Events

 

Bordeaux, A Majestic Giant – Milwaukee, September 19

WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

The wine growing region of Bordeaux is home to the most famous Chateaux in the world of wine. The long list of names begins with Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Haut-Brion and Petrus — names synonymous with the world’s greatest Cabernets and Merlots.

Bordeaux is also famous as the largest wine growing region in all of France. As well as wines from legendary Chateaux — wines which account for just a small fraction of the region’s 120,000 hectares of vines — Bordeaux produces a vast variety of delicious wines in every price category from both its Left and Right Banks. And we’d like you to taste as many of them as you possibly can.

As Left Bank and Right Bank imply, what we think of as Bordeaux is actually two separate wine growing regions. The regions are separated by the Gironde River, into which feed the Dordogne River from the north and the Garonne River from the south. But Left and Right Banks aren’t separated just by geography. The soils of the Left Bank are composed primarily of gravel, which Cabernet vines like. Across the river, Right Bank soils are primarily comprised of clay and limestone, which Merlot vines prefer.

Our tasting of Left Bank Cabs takes us from the district of Medoc in the north to the district of Graves in the south, through the legendary communes of Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julian, Margaux and Pessac-Leognan along the way. On the Right Bank, we taste Merlots from fabled communes like Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, as well as those from less renowned communes like Fronsac, Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye.

So come along and taste the Cabs and Merlots of the Left and Right Banks of Bordeaux with us. Explore what distinguishes them from Cabs and Merlots from anywhere else. And discover what makes them the world’s best.

Scotch Whisky Series: Scotch from the Highlands – Delafield, September 19

WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email julieta.acevedo@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

“Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.”

— W.C. Fields

The Scotch began making their whisky more than 500 years ago, and yet a dram of Scotch Whisky is as stylish as it is timeless, as sexy as it is smart.

The world of Single Malt Scotch Whisky — whisky made exclusively of malted grain and bottled at a single distillery — is divided into six regions: the Highlands, Speyside, the Islands, Islay, Campbeltown and the Lowlands. The key to knowing about Single Malt Scotch Whisky is knowing about these regions and the kind of whisky they produce. We’d like to invite you to journey with us through all six of these regions and the best of their styles of Scotch Whisky. We’d like to invite you to a series of Scotch Whisky tastings, from the Highlands south to the Lowlands, from Islay north to the Islands, and from Campbeltown west to Speyside.

Our journey begins in the Highlands, the largest of the Scotch Whisky regions, and the region which yields the greatest variety of whisky flavors and styles. Wild seas and rolling moors characterize the region, a diversity of nature which makes for rich, powerful and peaty whiskies, as well as whiskies which are floral, silky and elegant. While whisky from the Northern Highlands are known for their heathery, spicy character, those from the Southern Highlands are recognized for their relatively light and fruity flavors. North and south, east and west, the whiskies of the Highlands are as varied as they are beautiful. For us, they represent the ideal gateway through which to enter the world of Scotch Whisky.

If you love Scotch, or if you’re curious about Whisky, our Scotch Whisky series is a wonderful opportunity to taste and explore, to drink and discover a world as old as it is new, as meaningful to the Scots 500 years ago as it is for us today.

Bordeaux, A Majestic Giant – Delafield, September 21

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
TIME: 5:00 PM TO 6:30 PM
WHERE:DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email julieta.acevedo@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

The wine growing region of Bordeaux is home to the most famous Chateaux in the world of wine. The long list of names begins with Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux, Mouton-Rothschild, Haut-Brion and Petrus — names synonymous with the world’s greatest Cabernets and Merlots.

Bordeaux is also famous as the largest wine growing region in all of France. As well as wines from legendary Chateaux — wines which account for just a small fraction of the region’s 120,000 hectares of vines — Bordeaux produces a vast variety of delicious wines in every price category from both its Left and Right Banks. And we’d like you to taste as many of them as you possibly can.

