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December Wine Events

Nov 30, 2010
December Wine Events
Big tastings coming to a venue near you.

glass-red-wine-snowDecember isn't normally the month associated with big wine tastings. But it is the time for giving gifts that are sure to be appreciated--such as, say, advance tickets to an awesome wine tasting.

In 2011, our Around the World in 80 SipsTM tastings will expand to more cities--and you can already buy tickets here for our January tasting in Miami, February's tasting in San Francisco and May's tasting in Chicago. Tickets to 80 Sips make for quite the stocking stuffer.

And watch this space: We'll soon announce dates and venues for our 80 Sips tastings in New York, Denver and Washington, D.C.!

While you're waiting, scroll down to see some of the other wine events happening around the country this month, or let everyone know about another December wine tasting or festival worth knowing about below. The wine world does slow down this time of year, but one of these tastings might be just what you need after multi-hour sessions of shopping, dealing with extended family and schmoozing at holiday parties.

Italian Cheese & Wine, Dec. 3
ArtisanalNot too bad a way to warm up a New York night. You'll explore--and sample--the bounty of Italy's top wine- and cheese-producing regions. Click here for tickets and information.

Barrels of Dreams Wine Auction, Dec. 4
Barrels of DreamsIf you live along the Washington-Oregon border, you've probably long supported the local wine industries. You can continue to do that and more at this wine auction benefitting Providence Health & Services. Click here for tickets and information.

Rutherford Passport Weekend, Dec. 4 & 5
Rutherford Passport weekendGet a taste for what makes this part of Napa special with exclusive tastings, barrel samples, food pairings and more. Indulge all you like, since the proceeds beneftit a local Napa charity. Click here for tickets and information.

Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, Dec. 7
Palm BeachQuite an upgrade from your average Tuesday, attendees at this event sample food and wine from the top establishments in this corner of Florida. Procceeds benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Click here for tickets and information.


Red Wine Tasting Lab, Dec. 10

CrushpadOur friends at Crushpad in Napa show you all the basics of what goes into creating a great red wine by deconstructing it--explaining all the essentials, from oak to tannin to acid to alcohol--and bringing it all back together again. Chemistry class was never nearly this much fun. Click here for tickets and information.

Bellevue Philharmonic Wine Auction, Dec. 10
Bellevue PhilharmonicWine, food and music meet at this benefit for a Seattle institution that's been bringing beautiful music to the people since 1967. Click here for information.

Wine Regions of the World Tasting Cruise, Dec. 17 & 18
ZerveLearn the basics of wine tasting and pairing while you cruise along the Hudson River and enjoy beautiful views of the New York City skyline. Click here for tickets and information.

 




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Also, on December 3rd: NYC 11th Annual Fun With Wine Holiday Bash A grand event that highlights over 60 of their best wines they have served over the course of the year. (And in the spirit of giving and sharing, they also bring out some of their best from their cellars.) Mix in some tasty morsels, live music and thirsty wine enthusiasts -- and you have a great kick-off party to the holiday season in New York City. $60 (a $125+ value) http://www.funwithwine.com/info.asp?EventID=5797&page=1&var=city&ID=1 [Fun With Wine is an event production group: founded by collectors, sommeliers and urbanites -> blending useful wine knowledge into the social wine mix. ]

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