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Why Oregon Tastes Like Pinot Noir – Delafield

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE: DELAFIELD

WHERE: DELAFIELD

COST: $30 per person

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

 

Oregon Pinot Noir made its celebrated entry onto the world’s wine stage at the 1979 Wine Olympics in Paris, where French wine judges couldn’t distinguish it from Burgundy Pinot Noir. Since then, Oregon’s winemakers have never looked back.

A few years later, Oregon-wide guides listed a couple of dozen wineries for the whole state. Today, Oregon has nearly 800 wineries and over 1,000 vineyards, with more than 70 grape varieties and 30,000 acres under cultivation. And yet, two-thirds of all of the Oregon wine produced is Pinot Noir — which makes Pinot Noir all but synonymous with Oregon wine. From the warm climate appellations of the southern Oregon, to the classic estates of Willamette Valley, to the cooler climate vineyards of Columbia Gorge, Pinot Noir is cultivated all over the state.

For years, the best compliment you could pay Oregon winemakers was to say their Pinot Noir was indistinguishable from Burgundy’s — and many of the state’s winemakers still make their Pinot Noir in the Burgundian style. But after 50 years of making Pinot Noir, many other Oregon wineries with a rich knowledge of the state’s diversity of soils, grape clones and vineyard sites are forging an Oregon Pinot Noir identity all its own.

Explore with us the young history, the vigorous development and the vast variety of appellations of Oregon Pinot Noir. Discover with us how the grape came to identify the state of Oregon. And taste with us the best Pinot Noirs made by the state which tastes like Pinot Noir.

Featured Wines:

Underwood Cellars Pinot Noir, 2017 $14.99

Eyrie Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2015 $39.99

King Estate Domaine Pinot Gris, 2016 $39.99

Adelsheim “Elizabeth’s Reserve” Pinot Noir, 2014 $54.99

Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2015, $39.99

Lingua Franca Bunker Hill Estate Chardonnay, 2016 $49.99

Aberrant Cellars Block B3 Old Vines Pinot Noir, 2014 $54.99

Shea Wine Cellars, Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir, 2014 $49.99

Cristom Estate Pinot Noir, 2014 $49.99

 

Burgundy: Explained and Revealed

 

WHEN: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
TIME: 4:30 PM TO 7:00 PM
WHERE: DELAFIELD

Location: Waterford Wine & Spirits, 631 Genesee, Delafield

Cost: FREE

Format: Open House, just stop on in!

 

Nothing is quite like Burgundy – the elegance, structure and longevity. Yet for how wonderful it is, Burgundy can be a bit of a mystery – what is the grape (it’s not on the label); what do all those different and funny French names mean (and why are there so many of them?); is it oaked;  or unoaked?  And, why do red Burgundies taste so different from each other?

Join us as we welcome Christophe Grenaille Of Terlato Wine Group to our Delafield for a free in house tasting focused on Burgundy. Christophe has worked closely with twenty different iconic burgundy estates to bring these wines into the United States. At this tasting, he offers us a chance to take an exciting tour thorough through some of the great wines (and great values) of Burgundy!

Wines to be tasted:

Domaine Vocoret Chablis 2017, $34.99

Chateau Meursault Clos du Chateau Bourgogne 2015, $39.99

Domaine JL Chavy Puligny 2016, $81.99

Pierre Labet Bourgogne Rouge VV 2015, $52.99

Chateau Marsannay Rouge 2016, $59.99

Domaine Drouhin Laroze Gevry Chambertain 2015, $89.99

 

Penfolds – Australia’s Most Iconic Winery

 

WHEN: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
TIME: 4:30 PM TO 7:00 PM
WHERE: DELAFIELD

Location: Waterford Wine & Spirits, 631 Genesee, Delafield

Cost: FREE

Format: Open House, just stop on in!

Penfolds is Australia’s most iconic winery. Founded almost 200 years ago, Penfolds has been the leader in Australian wine production for centuries. But not only that, they are responsible for creating Australia’s greatest wine – Penfold’s Grange. In the 1950s Grange broke new ground both in the complexity developed in the fruit, but also in the introduction of new winemaker technologies such as using oak barrels. Inspired by the dry red wines of France, Penfolds continues to expand its portfolio to the present day.

Join us as we welcome the Master Sommelier of Penfolds, Ewan Proctor, to our Delafield location. This evening he will be presenting a fantastic selection of Penfolds wines. The tasting is free and an open house – you can stop in at any time.

Wines to be presented (and we will offer deep discounts on these wines the day of the tasting):

Saint Henri Shiraz, 2013 $119.99

Bin 407 Cabernet, 2015, $74.99

Bin 51 Riesling, 2017 $49.99

Bin 311 Chardonnay 2016 $61.99

Bin No 2 Shiraz / Mataro 2014 $21.99

Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet $21.99

 

Fine Italian Reds – the Killer B’s – Delafield

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
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.

 

From the great wines of Bordeaux and of Napa —the first two regions in our Big Red series for the Winter—we travel back across the Atlantic to the Old World and the fine red wines of Italy.

Italy is the world’s biggest wine producer with a quarter of the world’s production and a third of all imports to the U.S. The home of such popular products as Moscato, Chianti, Amarone and Prosecco, Italy has a rich and diverse wine heritage dating back more than two thousand years.