As Left Bank and Right Bank imply, what we think of as Bordeaux is actually two separate wine growing regions. The regions are separated by the Gironde River, into which feed the Dordogne River from the north and the Garonne River from the south. But Left and Right Banks aren’t separated just by geography. The soils of the Left Bank are composed primarily of gravel, which Cabernet vines like. Across the river, Right Bank soils are primarily comprised of clay and limestone, which Merlot vines prefer.

Our tasting of Left Bank Cabs takes us from the district of Medoc in the north to the district of Graves in the south, through the legendary communes of Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julian, Margaux and Pessac-Leognan along the way. On the Right Bank, we taste Merlots from fabled communes like Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, as well as those from less renowned communes like Fronsac, Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye.

So come along and taste the Cabs and Merlots of the Left and Right Banks of Bordeaux with us. Explore what distinguishes them from Cabs and Merlots from anywhere else. And discover what makes them the world’s best.

Scotch Whisky Series: Scotch from the Highlands – Milwaukee, September 26

WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

“Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.”

— W.C. Fields

The Scotch began making their whisky more than 500 years ago, and yet a dram of Scotch Whisky is as stylish as it is timeless, as sexy as it is smart.

The world of Single Malt Scotch Whisky — whisky made exclusively of malted grain and bottled at a single distillery — is divided into six regions: the Highlands, Speyside, the Islands, Islay, Campbeltown and the Lowlands. The key to knowing about Single Malt Scotch Whisky is knowing about these regions and the kind of whisky they produce. We’d like to invite you to journey with us through all six of these regions and the best of their styles of Scotch Whisky. We’d like to invite you to a series of Scotch Whisky tastings, from the Highlands south to the Lowlands, from Islay north to the Islands, and from Campbeltown west to Speyside.

Our journey begins in the Highlands, the largest of the Scotch Whisky regions, and the region which yields the greatest variety of whisky flavors and styles. Wild seas and rolling moors characterize the region, a diversity of nature which makes for rich, powerful and peaty whiskies, as well as whiskies which are floral, silky and elegant. While whisky from the Northern Highlands are known for their heathery, spicy character, those from the Southern Highlands are recognized for their relatively light and fruity flavors. North and south, east and west, the whiskies of the Highlands are as varied as they are beautiful. For us, they represent the ideal gateway through which to enter the world of Scotch Whisky.

If you love Scotch, or if you’re curious about Whisky, our Scotch Whisky series is a wonderful opportunity to taste and explore, to drink and discover a world as old as it is new, as meaningful to the Scots 500 years ago as it is for us today.

A New Generation of South African Wines – Delafield, September 26

WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email julieta.acevedo@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

Wine has been made in South Africa for more than 350 years, and yet South Africa is regarded as a New World wine country. But while South Africa has been making wine longer than any other New World region, the political history of the country has obstructed its ability to make world class wines.

Change for the people and the wines of South Africa arrived with a codified system of wine laws in 1973, the establishment of five geographical wine regions in 1993, and the end of Apartheid in 1994.

Today, a new generation of South African winemakers are charting an inspiring course for the country’s wines. These are wines of beauty, clarity and grace made from European cultivars like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as those made from the country’s native Pinotage — a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Most importantly, these are wines that show the distinctive qualities of the earth they’re from — the inimitable qualities of South African terroir.

We’d love you to discover the new generation of South African wine with us.

We’ll explore the rich history, ancient soils and the unique microclimates of South Africa’s terroirs. We’ll taste why these wines are better than those of generations before. And we’ll experience what makes South Africa’s wine distinctive from any other in the world.

The Best House Party in the City: The Grand Opening of Waterford’s New Shop on Farwell Avenue, September 28

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
TIME: 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: Open house, just stop on in!

There’s never been a better time to be a wine lover. As wine lovers, we can explore, discover and experience more wine from more wine regions from across the world than in any other day and age. And because of the Waterford Wine Company, there’s never been a better time to be a wine lover in the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.

