tastings, but this time it’s getting personal! Walk-ins welcome all day.
We have decided to focus one of our popular Saturday tastings on our Wine Director Sam Messina’s favorites. Many people who frequent the Wine Connextion have asked in the past what Sam’s favorite wines consist of; on Saturday, September 20th from 1:00PM-5:00PM he will be tasting and providing information on a few of his favorites. Sam’s Picks picks will consist of eight different wines that he believes not only provide customers with a great value for their money; but are the wines that he considers to be his favorites for everyday drinking.
SPECIAL EVENT: Michael David Winery
We are once again hosting special guest Dave Phillips, Wine Owner of Michael David Winery. Guests can gather on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 from 7:00PM-9:00PM to meet with Phillips. This special circus-themed tasting showcases Michael David Winery’s Luxury Lines Series including crowd favorites like their Rapture Cabernet, Lust Zinfandel, and Rage Zinfandel.
Oenophiles will be entertained by various circus acts and performances as they experiment and sip on signature Michael David wines. Amidst all of the excitement will be a raffle where guests can enter to win a framed poster signed by both Michael and David Phillips.
Michael and David Phillips, two brothers whose family has farmed in the Lodi region since the 1850’s, have cultivated wine grapes for nearly a century. Today the family continues to emphasize the importance of quality wines with unique and eye catching labels. Farming with future generations in mind, Michael David Winery has adopted some of the most progressive sustainable farming practices in the state. All 750 acres of the family’s vineyards are third party certified, with their 2011 vintage being certified sustainable.
This tasting is free to the public and, as always, walk-ins are welcome. Enjoy the full Wine Connextion experience and peruse our unique selection of wines fit for even the most discriminating palates!
California’s 2012 Releases
On Saturday, October 4th, 2014, we are inviting guests to experience a tasting of wines from the highly anticipated California grape harvest of 2012. This grape harvest brought what is being labeled as one of the best vintages since the harvest of 1997 in the wine industry. Wine makers of California have described the fruit from this harvest as “outstanding,” for yielding a top quality crop. We will be offering both red and white wine varietals from the 2012 vintage to guests at this complimentary tasting. With all of the excitement surrounding the release of this vintage, this is one tasting wine lovers will not want to miss.
Fresh from the Show
On Saturday, October 11th, 2014, we will be inviting guests to experience a tasting of new selections from our industry trade shows. Our expert staff will sample many wines from different regions and select their favorites from the trade shows to feature in their store. Let us do the work of sifting through the new arrivals in order to find your favorites. Guests will have the opportunity to further their wine knowledge while treating their palettes to new tastes. Do not miss this chance to get an exclusive taste of the latest in wine!