Amongst this rich and diverse industry are the ‘Killer B’s’ – Barolo (the ’wine of kings’), Barberesco, and Brunello de Montalcino. They represent some of the most collected wines of Italy, and 2 distinctive varietals: Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. They compete with the Classified Growths of Bordeaux, the Grand Crus of Burgundy as well as the cult favorites of California. These are Italy’s greatest red wines, capable of aging over decades, attracting loads of attention, and providing tastes and aromas not found elsewhere in the World. Our selections will provide examples their respective regions, Piedmont and

Tuscany, and provide the opportunity to experience characteristics of these great wines.

Along with Italy’s two Big B’s we will tack on the contenders to the Big Red Throne – Italy’s two A’s – Amarone and Aglianico.

 

Selections:

2015 Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo $24.99

2013 Altare Giarborina Barolo $89.99

2015 Sottimano Basarin Barbaresco $59.99

2016 Volpaia “Citto” Toscona $14.99

2015 Nozzole “Il Pareto” Super Tuscan $84.99

2012 Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino $69.99

2009 Mastrobardino Aglianico $24.99

2017 Ettore Valpolicella Classico $21.99

2014 Tenuta Sant’ Antionio Amarone “Selzione Castagnedi” $69.99

 

A Love Affair with Wine: The Heart and Soul of Argentina – Delafield

 

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

WHERE: 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.

 

We at Waterford love the wines of Argentina, and we’d like to invite you to an evening of their discovery. We’d like to show you The Heart and Soul of Argentina.

Argentina has a 450-year-old winemaking history, beginning with the Spanish conquistadors. But contemporary Argentine winemaking has its roots in a mass European immigration during the second half of the nineteenth century. Argentina received immigrants from Italy, Spain—primarily from the Basque country and Catalonia—France, Germany and Switzerland. These European immigrants planted grapes primarily in the lee of the Andes, particularly around the cities of Mendoza and San Juan. At first, consumption of their wines was local, but the construction of railway lines to Mendoza and San Juan brought their wines to the markets of Buenos Aires—and then to the world.

Argentina is famous for two grapes—grapes emblematic of two of its most famous wine regions. Over 35% of Argentine red wine is made from Malbec, the variety which comprises the majority of wines made in the region of Mendoza. And over 25% of Argentine white wine is made from Torrontés, the best examples of which are from the far north region of Salta. You may know a lot about Malbec and Torrontés, and you may have had many bottles of both, but chances are you don’t know about the rich beauty and vast variety that Argentine wine can offer you.

We’d like to invite you to a special evening where we show you our love for Argentine wine. We love Argentine wine as much for its famous Malbec and Torrontes as for the secret treasures of its wine regions and grape varieties. Argentina has 500 million acres of vineyards, all of which provide us with a lavish diversity of terroirs to explore. And as well as Malbec and Torrontes, Argentina’s nineteenth century European immigrants planted a plethora of grapes—like Bonarda and Sangiovese from Italy, Tempranillo from Spain, and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from France.

In our journey to The Heart and Soul of Argentina, we’ll show you how different Malbec can taste from the country’s many different Malbec terroirs. And we’ll show you Argentine wines made from Bordeaux varieties which aren’t called Malbec. We’ll show you the finesse of Pinot Noir from the far south region of Patagonia. And we’ll show you the glorious breadth of white wines from all over Argentina. And that’s just where our affair begins.

Join us for The Heart and Soul of Argentina and fall in love with us.

 

Wines to be tasted:

Jijiji Chenin Blanc

Colome Torrontes

Ricardo Santos Semillon

Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda

Tintonegro Cabernet Franc

Decero Petit Verdot

Kaiken Ultra Malbec

Atamisque Malbec

Laborum Malbec

& a bonus wine for those who arrive on time!

 

All the World’s Pinot Noir – Delafield

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 14
TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
WHERE: DELAFIELD

LOCATION: 631 Genesee Street

COST: $20 per person

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

 

What do Burgundy, California and Oregon share with the Loire Valley, Italy, Germany, Chile and New Zealand?

They all make exemplary Pinot Noir.

While the Pinot Noirs of the Loire Valley, Alto Adige, Baden, Casablanca and Central Otago lack the heredity of Pinot Noirs from Burgundy and the popularity of Pinot Noirs from California and Oregon, they’re all inextricably bound to their cultures, their histories and the cool climate terroirs of their regions. And while you may not yet know about Pinot Noirs from these far-flung corners of the wine world, at this tasting you’ll discover how they display the benefits of perfectly mature Pinot Noir vines, along with generations of Pinot Noir experience in the cellar. The results are Pinot Noirs offering all the beautiful qualities characteristic of the grape, as well as extraordinary qualities distinctive of their regions.

We don’t think think these wines will surprise you. We think they’ll blow you away! They’ll expand your worlds of Pinot Noir.

Explore them with us and taste for yourself.

Featured Wines:

 

Mac Forbes Yarra Valley, Australia Pinot Noir 2017 $29.99

Becker Pfalz, Germany Pinot Noir 2015  $21.99

Bodega Chacra Barda (Owners of Sassicaia in Italy, 2018 #1 Wine of the Year), Patagonia, Argentina Pinot Noir 2017 $39.99

Craggy Range Central Otago, New Zealand Pinot Noir 2014 $59.99

Silvio Giamello Pinot Nero “Arneg”, Piedmont, Italy 2013 $29.99

BK Wines “Skin & Bones” Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, South Australia 2015 $34.99

JH Meyer Pinot Noir “Kleinrivier”, Heme & Aarde Ridge, South Africa, 2016 $34.99

Storm Vrede Western Cape S.A. 2014 $54.99

Julia Bertram Spatburgunder “Handwerk” Ahr, Germany, $29.99


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