What separates Waterford from every other shop in the state is the variety of wines we offer you. Waterford makes a specialty of offering Milwaukee and Wisconsin wines from both classic and cult appellations from across Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and, of course, the United States. From the world’s most prestigious chateaux to its humblest family growers, Waterford brings you delicious, quality wines for every occasion at every price from everywhere. We believe our shops in Milwaukee and Delafield have introduced more Wisconsinites to a greater variety of wine than any other wine shops in the state. We see ourselves as wine merchants, we see ourselves as ambassadors of the culture of wine.

Now Waterford has a new Milwaukee address — and the city of Milwaukee has a new Waterford. After many happy years in our old, cozy quarters on Brady Street, we’ve moved to a contemporary, spacious home at 2120 North Farwell Avenue  — a place where we can comfortably satisfy your curiosity and thirst for an even greater variety of wine from an even greater variety of the world’s wine regions. We’ve even got a parking lot!

We’d love to celebrate our new Milwaukee beginnings with you at the best house party in the city of Milwaukee.

Ours!

You just bring yourself, and we’ll cheer you and our new home with glasses of our favorite wines.

So circle the date!

And tell your friends!

We’ll see you here.

Spain Series: Vuelta a España – Milwaukee, October 3

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

Spain has been having a long love affair wine.

It began cultivating vines in about 4,000 BCE. From about 1100 to 200 BCE, the Phoenicians, followed by the Carthaginians contributed their wine cultures to Spain. And after 200 BCE, Spain became a principal wine supplier to the Roman Empire.

Today, Spain has more territory dedicated to vineyards than either France or Italy. Over the past forty years, advancements in Spain’s wine industry have made it the world’s third largest wine producer. Now Spain is converting an industry built for quantity into a diverse landscape of high quality producers covering more than 70 classified appellations.

Take a tour of Spain’s diverse and exotic wine regions with us. Discover the countless captivating qualities of Spainish wine. Come along with us on our Vuelta a España!

From its cheerful and delicious pueblo wines to the ageworthy masterpieces of its grandest estates, from the aromatic Albariños of Rías Baixas in Galicia to the classic Riojas of the Ebro River Valley, from the joyful Cavas of the Penedes in the northeast to the complex Sherries of Jerez in the southwest, we’ll taste, explore and experience all of the rich beauty of Spain’s long love affair with wine.

It’s been a long, fascinating love affair, and it has a lot of fascinating regions, estates and wines to discover. Ready, set, let’s go to Spain!

The World of Rum – Delafield, October 3

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email julieta.acevedo@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

The islands of the Carribean have made Rum for over 300 years, and there are as many styles of Rum as there are islands of the Caribbean. These elixirs are nothing like the commonly advertised brands of blended Rum. As with single malt Scotch whiskies and the regions of Scotland, these styles of Rum are made in specific regions. These regions are primarily the islands of the Carribean — islands whose distinct natures, histories and cultures dictate their distinctive styles of Rum.

Puerto Rico is famous for its styles of neutral White Rums — a style Cuba originated — while Jamaica is known for its styles of rich, exotic Dark Rums. Rums from Barbados are both elegant and fruity, and Rums from Guyana, known as Demerara Rums, are complex, sweet and spicy. The islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe make Rum distilled from fermented sugarcane juice, which is classified as Rhum Agricole, and which is known for its fresh apple and grass flavors.

Styles of Rum are created by what a Rum is made from, how a Rum is distilled and how a Rum is aged. All styles of Rum are made from the sugarcane plant, which was brought to the Carribean from the islands of Oceania via Christopher Colombus and the Spanish explorers. Most Rums are made from molasses, which is a byproduct of producing sugar, but some — like Rhum Agricole — are made from fermented sugarcane juice. A Dark Rum may develop its color and character through oak barrel aging — or it may simply have caramel and sugar added. A White Rum may be bottled directly after distillation — or it may be aged in oak barrels for a number of years, then be filtered through charcoal.

