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Favorite Wine Shop in Grapevine, Texas
Favorite Wine Shop in Grapevine, Texas
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Our tastings consist of 6 sample pours of 3/4 oz each served with light snacks throughout the evening to accompany the spirit. Tastings will be led by either a brand level ambassador, or one of our in-house team. Unless noted, there is generally plenty of seating & product available, and we'll save you a seat if you click the Save Me A Seat link and hit send!! We offer open seating arrangements, guests can gather at the tables of their choice, we will greet & confirm that you intend to be a part of or are accompanying someone doing the tasting, servers will check with you throughout the evening and can arrange additional food, or other drinks. We'll present your check and arrange payment with you at the end of the evening.
An opportunity to stretch your palette and experience new and exciting tastes & flavors! Generally speaking we taste whiskies & spirits, but watch out for special Beer, Wine & occasional food tastings like.. The Miracle Berry! Tastings are a little different than going on the tear for the evening, its more about capturing the small individual flavors, aromas & textures that combined create what we register as taste.
When we taste whiskey we are looking to get past the initial burst of alcohol fume that rises from the glass, and when sniffed directly causes a slight discomfort in the bridge of the nose, and sometimes a little eye watering... However, we breathe with mouth & nose, mixing air & spirit, roll this over the olfactory nerves to get that 80 % of flavor that we get from our nose, and then crack the whiskey with a little water to gather the last 20% of flavors.
Beers are easier on the nose, but require a little loosening to get the aromatics in the air so that you can smell and breathe the flavors. Best method of opening the beer to the air, pour a big foamy head and let the bubbles burst - each pop is more aroma tickling your olfactory!
We all have seen the fun of decanting wines, aerating and beginning the process of oxidation that eventually turns wine to something less pleasant. However, sometimes getting a wine to open fully can require a little help, either by using an aerator or bubbling funnel or swirling & splashing it about!
So, our Tuesday Tasting evenings are opportunities to try new expressions of things you may already have an interest in. Enjoying new wines, beers or whiskies side by side allows us to see the differences more clearly.
Our Tasting Night's Program begin with the 1st pour at 7:30PM, as it is open seating we suggest joining us between 7-7:15PM to find a seat or table you'll enjoy. Our snack items are similar to tapas in portion & style, designed to accompany the spirit, but not necessarily a full meal, some of our guests will join us early or sit with us after the tasting, and we'll present checks at the end of your visit so no pre-payment is required.
~ March 4th ~ GARRISON BROTHERS BOURBON 101 ~
Charles Garrison will visit with us and review the making of the Garrison Brothers Bourbon, we'll try the Winter & Spring expressions side by side and see if we can note differences. Think you know a thing or two about good whiskey? What's really in that favorite bottle of yours? Who really makes your favorite juice? Please join Garrison Brothers Distillery's Master Distiller Donnis Todd, and Charlie Garrison for an informative and educational hands-on tasting class.
Donnis and Charlie will instruct proper "nosing and tasting" the way the experts do it. They'll delve into the deep and confusing differences between varieties of whiskey: How they're made. Where they're made. Why some are more expensive than others. They'll discuss America's Prohibition Hangover, the colorful history of America's greatest spirit and tell the history of Garrison Brothers Distillery
USUAL Tuesday Tasting Timing, we'll begin at 7:30PM with cubed cheese, crackers & bread, and our 1st pour,
We'll have a couple of Bourbon Paired plates throughout the evening, and we'll present checks at the end of the evening.
Please note that while there will only be two expressions of Garrison Brothers Bourbon, a Winter & a Spring, we'll be seeing more of each than a usual pour! PS This is the distillery named American Micro Distiller of the Year Award - 2014 Jim Murray Whisky Bible -
$25 Per Person, Open Seating. : Please let us hold you a seat
Dan & Charles Garrison
THINGS TO COME.....
GLENMORANGIE - A Full Line Up Tasting!Date to be announced.
Lots of fun expressions have come along since our last tasting, so we'll plan an evening to review the current expressions. The most recent release here in Texas is Companta, (Scots Gaelic for friendship) part of which had been matured in traditional American white oak ex-bourbon barrels, then was transferred into casks having previously contained Grand Cru wine from Clos de Tart. Another part had been extra maturing in casks having previously contained a sweet fortified wine from Cotes du Rhone
I was told recently that there is some scuttlebutt that the expressions will be reverting to the age /cask styling too in the near future, this will be a great boon and especially to new to whisky drinkers. Being able to taste the impact of extra age maturation in various barrels, and then to remember which was which and not have to translate the name to work out which one, or worse which one of the expressions you have tried that you really liked from names that ends in A... Sonnalta, Finealta, Ealanta, Companta, etc..
THE DALMORE - A Full Line Up Tasting! Date to be announced.
Our last tasting with The Dalmore was before it was taken out of the US Market for a period of about 2 years when the parent company was resetting itself following being bought out and re-capitalized. It has taken a little while to rebuild our relationship with the brand, and in the months ahead we hope to host a full line up tasting here.
JOHNNIE WALKER - A Full Line Up Tasting! Date to be announced.
Things have been a changing over there in Scotland, with movement away from age statements and revamping of levels and expressions, and so we'll have to arrange time with the brand ambassador to get up to speed. The Gold 18 and Green Label have been discontinued, there's a new Platinum which is the new 18 year old marque, and the Gold is a no-age statement premium, Blue is still Blue and the Double Black has returned to the market, we think..... But what have you heard about Odyssey? Hmmmm If Only We Could Find One Of Them.....
Besides these ones we are hoping to bring new and old friends back to the tasting program in the year ahead. If you have a line up, a distillery, or style tasting you'd like to see on our dance card, let us know! Drop me a line (CLICK HERE) and we'll get on it in the weeks ahead!