South African Safari
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM At this first-of-its-kind tasting, the experts at The Wine ConneXtion will lead you on a tour of South Africa’s unique take on all of your favorite varietals including Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends, to name a few. After tasting all that South African vines have to offer, you will wonder why you haven’t journeyed to this ever expanding section of the store before.
Special Tasting With Chef Joanne Chang
Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM Award-winning chef and restaurateur, Joanne Chang, will be joining The Wine ConneXtion for a seasonal celebrity tasting event! A 2016 James Beard Award winner, Joanne Chang opened Flour in 2000 with the inspiration to make life sweeter and has since been featured in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, the New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Lucky magazine, Inc. Magazine, and Boston magazine, as well as receiving a slew of “Best of Boston” awards. At this special event Chef Chang will be dishing up Sticky Bun Kouign Amann with caramel goo, whipped cream and pecans which will be paired with a selection of wines from The Wine ConneXtion!
Run For The Rosés
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: This is the first of two special rosé tastings! Ladies, don the elaborate, and gentlemen, break out the pastels because once again we are bringing the Kentucky Derby to North Andover, MA. At this tasting, we will celebrate the annual Run for the Roses with a complimentary wine tasting of domestic rosés.
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: At the second tasting of rosés, we will be pouring a variety of imported rosés from all around the world. The heartland of rosé is the Côtes de Provence in France, although rosés from Spain, Portugal, Austria and New Zealand have become increasingly popular and in this complimentary tasting, we invite you to savor the fresh, dry and vibrant taste of rosés.
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: Join us for a tasting of the most popular picks that won’t break the bank. With everything priced at $12 or under, this afternoon will be a great source of wine education, highlighting the flavor, aroma, and color differences between our top sellers.
Zins and Sliders
Saturday, May 27th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: This is the annual kick off to the Summer Cookout! After the cold winter, it’s time for grill masters to shake off the dust, refill the propane and fire up the charcoal! At this tasting, we will dispel the notion that barbeque lovers must slum with beer while indulging in their favorite grilled fare. During this complimentary tasting, we invite you to sip on Zinfandel’s as you enjoy burger sliders and ultimately discover how the full-bodied, spicy flavors and rustic tannins of a quality Zin complements the flavors of their favorite grilled food.
90pts and Above (Series 3)
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: Due to the overwhelming popularity of our “90 Points and Above” tasting, we are excited to announce the final installment of this three-part tasting series. You will sip and swirl some of the industry’s most distinct and highest rated wines from top wine critics 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 you to enjoy.
Chardonnay Your Way
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: This tasting is just what the name says: Chardonnay Your Way. At this tasting, our experts will be pouring a variety of Chardonnays that range from $10 upwards of $30 per bottle. The staff will take you through each selection, educating you on what you should be looking for as the price point change.
Father’s Day Picks
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: This weekend is all about Dad. Whether he’s an avid wine drinker, or prefers a bottle of scotch, we will help you find the perfect gift to thank him for all that he does.
Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: A Riesling can span a broad range of styles from dry to sweet, as well as light to full-bodied. With such an expansive range of flavors, you’ll be sure to find a wine to pair with your favorite summer meal, including pork, poultry, fish and even spicy and zesty foods
Red, Whites and You
Saturday, July 1st, 2017 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM: When it comes to wine, there are reds, whites, and hopefully, you! Show off your stars and stripes with a complimentary tasting where you are invited to enjoy an early 4th of July celebration while honing a deeper appreciation for different flavors of a variety of home grown wines.