That’s just a taste of the rich, complex and exotic world of Rum — and we haven’t even begun tasting Rum yet! Come along with us as we hop the islands of the Carribean and sample al off the styles of Rum they have to offer.

The journey will surprise you.

Discovering Italy – Milwaukee, October 10

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

Italy is synonymous with wine.

Italy’s early Greek settlers christened the country Oenotria or Land of the Vine. By its fall in the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire had established every modern European wine growing region except Bordeaux. And the first century Roman naturalist and philosopher Pliny the Elder introduced ideas of site selection and vine husbandry that are still relevant to 21st century growers. 

Today, Italian wines marry modern grape growing and winemaking practices with its three millennia of oenological heritage. Italy makes nearly five billion litres of wine annually, the most of any country in the world. Not just the most, but the most diverse. No country can challenge Italy’s amazing variety of delicious wines, its wealth of indigenous local wine grapes and its seemingly endless supply of intriguing wine styles.

So why don’t we drink a greater variety of Italian wines?

We’d like to invite you to an evening where we set aside Nebbiolo and Piedmont, Sangiovese and Tuscany, Amarone and the Veneto.

We’d like to take you on a wine tour of Italy.

We want you to discover Sagrantino di Montefalco, Prié blanc from Valle d’Aosta, Frappato from Sicily and Teroldego and Nosiola from the Dolomites. We want you to taste Italian wines made from grapes of German ancestry — like Kerner — and Greek ancestry — like Aglianico. We want you to experience as many of the wonderful wines as you possibly can from Lombardia in Italy’s north to Campania in the country’s south.

So join us for a night of new discovery. It’s a night Italy has been preparing for you for 3000 years. 

Rum Around the World – Milwaukee, October 17

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 6:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

The islands of the Carribean have made Rum for over 300 years, and there are as many styles of Rum as there are islands of the Caribbean. These elixirs are nothing like the commonly advertised brands of blended Rum. As with single malt Scotch whiskies and the regions of Scotland, these styles of Rum are made in specific regions. These regions are primarily the islands of the Carribean — islands whose distinct natures, histories and cultures dictate their distinctive styles of Rum.

Puerto Rico is famous for its styles of neutral White Rums — a style Cuba originated — while Jamaica is known for its styles of rich, exotic Dark Rums. Rums from Barbados are both elegant and fruity, and Rums from Guyana, known as Demerara Rums, are complex, sweet and spicy. The islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe make Rum distilled from fermented sugarcane juice, which is classified as Rhum Agricole, and which is known for its fresh apple and grass flavors.

Styles of Rum are created by what a Rum is made from, how a Rum is distilled and how a Rum is aged. All styles of Rum are made from the sugarcane plant, which was brought to the Carribean from the islands of Oceania via Christopher Colombus and the Spanish explorers. Most Rums are made from molasses, which is a byproduct of producing sugar, but some — like Rhum Agricole — are made from fermented sugarcane juice. A Dark Rum may develop its color and character through oak barrel aging — or it may simply have caramel and sugar added. A White Rum may be bottled directly after distillation — or it may be aged in oak barrels for a number of years, then be filtered through charcoal.

That’s just a taste of the rich, complex and exotic world of Rum — and we haven’t even begun tasting Rum yet! Come along with us as we hop the islands of the Carribean and sample al off the styles of Rum they have to offer.

The journey will surprise you.

Discovering Italy – Delafield, October 17

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email julieta.acevedo@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

Italy is synonymous with wine.

Italy’s early Greek settlers christened the country Oenotria or Land of the Vine. By its fall in the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire had established every modern European wine growing region except Bordeaux. And the first century Roman naturalist and philosopher Pliny the Elder introduced ideas of site selection and vine husbandry that are still relevant to 21st century growers.

Today, Italian wines marry modern grape growing and winemaking practices with its three millennia of oenological heritage. Italy makes nearly five billion litres of wine annually, the most of any country in the world. Not just the most, but the most diverse. No country can challenge Italy’s amazing variety of delicious wines, its wealth of indigenous local wine grapes and its seemingly endless supply of intriguing wine styles.

So why don’t we drink a greater variety of Italian wines?

We’d like to invite you to an evening where we set aside Nebbiolo and Piedmont, Sangiovese and Tuscany, Amarone and the Veneto.

We’d like to take you on a wine tour of Italy.

We want you to discover Sagrantino di Montefalco, Prié blanc from Valle d’Aosta, Frappato from Sicily and Teroldego and Nosiola from the Dolomites. We want you to taste Italian wines made from grapes of German ancestry — like Kerner — and Greek ancestry — like Aglianico. We want you to experience as many of the wonderful wines as you possibly can from Lombardia in Italy’s north to Campania in the country’s south.

So join us for a night of new discovery. It’s a night Italy has been preparing for you for 3000 years.

The Waterford Wine Company Bordeaux Festival: A Celebration of the World’s Best Cabs and Merlots – Milwaukee, October 19

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
TIME: 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person, $25 advanced RSVP

REGISTRATION: On line click here. Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

The wine growing region of Bordeaux is home to the most famous Chateaux and appellations in the world of wine. The long list of names are synonymous with the world’s greatest Cabernets and Merlots.

Bordeaux is also famous as the largest wine growing region in all of France. As well as wines from legendary Chateaux and appellations — wines which account for just a small fraction of the region’s 250,000 acres of vineyards — Bordeaux produces a vast variety of delicious wines in every price category from 10,000 producers in 54 appellations around the region.

At the Waterford Wine Company Bordeaux Festival, we want you to taste as many of them as you possibly can.

You’ll experience some of the world’s most expensive Cabs and Merlots from some of Bordeaux’s most prestigious Chateaux, whose stature was established by the region’s 1855 Classification. You’ll also discover some of the world’s most exciting Cabs and Merlots from newly established estates, whose wines are ideal for any cocktail hour or dinner party on any night of the week. Along with the extraordinary Cabs and Merlots from renowned districts of Medoc and Graves and legendary communes of Saint-Estephe, Pauillac, Saint-Julian, Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, you’ll taste the simply delicious wines from less renowned districts like Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye. You’ll also taste exemplary Sauvignon Blancs and Semillons from appellations across the region, as well as the world’s most exquisite dessert wines from great Chateaux of the fabled appellations of Sauternes and Barsac.

Whether you collect First Growth Bordeaux or whether you want to explore Bordeaux for the very first time, we’d love to see you at our Bordeaux festival. Come along with us to discover and rediscover what makes the region’s Cabernets and Merlots the world’s very best.

Ch. LA CONFESSION (JP.Janoueix) 2016
Ch. VILLEMAURINE 2011
Ch. GRAND CORBIN 2012
Ch. FONPLEGADE 2003
Ch. CHAUVIN 2011
Ch. LARMANDE quite developed… 2004
MONDOT 2015
Ch. DU ROSAIRE (La Fleur de Boüard) 2011
Ch. LA CROIX SAINT GEORGES 2015
Ch. CARBONNIEUX 2010
LA RESERVE DE MALARTIC – Comte de Malartic 2016
DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 2014
Ch. SMITH HAUT LAFITTE 2011
Ch. PAPE CLEMENT 2014
Ch. CANTEMERLE 2015
Ch. PAVEIL DE LUZE 2011
Ch. MAROJALLIA 2012
Ch. PRIEURE LICHINE 2016
Ch. MALESCOT SAINT EXUPERY 2015
Ch. CANTENAC BROWN 2011
Ch. D’ISSAN 2011
CHEVALIER DE LASCOMBES 2016
Ch. GLORIA 2011
Ch. LAGRANGE 2009
Ch. BRANAIRE DUCRU 2014
Ch. TALBOT 2015
CROIX DE BEAUCAILLOU 2008
Ch. GRUAUD LAROSE 2014
Ch. LEOVILLE POYFERRE 2012
LE PETIT LION DU MARQUIS DE LAS CASES (JH Delon) 2009
Ch. BELLEGRAVE 2012
PAUILLAC DE HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 2015
Ch. HAUT BAGES LIBERAL 2013
FLEUR DE PEDESCLAUX 2016
Ch. PEDESCLAUX 2014
PRELUDE A GRAND PUY DUCASSE 2014
Ch. GRAND PUY DUCASSE 2014
Ch. LYNCH MOUSSAS 2007
ECHO DE LYNCH BAGES 2014
Ch. PONTET CANET 2011
RESERVE DE LA COMTESSE 2011
LES GRIFFONS DE PICHON BARON 2016
PAUILLAC DE LATOUR 2014
Ch. LILIAN LADOUYS 2015
Ch. L’INSOUCIANCE 2015
Ch. PHELAN SEGUR 2015
Ch. MONTROSE 2011
LES PAGODES DE COS 2016
Ch. CORBIN 2014
Ch. PETIT FAURIE DE SOUTARD 2011
Ch. LESPAULT MARTILLAC 2015
Ch. GAZIN ROCQUENCOURT 2012
LA CHAPELLE DE LA MISSION HAUT BRION 2011
Ch. SOCIANDO MALLET 2012
Ch. FONREAUD 1999
CONFIDENCES DE PRIEURE LICHINE 2016
LA SIRENE DE GISCOURS 2012
LES FIEFS DE LAGRANGE 2010
Ch. TALBOT 2006
Ch. FONBADET 2011
Ch. GRAND PUY LACOSTE 2011
Ch. LAFON ROCHET 1998

A New Generation of South African Wines – Milwaukee, November 7

WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE:MILWAUKEE

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-231-9393 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

Wine has been made in South Africa for more than 350 years, and yet South Africa is regarded as a New World wine country. But while South Africa has been making wine longer than any other New World region, the political history of the country has obstructed its ability to make world class wines.

Change for the people and the wines of South Africa arrived with a codified system of wine laws in 1973, the establishment of five geographical wine regions in 1993, and the end of Apartheid in 1994.

Today, a new generation of South African winemakers are charting an inspiring course for the country’s wines. These are wines of beauty, clarity and grace made from European cultivars like Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, as well as those made from the country’s native Pinotage — a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Most importantly, these are wines that show the distinctive qualities of the earth they’re from — the inimitable qualities of South African terroir.

We’d love you to discover the new generation of South African wine with us.

We’ll explore the rich history, ancient soils and the unique microclimates of South Africa’s terroirs. We’ll taste why these wines are better than those of generations before. And we’ll experience what makes South Africa’s wine distinctive from any other in the world.

Big Reds and Turkey Wines – Delafield, November 9

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
TIME: 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
WHERE:DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email julieta.acevedo@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.

The cold and the snow are nigh upon us, and they bring with them the season of rich, robust red wines for comfort and warmth, along with wines to drink with turkey at holiday dinners. You could drink the same old wines you always drink and always serve to family and friends — or you could discover a new set of wines to accompany you from the first frosts of fall through the first days of winter.

We’d like to invite you to the first — and we think the best — holiday party of the year. It’s a party to celebrate all of the styles of wine you can drink, dine and party with this holiday season.

There are many ways to make a holiday turkey, and there are scores of delicious styles of wine to drink with each of them. Will you be roasting your turkey traditionally? There are specific styles of wine for that. Grilling your turkey? There are also styles of wine for that. Frying, smoking or brining your turkey? Yes, all of those as well. Are you by chance serving Tofurkey? That too! We’ll explore all of them with you.

As the seasons change, along with wines for turkey, our holiday tables, our holiday parties and our bodies and souls also crave big, hearty red wines. Their powerful, persuasive personalities vary, and there are Big Reds for every mood, every palate, every occasion. We’ll taste Big Reds of every style from everywhere in the world, and we’ll find your pleasure.

So come along and party with us and discover new wines to party with! What better way is there to celebrate the beginning of a glorious new season?